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New Balance WC1005

  • 5 stars
    69%
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    10%
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  • 2 stars
    7%
  • 1 star
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  • Reach new heights on the court when you take on your opponent with the WC1005 tennis shoe from New Balance®.
  • Mesh and synthetic leather upper for breathability and support.
  • Phantom Liner™ reduces abrasion and discomfort.
  • S Curve™ TPU piece wraps from the medial heel counter through the Stability Web to the lateral forefoot for the ultimate in lateral support.
  • N-ERGY®, a resilient engineered elastomer designed to provide shock absorption and responsiveness for an optimal ride.
  • LIGHTNING DRY™ Collar fabrication for moisture transfer.
  • ACTEVA™ Midsole increases resistance to compression set.
  • ABZORB® Full Strobel board offers excellent cushioning and compression set properties.
  • N-DURANCE® rubber compound, non-marking outsole for maximum durability in high-wear areas.
  • External heel counter delivers improved stability.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 11 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 7.5, width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

68% Felt true to size
  • 0% Full size too large
  • 14% Half size too Large
  • 68% True to size
  • 7% Half size too small
  • 11% Full size too small
82% Felt true to width
  • 82% Felt true to width
  • 4% Felt narrower than marked
  • 14% Felt wider than marked
58% Moderate arch support
  • 31% Excellent arch support
  • 58% Moderate arch support
  • 12% 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.)
  • Reach new heights on the court when you take on your opponent with the WC1005 tennis shoe from New Balance®.
  • Mesh and synthetic leather upper for breathability and support.
  • Phantom Liner™ reduces abrasion and discomfort.
  • S Curve™ TPU piece wraps from the medial heel counter through the Stability Web to the lateral forefoot for the ultimate in lateral support.
  • N-ERGY®, a resilient engineered elastomer designed to provide shock absorption and responsiveness for an optimal ride.
  • LIGHTNING DRY™ Collar fabrication for moisture transfer.
  • ACTEVA™ Midsole increases resistance to compression set.
  • ABZORB® Full Strobel board offers excellent cushioning and compression set properties.
  • N-DURANCE® rubber compound, non-marking outsole for maximum durability in high-wear areas.
  • External heel counter delivers improved stability.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 11 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 7.5, width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

New Balance WC1005

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

Top Positive Review

2 people found this review helpful.

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Comfort
Style

I wear a 6 wide, hard to find. Many other brands run narrow and don't even offer wide in small sizes. New Balance runs already full, and when I order the Wide it gives me the needed room. The fabric breathes enough for my sweaty feet to stay comfortable for hours on a hot court. I always insert my own orthotics (very high arches) into sneakers so that arch support combined with the good shoe construction gives both feet and ankles the stability I want. Pricey but you get what you pay for, and after I had a serious ankle strain 3 years ago I am not messing around with anything that doesn't offer optimal support and stability. My last pair were the previous NB equivalent style lasting 2 heavily used seasons and loved them.

Read more » « Show less May 23, 2012 by Nancy G
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Top Critical Review

1 person found this review helpful.

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This is a follow-up review. At first I really loved these shoes but after a few weeks of playing tennis in them I found one of the support straps that run from the sole to the laces presses into one of my foot bones. Also, the lack of stability and arch support caught up with me. Even with aftermarket insoles and thick socks, I can't wear them. Nice shoe but they didn't work for me. If you go with these shoes, order 1/2 size down.

Read more » « Show less July 30, 2012 by Anonymous
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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These tennis shoes are my favorites. They are comfortable, they breathe well and they hold up very well. I like the old-fashioned white tennis shoes, so these fit the bill.

I'd also recommend: Wilson

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

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Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Wilmington, DE
Overall: Rated: 1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!
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My heels slip out but they also rub a blister on back of my heels. I guess the sides of the heelbed are too wide (and I have wide feet) but the back of the heel stops short. When the strings are tied securely enough they cut off blood circulation to the bridge of the foot. I walked around my house and they were fine then went on a four mile walk and I had to take them off and walk with only socks because it was so painful. It is very frustrating to have lost so much money on a brand and size that normally works for me.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size larger than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt wider than marked

  • from Out West
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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Love the shoe. Doesn't slip off my heel but plenty of room in the toe box. Feels light on my feet but provides nice stability.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Orlando, Fl
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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These have worked out well. I had found that after a bout with plantar fasciitis, the newer lightweight workout shoes weren't providing enough support for my feet. I've been wearing these for walking and working out and my feet are not aching anymore.

I'd also recommend: avia

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size larger than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Madison, Wisconsin
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Width was fabulous, but because was so wide, the length/size was too big and I had to exchange them for a smaller size. Nice and lightweight. Very happy.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size larger than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

  • from Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii
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