I've gone through about 6 pairs of 990/993s in 5 years and love their fit and durability. But just as many have posted, after about 3 months they stink like cat urine (more like mink musk).
So bad that when I'm indoors everyone within 6 feet of me can smell it, and they probably think it's me. Nope. It's my damned $150 New Balance running shoes!
I've also had a cheap pair of 481s for years that I use for dirty work and they don't stink at all...and I don't dry them out as the marathon runner below recommends. (Who the *** has time for that?!) I'm glad to know that it's not my feet and that I'm not crazy.
Review about: New Balance Shoes.
Monetary Loss: $150.