Jamie Foy's first pro model shoe with New Balance has a simple vulcanized design with a durable construction to keep you skating the shoes longer. The single piece toe box design keeps the stitches back away from the highest wear areas, and underneath the upper is a rubber shield that wraps all the way around the foot so that you'll be protected on all sides. Inside the shoe is the ABZORB+ technology and a polyurethane insole that has enough impact protection for Big Boy Foy himself, so you know it's good.
- Jamie Foy
- Elastic Gusseted Tongue
- Internal Toe Protection
- One Piece Quarter Panel and Vamp
- ABZORB+® Insert
- Polyurethane Insole
- Ndurance® Rubber Outsole
- Tapered Crating in Midsole
- Rubber underlay wraps all the way around the foot
Vulcanized - “Vulc” shoes are light, flexible and break in quickly. These don't provide as much foot protection as cupsoles, but they are preferred if you’re looking for good board feel in a shoe with less weight and bulk.
Elastic Gusseted Tongue - This tongue feature helps create a snug fit, something you're going to want while skating.
Internal Toe Protection - Hidden from view but working hard to provide extra durability.
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.
ABZORB+® Insert - A New Balance custom insert with added protection in high-impact areas
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.
Tapered Crating in Midsole - This adds both support and boardfeel to the shoe.
The break in time isn't too bad, and I was able to get most of my tricks locked back in within the first session. The shoe has a lot more grip than what I'm used to, after a couple weeks I still have times where the board pivots on the point where I'm trying to either ollie or flick, but just means I shouldn't be forcing it as much as I need to. Even with that there's only a small area of wear for flip tricks. With the rubber liner underneath the upper the shoes will last a long time.
I did have to replace the insoles with some Lunarlons I've had stashed away and it feels so much better.
Overall, these shoes are great and I'll definitely be buying another pair.