Most helpful critical review
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.