New Balance Fresh Foam X CT-Rally

mpournaras

Hall of Fame
Looks like it will have a 6-month durability guarantee as well:

" This limited guarantee covers the New Balance 996, 1006/1007, Fresh Foam Lav/CT-RALLY, and UCHCOCO models sold at retail stores within the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, or purchased through www.newbalance.com or other online retailers by customers with delivery addresses within 50 United States and the District of Columbia."

side note: What is the UCHCOCO model? CG1COCO is the current Coco shoe.
 

TWH_3020

New User
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JeffG

Rookie
Any indication yet of whether or not these have a shank of some sort? The Lav 2s flexed a ton in the arch making it difficult to wear for a lot of people who need support in that area.
 

SJS0433

New User
Those have some potential if they can release better colors but not loving what's above that much. Won't matter if it doesn't work for my foot which the Lav v2 didn't.
 

mpournaras

Hall of Fame
When you say ALOT you mean some portion of the 20% that aren't on Nike, Adidas, and Asics?
Yes. Just like any new show let’s see who wears the replacement.

Wolf, Paul, Thompson, Cressy, and others wearing the grass court ones that don’t typically wear NB
 

LOBALOT

Hall of Fame
Yes. Just like any new show let’s see who wears the replacement.

Wolf, Paul, Thompson, Cressy, and others wearing the grass court ones that don’t typically wear NB


 

d-quik

Hall of Fame

It says that Braydon Schnur wears UomoSport for shoes as well?
 

mpournaras

Hall of Fame
Wonder when those will drop. That is 5 potential colorways at launch (or soon after launch) if they are all men's colors
 

mpournaras

Hall of Fame
Either your hand is huge or that is a womens colorway. I like it though... I was saying last year why dont we see more maroon/volt combos.
 
Still waiting for something like the v1 to return... have tried so many different shoes since and nothing comes close. Most similar I've worn since are the Adidas Cybersonic...
 

mpournaras

Hall of Fame
Still waiting for something like the v1 to return... have tried so many different shoes since and nothing comes close. Most similar I've worn since are the Adidas Cybersonic...
Keep looking, son. Or try the CT-Rally? The reviews seem to say its somewhere between the LAV 1 and the LAV 2
 

mpournaras

Hall of Fame
Still something very old man looking about these shoes no mater the color.
Move along then. I really like what NB does concerning tech and cushioning. I think most other shoe makers are getting lazy/relying on branding. I am very excited to try this shoe and am prepared to also be let down... but I enter this test with a positive outlook!
 

LOBALOT

Hall of Fame
I wear their 996 shoes as they make a 2E shoe. I just think this styling is not the best and they should know and get feedback that just because of their target audience doesn't mean they need to design a shoe that looks like it is designed for a 85 year old man.
 

aus89

Hall of Fame
I wear their 996 shoes as they make a 2E shoe. I just think this styling is not the best and they should know and get feedback that just because of their target audience doesn't mean they need to design a shoe that looks like it is designed for a 85 year old man.
dad sneakers are a fashion trend atm so they know what they're doing
 
I don’t understand the “old man” or “dad” comments on the New Balance shoes. While some of their shoes don’t (for me) pass my comfort screen, they generally are supportive, and accommodate orthotics, and come in widths and size 12 1/2. I’ve tried on a number of other brands and IMO, with their hard plastic flanges and overly stiff heel counters, they provide an annuity stream to podiatrists and orthopedists.
 

JimboCollie

New User
A for effort but they are hideous. Need to look good to play good…right?
I might get them because I think they will be a performance improvement on the Lav 2, but they aren't good looking. A chance they might look better in real life though.
 

pasta

Semi-Pro
not good looking shoe, was curious about trying New Balance but just can't get over how ugly shoes they make.
 

mpournaras

Hall of Fame
I might get them because I think they will be a performance improvement on the Lav 2, but they aren't good looking. A chance they might look better in real life though.
Almost certainly. Also, no one is looking at your feet. Literally no one besides yourself
 
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