The US Open is currently in it’s second week, so this seems like the perfect time to introduce some New Balance Tennis related content to our site!
Much like football, New Balance are trying to grow their presence within tennis too, and with sponsoring such talented players such as Milos Raonic of Canada, Nicole Gibbs of America, and our very own Heather Watson of the United Kingdom, they are definitely taking steps in the right direction.
As our interest in New Balance was first started because of footwear, that’s where we’re going to focus our attention, and in particular, a model that is extremely well known to everyone… but maybe not this version of it.
When we think tennis shoes, or court shoes, then usually you think big and clumpy, but these New Balance 996v2 are extremely sleek in comparison, and that’s a big win in our books.
The New Balance 996v2 features a synthetic and mesh upper, with a full foot TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) cage which provides supreme flexibility, and the use of mesh providing excellent ventilation.
‘PROBANK’ features in the 996v2 as a lightweight stability technology designed to guide foot positioning during lateral cutting movements.
The ‘N DURE’ that we see on the upper is an ‘Ndurance’ rubber compound for maximum durability, and is used in high wear areas.
To add to the list of technologies used, of course, we can’t forget about the REVlite midsole, which keeps the shoe comfy and lightweight.
It also features a Herringbone outsole which allows increased traction for lateral motion and quick pivoting, which is key when playing tennis.
The 996v2 comes at a retail price of £80, and of course, comes in two widths – standard or wide.
The colourway that we have featured is the New Balance MC996GO2, and is by far our favourite colourway of the lot, but there are others, which you can check out below –