Comments: Couldn't be more disappointed in this shoe. New Balance has seen the last of my dollars after two bad pairs in a row. Great fit on this shoe and the gum sole is the best for courts, But.....there simply is ZERO arch support. NONE! After 7 games, I'm off to a Podiatrist for the first time. Switched to a NIKE court shoe.
Comments: With a size 15 there wasn't much choice, but if there were the 653 still would be tops. The fit, comfort and stability are all there. I've worn New Balance XT 600 series shoes for gen use for years and these have the same outstanding durability and quality.
Comments: This is my first-ever pair of New Balance shoes, and I am very impressed. True to size, comfortable, stable, no-nonsense shoe that performs flawlessly on the court. Great traction. No break-in needed. And (as always) quick shipping/great service from racquetballwarehouse.com.
Comments: I have had two pairs of these, and will never use another court shoe! Great comfort and support. My favorite shoe ever for any court sport.
Comments: Great shoe, period! I'd say best show for the $$. Very good lateral support for the quick player that runs around a lot. It gives good support when you plant and shoot.
Comments: Very comfortable. Could use a little more support/padding in heels. Overall, very good.
Racquetball Warehouse Play Tester: Kyle Merritt
Comments: I am an A player and this shoe is a step down from the old model. My feet are killing me. The 652 was a much better shoe.
Comments: Shoes fit great right out of the box, put them on and played 3 games! Awesome shoe, would highly recommend.
Comments: WOW! These shoes are like a magnet to wood, Fit like a shoe should, and feel like your favorite pillow! I play 2x week and have serious knee problems. I have only been able to wear New Balance shoes while walking and these keep me playing!
Comments: This is a great shoe. I have been using this shoe heavily and the laces wore out before there was any discernable wear in the outsole. The herring bone pattern provides great tack and pivot. It also has a roomy toebox which is nice for people with longer toes.
Comments: Wow!! What comfort for a racquetball shoe, have tried many shoes before and have not found this comfort and traction in one shoe. Have been playing racquetball for 16 years- 2 to 3 times a week-Thanks New Balance!
Comments: A major improvement over last year's model. More support & cushion with the same great traction. This model simply fits better, & that is a big deal in racquetball playing 2-3 times a week !!