The New Balance Numeric 868 is Numeric's most technically advanced shoe to date. They hit their sports research lab hard for this one. The 868 is designed with a dual-durometer C-CAP Midsole to provide for extra cushioning in high impact zones without sacrificing board feel. Fantom tape is used to add support to the breathable mesh quarter panels. The heel of the 868 features N2, a New Balance Running technology that provides extra stability and impact protection where skateboarders need it most.