This NB model has a low-profile, which lets the ankles exercise full mobility. It also uses a traditional lace-up closure, along with an elastic gusseted tongue. The two work together to give the feet a slip-on feel with a customizable fit.
Lastly, these NM379 vulc shoes are available in men’s sizing, which ranges from 6 to 13 and set in standard (D) width.
In and out the skate park, the NM379 looks splendid with its polished silhouette decked in muted colors, befitting the New Balance’s simple, quiet personality. That said, casual and laid-back clothing goes perfect with this kind of kick. It looks at home with staples such as denims, pants, khakis, chinos, pants, tees, flannel, hoodie, etc.
Moreover, NM379 colorways include sea salt with grey, black with grey, yellow with white, green with white, brown with gum, wheat with sea salt, and olive with yellow.
The NM379’s bare design is misleading. This sneaker is not a simple as it looks. Hidden from sight are a few components that make this model stand out and endure harsh skating. It has an elastic band under a laser-perforated tongue and internally reinforced toe area. Also inside is a PU (polyurethane) insole that absorbs impact and doesn’t pack out throughout the shoe’s lifespan.
In 2013, the century-old New Balance launched their skate-focused Numeric range, the brand’s entry into the skate industry. While taking inspiration from their classic running models, New Balance treated the skate shoes with the same level of craftiness as they did their athletic footwear. That resulted in the New Balance becoming a powerhouse in producing performance skate shoes.
New Balance stuck to their hundred-year-old minimalist roots, always stripping the sneakers down to the essentials, which became the brand’s unmistakable trademark. That much is seen in the Numeric range, especially in one of its newest additions, the Numeric 379, which looks ready to shred in the streets and parks.
- The lace-up closure is comprised of a flat lace running through six metal eyelets, for a stylish, durable construction.