While New Balance’s lifestyle projects have received much of the spotlight these past few years, the Numeric division has been working just as hard in the skateboarding world. New Balance Numeric has recruited names like Jamie Foy for a 306 and Tiago Lemos for a 808. A new collaboration from the New Balance line will now see industry stalwart NJ Skateshop celebrate its 20-year anniversary through a 440 inspired by the old Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City.
NJ Skateshop's Numeric 440 is jam-packed with graphics and branding hits referencing New Jersey and the stadium named after former president Teddy Roosevelt. Even the model choice points back to Route 440, where the stadium stood until its demolition in 1985. White baseball jersey textile and taupe hairy suede make up most of the upper construction, with white tumbled leather making an appearance on the toe. Red stitching holds all of the overlays in place, while a stripe of red and blue appears right beneath the ankle and matches the tongue tip. A red hairy suede "N" is outlined with blue, and blue “NJ” lettering is stamped on the red leather heel counter. Below that mark, the left shoe reads, “Jersey City,” and the right, “New Balance”. More nods to the city and stadium appear through the inner' tongue's clock tower graphic and the blueprint of the stadium on the insole. A clean, white midsole with red contrast stitching sits above dark brown gum outsole.
The New Balance Numeric 440 NJ Skateshop “Roosevelt” is set to release July 15 through NJ Skateshop, online and in-store. Releasing in men’s sizing, the retail price is set at $100. Keep it locked to our Twitter and the Sole Retriever mobile app to stay informed about the latest releases, raffles, and news in the sneaker and streetwear world.
New Balance Numeric 440 NJ Skateshop "Roosevelt"
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