In 2021, Teddy Santis was appointed Creative Director of the New Balance Made in the USA line. Prior to this, Santis had already made a name for himself as the founder of the fashion and lifestyle brand Aimé Leon Dore. In June 2022, a special three-pack of Made in the USA sneakers was released under Santis' creative supervision. Now, two more new sneakers have been unveiled. The two-pack will be available on June 30, 2022.
The two sneakers unveiled are a New Balance 990v1 and 990v3. The 990v1 'Incense' is clad in a mix of different materials. The base of the upper is made of mesh that is cream-coloured. The mudguards and heel are made of suede and are in a beige hue. The overlays at the middle panel are also made of suede, but these are cream-coloured again. Furthermore, the sneakers contain black leather details on the 'N' logo and the collar. The black leather matches the black outsole.
The 990v3 'Macadamia Nut' consists mainly of a combination of mesh and suede. The base of the sneaker is a cream-coloured mesh. The overlays, underlays, tongue and heel tab are all suede. The middle panel is cream-coloured, the nose and heel are off-white, the underlays are grey, and the tongue and heel tab are black. The shoe is rounded off with a black midsole, a white midsole and then again a black outsole.