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New Balance MC656 Reviews

33 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

68%Rated 5 stars

20%Rated 4 stars

12%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

81% "Felt true to size"

79% "Felt true to width"

52% "Moderate arch support"

31 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 1/16/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

14D was plenty wide with immediate comfort and no break in. Always easy from Zappos.

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2 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 4/24/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:2 stars!

No problem with Zappos but the shoes were extremely to wide. Same size of my previous New Balance tennis shoe, but way to wide.

Additional 13 MC656 New Balance Reviews

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January 25, 2014

Anonymous

 

Even though order was for width of 2EE the shoes still run too wide and wider than another NB brand so I will be exchanging.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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January 1, 2014

Anonymous

from Upstate New York

Great price, true fit ! I have a wide foot and alway have problems getting the right size. This shoe fits perfect. I use them for PickleBall and they work great on the court. I will purchase them again if available.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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October 31, 2013

Anonymous

from Boca Raton, Florida

These are very light weight, very comfortable and great looking. They are easy to keep clean as well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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October 25, 2013

Cliff W

from New Jersey

Easily the most comfortable pair of tennis shoes that I have EVER owned. (I am going to buy another pair as a backup). The sizing is absolutely spot-on and the comfort and grip are just superb. Highly highly recommended.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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October 8, 2013

Anonymous

from Buffalo , ny

My son loves these shoes for volleyball. He has very wide feet and he says these sneakers are very comfortable for playing volleyball.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 19, 2013

Anonymous

from TN

Picky husband. Wants his new shoes to be as close to exactly like his old ones as possible. Zappos is great. Same shoe. Fast shipping right to the door. I have a happy husband again who didn't have to go shoe shopping.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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August 5, 2013

Anonymous

 

I have wide feet. I wish it was not so but I will be tirelessly looking for comfortable shoes until the day I die. That being said, these particular shoes actually fit. I wear a 9½ 4E. For years I would get 10 4E because it seemed nothing was ever wide enough. My feet get wide at the toes and just looking at the picture for this shoe got my hopes up. It appears as if New Balance added an extra half inch in width just for me! These shoes fit well (I purchased the red version) and though they look a little goofy for having the extra width up front they have some cool tread that comes up on the side. I am happy to look a little goofy if it means that I will be comfortable playing basketball or tennis. If you have been searching like I have, and have been let down by New Balance's seemingly new trend of slimming down their wide sizes (what are you doing, New Balance?) I recommend buying these shoes. And then sending them back if you are not happy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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May 1, 2013

Anonymous

from St Augustine FL

Great shoe, I have a bunion on right foot and needed the extra width (4E) for comfort. This shoe filled that need. Real asset for all New Balance shoes is they all come in different widths. The other real plus for me was the prompt delivery...over all rating including the fast shipping was a 10! Thanks!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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April 19, 2013

MIchael

from texas

Good service got the shoes early. Feel real good. A little different than expected. The search was for support shoe and these are regular. Over all very satisfied.

Brands I'd also recommend: Head

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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April 15, 2013

Cathy P

from Rhode Island

This is out third pair. My husband has very bad feet, and these work out very well for him.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Felt true to width

 

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February 26, 2013

Anonymous

from New Mexico

I got these for my husband. He's been playing tennis for about a year but this is the first pair of real tennis shoes we've found that has fit well. (Before he was wearing his running shoes or other shoes that weren't really tennis shoes.) He has big feet, we got these in 14, 4E. He has worn them several times to play tennis and likes them a lot. The New Balance brand seems to be good for guys with wide feet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 25, 2013

Anonymous

 

Never bought shoes online before, but my wife said that she had heard good things about Zappos. Shoes were fine and service excellent. Best price I could find.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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December 11, 2012

Anonymous

from United States

Zappos is the greatest. No questions, No hassle, and no charges for any returns, for any reason. Who else does that?

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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November 9, 2012

Anonymous

from Holon, Israel

These look great and are comfortable for playing hours of tennis on hard courts.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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September 28, 2012

Anonymous

 

Great for tennis. Stood up well to a 12 year old's activity level!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Felt true to width

 

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September 1, 2012

Nathan s

from naperville il

great shoes, they fit my feet great witch is usually a challenge for having 4e shoe sizes. they look even better and person and it seem that everyone like them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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July 25, 2012

John J

from Kailua-Kona Hawaii

You guys are the greatest. Super fast USPS delivery. Thanks for treating us in Hawaii like the rest of the US. Shoes were perfect, true to size. Only ones I can use, as New Balance comes in wide sizes. Great shoe! Great service!

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance only

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 7, 2014

Anonymous

 

This is a good looking shoe and, more importantly, plenty wide for me. I have a lot of trouble finding 4E shoes that are comfortable, but this one is plenty wide. On the downside, there isn't much padding in the sole and the tops of the shoes seem awfully stiff. I find that by the end of the day the tops of my feet actually hurt a bit from the stiffness of the shoe.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 6, 2013

Anonymous

 

Wanted to love this shoe, but it's too low cut. Provides less about 1/2 an inch, ankle support than I want/need. Didn't even try it on the court. Otherwise, it seemed fine, but I'm returning to my Adidas Barricades 7.0.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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October 24, 2013

Anonymous

from hawaii

Good hard to find shoe in 4E size, comfortable fit for tennis. Nice style.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 28, 2013

Anonymous

 

Little to no arch support; insole is flimsy and non-cushioning. However, the shoes are still better than most other shoes.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 30, 2012

Anonymous

from Maryland

Great shoe. Bought these for my husband who loves New Balance shoes. Only think is with sizing (width) he found the width to be sized bigger then other NB shoes he has gotten. All in all a great shoe.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 17, 2013

Anonymous

 

These feel heavier than my other New Balances. As to fit, they run wide. I wear a EE but my feet move side to side in these. I would return them but wore I them outside. I probably would not buy these again.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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June 30, 2013

Daniel

 

Something has changed in New Balance. Used to be true size, two pairs now 1/2 size small.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 12, 2013

Steve

from MA

I'm surprised people like these. The sole is very hard and there is very little padding within the shoe. My NB 621s and 622s and 608v2s all have a softer feel underfoot. These just felt awful. Also the ankle collar is lower than on the other models I mentioned. I could live with just that difference, but with the other things going on, too, I sent them back.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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