Who should buy the New Balance 440

The New Balance 440 is for you if:

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Who should not buy the New Balance 440

Wearers with a wide foot profile may have to look past the New Balance 440. It has been reported that this sneaker has a narrow width dimension. The New Balance Pro Court 212 is a solid alternative. Furthermore, skaters who prefer a shoe that offers comfort straight out of the box might want to consider something else as this pair needs some break-in time. They might want to have a look at the New Balance All Coasts 425 and see if it suits their preference.

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Well-cushioned footbed

With its signature technology called the C-Cap, the featured shoe delivers soft cushioning for comfort and impact protection. In fact, a lot of reviewers used the word "comfortable" to describe the New Balance NM440. Some testers even think that this sneaker is the best one they've tried for skateboarding so far.

New Balance 440 Cushion

The New Balance 440's multifaceted outsole

Based on some reviews from skaters, the shoe's N-Durance rubber outsole provides excellent grip and board control. Furthermore, a couple of skateboarders said that these sneakers by New Balance offer a superb board feel.

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Tough enough to last

The high wear and tear areas of this skate companion feature multiple layers of suede for added durability and to help resist wear and tear. A number of shoe users agree.

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It does not break the bank

Retailed at $75 a pair, the NM 440 is way cheaper than other New Balance low-top sneakers such as the NB 990, which retails at $165, and the NB 995, which sells for $180 per pair. Some wearers find the shoe excellent for its combination of good quality and low asking price.

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Timeless and versatile design

Outfitted in a sleek low-top silhouette, the New Balance 440 is rooted in the design of one of the brand's running silhouettes from the '70s. The shoe exudes a vintage appeal that's retro sporty, and timeless at the same time. The sleek silhouette of this shoe also displays a versatile style that many fashion-conscious wearers appreciate. One owner even calls the shoe "sexy sneakers" while another user says that it's "dressier and more adult looking."

To put some spirit into this shoe, the guys can dress it up in a crewneck sweatshirt, shorts, high socks, and a five-panel cap for a day in the skate park, while the ladies can opt for a fun vintage ensemble by going for high-waisted jeans and a cropped top.

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The reliable lockdown fit of the New Balance 440

The New Balance 440 utilizes a traditional lace-up closure to provide a snug and lockdown fit.

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Notable features

This kick uses a mix of various materials such as suede, leather, and mesh to provide its facade with a textured and fashion-forward look. All these goodies sit atop a cupsole and synthetic rubber outsole.

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The New Balance 440 History

New Balance 440 is one of the many skate shoes that belong to the brand's skate sub-brand called New Balance Numeric or NB#. The company has established an incredible professional skateboarding team and has revamped some of its most popular silhouettes in order to be skate-equipped. With the superior quality that the brand is known for and with the help of its riders, Numeric and its products are reliable when it comes to meeting skate's demands.

The New Balance 440, in particular, is a running-inspired skate kick that took inspiration from the brand's heritage. New Balance dug into its archives from the '70s and came up with a sleek skate sneaker with a runner's flair. It is available in a number of colorways that could easily be paired with most casual ensembles.

New Balance 440 History

Additional info

  • Perforation detailing is placed in the toe box and heel for added breathability.
  • Some of the colorways have a gum sole.
  • The Numeric sub-brand was introduced in 2013 and is managed by skateboarders.
  • Some of the colorways available are the following: Grey and Navy, Sea Salt and Forest Green, Black and White, Grey and White, Green and Yellow, and Black and Grey.

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Facts / Specs

Style: Minimalist, Sporty
Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collection: New Balance Numeric
Closure: Laces
Material: Suede, Leather, Synthetic, Rubber Sole, Cup Sole, Mesh / Fabric
Season: Summer, Spring

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