This week, the New Balance Numeric spring collection hit our shop. The skate-centric department of the sneaker specialist from Boston, Massachusetts, introduced the NM 345, the updated version of 2016’s Brighton 344 with a neon-infused tour video!
There might be no better place to test the endurance und skate-ability of a new shoe than the highly frequented streets of Hong Kong, Soul and Tokyo. So, the NB# crew including Axel Cruysberghs, Marius Syvanen, Anthony Schultz, Marquise Henry, and Tom Karangelov made their way through the metropolises of East Asia to get a good look on the New Balance Numeric #345. The video was directed by the Brindle Collective and shot beautifully by none other than Russell Houghten and James Messina.
As already teased, the NB #345 is an updated version of last year’s Brighton 344 to ensure better fit, flick and feel. With its well-known Ndurance outsole, this shoe offers good grip and great flexibility just like the 344. Therefore, you can easily skate this one right out of the box. You also get elastic tongue bands for a snug fit, a low profile around the collar for maximum mobility and, of course, the reinforced toe cap with a layer of rubber beneath the suede upper.
Regarding the different colourways, New Balance Numerics gave their team riders the opportunity to create their own. With us you have the choice between Anthony Schultz’ classic black and white version or the #345 by Marius Syvanen in navy and burgundy. Heads up before you choose: New Balance Numeric shoes normally turn out to be a bit on the smaller side. We recommend going up half a size.
Besides the 345, New Balance Numeric also added the latest colourway of the popular #868 to this season’s collection, as well as a completely new model – well, at least for the skate scene – the 505. This tribute to the classic New Balance court shoes from the 70s and 80s is a really nice cup sole shoe with a very unique court look, which is a perfect addition to their overall range.