The NM 420 skate shoe from New Balance Numeric is a bold and unique project. Essentially the brief (as requested by skateboard pro Marquise Henry) was to create a running shoe that you can skate in. The idea was to design a show that was lighter, more flexible and more breathable than any skate shoes designed before. New Balance raided the archives and began developing a shoe that is as innovative as it is unique. The result is a brand new skate shoe concept that has a soft durable synthetic upper, ultra-light midsole and a super flexible skate specific outsole that returns unrivalled performance.