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Comments: Like others posting for various NB shoes, I have noticed a decrease in the quality of the shoes.
Unfortunately, this pair is no exception. Standing in them, they feel cushy. In fact, they feel soft all the way around. If you
like a tall and firm heel cup, like the Babolat SFX or the Prince T22, you will dislike the feel -- which is floppy. The mesh
definitely makes the short (in height) toe box tolerable, because the mesh gives. In fact, it gives too much. The support in
these shoes is minimal in physical tennis matches. The mesh allows the foot to move too much in the shoe, as it stretches
when you are jamming on the brakes/changing direction. The insole support is minimal -- yet cushy. I use orthotics on top
of the insoles. All in all, there is just too little support to have me believe I can play in these very long. It is a mushy shoe
that is fine for minimally athletic activities. Not tennis.
From: Mike, 11/15
Comments: I've worn New Balance shoes for years. This is the worst shoe ever. I got a 2E and it still rubs on
side of my foot. There's no toe box and no arch. The inside of the shoe is slick and my foot kept jamming into the end of
shoe. I tied them tighter and I still ran out of the shoe twice on the court. I hate them. I tried two pairs of socks, tried new
insoles, and re-laced them. Again, just a bad shoe.
From: Matt, 3/15
Comments: These MC 1005 2E shoes have the best support and cushioning so far. My feet and joints don't
after 3 hours of tennis. The best thing, though, is that they feel light and low to the ground. These shoes have improved my
work and have given me new legs at the same time. Hope they make these for a long time.
From: Dave, 2/15
Comments: I love the 1004, as it lasted inside and out. The MC 1005, after 3 months of wear, had a hole worn
the cushioning on the inside above the heel on both shoes. I have rechecked all my 1004 (about 8 Pairs) and there are no
From: Joe, 10/12
Comments: This is my second pair of MC 1005 2E, and I play on hard court in hot weather in Texas. It's light
I like the 1005-2E more than 1004-2E (which are heavier/harder and I used 5 pairs in 3 years). I have wide feet and the 2E
perfectly to my feet.
From: Ron, 9/12
Comments: I have worn the New Balance for many years and have enjoyed the fit and stablity of the older
the 1005. They did away with the inner shoe lining, and the insole does not have as much support (I got shin splints the
that I wore them). Even the laces seem cheap. They will work fine for mowing the grass but I will not use them for tennis.
the last pair of New Balance that I will buy.
From: Duane, 7/12