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868 Skate Shoes

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(tyler surrey) green/brown
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Color: (tyler surrey) green/brown
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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
Primary Upper Materials
  • Suede
  • FantomFit Upper
  • Fantom Tape
  • Internal Toe Protection
  • Ndurance® Upper
  • N2® Cushioning
  • Polyurethane Insole
  • C-Cap® Midsole
  • Ndurance® Rubber Outsole

Cupsole - Durable and shock-absorbing to provide the best impact protection against hard landings. Cupsoles generally last longer than a vulcanized sole 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.

Overall Rating
Reviewed by 6 customers

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by Kevin Campbell in Alexandria, VA (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 10/23/2018
New Balance 868 Skate Shoes - phantom/grey
So, I bought these because they were on sale and I figured that at the price I got them, It would matter too much if they weren't all that great for skating... I could just wear them as street shoes if they didn't work out for skating.
I'm not a fan of them for skating. they are very stiff and the board feel is not great. If I skated every day, I would probably get used to them. But, I don't, so I haven't. When I use them to just walk around, my pinkie toe goes numb because the shape of the toe box is just weird. It's as if these were made for someone without a pinkie toe. I understand that it is advantageous to have the toe box pretty snug in a skate shoe for flick and whatnot. but, skate shoes typically stretch quite a bit to allow for our feet to customize the fit some. These shoes don't seem to want to stretch at all. That would be great if they started out a little more foot shaped. but as it stands, these are very stiff and not comfortable and dont' show any signs of stretching out at all.
I would like this shoe if it stayed this stiff, i think but had a little more room around the pinkie toe. i think I could get used to the stiffness if it started out a little more comfortable.
1 person has found this review helpful
Kinda stiff, looks great, fits well
by ALEJANDRO in New york, NY (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 9/30/2018
New Balance 868 Skate Shoes - grey/mint
Stiff when I first got it. Has gotten comfier as i broke them in - even just after a couple wears. Good build quality, fits true to size. Can be a little rough at the front if you're not used to the stiffness, but bear with it for a couple days.
0 person has found this review helpful
Amazingly comfy
by Jordan Belcher in Ethel, WV (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 4/25/2018
New Balance 868 Skate Shoes - black/white/red
Fits snug to foot very comfy right outta the box very durable
0 person has found this review helpful
Love these shoes!
by Ian (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 4/18/2018
New Balance 868 Skate Shoes - sea salt/black
Great fit, they look stylish.
0 person has found this review helpful
Amazing shoe
by Brian Fox in PHILOMATH, OR (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 1/21/2018
New Balance 868 Skate Shoes - black/white/red
Little stiff but durability has a price. Still broke in nice just took a long time. Feels amazing on my feeties
1 person has found this review helpful
Retirement home kicks?
by Natas Faz in San Antonio, TX (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 10/21/2016
New Balance 868 Skate Shoes - grey/black
I dig'em. Supportive, comfortable and durable.
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Asked by Dno on 9/1/2017
Does this shoe have hidden lace loops?
Answered by James D (Tactics Employee) on 9/5/2017
No, these do not have any hidden lace loops.
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Asked by Daniel on 4/15/2017
My EU fit is 43 I should take 10 or 10.5?
Answered by Graig A (Tactics Employee) on 4/19/2017
I would recommend a 9.5 - 10
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