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.
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1 YEAR OUTSOLE WARRANTY
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.
ABZORB foam for superior cushioning and compression
REVLITE for a 32% lighter than standard foam
Ndurance rubber for maximum durability in high wear areas
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.
Texas high school varsity player from TX wrote (May 19, 2014):
The most comfortable, light weight shoe. This is my third pair.