Product Spotlight - New Balance Q1 2022

Product Spotlight - New Balance Q1 2022

Dan Bunn

New Balance Numeric are back with more fire colourways in everyone's favourite models, including the 306 Jamie Foy and 1010 Tiago Lemos. Shoe rack's looking pretty good right now.

Tiago Lemos, shot by Pablo Vaz - CSC, Cardiff Skateboard Club - UK Skate Store
Photo: Tiago Lemos putting his signature New Balance 1010 skate shoe to good use, shot by Pablo Vaz.

New Balance 306 Jamie Foy Vulcanised Skate Shoe

One of New Balance's most popular shoes, pinch chieftain Jamie Foy's signature 306 skate shoe is one of the best vulcs in the game right now, offering the perfect balance between boardfeel, comfort, and impact protection. It's no secret that Big Boy Foy ain't shy when it comes to handling massive gaps and rails, so of course his pro shoe is designed with this in mind, boasting New Balance's signature closed-cell polyurethane insert for optimal impact protection while minimising the rubber in the forefoot area to maximise boardfeel - perfect for pinching mile-long front krooks. The low-cut silhouette suede upper features mesh panels for breathability, as well as a rubber underlay for additional durability where it's needed most and New Balance's signature N-Durance rubber compound for ultimate outsole durability. With two bangin' colourways on offer - the sleek Black/Red and the tasteful Navy/White - you really aren't gonna find a better vulcanised shoe than this.

New Balance Numeric 306 Jamie Foy Vulc Skate Shoe (Navy / White) - CSC, Cardiff Skateboard Club - UK Skate Store
New Balance Numeric 306 Jamie Foy Vulc Skate Shoe (Black / Red) - CSC, Cardiff Skateboard Club - UK Skate Store

New Balance Numeric 288 Sport Cupsole Skate Shoe

One of New Balance's finest cupsole offerings is back in a bangin' new green and gum colourway, bringing serious football boot vibes so you can get tech in the streets before scoring some screamers down the astro turf pitch. The New Balance 288 Sport blends the comfort and support of a cupsole, with New Balance's C-Cap midsole and ortholite insole working in tandem to offer supreme comfort and impact protection, while still maintaining amazing boardfeel due to the shoe's slim construction. The shoe features a perforated toe panel and internal mesh bootie for an ultra snug fit and optimal breathability. These are my go-to skate shoes right now due to the perfect balance of comfort, support, and boardfeel meaning you can skate all day every day without destroying your feet, while the internal bootie means you can still rock these bad boys without laces if you're lazy like me and can't be bothered replacing them when they break.

New Balance Numeric 288 Sport Cupsole Skate Shoe (Olive / Gum) - CSC, Cardiff Skateboard Club - UK Skate Store

New Balance Numeric 1010 Tiago Lemos Cupsole Skate Shoe

The extremely popular New Balance 1010 Tiago Lemos skate shoe is back with a brand new colourway. Boasting the most advanced technology out of any of New Balance's skate shoes, the 1010 is designed specifically for helping you skate like the GOAT, Tiago Lemos. The low-cut upper combines suede and mesh for the perfect blend of durability and breathability, with the added bonus of a triple-stitched, reinforced toe-box for even more durability where you need it most. The cupsole construction utilises a multi-density outsole for optimal grip, while the full-length dual-density FuelCell midsole provides premium underfoot cushioning alongside the Molded Ortholite insole for premium comfort. On top of all this, the New Balance Tiago Lemos 1010 skate shoe boasts the Fantom Fit heel stabiliser and zonal pods to help keep your foot locked in and reduce the risk of those dreaded ankle rolls. Your feet will seriously thank you for investing in these, whether you choose to skate them or just keep them as chillers.

New Balance Numeric 1010 Tiago Lemos Cupsole Skate Shoe (Grey / Yellow) - CSC, Cardiff Skateboard Club - UK Skate Store

That's enough chit-chat though. Head to the shop now to buy the latest premium skate shoes from New Balance Numeric. Safe.

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