New Balance numeric introduces the 868, the most technically advanced shoe to date. After analyzing data collected by New Balance’s sports research lab, they designed the 868 with a dual-durometer C-Cap® midsole to provide cushioning in the high impact zones without sacrificing board feel. Fantom Tape is used to add support to the breathable mesh quarter panels.
Please Note: NB# are performance skate shoes and have a narrow fit. We recommend ordering 1/2 size bigger than you do in regular NB lifestyle shoes.
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