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New Balance MC 996WS (2E) Mens Tennis Shoes

An evolution of the New Balance 851, the MC 996 steps up the game with PROBANK stability technology. Built with REVLITE and an NDURE cage, the 996 keeps athletes light on their feet without sacrificing durability. One of the lightest shoes on the market today in a classic new white and silver color. Wide 2E width.

Color: White/Silver

Midwest Sports only ships New Balance products to domestic addresses in the U.S. and U.S. Territories.



  • Low profile
  • Synthetic mesh upper with NDURE cage for lightweight stability.
  • Molded "N" logo
  • ISS for added comfort, fit, and stability
  • PROBANK in the midsole for lightweight stability.
  • Premium insert
  • ABZORB foam for superior cushioning and compression
  • REVLITE for a 32% lighter than standard foam
  • Ndurance rubber for maximum durability in high wear areas
  • Herringbone outsole
  • Non-marking outsole

Average weight: 13.8 oz. (size 10.5)

Review Summary (Based on 5 Reviews)


3 Stars Not EE

from CT wrote (May 10, 2015):

As the others have pointed out, the 996 EE was far too narrow. Had to return them.

4 Stars MC996WS

from OR wrote (April 03, 2015):

One of the best fitting tennis shoes I have ever purchased. Holds my foot firmly in place with great support.

4 Stars Not a true 2E

from NC wrote (November 13, 2014):

Like the gentlemen who mentioned about the shoes being too narrow. Had the same issue because the 656 2E fit perfect but these we're too tight so I had to return them. Midwest is always great to work with and awesome customer support. Tried wearing them for a couple of mos hoping the would stretch but no such luck. Had to return them.

4 Stars Comparison to 656

from NC wrote (June 29, 2014):

They seem like they would likely make good shoes for those not needing a wide shoe. They are light weight and seem like they would have fairly good cushion and long life-span. However, if you were a fan of the recently discontinued 656, please know that this shoe will be far too narrow for you if you wore the 2E in the 656. 4E is not available in the 996, so if you have wide feet, you need to look elsewhere. I returned these shoes immediately. If you were a fan of the discontinued 781, this shoe would probably suit you well.

5 Stars

from TX wrote (May 19, 2014):

The most comfortable, light weight shoe. This is my third pair.

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