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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-FUSE®

    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

    3.0 / 5
    36 Reviews

    8% of reviewers recommend this product

    1 of 36

    Finally a basketball shoe from new balance

    5/17/16 by | Forest Hills, NY

    • Used Product For: less than 2 weeks
    • Avg Miles Per Week: 0-5 miles
    • Primary Activity: Playing a Team Sport

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    "A good fit with great support and traction on the court, I wish there were more color choices and different styles of basketball shoes."

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    2 of 36

    love not to hi and not a cross trainer either i hate wearing ankle supports all the time so tthey work perfect

    5/8/16 by | aberdeen,wa

    • Used Product For: 2-4 weeks
    • Miles with Product: 0-5 miles
    • Avg Miles Per Week: 0-5 miles
    • Primary Activity: Walking

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    "Love them to death would were them every were and do because I don't like any others"

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    3 of 36

    The top eyelets are very uncomfortable to use; if you don't use them, though, the tongue hangs out like a donkey eear

    5/2/16 by | Prosper, TX 75078, USA

    • Used Product For: 4-6 weeks

    "I expected allot more from this shoe for basketball. The top eyelets -- which any basketball player would want to use for ankle support are unusable. If you do try to use them, the laces cut into your ankle. If you don't use the top eyelets, the tongue flops out and there is not enough ankle support for basketball. I have bought New Balance my whole life, but this shoe is a major disappointment"

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    4 of 36

    I'm still breaking them in before wearing to the gym for my aerobics, zumba and line dancing classes.

    5/1/16 by | Ripley, WV, USA

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

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    "The high tops fit good and are comfortable in the toes, heel and width. The true test will be when I first wear them on the hardwood floor doing aerobics, step aerobics, zumba, and line dancing."

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    5 of 36

    Bring back the BB 82 !

    4/30/16 by | Monroe,MI

    • Used Product For: less than 2 weeks
    • Primary Activity: Playing a Team Sport

    "Shoe runs big, is clunky. Way too much room in the heel area. Terrible shoe. I LOVED the BB 82 it had a streamlined fit and was a great shoe. This 581 the so called replacement isn't nearly as good"

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