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The New Balance 581 basketball shoe is a slam dunk! With extra traction and cushioning, this shoe delivers on — and off — the court.
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The 581 is a great all-around basketball shoe, with a herringbone outsole for traction on the court and serious cushioning to keep you comfortable before, during, and after your game.
  • Herringbone Outsole allows increased traction for lateral motion and quick pivoting
  • Non-marking outsole
  • Synthetic upper
  • Technology
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    N-FUSEĀ®

    Soft-cushioning foam layered with a firmer structured foam for a midsole with added comfort and support from heel-strike to toe-off.

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    Overall Product Rating

    4.7 / 5
    31 Reviews

    19% of reviewers recommend this product

    1 of 31

    over 65 still love the game

    1/31/16 by | Cranston, RI, USA

    • Used Product For: 8 or more weeks
    • Primary Activity: Playing a Team Sport

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    "I love the shoe,I have two pairs one for future use, the only reason I didn't put excellent is the quality of the insole it could and should be better, however if I should need another pair of basketball sneakers I would buy them again esp. if the insole were improved!!!!"

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    2 of 31

    I love them.

    1/31/16 by | Camp Hill, PA, USA

    • Used Product For: 2-4 weeks
    • Primary Activity: Other

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    "These shoes may be the best I've owned in 46 years of playing basketball. Affordable 4E width basketball shoes have become impossible to find in the past two years. My All-terrain shoes have been New Balances for more than a decade, so I felt confident ordering these shoes without first trying them on. They are sturdy, comfortable and provide excellent traction. Shipping was very fast. I shall soon order another pair to have on hand when this pair wears out."

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    3 of 31

    Great ankle/arch support, keeping an eye on the leather for cracking

    1/31/16 by | Chicago

    • Used Product For: 2-4 weeks
    • Primary Activity: Playing a Team Sport

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    "I've played a few games in them so far and they seem to have great ankle support. I know they're supposed to have good arch support as well, and so far that seems to be the case. The only thing I'm keeping an eye on is the "leather" (or whatever the external material is), since it seems like it's quickly developing a "fold" by my toes, and I'm hoping that won't crack down the road."

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    4 of 31

    like them high tops .

    1/30/16 by | Medford, OR, USA

    • Used Product For: 4-6 weeks
    • Miles with Product: 11-15 miles
    • Avg Miles Per Week: 20+ miles
    • Primary Activity: Walking

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    "new balance shoes are good but look over there entirely selections before ordering ."

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    5 of 31

    Good shoe for the money.

    1/4/16 by | Midland, TX, USA

    • Used Product For: 8 or more weeks
    • Primary Activity: Other

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    "This shoe model comes closer to fitting my foot than any of the ones I have tried. I am trying to stretch out the left shoe to make it comfortable enough to wear all day (that might indicate some error in sizing between the two pair I bought last year and this year's ). We have a small CPA firm, but I wear the black body and white soul model from last year every day. I only wish they would make this in all black (top and soul)."

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