Fit Tip: Length - true to size. Width - Wide. Arch - Slightly low. Little to no break-in. Last - PL-12 (More Modern/Sleeker Fit)
The new 996v2 tennis shoe offers supreme flexibility along with lightweight durability. Probank provides lightweight lateral stability and an Ndurance outsole makes this a durable option for competitive tennis players.
Midwest Sports only ships New Balance products to domestic addresses in the U.S. and U.S. Territories.
6 MONTH OUTSOLE WARRANTY
Full foot TPU cage for maximum flexibility.
Molded "N" logo
PROBANK in the midsole for lightweight stability, guiding foot position through lateral cutting movements.
ABZORB foam for superior cushioning and compression
REVLITE midsole foam - 32% lighter than standard foam
Ndurance rubber for maximum durability in high wear areas
I already wrote a review, but forgot to mention that the shoe should be ordered a half size larger. Be sure to lace tight enough so your foot does not slide. I wish they were more colorful, but they work.
4 StarsFinally wide enough to play
Carol from MT wrote (November 19, 2016):
While not the most attractive shoe, this one fits my wide foot fairly well so I am happy with that aspect. It is not very cushioned on the bottom, so I think you must wear orthotics or some gel cushion. My feet hurt after one hour of playing pickleball.
4 StarsGreat for Heals and Foot
Kathy from NC wrote (July 08, 2016):
Had some heal pain and foot pain when foot would slide while trying to get a hit. These shoes were excellent for eliminating pain in my heal and in my foot. Did not like trying to put them on, though, with the back breaking down easily. Would buy them again, however
2 StarsFirst Shoe Return
Babs Lawler from FL wrote (May 07, 2016):
I always buy New Balance tennis shoes for my game. They have always been very comfortable, durable and true to size for me. This pair is great looking and light weight but was a very disappointing fit. They were cut too low in the back (hard to put on) and too snug across the top front where laces begin. I found it necessary to return them.
2 StarsNew Balance WC996PG
RHONDA from AL wrote (April 13, 2016):
beautiful shoe, but my legs and feet hurt after wearing them around the house. I can't imagine them being comfortable after a match