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New Balance OMN1S Review


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Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$139.99
Type:
High Top
Release Date:
11/2019
Outdoor Rating:
100%
# of Reviews:
2
Traction
8.5
Cushion
10.0
Material
9.0
Support
7.5
Fit
8.5
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

PROS:

  • Comfortable Fuel Cell cushioning
  • High-quality and durable materials

CONS:

  • Rubber picks up dust quickly

Summary of 2 Expert Reviews:

The first New Balance basketball sneaker in a long time gets a lot of love from sneaker critics: The herringbone traction pattern has you stopping on a dime on clean courts, but the translucent rubber picks up a lot of dust if you play on dirty courts. The Fuel-Cell foam cushioning is the highlight of the shoe and provides you a very well-balanced and comfortable ride. The upper materials are of high quality and should last for a long time, even if you play outdoors. Overall, the New Balance OMN1S comes highly recommended for players of all positions that look for a well-balanced performer.
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Expert Reviews of the New Balance OMN1S:

8.8
RicheeKim
This is a great performer. I would highly recommend picking up a pair, Kawhi Leonard and New Balance really knocked it out of the park!
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8.6
The Sole Brothers
Incredible! I really like the shoe, especially the super comfortable cushioning.
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Traction of the New Balance OMN1S:

9.0
RicheeKim
The full-herringbone traction pattern is freaking amazing on clean courts. On dusty courts, you will need to wipe frequently.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
On a clean court, you stop on a dime, but on dirty courts, the translucent rubber picks up dust like no other.
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Cushion of the New Balance OMN1S:

10.0
RicheeKim
The full-length Fuel Cell is really, really nice. I think this is one of the best cushioning setups for guards as it gives your everything: good impact protection, a decent amount of bounce, responsiveness and court feel.
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10.0
The Sole Brothers
The full-length FuelCell cushioning is incredible and feels like a mellower version of Adidas' Boost. This is up there with my favorite cushioning setups.
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Materials of the New Balance OMN1S:

9.0
RicheeKim
The slightly rubber-coated textile upper feels pretty good.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
The plush upper materials feel soft and comfortable.
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Support of the New Balance OMN1S:

7.0
RicheeKim
There was no heel slippage and ankle support was fine, but I felt my foot sliding over the footbed occasionally.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
I felt the upper material on the lateral side stretch out a little when doing cuts. Other than that, the wide base and materials around the ankle had me feeling safe and secure.
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Fit of the New Balance OMN1S:

9.0
RicheeKim
There was no dead space in the toe box and the one-bootie upper hugged my feet nicely.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
For my feet, the fit wasn't the best. It probably works best for wide and thick feet.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

good
The Sole Brothers
The rubber is really hard and the grooves are deep, you shouldn't have a problem playing outdoors.
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Width of the New Balance OMN1S:

regularly wide
RicheeKim
There is a regular and a wide version available online on Newbalance.com
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slightly wide
The Sole Brothers
There is a good amount of extra toe space.
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Size of the New Balance OMN1S:

½ size large
RicheeKim
Going down half a size is the way to go!
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½ size large
The Sole Brothers
I suggest going down half a size.
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