Tennis Shoe Widths (and New Balance)

Discussion in 'Shoes and Apparel' started by TennsDog, Jun 19, 2004.

  1. TennsDog

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    Why do not more companies make shoes in different widths as New Balance does? I love the Figjams, but with them, as with all other shoes, I have to go up a 1/2 size to get the fit of width that I want. This causes problems sometimes when my toes jam and my big toes grind against the shoe and make them sore. I may end up trying a pair of NB's in size 10 (vs. 10.5) and width 4E. Anyone got anything to say about NB tennis shoes?
     
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  2. TMB

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    I've tried two models of NB shoes, and I much prefer the 801's to the 651's because the 801's feel much more stable-- much better for quick starts, stops, turns...
     
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  3. TennsDog

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    Anyone got anything to say about the NB CT1001? Is it a performance shoe?
     
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  4. hughfree

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    I have found the 1000's to be very good performance shoes. I have played in the 800's and the 651's and I much prefer the 1000's. The 651's offer great cushioning but tend to ride high off of the ground for my taste. The 800's were very stable shoes with good cushioning. They felt great out of the box. However, the soles of the shoes came apart after a couple of weeks of play on two different pairs. NB replaced the shoes but it became a hassle to send them back and wait. I have found the 1000's to have a good mix of stability and cushioning. They are reasonably durable. One of the best shoes that I have found for those of us with wide feet.
     
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  5. mojo

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    I'm a NB zealot for a few reasons: narrow (B)-width shoes in several models (although, alas, not the CT1001), great value, the outsole warranty (which I've never had to invoke) and they're one of the only -- if not the only -- major US shoe companies still making shoes in the US. And their tennis apparel is pretty good, too.
     
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    I have the same problem with wide feet - i have to go up to a size 12 in most shoes to get the width but with a NB 4E i can wear a 11.5 or even 11. The problem is that i don't like NB shoes because i find their heels too high and i prefer a low-to-the-ground feel. Nike Vapors or Wilson Fantoms would be perfect but they are way too narrow for me, i wish they came in 4E's.
     
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