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New Balance 997v2

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The more efficient your movements, the more effective your workout. The New Balance 997v2 features PROBANK and QUIX technologies and a REVlite midsole for a super lightweight, durable shoe suitable for any workout.
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Designed with PROBANK and QUIX technologies as well as a REVlite midsole, the 997v2 is super lightweight, incredibly durable and versatile enough for any workout.
Features
  • 8 mm drop: due to variances created during the development and manufacturing processes, all references to 8 mm drop are approximate
  • Non-marking outsole
  • Synthetic/mesh upper
  • Technology
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    An innovative foam compound providing the same responsiveness and durability of New Balance foams 30% heavier. REVlite offers a lightweight ride without minimizing construction or sacrificing underfoot cushioning or stability.

    Rubber compound for maximum durability used in high wear areas.

    A lightweight stability technology designed to guide foot positioning during lateral cutting movements.

    A flexibility technology designed to improve traction and provide a solid base for the medial forefoot during lateral cutting movements.

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    Overall Product Rating

    4.0 / 5
    1 Reviews

    200% of reviewers recommend this product

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    Great for indoor cross-training and indoor racket sports

    October 26, 2013 by | New York, NY, USA (it's pronounced New Yawk)

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

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    "Maybe the best shoes I've owned for working out in an indoor environment. They have a tenacious grip on a wood floor, better than the gum-rubber soled "court" shoes I previously played squash and table tennis in. The ability to move laterally in these shoes is great, so you have the feeling of really being able to use the edge of your feet and the Probank technology provides a solid and comfortable platform for changing direction. And unlike those gum-rubber shoes, you can wear these on the street and have them on your feet when you walk to the gym, instead of having to schlep another pair of shoes and change when you get there. (And that saves money and a hassle.) The relatively low drop (8 mm) also provides a nice sense of balance. Also, because New Balance doesn't completely retool all their shoes every six months (but will modify them to accommodate new features), if you like these shoes, you'll be able to get them repeatedly, instead of having to go on a whole new search every time you wear out a pair of sneakers, which is an important consideration to me. A few caveats: I didn't love these right out of the box -- they do require a short break-in period. It took me about a week to start appreciating these shoes. And several weeks more to really love them. They're not hot-looking, but that was the least important criterion for me, but I sure wish they came in a simple white upper. Gray and green? Really?"

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    Comfort: 5 / 5

    Style: 3 / 5

    Re-purchase Likelihood Probably Would Not Purchase Again Would Purchase Again