Inspired from an early 90's indoor soccer shoe, the New Balance Numeric 288 is a durable cupsole skate shoe. The upper is made of the most butter suede you'll ever feel and will hold up no matter what your doing. The one piece toe helps prevents against blow outs and the whole upper sits on top grippy cupsole. Head to the shop or to get a pair for your self and see why NB# is making some of the best skate shoes in the industry.