New Balance Numeric 440 x Welcome Skate Store


New Balance Numeric 440 x Welcome Skate Store

Color: Sea Salt/Red

Detail: Introducing the New Balance Numeric 440 x Welcome Skate Shop. The colour way is based on Leeds Bridge and the little known story of Louis Le Prince ’The Father of Cinematography’. The bridge is the main inspiration for the colour way - the leather and nubuck upper is coloured after York Stone which is not only a part of the bridge but part of buildings, pavements and skate spots across the city and the world. The blues represent the metal work and there are nods to other design elements of the bridge, the 3 stars on the toe are from the Leeds Coats of Arms, the tongue labelling features a typeface recreated from the plaques highlighting the manufacturers of the steelwork and other invested parties, the footbeds are photographs of the stone flags as they are today, even the murky translucent blue of the outsole is in there to represent the river Aire. The tricolour stripe running down the tongue is the French flag, front and centre in tribute to the birth nation of Louis Le Prince.

The New Balance NB Numeric 440 is a low-profile skate shoe with lineage tracing back to New Balance’s heritage of classic, '70s style running shoes. With its C-CAP heel wedge helping to absorb impact and keep it lightweight, the 440 has the board feel of a vulcanized shoe with the impact protection of a cupsole. The upper is constructed with dual layers of suede in the high-wear zones along with breathable mesh side panels and reflective heel perforations, making the 440 not only comfortable, but extremely functional.

  • Suede/mesh upper
  • C-CAP heel wedge in the midsole for impact protection
  • NDurance rubber outsole technology provides superior durability in high-wear areas to help get more out of the shoes
  • Lace-up closure for a secure fit