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Lace-up tennis shoe with reinforced toe featuring perforated toe box and side panel
New Balance is dedicated to helping athletes achieve their goals. It's been their mission for more than a century to focus on research and development. It's why they don't design products to fit an image. They design them to fit. New Balance is driven to make the finest shoes for the same reason athletes lace them up: to achieve the very best.
9.5 M US
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have worn them 3 times now for tennis, I will not wear them again. As others have written vs 804 its an inferior cheapened product but at $100+ they are not cheap My tennis coach plays in Babolat for similar price.. First thing is the very poor insole, the 804 has a shaped insole with a heel cup. The 806 has just a cheap basic liner, I ended up using the old insole from 804. Another problem is they have gone from 7 lace holes to 6, the last lace holes are now higher up the foot. I cannot get the shoe tied as tight as I like, it feels like my foot is slipping out. In summary I am not happy with them for playing tennis. I will play in my 804 until I find another brand I like. I think New Balance now makes tennis shoes for walking around the mall not for serious tennis players playing hard court tennis.
Almost as good as the MC803. 804 was so bad I played in my last pair of 803 until the sole fell off. Runs small: I had to order half a size larger than any other shoe I wear.
I have worn the NB 800 series shoes for a long time but after playing in the 806 I am done with the company. The 806 is a cheapened version of the 804. It runs narrow, the toe box is narrower and smaller. There is virtually no padding left in the tongue and no cushioning in the sole. The shoe is hard as a rock on the court and offers much less support than the old 804. Even the insole has been literally cut down and no longer provides a heel cup. It is too bad the company has given up on quality for cost cutting. They used to make a good product but I am looking elsewhere, probably ASICS, for my next pair of shoes. Reviews of other NB shoes on the NB website shows the same pattern of customer complaints about the cheapening of the new models of shoes. Very shortsighted on management's part from my perspective.
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