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New Balance Men’s MC656 Tennis Shoe,White/Navy,11 2E US

New Balance Men’s MC656 Tennis Shoe,White/Navy,11 2E US

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The MC656 Tennis shoe is the typical New Balance shoe that you and many others have come to love. The 600 series offers an excellent combination of comfort and stability. This shoe has the best of both worlds for a tennis player of any age or skill making the MC656 the most vesatile shoe from the New Balance Tennis Collection.

Customer Reviews

Best version yet

28 people found this helpful.
 on July 8, 2012
By James M. Punderson IV
I have always had a hard time finding comfortable, well-fitting wide shoes for tennis (and before that, basketball) so when I find a pair, I order several pairs because they are constantly being discontinued. When I get down to my last pair, I start looking for new ones. My previous shoe was the New Balance 654. However when I ordered and tried on the 656, I immediately threw away the almost new 654 pair as the 656 fit SO MUCH better. Great job, New Balance! I immediately ordered more pairs to put on the shelf.

Sizing isn’t even close!

 on January 26, 2013
By DB BluBlock Productions
The quality seems OK, and the MC656 are indeed made in the USA with imported products. I wear them everyday for work where I spend most of my time on the move, and they have remained comfortable. If they don’t feel nice at first make sure you give them break in time.. mine went from pain to perfection. This specific pair is not even close in size though. They were supposed to be 10 but fit like 11, and were 2E that fit like 4E. The replacement pair fit better but weren’t perfect, so consider ordering a half size smaller at least?

Cheaply made–has a manufacturing defect

 on July 7, 2013
By J. Hulse
I went with this model shoe because it seemed to be the equivalent of some older New Balance tennis shoes that I really like (the 653 model from at least 5 years ago or more). THAT model had removable insoles, full leather uppers–a quality shoe. This model DOESN’T have either of those things (the outer material is mostly synthetic mesh), and to top it off has a manufacturing defect-the outside of the left shoe’s insole feels like it’s higher than it should be vs. the inside, which after a while of use makes my knee hurt (and I only wear them at the gym, not for general use). This shoe is made in USA (which the packaging goes on and on about) but the quality, surprisingly, just isn’t there. The older pair was made in China and was worth the money (I think I paid a similar price for it). These shoes just don’t cut it, and since I can’t return them I’ll probably end up giving them away to charity or something–good money down the drain.

My initial enthusiasm quickly waned

8 people found this helpful.
 on July 2, 2013
By horchata
The one high mark I’ll give this shoe is that it’s the first sneaker I’ve worn that actually had enough room in the toe box that my foot was comfortable and didn’t feel cramped. I require double wide (4E) shoes that can be difficult to find in many local stores, hence my resort to purchasing shoes online despite the risk and hassle involved when they don’t fit well.

Excellent shoe

4 people found this helpful.
 on August 30, 2012
By Cornerstone
As a previous reviewer noted, the blue and the red accented versions of this shoe are of different construction. I own the red accented one and it couldn’t be better. The front panel is mesh, which helps the shoe breathe more than most tennis shoes out there. The traction and flexibility are also excellent. Having an assembled in the USA shoe isn’t bad either.


 on November 22, 2013
By gabby
New Balance Men’s MC656 Tennis Shoe

A Quality Tennis Shoe

7 people found this helpful.
 on May 6, 2012
By Waterbug
This NB MC656 was made in USA and the price was the lowest online. This is a great shoe for Tennis, Bicycling, VolleyBall, Basketball, etc., and general everyday use (Not a great running shoe). It looks good, feels good, nice weight, & fast shipping. I bought these shoes for Tennis. Very satisfied….5 stars.

Not For Tennis At All

One person found this helpful.
 on October 8, 2012
I purchased these shoes based on good reviews. But these shoes fell short of my expectations by a big margin. First of all, shoes are significantly heavier than my Nike shoes. Second, sole of shoes is rigid (not flexible) which makes hard for me to move fast on court as well as restricts my movement. Only thing good about shoes is that they look nice. So I am using these shoes for casual and I am using my Nike shoes for playing Tennis. I think whoever designed these shoes has no knowledge of Tennis. Hence, if you’re looking to buy shoes to play Tennis, don’t buy these.

Traditonal Tennis Shoe

 on June 8, 2013
By Lawrence A. Glickman
This shoe is not one of the “modern” lightweight tennis shoes that you will see the Pros wear. It does not have extremely soft padding inside either. However it came in 9 4E which is what I need having wide feet and it is comfortable and sturdy. I expect that as I wear it longer it will be more to my liking. It has a regulation sole legal on any court and it it a non marking type as well. It is also good for walking and as the sole is flat it does not have the cleated type of sole that I find puts pressure points on my feet. All in all it meets my expectations.

Had to send back…

 on March 30, 2013
By MikeMostly
So they’re extremely light weight and have zero arch support but all in all playing in them felt pretty good and I like the whole made in the USA deal. The issue: five minutes into playing the pro came over yelling “who’s marking up my courts!?”. Turns out (could have been a bad batch of rubber or something) that all my toe dragging in these shoes was leaving black scuffs everywhere. So, ultimately I had to send them back as it’s impossible to use them for actually playing tennis on my courts. Not sure if anyone else has had this issue but I thought I’d warn everyone.


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