The NB Numeric 440 is a low-profile skate shoe with lineage tracing back to New Balance’s heritage of classic, 70’s 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. Our Numeric 440 blends premier technology with soft cushioning to create a go-to shoe for both everyday skate and wear. Featuring a '70s-inspired suede and mesh upper, this updated classic boasts breathability and durability. A C-CAP heel wedge in the midsole helps protect against impact, while NDurance rubber outsole technology provides protection in high-wear areas to help you get more out of these trusted skate shoes.