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New Balance 656 Men's White/Navy

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The 656 is New Balance's most versatile tennis shoe offering an excellent combination of comfort and stability with a rich leather upper.

Upper: High abrasion long wear drag tip provides outstanding durability. Leather upper provides durability and support and has strategic perforations for ventilation. Padded air mesh tongue and heel collar provide increased cushioning, breathability and comfort.

Midsole: Lightweight C-Cap compression molded EVA midsole provides cushioning and flexibility. ABZORB in the heel and forefoot provides exceptional shock absorption. Stability Web provides optimal arch support that is both rigid and lightweight while preventing midfoot flex. Built on New Balance's standard MX-001 tennis/training last. Removable EVA insole for increased cushioning.

Outsole: Non-marking Ndurance® rubber outsole compound provides maximum durability in high-wear areas with a herringbone traction pattern for optimal traction on a variety of surfaces. Forefoot pivot point for increased mobility.

1-Year Outsole Guarantee – For all warranty claims and questions please call New Balance Customer Care at (800) 595-9138.

Item #: 112407
Style #: MC656WN
Color : White/Navy
Weight : 12.2 Ounces

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New Balance 656 Men's White/Navy
 
4.3

(based on 81 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (50)
  • Good traction (37)
  • Lightweight (37)
  • Cushions impact (27)
  • Durable (22)

Cons

  • Poor arch support (4)
  • Tread wears through (3)

Best Uses

  • Hardcourt (21)
  • Dry conditions (18)
  • With orthotics/inserts (14)
  • Clay (9)
  • Tennis (7)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      88% 

      (67 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      95% 

      (73 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (45), High arch (4), Low arch (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (40), Casual/ recreational (31), Competitive athlete (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (75)

Reviewed by 81 customers

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5.0

Great fit

By Andy

from Seattle

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Grip

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Clay
    • Hardcourt

    Comments about New Balance 656 Men's White/Navy:

    I have another pair 3yeRs old at my vacation home.
    Great price too

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    As good as always

    By Joe the tennis player

    from Schenevus, NY

    About Me Competitive Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Dries Well
    • Good Grip
    • Good Shock Absorption

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hardcourt

      Comments about New Balance 656 Men's White/Navy:

      I've been buying the New Balance 650 series for many years. It is an excellent value for the money. I am 65 years old and still playing competitive singles tennis and have no foot, leg or hip problems. Holabird has the best value and service...and I do most of my shopping on the Internet so I do compare.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Right Price

      By Peter

      from Stowe vt

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about New Balance 656 Men's White/Navy:

          Good

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          NB 656 7.5 4-E

          By "Fletch"

          from Jacksonville FL

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Tennisclay Or Hard
            • Trail Running
            • Walking

            Comments about New Balance 656 Men's White/Navy:

            Most of the time, I can only get NB tennis shoes in my size and width online. I know that they will be true to size and have never had a problem. And I would not order any other shoe online. I've made that MISTAKE before.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            1.0

            656 Different Fit From Previous 650 Seri

            By Don

            from Charleston, WV

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Narrow / Tight
              • Uncomfortable

              Best Uses

                Comments about New Balance 656 Men's White/Navy:

                I've worn 650, 651, 654 for years with perfect fit (size 8D). 656 deviates with seemingly different last. Switched to 696 which is closer to the previous 650 series.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels half size too small
                • Width:
                • Feels too narrow
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                3 Questions | 4 Answers
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                • Q:

                  Is EE width the same as 2E ?
                  Asked on 5/1/2013 by Footfault from Australia

                  2 answers

                  • A:

                    Yes, EE and 2E represent the same width of shoe.

                    Answered on 5/1/2013 by Community Answer from None
                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Yes, EE is the same as 2E.

                    Answered on 5/2/2013 by Ryan from Holabird Sports
                • Q:

                  where is this the new balance 656 wn made?
                  Thanks, hugh
                  Asked on 8/25/2012 by hugh from west newton pa.

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    The New Balance 656 is made in the United States.

                    Answered on 8/29/2012 by Ryan from Holabird Sports
                • Q:

                  What does the shoe weight?
                  Asked on 3/27/2012 by Anonymous

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    We weighed a size 9 at 12.2 ounces.

                    Answered on 3/28/2012 by Ryan from Holabird Sports
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                • About New Balance
                New Balance has grown to be one of the largest manufacturers of running shoes and they've done this without expensive advertising campaigns. New Balance knows that there is no better press than positive word-of-mouth. New Balance began as an arch support company, but in 1960, they designed the first running shoe with a ripple sole and the first running shoe that came in varying widths. It didn't take long before New Balance running shoes were used by college track teams all over the country. Today, New Balance makes their shoes available in more widths than almost any other company and that means that there's a New Balance that can fit nearly any foot. Although they started by making running shoes, New Balance tennis shoes are an industry staple and are loved by recreational and serious players. New Balance also makes fine running and tennis apparel, as well as a variety of socks and other sporting accessories.

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