Reach your swiftest stride. When you're training for that race, start beating your fastest time in the New Balance 490v5. A lightweight, responsive design delivers all-around ventilation to keep your feet cool and, at the same time, reduces any extra weight with a cushy EVA outsole. Yet, so you feel supported enough to move forward, rubber pods give you the grip you seek, and a performance insert enhances return, so you're always ready to bounce back. Upper features breathable mesh and synthetic overlays. No-sew application for a smooth, seamless fit. NB ultra soft comfort insert creates a comfortable fit and improves return. Ground-contact EVA outsole uses rubber pods for traction. Ultralight XLT footbed. Acteva(TM) - 24% lighter than New Balance's standard compression-molded foam for optimal compression set properties. Weighs 7.3 oz. 8mm drop. Imported.