The New Balance 990v5 has become a personal favorite to NBA star Kawhi Leonard, as the athlete is seen rocking the current-gen 990 quite frequently. This month, Leonard has cooked up a special colorway of the retr-styled runner, available now.

New Balance’s 990v5 has quickly become one of the most popular silhouettes in the Boston brand’s lineup, only having made its debut early last year. Since then, the newest entry in the 42-year-old 990 franchise has been a part of collaborations with New Balance’s biggest partners, as well as being featured on the feet of signature athletes like Kawhi Leonard. In fact, Leonard has apparently taken an extreme liking to the 990v5, spotted wearing them when he rolls up to nearly every NBA game. Now, the New Balance team has given Kawhi another chance to design his own colorway, opting for a bright and colorful look that feels contrasting to his on-court demeanor. Kawhi’s latest 990v5 begins with a split light blue and navy mesh base layer, before adding pigskin suede overlays in black, pink, yellow, orange, and red. New Balance’s signature ‘N’ logos stand out in either side in white, while a white ENCAP midsole unit completes the look.


New Balance’s latest colorway of their Made in the USA 990v5 launched quietly this week via the brand’s website and is available in a variety of sizes. Designed by Kawhi Leonard himself, this multicolor iteration will carry the 990v5’s usual $200 price tag, and will likely release from third party retailers soon. Check out the official images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more New Balance release news.

New Balance 990v5
Release Date: Available Now
Price: $200
Color: Multicolor