New Balance 990 - Girls' Preschool The New Balance 990 running shoe offers a combination of cushioning and enhanced stability. Split suede/mesh upper delivers a nice balanced level of breathability and comfort. Reflective detail offers a level of visibility while on the roads. Injection molded EVA midsple adds varying layers of cushioning and support. ABZORB® provides cushioning and energy displacement. Rubber outsole gives traction for a variety of surfaces.