New Balance is combining all their latest tech into the 868 skate shoes to provide top tier cushioning, impact protection, abrasion resistance and stability without sacrificing board feel. Go ahead and take long look at that those specs.
Cupsoles are durable, well-cushioned and provide the best impact protection against hard landings. The sole consists of a single rubber layer, reinforced with glue then stitched to the upper. Cupsoles generally last longer than vulcanized soles, but don't provide as much flexibility and board feel right out of the box.