Verdict from 100+ user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Board feel: Almost all users love that these skate shoes allow them to take control of the board.
  • Soft insole: The New Balance 306 is very comfortable, a lot of skaters comment. 
  • Long-lasting: A good number of owners are impressed at the shoe's durability.
  • Added friction: According to several buyers, the vulcanized sole is super grippy.
  • Pliable feel: Some testers observe that the New Balance Numeric 306 is quite flexible.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Flimsy laces: The laces of the New Balance 306 go fast, a good number of skaters complain.
  • Weak outsole: According to several users, the sole already shows signs of wear after a few weeks of skating.

Bottom line

Skaters are quite impressed with Jamie Foy's first entry to the New Balance Numeric line. The Numeric 306's vulcanized sole offers a consistent grip that helps them dial their tricks. The reinforced upper also allows them to skate hard without worrying about blowing out their sneaker.

Overall, the Jamie Foy New Balance 306 is a no-nonsense skate shoe that offers a comfortable and reliable ride.

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New Balance 306: Function-geared skate shoe

Despite being on the lower end of the Numeric line, the New Balance 306 is still packed with innovative tech to help withstand all the beating Jamie Foy can throw at them. The 306's low-profile vulcanized sole also makes it stand out against other skate shoes.

Notable features:

  • The Numeric 306 is equipped with a full-length rubber toe cap that holds against the toughest wear and tear you grind in the streets.
  • These skate shoes from New Balance have a custom-molded insole that absorbs shock when making hard landings. The Abzorb insert also offers added step-in comfort.
  • The New Balance 306 makes use of mesh panels for increased breathability.


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