New Balance MC 1296 2E White/Blue Men's Shoes Customer feedback
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Comments: I too feel a little foolish for buying these shoes without first reading the reviews. They are very narrow
and tight. I'm a long-time New Balance wearer and am surprised they would allow so much variation in the lasts under the same
brand without a closer quality check. I'll think again before buying New Balance and am sympathetic to Tennis Warehouse which
must be getting lots of returns. These will be going back tomorrow.
Comments: I purchased these shoes without reading reviews. My mistake. I have to agree with all comments. The
shoe is very narrow for a 2E. The midsole is ridiculously narrow. Comfort is a 2/10. I know sometimes you just have to get used
to a new fit however but this was no where near what I was expecting out of a NB tennis shoe. It is hard on you feet and cramp
your arch. I play 3.0/3.5 as much as 3 or 4 days a week on hard and rubico and it was so bad I played in my street shoes. NB is
normally my shoe of choice.
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
Comments: I have worn New Balance shoes (2E) for more than 15 years. The MC1296 is the worst so far. Very
uncomfortable, too narrow for wide shoes, cheap materials and the worst the outsole that lasted only 3 weeks (I play 3 days a
week). So disappointed
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.
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.
Comments: I have worn New Balance Tennis Shoes for a long time. The 2E width in this shoe does feel different
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
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.
Comments: I have been wearing 1004s and 1005s for some time in 8 1/2 2E. I just ordered this shoe and am
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.
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