Can New Balance pull of the transition from being a mostly runner-oriented brand into something that caters a bit more to the skater set? The New Balance Numeric imprint will be the decider of that, with the coming days particularly important for the NB team as they show off their wares at the Agenda tradeshow. As per usual some shots from the show floor have leaked out to give us a good look at what to expect. Pictured are to separate styles that certainly reflect a slimmed down approach from New Balance’s typical trainer fair. Continue reading to check out the previews (and keep in mind that they’ve mad the power move of signing skate PJ Ladd) and stay tuned for word on when the line hits retail.
New Balance has been in the basketball market for a good while. This is a great move. I always wished NB would make a skate shoe. Their comfort is unparalleled plus they use some of the best materials in the biz.