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.
Midwest Sports only ships New Balance products to domestic addresses in the U.S. and U.S. Territories.
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.
Nice fit. I've worn 4E width but tried this shoe and was pleasantly surprised. No break in and very comfortable.
5 StarsMy son loves them
Faith Crescendo from BC wrote (March 27, 2014):
My son suffers from "Plantar fasciitis". I let him try my shoes of this same model but of 1 size bigger. He loves it with minimum complaint about them being too big. I therefore got this pair of the right size for him. He is very happy since the suffering from "Plantar fasciitis" has significantly reduced.
3 StarsNot my favorite
jg from NC wrote (March 05, 2014):
NB is my favorite brand, but this pair are not my favorite. I bought the right size for me, the same size I have been using. Somehow they look fluffy. They don't look like and feel like tennis shoes, but running shoes.
4 Starsa good shoe
Eric from NE wrote (March 03, 2014):
I have always liked the New Balance shoes and they wear well. I ordered this shoe not knowing what to expect. It broke-in almost immediately and has a wider edge that lets me hold on to the court when my foot is not flat to the court. The cover breathes better than the all leather and I was happy with the price and fit.
Jim B from MI wrote (August 02, 2013):
This shoe is as perfect a fitting shoe as I have purchased - so good that I quickly ordered a second pair that will stay in the box until I need them.