New Balance 993 Collection
The history of the New Balance 993
The New Balance 993 was first released in 1994 and is an update of the popular New Balance 990. The 993 model was built on the same last as the 990, but it includes a few changes.
Though you can still feel the heritage of the original 990 in this model, some things have changed for performance and comfort. These updates were so important that this shoe has gone down in history as one of New Balance's flagship models.
Some key features include:
- ENCAP technology, which provided a more cushioned ride than ever before
- RevLite midsole material for a soft yet bouncy feel underfoot
The 993 is a classic silhouette that has been retroed.
The 993 is a classic silhouette that has been retroed for years now, but the next big drop is about to happen.
The characteristics of the New Balance 993
As New Balance’s way of celebrating both their heritage and the culture surrounding it, the brand has combined the best characteristics of the New Balance 990 v4 and 991 into one shoe. The resulting silhouette, the New Balance 993, is a hybrid model that pairs premium materials with modern performance.
The 993 features an ENCAP midsole that responds to every step while providing stability to your stride. A mesh/suede upper comes in two colorways: a black-and-white version with hits of light grey on the heel tab and underfoot, or a true blue runner with navy suede overlays and white accents. The shoe’s look will be familiar for fans of either the 990 or 991 silhouettes, but its placement as a Made in USA style gives it some unique personality — not to mention quality.
The New Balance 993 collaborations
New Balance 993 x Oshman's
If your New Balance kicks are anything like mine, you might have a weak spot for the classic blue-and-white colorway. And even if you don't, this shoe is still a beauty. Famed designer Philippe Starck sat down with Oshman's in Brooklyn to create the limited edition model and make sure it was classy and funky all at once. He designed the sneaker to be half dress shoe and half casual sneaker, fitting into both environments effortlessly.
New Balance 993 x J. Crew
For those who can't get enough of the brand's classic aesthetic but want to make it slightly more urban, this collaboration with J. Crew proves that you can go hip without busting out your khakis and oxford button-downs. The New Balance take on menswear doesn't come without a price tag though: while they're not exactly cheap , they do come in at $200 if purchased individually or $700 if you buy them as part of the collection .
All New Balance 993 models
New Balance 993 sneakers come in 4 different models: the New Balance 993, the New Balance 994, the New Balance 995, and the New Balance 996. Some of these models are available for men and women, while others are only for one group or the other. If you're looking to buy a pair of New Balances that has a "993" in its name but aren't quite sure what model is right for you, fear not!