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New Balance Numeric 288 Sport Skate Shoes

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The 288s is a refined version of the 288. Inspired by indoor-soccer shoes that's been updated with the kind of burly tech you require in a skate shoe. To start off, New Balance added a seamless one piece toe to reduce stress points and increase durability. Then to improve on impact performance they added a cushy closed cell polyurethane insole. To cap it all off New Balance threw in a crated heel to provide both comfort and support by cupping your heel, something you'll appreciate when kick out on a bigger gap. The end result is a serious skate shoe wrapped in a low profile, casual package.

  • Cupsole
  • One Piece Quarter Panel and Vamp
  • C-Cap® Midsole
  • Ndurance® Rubber Outsole
  • 4-Way Stretch Mesh "Sock-Like" Collar Construction for Comfortable, Secure Fit
  • Breathable Mesh Lined Interior
  • Crating in the Heel for Optimal Impact Protection

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.


One Piece Quarter Panel and Vamp - This construction method means no seam obstruction and removes the possibility of blowouts so you can skate these shoes even longer.

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.

Primary Upper Materials
(jack curtin/pulaski) white/burgundyLeather
Overall Rating
Reviewed by 5 customers
by Zach Vest in ROCKY MOUNT, VA (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 9/23/2021
New Balance Numeric 288 Sport Skate Shoes - black/black
I love the foys! These were on sale and were my second pair of new balances, they are not anything like the foys however.. they look awful from first person perspective and just don’t hold up… I thrashed them in less then 3 weeks and even worse I was only skating about 4 times a week. Specificly the grip just wears away ridiculously quick and they just didn’t kickflip or tre right after that.
0 person has found this review helpful
Great shoes!!!
by Jerry Nava in San Diego, CA (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 7/24/2021
New Balance Numeric 288 Sport Skate Shoes - white/gum
Very happy with my shoes and they are really comfortable. Skated for 2 weeks and they are holding up
1 person has found this review helpful
These things are FIRE!!
by Joey Lugosi BiZarro in Staunton, VA (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 3/13/2021
New Balance Numeric 288 Sport Skate Shoes - cream/gum
I skate hard and the construction behind the 288's is top class. I'm not rocking these to skate though because they look waaaay to ill to shred in. True fit and cream colored NB in gummy sole.. hot damn
1 person has found this review helpful
by Jean P. Ramirez in Lajas, PR (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 9/23/2020
New Balance Numeric 288 Sport Skate Shoes - black/gum
They came to me and they were super good
5 people have found this review helpful
Nice fit nice style
by Matthew
Posted on 11/11/2019
New Balance 288S Skate Shoes
These shoes are a little tight at first but are true to size overall. They quickly break in for a nice form fit, locked in feeling. Only thing is they're a little hard to get on. I wouldn't recommend using the tab I almost ripped one off. Really like how these look and feel overall. They feel like a nice basketball shoe or something. NB# quality construction except for the heel tab thing.
9 people have found this review helpful