New Balances classic workhorse skate shoe, the 254, gets an update. The new look combines suede construction and a low profile silhouette, with some next level tech. The Ndurence® sole is made with ultra durable rubber and a Gradient Hex tread pattern for long lasting grip and consistent boardfeel, and the ABZORB+ Insert provides high level impact protection in key areas. This shoe is a solid step forward for New Balance and will not disappoint.
Vulcanized - “Vulc” shoes are light, flexible and break in quickly. The sole consists of several layers of rubber, glued together then attached to the upper with rubber foxing tape. Vulcanized soles don’t provide as much foot protection or support as cupsoles, but they are preferred if you’re looking for good board feel in a shoe with less weight and bulk.
Ndurance® Upper - Coated suede feels and skates like regular suede but is significantly more durable. This equates to 20% longer lifespan for your shoes.
ABZORB+® Insert - A New Balance custom insert with added protection in high-impact areas
Ndurance® Rubber Outsole - Ndurance® is a highly durable rubber compound that increases the lifespan of this shoe's outsole.