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. Wide D width.
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New Balance makes wide shoes that are truly wide enough for people who need wide shoes. I am pretty happy with this pair. I am wearing them on clay and hard courts, and I like the stability and support that these shoes offer.
4 StarsA bit narrower than D
Anna from AZ wrote (September 19, 2013):
A more streamlined, lighter shoe than other New Balance models I have worn (804), which may explain why it is not quite as wide. Still found to be very comfortable after a short break-in period.
2 StarsWide is not so wide
Rebecca from CA wrote (September 17, 2013):
I returned this because it was not wide enough for me. The size 7.5 "D"/wide was not as wide as the New Balance 656 size 7.5 Wide that I've been wearing and like a lot.