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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on June 15, 2014
I have worn them 3 times now for tennis, I will not wear them again.
As others have written vs 804 its an inferior cheapened product but at $100+ they are not cheap
My tennis coach plays in Babolat for similar price..
First thing is the very poor insole, the 804 has a shaped insole with a heel cup.
The 806 has just a cheap basic liner, I ended up using the old insole from 804.
Another problem is they have gone from 7 lace holes to 6, the last lace holes are now higher up the foot.
I cannot get the shoe tied as tight as I like, it feels like my foot is slipping out.
In summary I am not happy with them for playing tennis.
I will play in my 804 until I find another brand I like.
I think New Balance now makes tennis shoes for walking around the mall not for serious tennis players playing hard court tennis.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on July 24, 2013
Almost as good as the MC803. 804 was so bad I played in my last pair of 803 until the sole fell off. Runs small: I had to order half a size larger than any other shoe I wear.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on January 6, 2014
I have worn the NB 800 series shoes for a long time but after playing in the 806 I am done with the company. The 806 is a cheapened version of the 804. It runs narrow, the toe box is narrower and smaller. There is virtually no padding left in the tongue and no cushioning in the sole. The shoe is hard as a rock on the court and offers much less support than the old 804. Even the insole has been literally cut down and no longer provides a heel cup. It is too bad the company has given up on quality for cost cutting. They used to make a good product but I am looking elsewhere, probably ASICS, for my next pair of shoes. Reviews of other NB shoes on the NB website shows the same pattern of customer complaints about the cheapening of the new models of shoes. Very shortsighted on management's part from my perspective.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on April 11, 2014
I purchased this shoe in July 2013 for my husband at a cost of over $100. He has wide foot and New Balance has met his needs.

Until this shoe.

He plays tennis several times a week and had worn the shoe 11 times, alternating it with two other pairs.

Today the left toe of the shoe split -- a first ever occurrence in a New Balance tennis shoe for him, and he has worn New Balance since 1991. The leather split at the seam of the toe. The circular split is six inches long and the leather cover is brittle.

According to Amazon's return policies there is not much we can do. Guess we will donate the pair to charity and let someone try to secure the leather back to the shoe. Duct or electrical tape may hold the shoe together.

Shoddy workmanship! New Balance needs better quality control, especially on higher cost shoes.

What a waste of money!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on November 2, 2013
I liked the fit of the MC804's better but they don't come in this size at Amazon. The MC806 were to small especially around the ball of the shoe.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on September 8, 2013
I am wearing size 12 and have wide feet. The sneakers were a touch snug for the first 20 minutes but after that they kind of stretched and fit perfectly. I use them for playing tennis, they give nice support and are very comfortable. So comfortable that I will be getting a second pair just as walking shoes. Best tennis shoes I ever owned!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 20, 2015
This is my second pair, having worn the first down beyond the sole in some areas. This shoe is one of the best fitting 800 series in recent memory, having started with the 800, the the 801, 902, 803 and 804. There was no 805 to my knowledge. That is easily over 10 years of tennis playing experience, probably more.

For the last series, the 804, the first pair was great. The second pair had quality issues so bad that I had to send it back for quality of the tongue. The tongue on one side was so short that the laces would be at the very edge of the tongue, and I could see the tongue pulling forward leaving the last set of lacing on my socks. The third pair was not much better, but good enough. The later 804 tongues were just too short, and the loop lacing system to cinch the heel tighter was not great, the last set of eyelets being in the wrong place for my foot.

The 806 fixes both these issues, with a much longer tongue and a much better loop lacing system for the last set of eyelets, very well placed for extra stability in the heel.

Just played 1.5 hours of tennis in them last night out of the box, no break in. They were a very stiff at first, but by the end of the night felt great. I use the New Balance IUSA3810 series insole in this shoe and many other shoes, and this is what makes it a perfect fit for me. The other important thing is this shoe has an adequate toe box to prevent toe cram on fast start, stop and turns.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 12, 2014
I have been purchasing the new balance brand for years. I play tennis 10-12 hours a week. I like the brand for the consistency of size and product. However I find this last purchase the shoe is a little widener or sloppier in the fit for some reason. This is causing some sideward slip of my foot resulting in pain on outer edge of foot.
First time ever with this brand. . .
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 10, 2014
This style of shoe has been getting more narrow in the toe with each subsequent model change. My width use to be 3E, then I had to change to 4E, and now I need 5E or 6E width IF IT WAS AVAILABLE.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 10, 2014
Ordered these for my husband in June 2014 as he has been wearing New Balance for years and always found them to be both comfortable and supportive in his size, which can be hard to find, 11 4E. Previously, quality was excellent. By August 2014 ... TWO MONTHS!!! ... shoes are falling apart. Like many others have noted, New Balance quality has gone to ***!** Why pay over $100 for shoes that don't even last TWO MONTHS?! New Balance has lost a dedicated customer.
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