New Balance MC 1296 2E Orange/Black Men's Shoes Customer feedback

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Comments: I bought these on cyber Monday and started playing with these shoes on December 2. A mere five weeks later, and the outside of the sole is already worn down to the plastic support on the widest portion of the toe box. Most of the outside tread is worn completely smooth. I am 59 years old and play mostly doubles. I will send them back to get another pair. Also, the tongue is so short I can barley tie the laces without them touching my socks. Glad TW will honor the New Balance warranty.
From: Joel, 1/15

Comments: Perhaps the worst NB shoe I have ever tried on and wouldn't think of ever attempting to wear them on court. Really odd fit compared the old lasts they used to use, cheap materials and didn't look well constructed. Frankly, haven't seen a decent NB shoe since the 1002. Just sad what NB has become.
From: Anon, 10/14

Comments:I have worn nothing but New Balance size 9EE shoes for more than a decade. Either the shoes sent to me were mislabeled, or these are by far the narrowest double E shoes New Balance has ever created. I held them up to my current 9EE shoes and the difference in width was striking.
From: Rick, 8/14

Comments: I have worn New Balance Tennis Shoes for a long time. The 2E width in this shoe does feel different than anything New Balance has ever produced. It is a closer fit in the midfoot area as described -- but the shoe fits true to size! The snug fit in the midfoot keeps your foot very stable in the shoe and prevents slipage. I do not mind the tongue being shorter than other models. The top laces come very close to the top of the tongue -- but the tongue stays in place and there is no problem.
From: Larry, 3/14

Comments: I have been wearing 1004s and 1005s for some time in 8 1/2 2E. I just ordered this shoe and am sending them back as this model is narrower than previous New Balance versions. In addition, the tongue is shorter than previous versions and thus the knotted shoe lace is almost at the top of the tongue.
From: Hamid, 2/14

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