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e still sold primarily in gray, and they still cost $175—a far cry fro

Although the differences between New Balance's 990v4 and v5 are negligible enough—beyond a plasticy TPU "power strap" towards the heel—the notion of a brand changing up its most Nike Roshe Run Womens successful shoe at all can Adidas NMD Femme be head-scratching. It's also scary. "There is always a fear," Eric Vassall, a product manager at New Balance tells me.That the price is considered relatively mellow is a curious development for a shoe made with the explicit intention of being the most expensive Nike Air Vapormax Womens one on the market. When New Balance Nike Air Max 90 Femme developed the 990 in 1982, designers and producers worked under a directive from owner Jim Davis to make the first $100 shoe. The unprecedented-at-the-time pricetag turned the shoe into a silent symbol of wealth. "Down in Baltimore, the OG is the Nike Air Max TN Mujer guy Adidas ZX 850 Mujer who wears it and he'll see other people wearing it and he's like, 'How are you wearing that? You can't afford that.' It's a status symbol kind of thing," Vassall says. He explains that the idea of the 990 as an I-made-it sneaker crosses over to lawyers, doctors, dads, and Nike Air Max TN Femme even fraternity Nike Air Max 90 Womens Pink brothers in the south, where the shoe is known as the "frat cruiser."

New Balance obviously found a sort of magical balance with the initial 990 model, and Vassall says the brand is careful not to tweak much from one version to the next. "We want to just focus on  the one to two things we want to Nike Air Max 270 Dámské do and create excitement about it, and not sort of lose consumers from doing a little bit too much on the shoe," Vassall says. This latest version takes a shoe that was already preferred by geriatric power walkers and adds a new, even more pillowy insert. Nike Air Max 1 Femme The Nike Air Max 90 Femme American flag emblem on the sneaker's tongue is—hold your applause—now reflective when viewed from any angle. The mesh sections on the shoe's upper have been moved around slightly—the wing-shaped bits around the N logo are now gone. Other than that, the shoes are almost exactly Nike Air Vapormax Damen the Nike Air Max 270 Femme same: they're still sold primarily in gray, and they still cost $175—a far cry from what similarly dad-inspired high fashion shoes cost.

One day, trends might move on from the 990. But I'd bet good money that years from now I'll spot the shoe on a pack of pruney joggers Nike Air Presto Mujer and run out to grab the Nike Air Max 2017 Femme latest version.It may seem strange, but remember: The Air Max 1 was a weird idea when it came out over two decades ago, too.I'm sorry to use the D-word in the very first sentence of a story about a digitally native direct-to-consumer company, but we are living  in the age of sneaker disruption. The process is happening all around us: Resale site StockX is asking us to treat shoes like stocks and occasionally releasing them IPO-style. One of the most ubiquitous sneakers in the world is made from furry wool and can be popped in the wash every Nike Air Max 95 Femme Nike Air Max 1 Womens couple of months.and so cool that people stop cycling through sneakers and just buy this one?


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