The New Balance Numeric 868 is our most technically advanced skate shoe to date. After analyzing data collected by our sports research lab, we designed the 868 with a C-Cap midsole that provides cushioning in the high impact zones without sacrificing board feel. Fantom Tape is used to add support to the breathable mesh quarter panels.
The heel of the 868 features N2, a New Balance running technology that provides stability and impact protection where skateboarders need it most.
C-CAP® midsole provides cushioning and support
Closed cell polyurethane (PU) insert protection provides super impact protection and consistent fit
Fantom tape provides bonded lightweight strategic support
FantomFit is a skeletally engineered upper that provides ultra-light support and fit. It is created by fusing two extremely thin materials with a no-sew process.
Internal hidden toe protection for added durability
N2® low-to-the-ground cushioning technology is a responsive, durable, sustainable cushioning system in a low-profile execution
N-Durance® rubber compound for maximum outsole durability