New Balance Numeric Has A Place In The Sun

October 11, 2013

New Balance Numeric is doing things right. If you have any reservations about another-big-corporation-in-skateboarding, cast them aside my friends. They may be new to the skate scene but New Balance has been making footwear since 1906. Numerics are well-designed, durable, comfy and authentically skateboarding.

New Balance Numeric is designed by skaters, run by skaters, the shoes are skated by skaters, the videos are made by skaters and the production…the production is overseen by people who’ve been manufacturing footwear for a long time…

– John Rattray, Team Manager

new balance numeric shoes logan stratford brighton

The NB# team is a solid mix of powerful legends and underrated rippers: Arto Saari, PJ Ladd, Levi Brown, Tom Karangelov, Jordan Taylor and Tyler Surrey. Their team manager is long-time Zero rider John Rattray. They’re housed at Black Box Distribution, sharing space with Zero, Mystery, Fallen, Threat, Slave and Destroyer. Legit skateboarding.

If their debut video – A Place In The Sun – is any indicator, NB# will be pushing the envelope for years to come. They have a strong future in skateboarding and we’re excited to watch the numbers grow.

Shop for New Balance Numeric at Skate Warehouse and scope the pics below for a closeup look at two of our favorite styles – the Brighton and the Stratford.

New Balance Numeric – Brighton Shoes

New Balance Numeric Brighton Silver Micro Grey 2

The New Balance Numeric Brighton Shoes are slim and sleek. Shown above in Silver/Micro Grey, this is a cool looking, high quality skate shoe. Sports a suede and canvas upper, vulcanized outsole, minimal lace system, thin tongue and collar and reinforced stitching at ollie area and toecap.


  • Heritage New Balance details re-imagined and applied to low vulcanized silhouette
  • Elastic gusseted tongue for a snug fit
  • Signature “N” logo embroidery
  • Suede and canvas upper for skateability or casual cruising
  • Tapered crating in midsole for support and boardfeel
  • NB# signature hex pattern tread
  • Gradient hex pattern tread in high wear areas of forefoot and heel
  • Injection molded EVA insole for consistent fit, superior cushioning and reduced weight

New Balance Numeric – Stratford Shoes

new balance numeric stratford shoe aviator blue

The NB# Stratford Shoes in Aviator Blue/Scarlet are a smooth new skate shoe from New Balance Numeric. Slim, minimal, and sporting a suede upper, cupsole construction, thin tongue and collar, and reinforced stitching at toecap and ollie area.


  • Classic New Balance lines deco stitched
  • One piece quarter panel and vamp construction for no seam obstruction or blow outs
  • TPU bonded genuine suede for durability
  • HF welded logos
  • Laser perforation for breathability
  • PU foam midsole for optimum impact protection
  • Low profile dual-tread cupsole for boardfeel and control
  • Injection molded EVA insole for consistent fit, superior cushioning and reduced weight

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