Who should buy the New Balance 806

Players who are drawn to tennis shoes with a loud retro vibe might find Court 806 a welcome option for drill sessions and club matches. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a shoe that has a motion control system that prevents the foot from overturning.
  • Prefer a shoe that can reduce extra movements on the rearfoot.
  • Prefer a shoe that provides optimal impact protection.

New Balance 806 logo

Durable rubber base

The lowest section of the shoe is susceptible to wear and tear due to abrasion and friction that can occur during repeated court hammering. More than any section of the shoe, this part deserves an excellent kind of abrasion-resistant element.

New Balance 806 outsole

For the New Balance 806, the brand supplied it with the NDurance rubber unit. Such innovation by New Balance is created to enhance the durability in high-wear areas of the sole to extend the shoe's operational life. 

Long-lasting rubber

This long-lasting rubber unit is molded with a non-marking, herringbone tread that’s meant to cling to hard and clay courts. Right below the ball of the foot is a pivot point that’s intended to assist forefoot twisting and turning. 

New Balance 806 outsole 2.0

Reinforced toe box

For added durability at the tip of the shoe, this stability trainer is kitted out with a reinforced rubber material that delays any signs of wear commonly caused by toe drags.

New Balance 806 outsole 1.0

Comfortable cushioning by ABZORB

Shock-absorption unit. This product uses New Balance’s high-performing foam material called ABZORB, which is designed with compression and cushioning properties. Under the ball of the foot and heel is a high-grade rubber material called Dupont Engage Isoprene that’s flexible and durable. It helps ease out any stiffness under these flex points. 

New Balance 806 midsole

Prevent the excessive inward and outward twisting of the foot

Resting between the middle slice of the shoe is the proprietary Rollbar posting system. Comprising of lateral and medial thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) posts, this feature is intended to prevent the excessive inward and outward twisting of the foot.  

New Balance 806 arch support

Provide a dry and comfy environment

This court trainer utilizes a rich, full-grain leather that expands through frequent use. For added comfort, this footgear is designed with an adequately padded collar and tongue. It also features the moisture-wicking Lightning Dry liner that's meant to provide a dry and comfy environment inside. 

New Balance 806 upper

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 15.5oz / Women 12.9oz
Shoe Type: All Court
Construction: Stability
Material: Leather
BRAND Brand: New Balance
SKUs: W2560WH / W2561WH

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Brenton is an Australian with 20 years of experience coaching WTA and ATP professional tennis players, whom have won a total of 10 international professional Tournaments. Brenton holds a Degree in Sports Coaching and was the former Head Tennis Coach at the Japanese Government Sports Science Institute. Brenton was also a former Manager & Head Coach of Australia’s Governing Sporting Body, Tennis Australia, and has been a Dunlop International Advisory Board Member since 2010. Additionally, Brenton was the Head of Player development for World No 7 and two-time Grand Slam Champion Johan Kriek.