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New Balance Stratford 479 Skate Shoes

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Color: magnet grey/wine red
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The Stratford 479 Skate Shoes from New Balance comes with an EVA insole and midsole for a consistent fit, superior cushioning and reduced weight, three things you definitely want in a skate shoe. Not only do these shoes perform as well as you want while skating, but they feature New Balance's classic running shoe look for the ultimate combination of performance and aesthetics.
Upper: TPU Bonded Suede
Midsole: EVA
Low Top
  • Laser Perforation
  • One Piece Quarter Panel and Vamp
  • TPU Bonded Suede
  • Mesh Tongue
  • Low Profile Dual-Tread Cupsole
  • Injection Molded EVA Insole
  • Details:
  • HF Welded Logos
  • Classic New Balance Lines Deco Stitched
  • 4.3
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    I love it!
    by Ivan C in Puyallup, WA (Verified Buyer)
    Posted on 8/16/2014
    New Balance Stratford 479 Skate Shoes - black/micro grey
    I love this NB
    2 people have found this review helpful
    Much better than Nike skate shoes
    by Jimmy M in MIAMI, FL (Verified Buyer)
    Posted on 8/12/2014
    New Balance Stratford 479 Skate Shoes - scarlet red/tonic yellow
    So I've skated in Nike SB's for quite some time now and always thought they were ok. Ok is not exactly what i want in a shoe. One day my girl buys me a pair of NB 479s because I've mentioned how i want to try them. Keep in mind I'm a NB junkie, i love sneakers and NB is at the top of my list. Long story short, probably the best skate shoe out right now. They grip your foot and are extremely comfortable. Nike, you have your work cut out for you
    1 person has found this review helpful
    As good as the Big Guys
    by WRBWRX
    Posted on 8/2/2014
    New Balance Stratford 479 Skate Shoes
    I thought the 479's were even better than the Nike Koston's. I thought they were very similar in feel to them in narrowness and boardfeel. They are pretty close to true sizing, but i could not tell if i should ride a 10 or 10.5. I have to wear thin or thick socks depending on the half sizing.

    I think they have sorted out their manufacturing processes in 2014. The Koston 2 SB's had soles that started to peel so don't be afraid of these thinking that SB's are more reliable.
    2 people have found this review helpful
    Not great skate shoes... yet
    by n/a in Seattle, WA (Verified Buyer)
    Posted on 1/25/2014
    New Balance Stratford 479 Skate Shoes - aviator blue/scarlet red
    I had been waiting for the Statford 479 shoes to come out for months ever since I learned of who the NB team was and saw how great the shoes looked. I received them and the sizing was a bit off. They seem to run about a half size small. Once broken in they fit fine and were comfortable. I'm a very casual skater, used to ride in my youth but now I'm lucky if I get on the board for an hour once every two weeks and I was unpleasantly surprised to see the toe blow out after about 3 sessions. The suede just completely wore out where it meets the rubber sole. I don't expect skate shoes to last forever but I've had just about every brand of skate shoe there is and I've never experienced a blow out this quickly. I chalk it up to NB being new to the skateworld so I'm not too surprised. They'll learn and get better over time. They look great though, and I've already bought a replacement pair strictly for casual use.
    2 people have found this review helpful
    Stratford 479
    by Ace in DFW, TX
    Posted on 1/2/2014
    New Balance Stratford 479 Skate Shoes - aviator blue/scarlet red
    The shoes look great, even better than they did in the online pics.

    I am disappointed as they feel more narrow and less cushiony/comfortable as comparable skate shoes.
    1 person has found this review helpful
    Everything i hoped they would be!
    by Herman in St. Louis, MO
    Posted on 9/9/2013
    New Balance Stratford 479 Skate Shoes - aviator blue/scarlet red
    These are undoubtedly the most comfortable skate shoes i have ever worn. I was very impressed with how well they skate and i don't feel they require any breaking in. They offer adequate flexibility as well as the most comfortable and supportive insole of any skate shoe I've worn. I will be recommending these to any friends of mine who are in need of new skate shoes!
    5 people have found this review helpful
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