Size and fit

The low profile of these New Balance skate shoes allows versatile and non-restrictive movement of the foot, while the lace-up closure with five pairs of metal eyelets secure the foot. Its tonal laces can be adjusted for a customized fit. The upper is infused with sufficient reinforcements on the sidewalls and heel for support and stability.

New Balance 331 Style

These affordable New Balance kicks give you a clean silhouette that can be styled in countless ways. Its overall form, combined with lots of color options, makes the perfect formula for easy wearing from sunup to sundown, and anything in between.

The New Balance 331 could up your styling game in an instant. For a casual and laid-back look, wear it with a good pair of jeans (or shorts) and a simple shirt combo, or dress it up a little bit with a pair of chinos.

Notable Features

The New Balance 331 has a classic skate style that calls the attention of skaters and ordinary sneaker wearers. Designed with performance skating in mind, it features a vulcanized midsole for a flexible ride with superior board feel, and New Balance Fresh Foam technology with EVA cushioning for long-lasting comfort and support.

New Balance 331 History

Although New Balance gained popularity for its top-of-the-line performance running shoes, it also produces other kinds of footwear for men, women, and kids. Alongside Adidas, Nike, Puma, Reebok, Asics, and other footwear brands, New Balance remains to secure a spot in the sneaker industry by continuously creating quality-made and stylish sneakers.

In 2013, New Balance introduced the New Balance Numeric or NB# as its sub-brand that caters to the skateboarding community. Through this line, the brand produces performance skate shoes that adhere to the kind of quality and craftsmanship that New Balance running shoes have been known for. Also, under the NB# umbrella is a team of professional skateboarders with the likes of Arto Saari, PJ Ladd, Levi Brown, Jordan Taylor, Tyler Surrey, and more.

One of the current shoes under the New Balance Numeric line is the New Balance 331. It is a lightweight and flexible skate shoe with a low profile and secured lace-up closure. Several colorways have been made available throughout a number of releases, which include black with white, salmon with white, burgundy with white, navy with white, and white among others. Each pair retails at $65.

Additional Info

  • The low-top New Balance 331 displays the brand’s signature N branding on the sidewalls, New Balance text branding on the tongue, and NB logo on the heel.
  • The vulcanized rubber outsole follows a herringbone pattern for traction.
  • Its tongue and collar are both padded for added comfort.
  • Also featured is a breathable mesh detailing.
  • The upper material is either suede or canvas depending on the colorway.

Facts / Specs

Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Colorways: Black / Purple / Blue / White / Green / Pink / Beige / Grey
SKUs: M331BER / M331BLK / M331BLO / M331LTB / M331LTG / M331NVY / M331NWH / M331OLG / M331SSN / M331WHT

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.