This shoe takes inspiration from 70's and 80's New Balance court footwear. Beefed up with some skate tech, the 505 can take abuse. The low-profile cup sole design gives you protection from big impacts without compromising on board feel. A reinforced toe and ollie panel add much needed durability, and an ABZORB+ insert adds extra cushioning. New Balance comes through with a good looking cup sole that's built to last.
Cupsole - Cupsoles are durable, well-cushioned and provide the best impact protection against hard landings. The sole consists of a single rubber layer, reinforced with glue then stitched to the upper. Cupsoles generally last longer than vulcanized soles, but don't provide as much flexibility and board feel right out of the box.
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.