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New Balance BB891

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  • Get ready to battle for every point, every rebound and every ounce of your being with the help of the BB891 from New Balance®.
  • Features a team basketball shoe designed to provide a comfortable and supportive ride with a fast look.
  • Synthetic leather upper with breathable mesh and patent leather accents for overall comfort and performance.
  • Padded tongue and collar.
  • Fine mesh lining with a removable, cushioned footbed for added comfort.
  • ABZORB® EX Technology - A combination of premium ABZORB® foam and a peripheral pocket of non-pressurized air that is encapsulated in an engineered thermoplastic for cushioning and the ultimate ride.
  • Ndurance® rubber compound for maximum durability in high-wear areas of the outsole.
  • Textured rubber outsole provides great traction.
  • Built on a MB-001 last.
  • Available in wide sizes.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 1 lb
  • Product measurements were taken using size 11, width B - Narrow. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

93% Felt true to size
  • 0% Full size too large
  • 3% Half size too Large
  • 93% True to size
  • 3% Half size too small
  • 0% Full size too small
82% Felt true to width
  • 82% Felt true to width
  • 18% Felt narrower than marked
  • 0% Felt wider than marked
52% Moderate arch support
  • 45% Excellent arch support
  • 52% Moderate arch support
  • 3% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Get ready to battle for every point, every rebound and every ounce of your being with the help of the BB891 from New Balance®.
  • Features a team basketball shoe designed to provide a comfortable and supportive ride with a fast look.
  • Synthetic leather upper with breathable mesh and patent leather accents for overall comfort and performance.
  • Padded tongue and collar.
  • Fine mesh lining with a removable, cushioned footbed for added comfort.
  • ABZORB® EX Technology - A combination of premium ABZORB® foam and a peripheral pocket of non-pressurized air that is encapsulated in an engineered thermoplastic for cushioning and the ultimate ride.
  • Ndurance® rubber compound for maximum durability in high-wear areas of the outsole.
  • Textured rubber outsole provides great traction.
  • Built on a MB-001 last.
  • Available in wide sizes.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 1 lb
  • Product measurements were taken using size 11, width B - Narrow. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

New Balance BB891

Average rating is 4 out of 5 from a total of 29 reviews.

Top Positive Review

5 people found this review helpful.

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First, Zappos: I ordered these shoes yesterday and they showed up 19 hours later! Zappos, you are so fresh I almost want to name my first child Zappos. Now, the BB891: Admit it, they didn't exactly jump out at you when you first looked at 'em. But NB is like the girl at the dance with the funny dress who looks at you with a gentle smirk and waits for you to realize what she already knows...the other girls have dresses that look better, but none of 'em are as emotionally stable. I've balled for over 20 years, worn Yikes and Fajitas before, and every time I start to think,"they look good -- they won't hurt my feet or deliver poor performance," they do...and I come right back to NB. It's almost like NB tries to make the ugliest ball shoes they can to see how much you respect performance/stability over "what looks good." And if you're reading this, I already know the answer. And they're not really that ugly either -- the 891s are almost channeling that Avia 830 feeling, which I like. These two pair (I got the white/black ones too) will make my 9th and 10th consecutive pairs of NB basketball shoes. I haven't even worn the shoes yet and I already know what I'm getting...and you do, too.

Read more » « Show less January 21, 2011 by Lightfoot W
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Top Critical Review

2 people found this review helpful.

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Didn't hold up on asphalt. I played less than ten games and both soles started to de-laminate. Zappos asked no questions, gave me a refund over the phone. I was very happy with the fit though - I have wide feet, I ordered them wide, and they didn't bother me at all. But I can't recommend them - I'm getting some Nikes.

Read more » « Show less July 3, 2011 by Paul H
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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!
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This is a fabulous sneaker for anyone with pronated ankle. I have severely pronated ankles and I find that I can engage in normal walking and gym work with them when I insert my orthotics. I hope NB can be dissuaded from discontinuing this model. Also, it can be improved by adding color-matching metal eyelet reinforcement (grommets) to the top 3 sets of lace holes. Offering them in all black would allow them to be used in dressier situations.

I'd also recommend: I know of none

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No arch support

  • from New York City
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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I love the New Balance brand basketball shoes. They are the most comfortable basketball shoes I can remember finding. I'm in my mid-30s and I play basketball once a week for 2 hours so I put some good mileage on them. I almost want to buy a 2nd pair in case they go out of stock or New Balance stops making this version.

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Moderate arch support

  • from Austin, TX
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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Good support but take some getting use to. The size feels true to size, but the outside part of the heel (right where the "NB" is on the side) seems a little snug. Both of my feet blistered from that spot rubbing. I am guessing it tightens there to offer more support to the ankle, but the mechanism used was uncomfortable. Now that the blisters have mostly healed (pun intended) I have worn them again and find them bearable. I am hoping that with more wear and my feet becoming more use to them I will find them more comfortable.

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Poor Support

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Excellent arch support

  • from Mickleton, NJ
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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OK basketball shoe for a big man. I played a whole season in them with no ankle issues. Support is from lacing, so you have to lace tight. Not the best court feel, def not a guard shoe. Durable.

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Poor Support

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Moderate arch support

Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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We were so happy these shoes fit my son's wide feet. He couldn't find a comfortable pair of basketball sneakers that fit his foot which is wide. The ones that fit, were ugly, so he wouldn't wear them. Finally we found these New Balance shoes and he's been wearing them. It is especially important because he sprained his ankle playing basketball while wearing regular sneakers, because he couldn't find the right fit. Zappos saved the day with these!

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from Pleasantville, ny
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