New Balance 306: Function-geared skate shoe

Despite being on the lower end of the Numeric line, the New Balance 306 is still packed with innovative tech to help withstand all the beating Jamie Foy can throw at them. The 306's low-profile vulcanized sole also makes it stand out against other skate shoes.

Notable features:

  • The Numeric 306 is equipped with a full-length rubber toe cap that holds against the toughest wear and tear you grind in the streets.
  • These skate shoes from New Balance have a custom-molded insole that absorbs shock when making hard landings. The Abzorb insert also offers added step-in comfort.
  • The New Balance 306 makes use of mesh panels for increased breathability.


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