Who should buy the New Balance Numeric 420

This classic running New Balance Numeric 420 could be a great match for you if:

  • You are looking for an excellent skating kick that provides on-point heelflips and powerful flicks.
  • You want a skate shoe that features a breathable mesh and synthetic leather uppers, rubber outsoles, and breathable textile linings.

New Balance Numeric 420 Logo

Style of the New Balance Numeric 420

Pair New Balance Numeric 420 black and royal blue shoes with grey or blue jeans, a black tee (solid or graphic are both okay), and a dark blue blazer for bar nights with friends. 

New Balance Numeric 420 Upper

For those regular, lazy days, match New Balance Numeric 420 white & royal blue skate shoes with a white shirt, a blue sweatshirt on top, and cropped dark blue jeans. 

New Balance Numeric 420 Mesh

There are quite a few other new colors for the New Balance Numeric 420 model, which should be a great help for people picky with the shades of their kicks. 

New Balance Numeric 420 Laces

Notable Features

Skater Marquise Henry and NB Numeric’s senior designer Jeff Mikut’s creation feature a highly functional construction with killer color schemes and an attractive profile for the ultimate skateboarding sneaker. 

New Balance Numeric 420 Insole

The shoes’ durability is top-notch with the toe and mid-foot areas and the outsoles holding up well during various wear tests.  The cushioning is exceptional because of the RevLite midsoles which give decent cushioning without the accompanying heavy weight.

New Balance Numeric 420 Tongue

On top of it all, the sneakers are quite grippy, and board feel is excellent after the soles break in. 

New Balance Numeric 420 Collar

History of the New Balance Numeric 420 

New Balance Athletics, Inc. was founded in 1906 as the New Balance Arch Support Company. They were previously known for manufacturing arch supports before they went on to create highly technical running shoes.

New Balance Numeric 420 outsole

Many, many skate shoes after, in July of 2018, New Balance unveiled yet another model in the form of the Numeric 420. These sneakers came from a ’70s running silhouette and the creative genius of Jeff Mikut and NB team rider Marquise Henry.

New Balance Numeric 420 Midsole

The shoes came out with the slogan, “Highly Skateable,” which is a nod to how much like runners these looked like but with the exception that these kicks can actually skate.

New Balance Numeric 420 upper mesh

Facts / Specs

Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collection: New Balance REVlite, New Balance Numeric
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Mesh, Rubber Sole / Fabric
Season: Spring, Summer
Features: Breathable

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.