The New Balance Numeric 272 is one of the most popular skate shoes in the collection, designed with a classic low-profile vulcanized construction and a suede and textile upper. There's no doubt making a good skate shoe was NB's focus for the 272 when designing this shoe, with a re-enforced one-piece suede toebox and eyestay for maximum wear and abrasion from grip-tape as well as general abuse from skateboarding. Other features include a textile waist and quarters, rubber overlays on the heel to counter abrasion, perforated padded shoe lining, an Ortholite insole, woven NB# 272 tongue label, side panel 'N' logo, and high-performance herringbone rubber outsole.