Taking design cues from some of their classic runners and revamping the construction for skate specific performance, the New Balance 598 skate shoes get high marks. A flexible REVlite midsole provides excellent cushioning and board feel, while a reinforced, one-piece toe offers a satisfying flick. Whatever your style on the board, you're bound to dig these.
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.
Internal Toe Protection - Hidden from view but working hard to provide extra durability.
Mesh Tongue - Allows for greater breathability which means your feet feel better while you're shredding that 'crete.
Polyurethane Insole - Closed cell polyurethane insert absorbs impacts and provides a consistent fit.
Ndurance® Rubber Outsole - Ndurance® is a highly durable rubber compound that increases the lifespan of this shoe's outsole.
REVlite EVA Midsole - REVlite is an innovative foam compound providing the responsiveness and durability of foams 30% heavier. REVlite offers a lightweight ride without minimizing construction or sacrificing underfoot cushioning or stability.