The womens 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.
Midwest Sports only ships New Balance products to domestic addresses in the U.S. and U.S. Territories.
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.
comfortable everywhere except at the inside ankle bone - too high at this place so it rubs tissue enough to cause a blister
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Cathy from Maryland wrote (January 13, 2013):
Bought these a week ago and played in them several times already. Plenty of structure and comfort at the same time! I have a somewhat wide foot at the top. Will buy a second pair soon since manufacturers change models so quickly.