The 996 is New Balance’s first tennis/court shoe comprised of a knit, suede/mesh nylon-infused upper composed with a form-fitting fabric design. The fabric upper is heat fused for optimal strength and durability on the court!
Update from previous model:
Consumers found the previous model not as durable due to a plastic shell overlay that made the v2 crack due to wear in the instep area. The sole is more free and less stiff compared to the previous version as well.
Weight: 12.4 oz
Fit: standard fit - slightly snug
Orthotic Friendly: yes
Removable Insole: yes