Whether you’re new to tennis or a regular at your local courts, the MC655 from New Balance is the perfect shoe for recreational play. Your foot will stay supported thanks to its stirrup design, pivot point, and herringbone-treaded outsole, and its friction-reducing interior will allow you to move quickly and comfortably so you can be ready for whatever you’re served.
User Ratings and Reviews
2 Stars Very disappointed
This is my third pair of New Balance tennis shoes, having previously worn and loved NB653 and NB654 tennis shoes, size 9.5 4E. The new NB655 shoes don’t fit. The cushioning is great, which is why I gave them 2 stars instead of 1. But it seems that the shape of the 655 is narrower in the forefoot and wider in the midfoot and heel compared to the NB653 and NB654. While the 653′s and 654′s fit perfectly, these shoes are too narrow in the front and my foot sloshes around in the heel. I’ve had them stretched to accommodate the forefoot, but they are still too big in the heel. What a disappointment.
4 Stars New Balance Men’s MC655
Very good shoe for the price, ordered size EEEE, was wider than I thought it would be but fits comfortably. I don’t know if it’s because of the tennis shoe design but it feels and looks wider than my other size EEEE New Balance walking and running shoes.
4 Stars Very comfortable
I bought these in a size 11.5 D (medium) width. Stats: male, 37, 5’11″, 220 lbs, moderatley active.
While there was an initial break-in period, they were well worth the effort. Just getting back into tennis after a long lay-off, they fit perfectly after softening up a bit and adding decent cushioning insoles. No blisters, excellent lateral stability, fairly lightweight. Leather where they should be, mesh where possible to keep feet cool, relatively speaking (I live in Phoenix, will be playing today, 113 degrees.)
Too early to tell if they will be durable, but they seem well constructed.
Compared to similarly priced Adidas, Nike, Asics and Wilson. Asics were close. Adidas were narrow. Nike and Wilson were both terrible; lots of places rubbing against the foot, not smooth inside like the New Balance. Tried more expensive NB’s but these seemed the most stable.
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