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Legend
New Balance Coco CG1
Unisex
MSRP: $169.99
Color: White with black and vibrant apricot
Style #: UCHCOCOM
404 grams (14.3 oz)

Available 08/26/2022 at 12:00 am (US/Eastern)



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This is very interesting because it’s a big departure from what Coco normally favours in a court shoe.

Unless it is part of a lifestyle range that she is doing with New Balance and it’s not meant to be used as a court shoe?

If it is a court shoe, the high ankle collar would rule it out for me, but I’m intrigued to see how other people go because New Balance does make extremely good tennis shoes. I’m a big fan of the Lav2’s.

From a cosmetic standpoint it is a pretty cool looking shoe. New Balance is just so good at that tasteful, slightly 90s colour-blocking.
 

janelgreo

Professional
This is very interesting because it’s a big departure from what Coco normally favours in a court shoe.

Unless it is part of a lifestyle range that she is doing with New Balance and it’s not meant to be used as a court shoe?

If it is a court shoe, the high ankle collar would rule it out for me, but I’m intrigued to see how other people go because New Balance does make extremely good tennis shoes. I’m a big fan of the Lav2’s.

From a cosmetic standpoint it is a pretty cool looking shoe. New Balance is just so good at that tasteful, slightly 90s colour-blocking.

It's a court shoe, she's actually wearing it in Atlanta. She does have her own liefstyle line, which reminded me of the ON Rogers lol.
 
Curious as to why.

they are complete tanks and the upper was so high cut and inflexible that it tore up my ankles. It just feels like a clunky basketball shoe trying to be passed off as a tennis shoe. I expect to see more sold to the streetwear crowd than serious players.

The Energy Arc, NB carbon plate system, definitely has potential but I would have rather seen it utilized in the new 996 or the next Lav. For me, it wasn’t enough to overcome the other inherent flaws in this shoe.
 

JeffG

Rookie
they are complete tanks and the upper was so high cut and inflexible that it tore up my ankles. It just feels like a clunky basketball shoe trying to be passed off as a tennis shoe. I expect to see more sold to the streetwear crowd than serious players.

The Energy Arc, NB carbon plate system, definitely has potential but I would have rather seen it utilized in the new 996 or the next Lav. For me, it wasn’t enough to overcome the other inherent flaws in this shoe.
I agree with this and will add that it’s a high volume shoe with few eyelets for laces. The only way for me to get my narrower, low volume feet locked in at all was to cinch the upper collar laces really tight, the exact opposite of what I wanted to do since I didn’t want the high top to start with.

I’m hopeful the new 996 will be a better fit for me, somewhere between v3 and v4.
 

lim

Professional
The higher cut is interesting. Does it add much support? There are a number of players that wear an ankle brace for a little extra stability so I could see the appeal
 

atatu

Legend
All I have to say is: I'm obsessed with these shoes.

I hated the Lav 2 and adore these. Like pry-them-off-my-feet-because-I-haven't-taken-them-off-since-I-got-them-obsessed.

That's all! :)

Michelle, TW

Lav 2's are the GSOAT ! Ask JJ Wolf :cool:
 

d-quik

Hall of Fame

Rosstour

G.O.A.T.
Anyone see her semi- roll her ankle the other day?
Probably because of these clumsy looking shoes

People love to crap on Nike but you hardly ever see their athletes breaking laces, tearing the uppers, or rolling their ankles (Serena notwithstanding)
 

janelgreo

Professional
People love to crap on Nike but you hardly ever see their athletes breaking laces, tearing the uppers, or rolling their ankles (Serena notwithstanding)

Zion Williamson blew right through his Nike's... but he's rare specimen...

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Anyways, you are somewhat right, I actually thought about this a while back but with basketball players. A majority of major injuries in basketball were people with Adidas: Tracy McGrady, Gilbert Arenas, Derrick Rose, and some others... but then I realized is it REALLY the shoe or the player? Some people are more prone, but in basketball players like James Harden and Damian Lillard who are known for their footwork and quickness have never had injuries. So I chalk it up to the players themselves lol.
 

Rosstour

G.O.A.T.
Zion Williamson blew right through his Nike's... but he's rare specimen...



Anyways, you are somewhat right, I actually thought about this a while back but with basketball players. A majority of major injuries in basketball were people with Adidas: Tracy McGrady, Gilbert Arenas, Derrick Rose, and some others... but then I realized is it REALLY the shoe or the player? Some people are more prone, but in basketball players like James Harden and Damian Lillard who are known for their footwork and quickness have never had injuries. So I chalk it up to the players themselves lol.

It's both IMO

I was just talking about tennis, didn't even consider those guys...I feel a bit ill now
 

JeffG

Rookie
I know they are legit, the women's heel collar just tore up EVERY part of my ankle and after 2 weeks of bloody socks and shoes, the break-in wasn't worth it for me (even with higher socks) :)

Michelle, TW
Wow. I don’t play in the Lav 2s, either, but the break-in on these was quite a bit worse for me. It’s like they took the stiff, clunkiness of the Lav 2s and doubled down on it.
 

curtstead

Professional
While I’m happy with my Yonex Eclipsion 4s, I caved and snagged a pair of the NYC colorway of the CG1s. Should come on Tuesday after Labor Day, will post reviews. Stock pics of it look bad, but they look good while actually watching Coco play. True unisex color IMO, as opposed to the white/pink ones.
 

curtstead

Professional
You threw your diadoras and lottos in the trash after 3 wears right? :-D

Lol! Nah, I just wore through em with how much I’ve been playing. Went through my Raptors about a month ago and couldn’t find them in my size . also ripped the upper in the B.Icons like everyone else did.The the Torneo’s… they’re just not the BS5’s man.
 
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