These shoes come backed by a 6-month NDurance durability guarantee.
The New Balance Men's 1296 D Width Tennis Shoes White and Blue are made for tennis performance. With premier technology including stability support and a long wear drag tip, this shoe really won't quit on court, keeping you stable and supported for every point.
To learn more about tennis shoes, we encourage you to check out some of our informational blogs:
Shoe Lacing Techniques for an Optimal Fit
The 3 Main Categories of Tennis Shoes
D Width (Regular)
Upper: Synthetic/mesh for lightweight breathability plus no-sew material application
Insole: Lightning Dry lining, NDURE forefoot cage with S-CurveTechnology for lateral support
Midsole: ACTEVA LITE premium midsole and EVA foam footbed with N2 Cushioning Technology
Outsole: Non-marking, herringbone grip with long-wear drag tip for durability
Need some help? Check out our comprehensive shoe buying guide to find the fit that's right for you!
Joan P. Kemp
Its hard to find sneakers for my husband because he wears size 15. We love watching Tennis on the tennis channel and when I saw the commercial, I thought that I would surprise him with a pair of sneakers, so I went on line. There was a good variety in his size, it was easy and simple to order. My husband loves his new pair of sneakers.
Thanks very much,
Joan P. Kemp
New Balance 1296 d Width
This shoe is great shoe love the color . Its performs above average. good lateral support Great traction on all flat surface Not a shoe that you can go hiking.
clifford w. coles
I am very pleased with the stability of these shoes. I stay very balanced and comfortable. These shoes actually keep my feet from aching after three tough sets. I reserve final comments till after a few more outings, but to date, this New Balance tennis shoe is one of the best pair of shoes ive played in!
Tennis Shoes Need Help!
A few years ago I bought a pair of 1187 New Balance Tennis Shoes from Tennis Express. They were great! But they were expensive about $120. They were sooooo comfortable and I think improved my game. And I literally wore them out.
This year I bought another pair of New Balance, also for over $100, thinking that they would be just as good as my former pair. I was wrong they arent. This pair of 1296s is definitely not as comfortable, not as well lined with soft material, and the tongue does not come out far enough from the shoe that the final tie stays reliably off of my sock. It may be some time if ever before I will be able to break them in and finally get the overall comfort and utility that I desire. Oh...I wish I could get a pair like my old 1187s!
vattaparmbil James Peter
This new shoes didnt satisfy me at all.Both of my heels getting hurt plus the tongue of the sneakers is too short.
Good shoes, good service
These shoes work well and seem quite durable. They are a little narrower in the front than I prefer, but I do like a very wide front.
Comfortable shoes fast customer service
Product: This is my second pair of New Balance 1296 after two pairs of 1187. I switched to 1296 after 1187 discontinued boo. 1296 is lighter and tongue seems a bit too short. Comfortable after a short break in period. Dries very fast. Soles lasted longer than 1187, still wore through in less than 6 months. I was happy enough to buy a second pair.
Service: The shoes inside the box were the wrong size. After I called TE, they apologized and immediately cross-shipped the correct size.
NB Great Shoe
The shoe was a bit tight walking around the carpet in my living room. After playing in them for about 6 matches, WOW, Im really impressed. The strap over the top of the arch provides a secure and stable platform. This is clearly the best NB shoe I have ever worn.
Roberts shoe experience
Shoe is a tighter fit for 2E than other NB wides I have purchased. Also,the flap over the ankle bends inward and applies pressure on the ankle, both feet.
I cant say enough bad things about this NB shoe. After wearing NB for 16 years I am surprised that they would put their name on this one. First, it doesnt have that NB fit. Its a bit narrow and the toe is longer than normal. The entire length of the tongue is actually stewed to the bottom of the shoe and the tongue is too short, thus making it difficult to pull up. The shoes handsome appearance is completely overcome by its discomfort. Ive worn them so there is nothing to be done now except advise others to avoid the shoe.
Mens 1296 shoe
The toe is to pointed,not a comfortable shoe.
NB Tennis Shoes
This is my second pair of this model. First pair I wore for 6 months which is about 3 months longer than other brands. I bought new because the fit changed, especially in the heel which seems to have lost its cushioning and tightness.
The exterior toes and heels and sole show hardly any wear.
I play about 4 hours of singles each week.