The Numeric 306 shoes are exclusively offered in men’s sizes. It has a vintage low profile, which allows the ankles to keep their full range of motion. That helps the wearer adapt to rapid, unexpected foot transitions. It uses a lace-up closure to fasten up the upper and lock in the feet with a custom fitting. Moreover, an elastic gusseted tongue adds a sort of a stretchy, sock-like feel.
Befitting the brand’s personality, the Numerics 306 has that quiet, subtle look, which is full of class. Its silhouette is impeccably clean. It has fewer seams but has quite a richness in detail, which is unique. Such as the accent the plastic underlay, which flashes out the mesh windows.
The NM306 looks at home with casual and laid-back clothing. Staples such as denims, khakis, chinos, cargo pants, tees, flannels, and the sort go perfectly with the sneaker. As for colorways, it only has a few, but that somehow adds to its quietness. Get a pair in dark green with red/, blue with red, black with white, or black with gum.
The Numeric 306 tough to wear out it because of its durable construction. A piece of plastic underlay wraps the entire shoe, reinforcing the suede upper. Paired up with the hard-wearing Ndurance outsole tread, it gets a longer lifespan despite harsh use. Moreover, it doesn’t miss out on board feel. Its midsole has tapered crating and minimal forefoot rubber, which reduces weight and the feel for the board.
New Balance has been quietly taking the skating world by storm with the Numerics releases and pro skating roster additions. In 2018, the brand signed up 2017 Skater of the Year Jamie Foy as an official rider for the Numerics. Finally, this 2019, New Balance and Foy worked together in the release of Foy’s first pro model, the Numeric 306, a tough low-profile vulc shoe design to take on Foy's heavy-hitting style.
- “306” is the number of the house where Jamie Foy grew up in, in South Florida.
- In the back of the tongue, a Florida emblem is stitched along with the signature of Jamie Foy.