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.
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.
5 StarsFITS LIKE A GLOVE
HEIMER from NORTH CAROLINA wrote (February 10, 2013):
A great sneaker that fits true to size. Felt like they were molded to my feet. Will use them on hard court as the soles are smooth. Not enough bite fo clay court tennis. For the $$ you can't beat these sneakers.