Pro skateboarder Margielyn Didal has teamed up with New Balance Numeric on a 272 inspired by the Filipino rice cake “puso.”
Didal was introduced to skateboarding at an early age selling puso next to a skatepark in her hometown of Cebu City, Philippines. The suede quarter panels come dressed in khaki and features an embossed cross weave pattern, mimicking the look and feel of the coconut leaves used in puso to wrap the rice. The tan heel panels are embossed with personal details: Margielyn’s initials M.A.D. (middle name Arda) on the right shoe and the area code for Cebu, 032, on the left shoe. Additional features include a black suede toe box, black vulcanized midsole, gum outsole, and puso graphic insoles.