New Balance MC 996 are soooo good!

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  1. jdawg02

    jdawg02 Rookie

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    I agree on the insoles. I replaced mine with Cadence. I take back my thoughts on these shoes being soooo good. I've only had them for a week and I have already wore it to the point that the outsole is showing already on the left toe. They are light and fast feeling but not worth the money. Back to Nikes here I go lol
     
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  2. bosssauce

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    These are better than most nikes which are you using?
     
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  3. mikeler

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    New Balance insoles are garbage.
     
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  4. jdawg02

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    I ended up switching to the Breathe Cage. I bought my normal size but I put my Cadence insoles with double socks and that has alleviate the heel slippage the TW shoe review has mentioned. I am overalled impressed with this shoe and I will be buying more!
     
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  5. Boredsurfer

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    Really?

    Even with insoles I think the sole is too thin and low to the ground (not offering enough cushioning) AND because of my weight, lateral cuts had my feet moving around in the shoe. BTW, I'm 250 lbs (not fat OR over-weight) and these shoes felt like slippers to me on the courts.

    Not to hard a concept to understand is it?
     
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  6. bosssauce

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    It is actually because that is not the shoe that is you complaining
     
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  7. Boredsurfer

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    No it's me observing that this shoe does not SUIT me.... I never said there was anything wrong with the shoe.

    What are you - 12?
     
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  8. bosssauce

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    i just turned 4
     
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  9. anhuynh16

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    Don't bother with him, he's just trying to get his post count up.

    My friend got a pair of the grey ones, he was telling me how modern (compared to other NB models) these are. NB definitely stepping up there game!
     
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  10. bosssauce

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    What are you talking about why does post count matter? I just have a firm belief in people make up to many excuses. 15 years ago nobody had shoes this nice and they didnt complain.
     
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  11. lawlaw

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    Bought these on looks alone. They look great, yet to play in them.
     
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  12. niktub

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    which insoles are a good option with these?
     
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  13. aggfan

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    The shoes fit great, very comfortable. All aspects of the shoes in terms of performance is top notch, but the durability is horrible. The lasted me only a month.
     
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  14. bosssauce

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    good thing they have a guarentee:):):):)
     
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    This is for TW. I think I heard somewhere that you're done with the review but the review (and the video) is nowhere to be found.
     
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  16. grolson1993

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    Here's the video review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQ5Uc4LZGSE

    it looks like the written one is not up yet though.
     
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  17. MisterP

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    Ditto. I purchased them on March 15th. About the first week in April I noticed to small spots on the toe had worn down into the foam. Now, a month later, I have completely blown through the outsole on the left toe and the right is soon to follow. They also have completely lost all lateral stability.

    This shoe was comfortable and looked nice, but that's it. It's a damn shame too, because I have wide feet and can't find any other brands that do a 2E. Going to try the Babolat SFX next.
     
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  18. JGads

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    I have a 2E foot and I wear Vapor 9s at a half size bigger than I do in New Balance shoes (851, for example) and they're spot on. Maybe worth a try?
     
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  19. MisterP

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    I had a pair of Court Ballistec 4.3's that were way too narrow, and I just assumed the Vapor's would be the same. I will definitely be stopping by the shoe store today to see how they fit.

    Thanks.
     
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  20. I Heart Thomas Muster

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    JGads is right. The Vapors are wider than the Ballistecs as is the Cage model. I'm currently loving the width of the new K-Swiss Bigshot as well.
     
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