ACTEVA™ LITE 24% lighter than New Balance's standard compression molded foam for optimal compression set properties.
N2® is a low-to-the-ground cushioning technology that is responsive and durable cushioning system in a low profile execution.
Rubber compound for maximum durability used in high wear areas.
A stability system designed for cutting movements. This system is designed to provide optimal lateral forefoot, midfoot and medial heel support.
Overall Product Rating
50% of reviewers recommend this product
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June 9, 2014 by RJPBS3 | Michigan, USA
Yes, I recommend this product.
"First and foremost, this is a ***tennis*** shoe. This is not a running shoe. I've played tennis with the 1187 (2 pair#, and the 996 #1 pair#. This is the best tennis shoe NB developed thus far. The stability, cushioning, weight and breathability are outstanding. The attention to detail #laceless/sleeve tongue, over-molded forefoot in-step, thin breathable tongue, and mesh inserts# clearly show NB put thought into this shoe. I've had sole wear issues with both the 1187 and 996 #didn't take advantage of the wear warranty). I hope this issue is resolved with the 1296. This is the only reason for 4/5 instead of 5/5 rating."
Did you find this review helpful? Yes 27 No 6
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February 23, 2014 by James | Beaumont, TX, USA
"Ordered a 2E, felt like a narrow across the arch where the "S curve" rides."
Did you find this review helpful? Yes 18 No 15