Comments: The 806 was the most comfortable 800 series shoe for me since the 803. Alas, it does not measure up in
durability. The heel wore out after just 8 outings. New Balance was great and quickly sent me my one replacement. This time I only
got 7 uses. I only weight 195 lbs and never wore through any New Balance shoe this quickly let alone an 800 series shoe. Bring
back the 803.
Comments: I have always been a New Balance fan, and I'm always nervous when trying a new version of an old model.
My nervousness is over. I have been planying with the 806 for several months and love them. They are comfortable and supportive.
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 and
grass, I use an orthodic, and I use one half size longer than my street shoe.