Who should buy the New Balance 505

New Balance decided to be involved in the skateboarding scene and released skate shoes that are more refined, such as New Balance 505. This is a must-have if you’re looking for:

  • A low-top sneaker that has a sufficient cushioning
  • An inexpensive shoe that does not compromise comfort

New Balance 505 logo

New Balance 505 Style

The classic New Balance 505 is constructed with strong suede and canvas upper to withstand the abuses during skateboarding, which includes the abrasiveness of the grip tape on the boards. Its low-top profile in timeless design which is available in a variety of colorways can be paired with any casual wear.

New Balance 505 laces

NDurance rubber outsole

The New Balance 505 features the proprietary NDurance rubber that withstands harsh elements during skateboarding and ultimately extends the lifespan of the outsole.

New Balance 505 outsole

Full-length ABZORB insert

This low-top sneaker has a full-length ABZORB insert which has the ability to distribute impact across a large area and reduces the amount of distress that goes up to the heel and ankle areas.

New Balance 505 linings

New Balance 505 History

New Balance 505 belongs to the New Balance Numeric, a segment that focuses primarily on skate-specific shoes. This particular silhouette is a reflection of the 1970s and 1980s court classic which offers the traditional Blucher shoe construction.

New Balance 505 upper

It was in 2013 that New Balance stepped into the skateboarding scene and rounded up some of the notable riders around the world to form skate-specialized sneakers under the NB Numeric line.

New Balance 505 heel

A couple of years later, as skate shoes became more refined to address the specific concerns of riders, NB introduced more low-top sneakers such as the New Balance 505 with an improved side panel protection and a cupsole cushioning feature.

New Balance 505 back logo

Facts / Specs

Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Colorways: Brown / White / Black / Grey / Red / Purple
SKUs: M505ARS / M505BNG / M505BWG / M505CLS / M505PGR / M505SMB

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