Fit Tip:Length - true to size. Width - Medium. Arch - Wide. Little to no break-in. Last - PL-12 (More Modern/Sleeker Fit)
The New Balance 696 tennis shoe features a leather upper with houndstooth detailing, an all-over herringbone outsole with Ndurance for superior performance and an ABZORB foam midsole for superior shock absorption.
Upper: Leather upper with synthetic overlays. Padded tongue and heel collar.
Midsole: ABZORB foam midsole offers a superior blend of lightweight 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.
It's a great price for a comfortable shoe that fits!! With the 2E size, its the only manufacturer that makes shoes that fit my foot. With the other manufacturers my big toe hurts for days after a match... no pain or discomfort with this shoe. I've had the blue one of this model for a few weeks and I just got this one, I will update if my view changes after 3 months of use. I would highly recommend this shoe for those who need a wider/larger toe box.
3 Starsnot comfort shoes
RJ from NJ wrote (June 13, 2016):
this model shoes the side is narrow and feel push in, if your feet is wide, it will not your choice, you will feel the pressure from outside edge the shoes.
5 StarsGreat Price
CFS from FL wrote (June 11, 2016):
Waiting for delivery but a great price at Midwest Sports as usual. Have bought shoes, clothing and racquets at Midwest in the past and have never been disappointed.
5 StarsGreat Price
Nu13kix from AL wrote (November 14, 2015):
Very nice shoe for a great price. Light and comfortable.
5 StarsNice look and feel
Theracquet from MA wrote (August 21, 2015):
I bought the shoe because I am woman with a bunion and need the men's fit . . . and this shoe works for me.
5 Starsgreat durability
Neil from VA wrote (May 05, 2015):
Great fit and price. Am a 5.0 player playing 3x a week for 2 plus hours and this new balance shoe has been soft and comfortable. So happy to find wide sizes.