New Balance is combining all their latest tech into the 868 skate shoes to provide top tier cushioning, impact protection, abrasion resistance and stability without sacrificing board feel. Go ahead and take long look at that those specs.
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.
FantomFit Upper - FantomFit is a skeletally engineered upper that provides ultra-light support and fit. It is created by fusing two extremely thin materials with a no-sew process.
Fantom Tape - FantomTape provides bonded, lightweight strategic support.
Internal Toe Protection - Hidden from view but working hard to provide extra durability.
Ndurance® Upper - Coated suede feels and skates like regular suede but is significantly more durable. This equates to 20% longer lifespan for your shoes.
N2® Cushioning - A low-to-ground cushioning technology that uses less material underfoot while delivering impact absorption equal to or better than shoes with traditional midsole heights. The result is improved board feel without sacrificing protection.
Polyurethane Insole - Closed cell polyurethane insert absorbs impacts and provides a consistent fit.
C-Cap® Midsole - A compression-molded EVA for superior midsole cushioning and flexibility.
Ndurance® Rubber Outsole - Ndurance® is a highly durable rubber compound that increases the lifespan of this shoe's outsole.