The New Balance 696 offers a new, performance value in the New Balance tennis shoe line. ABZORB technology for excellent cushioning, with a breathable mesh upper. A great option for the casual to intermediate player who wants to enjoy the courts in comfort. Wide 2E width.
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1 YEAR OUTSOLE WARRANTY
Upper: Mesh upper with synthetic overlays. Padded tongue and heel collar.
Midsole: Injection molded EVA midsole for lightweight, durable cushioning. ABZORB foam offers a superior blend of cushioning and compression set. Die-cut insole for added step in comfort.
Outsole: NDurance rubber compound is used in high wear areas for maximum durability. Herringbone traction pattern provides all court performance.
Comfortable shoe. The EE width feels wider than other 4E shoes. Very happy so far . I don't know yet about durability.
5 StarsNew balance tennis shoes
WILLY C from KS wrote (May 09, 2014):
This is the best shoe I have in last 5 years .I had all five Asics resolution from 1 to 5,Nike too.The nw is the cheapest one but is the most comfort one too.Because they offer 2E for the width.I brought the fifty dollars one for this to try out but next time I will buy the NW shoes from the top of the line This one may be not too pretty but so much pleasure to wear it running around the court.
4 StarsNB tennis shoes
JC from CA wrote (April 21, 2014):
I have always worn NB shoes for tennis and running. I try this pair because it was on sale. To my pleasant surprise,they were very comfortable, light-weight and break in easily. Support could be a little better.
5 Starsnice fit
Mike from CA wrote (April 10, 2014):
Nice fit. I've worn 4E width but tried this shoe and was pleasantly surprised. No break in and very comfortable.