With an updated design and fun new cosmetics, New Balance has made the 996v2 a quick, stable and reliable high performing shoe. Featuring a low-to-the-ground feel, we found just the right amount of cushioning to provide a soft response without leaving us weighed down on the court. The hounds tooth patterned NDURE cage not only looks trendy and fashion forward, but adds lightweight support and breathability. With a full herringbone outsole, we were hesitant about the traction, but happily found the perfect blend of give and go on the court. Plus, because New Balance offers different width options, we were able to dial into the fit and find just the right size to fit our feet.
We were happy with the quick response this shoe offered while looking fun and bright on the court. Be sure to check out Heather Watson’s shoe of choice and our review to see what else we had to say about this new shoe from New Balance:
October has begun! And while we are all enjoying pumpkin flavored everything, another great thing that happens this month is the explosion of pink things and Breast Cancer Awareness. An annual campaign starts every year on October 1 to not only help create awareness of this disease, but also work on finding cures and raising money to do so.
In a sport like tennis that is dominated by strong women at every level, this cause hits home for tennis players all over the world. There is a good chance you know someone who has fought a battle or had a scare with breast cancer. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer. Behind skin cancer, it effects the highest number of women. However, since 1989, the death rates from breast cancer have been declining as a result of better treatment and earlier detection through screening and increased awareness. Right now, according to the American Cancer Society, there are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. Continue reading →