Verdict from 100+ user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • Some reviewers stated that the New Balance 210 skate shoes look great with jeans or shorts.
  • These low top New Balance sneakers are easy on the budget.
  • New Balance made an assortment of colorways that buyers could choose from for this shoe model.
  • A couple of skateboarders commented that they liked the thinness of the NB 210 because it allows excellent board feel.
  • This shoe is great to skate in, as claimed by some buyers.
  • Many reviewers appreciated the lightness of the New Balance 210 shoes.
  • The majority of reviewers stated that this shoe fits true to size.
  • A few reviewers liked how comfortable this shoe is that they have been wearing their pairs non-stop.

1 reason not to buy

  • One reviewer complained that the low-top New Balance 210 shoes gave him instant blisters, particularly on the heels.

Bottom line

The New Balance 210 is a skate shoe inspired by the New Balance Pro Court model. Its deconstructed, low profile structure allows a lightweight, comfortable, and flexible ride that skaters and non-skaters alike appreciate. Because of its overall nice and versatile look, combined with top-notch functionality and performance, the majority of buyers left nothing but high ratings and recommendations for this New Balance model. It is also one of those affordable New Balance sneakers.

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Good to know

Available in men’s sizes from 5 to 14 in D Medium width, the New Balance 210 features a low-cut, form-fitting profile that allows non-restrictive foot movement. The fit is secured by a lace-up closure system, which can be customized either by tightening or loosening the laces depending on the wearer’s preference.

The fit is true to size for most wearers. As for the ladies, an accurate fit can be obtained if they opt for a pair 1.5 size smaller than their usual.

The New Balance 210 is a low-top skate shoe crafted from soft suede or canvas material supported by a vulcanized rubber outsole. Regardless of the colorway, it exudes a clean and effortless look for on-the-go casual wearing whether you are skateboarding or not. Its low profile makes it ideal to be best paired with cuffed jeans or shorts. Ladies could also strut a pair of these shoes and wear them with a summer dress, shorts, jeans, or skirt.

The brand's crowd-favorite ProCourt model inspired this New Balance low-top skate shoe. It flaunts a low-profile built with a durable suede and canvas upper with a multi-layered toe cap that can withstand every wear and tear of skateboarding

Also, the outsole features a genuine gum rubber of N-durance rubber for optimum traction or grip. The tongue is also worth mentioning, too, as it is relatively larger (but not bulky) than those in regular sneakers.

In 2013, New Balance launched the New Balance Numeric or NB# as its sub-brand that specializes in skateboarding. Under this line is an incredible team of professional skateboarders including PJ Ladd, Levi Brown, Arto Saari, Tom Karangelov, Jordan Taylor, Tom Knox, Tyler Surrey, and more. The NB# produces skate-specific sneakers that are durable, flexible, and quality-made.

One of the shoes in the New Balance Numeric line is the New Balance 210, or otherwise referred to as the New Balance AM210, New Balance Numeric AM210, or simply NB210. It is a low-top skate shoe built with a sturdy suede or canvas upper, secured lace-up closure system, vulcanized rubber outsole, and multi-layered toe cap. It released in several colorways including Black with White, Grey with White, Light Grey with White, White, Navy with Pigment and White, Pink, Black with Army Black, and much more -  all of which are in men’s sizing. Each pair originally retails at $60.

  • Other retailers refer to this shoe as the New Balance Numeric AM210.
  • The New Balance 210 shoes feature a herringbone-patterned vulcanized outsole in a gum rubber material for optimum traction on any surface while allowing a superior board feel.
  • An NB 210 branding is placed on the tongue, while a classic N logo is on the side panels. On the heel is the “New Balance” text branding.
  • Also featured in this shoe is a breathable textile interior, a closed cell polyurethane (PU) insert protection for impact protection and a Fresh Foam footbed for cushioned comfort.


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