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Comments: I have a high arch (use custom orthotics) and wide instep, and found the 806 to be narrower than
a true 4E. They were painful to play in, so I kept my fingers crossed and purchased a pair of NB 1006. While I prefer all
leather uppers, the NB 1006 4E were a wider shoe -- I found them to be comfortable no matter how long I played, even on
outdoor hard courts.
From: Ken, 5/16
Comments: I bought another pair. No toe jamming, no side pinching, no pain anywhere at all. Although the
cushioning is too firm initially, I got used to the firmness. It is a very stable shoe. I am sold.
From: Charles, 3/16
Comments: I like these shoes except for the heel cushioning. There is no break-in required. There is no
pinching or toe jamming. These shoes are very stable on the court. I tried several insoles but so far none provided the
heel cushioning that I want. If I cannot find a good replacement insole for additional heel cushioning, I won't buy these
From: Charles, 11/15
Comments: I have not had any issues like previous reviewers mentioned. I did replace the insole with a more
plush and better insole. These shoes are really good, just wish the navy logo was filled in to show more color. I play on
hard courts and they are very comfortable.
From: Mike, 11/15
Comments: I think these are a down grade in quality over the previous models. I got about 4 months of solid
out of them before I noticed a real difference. New Balance insoles are a joke. They sacrifice so much comfort. I put new
in these and they felt great. The stabilizer bar makes these, in my opinion, a higher performing shoe than all other New
but I used to get at least 6 months out of the prior versions and they were more comfortable. The price has also increased.
Between the price increase and the much needed insoles these shoes are very expensive indeed. I just don't think they are
the money anymore. I will be switching if I can find a reasonably priced alternative.
From: Joshua, 12/14
Comments: I've gone through two 804s and one 806 and I'm now on the next 806. That's 4 pair in 15 months!
I'm 235 lbs and tend to play hard courts, but it still feels like a high burn rate, but I average 6 hours per week or less. The
warranty is good, but some tougher rubber in the bigger sizes seems needed. They really are the best, supportive shoe.
soles are not the best.
From: Mark, 3/14
Comments: Horrible downgrade to the 804 and 803. I used to be be able to play twice in one day with no foot
Now after just one match in the 806 my feet are killing me. New Balance is definitely going the cost-cutting route at
performance. Will be looking at Prince or Asics going forward.
From: Timothy, 3/14
Comments: The 806 was the most comfortable 800 series shoe for me since the 803. Alas, it does not
durability. The heel wore out after just 8 outings. New Balance was great and quickly sent me my one replacement. This
got 7 uses. I only weight 195 lbs and never wore through any New Balance shoe this quickly let alone an 800 series shoe.
back the 803.
From: Stan, 2/14
Comments: I have always been a New Balance fan, and I'm always nervous when trying a new version of an
My nervousness is over. I have been planying with the 806 for several months and love them. They are comfortable and
The first time I tried them on, I wasn't sure about the fit, but they immediately broke in. My caveats -- I generally play clay
grass, I use an orthodic, and I use one half size longer than my street shoe.
From: Stephen, 8/13