When it comes to skateboarding shoes for men, it’s hard to find a company that does it better than New Balance. The 868 New Balance men’s skate shoes are a great for a number of reasons, including their superb Black with White & Red colorway, and the generous selection of advanced technologies that they incoporate. The shoe was designed after analyzing data collected by the New Balance sports research lab, and so it boasts a dual-durometer C-CAP midsole that offers cushioning in high-impact zones.
This was done without sacrificing on board feel, which is very impressive. Other highlights include closed cell polyurethane insert protection, a Fantom tape and a FantomFit upper that guarantees lightweight support and a perfect fit. The N-Durance rubber compound was implemented in the outsole for amazing durability, while a N2 low-to-the-ground cushioning tech is a low-profile but very effective cushioning solution.