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New Balance TWO WXY

New Balance TWO WXY
New Balance TWO WXY
New Balance TWO WXY
New Balance TWO WXY
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8.5
The New Balance TWO WXY is a very good all-around performer.
based on 3 expert reviews
based on 3 expert reviews

Best Suitable For:

Great for players of any position who look for court feel and ankle support.

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Available at 6 shops | Official Retail Price: $139.99
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Category Performance Ratings:

Traction
9.0
Cushion
8.3
Materials
8.5
Support
8.7
Fit
8.3
Outdoor
50%

Facts & Figures:

Type:
Mid Top
Release Date:
3/2021
Weight:
light
heavy
Sizing:
small
large
Width:
narrow
wide
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Black / Yellow
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Gold / Vivid Cobalt
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$99.99
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Light Peony / Black
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Green / Maroon
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Blue / Red
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$139.99
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Yellow / Teal
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$139.99
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Yellow / White
Yellow / White
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Crimson / White
Crimson / White
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New Balance TWO WXY Review

Pros:
Great traction
Very responsive cushion
Cons:
Impact protection could be better
Weird fit

Performance of the New Balance TWO WXY:

The traction on the New Balance TWO WXY is one of the best aspects of the shoe and has an awesome bite. The durability is okay for outdoor use. The cushion setup features Fuel Cell foam and is very low to the ground here. You get good court feel and responsiveness with okay impact protection. The materials are mostly thin knits and textiles that are comfortable and perform well. These fit a little long and pretty narrow, so it is recommended to try them on before buying. They do come in wide sizes. The support and lockdown are great and have you covered on explosive moves and crossovers. Overall the New Balance TWO WXY is a great performer in pretty much every area and comes in at a fair $140 price tag.
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Reviews of the New Balance TWO WXY:

The 8.5 average overall rating ranks #81 of 176 shoes overall
7.8
Shoeit
May 5, 2021
Although it looks like a takedown version of the Kawhi 1, it's really more similar to the OMN1S. It's a very minimal shoe that plays very low to the ground. There's not much cushion in the forefoot, so if you are very shifty, it's something to consider. The New Balance TWO WXY is a good attempt at a more budget-friendly shoe, but there is still lots of room to improve.
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8.8
The Sole Brothers
April 23, 2021
Overall the New Balance TWO WXY is very minimal and lightweight on foot and performs very well. Most types of players and play styles should be able to play in these. I'd 100% recommend getting them.
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9.0
AnotherPair [Youtube]
April 23, 2021
Overall the New Balance Two Wxy is a great all-around performer that any type of player can play in!
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Traction of the New Balance TWO WXY:

The 9.0 average traction rating ranks #40 of 176 shoes overall
8.0
Shoeit
May 5, 2021
For the traction, the logo on the outsole takes a bit away from the overall traction because it is a different material. It has a similar pattern to the Adidas Crazy Explosive. So, if you enjoyed that, you'll enjoy this.
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10.0
The Sole Brothers
April 23, 2021
This traction pattern has the ultimate grip! Traction is really really good and very consistent. I had no problems with these slipping out or anything.
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9.0
AnotherPair [Youtube]
April 23, 2021
The traction performed phenomenally well. I didn't have to wipe at all and the bite was super strong.
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Cushion of the New Balance TWO WXY:

The 8.3 average cushion rating ranks #110 of 176 shoes overall
7.0
Shoeit
May 5, 2021
The cushion feels very minimal. It was almost to the extent of being non-existent. I didn't feel like the cushion helped at all with any kind of impact protection.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
April 23, 2021
The Fuel Cell cushion is caged pretty heavily and provides a very low-to-the-ground ride with a little bit of bounce. The court feel is nice and the impact protection is decent but my feet hurt on heavier impacts.
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10.0
AnotherPair [Youtube]
April 23, 2021
The cushion is sensational! This setup is very low to the ground with amazing court feel, comfort, and a little bounce.
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Materials of the New Balance TWO WXY:

The 8.5 average materials rating ranks #63 of 176 shoes overall
9.0
The Sole Brothers
April 23, 2021
The mesh and textile materials in the upper are really thin and feel great on foot. They aren't the most premium, but they get the job done and are comfortable.
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8.0
AnotherPair [Youtube]
April 23, 2021
The upper is mostly knit and gets the job done. The quality of the materials is average, but I had no complaints when it comes to performance.
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Support of the New Balance TWO WXY:

The 8.7 average support rating ranks #66 of 176 shoes overall
8.0
Shoeit
May 5, 2021
New Balance tried to add multi-directional support on the lateral side of the shoe but it doesn't feel like it's adding much support.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
April 23, 2021
Support and lockdown are very, very nice. My foot wasn't going anywhere and lateral containment and stability were excellent. Ankle support was also good.
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9.0
AnotherPair [Youtube]
April 23, 2021
The support was nice - I had no issues. The laces provide a lot of lockdown and the upper hugs your feet nicely.
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Fit of the New Balance TWO WXY:

The 8.3 average fit rating ranks #101 of 176 shoes overall
8.0
Shoeit
May 5, 2021
The fit is a little bit wonky. There is a bit of dead space in the front of the shoe. It could be shorter.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
April 23, 2021
True to size worked for me, but these fit a little weird for me since they were long and narrow. They were pretty easy to put on as well.
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9.0
AnotherPair [Youtube]
April 23, 2021
I have narrow feet and these fit me pretty snug, but it was a good snug! Wide footers should avoid this shoe altogether.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

The 50.0% average outdoor rating ranks #67 of 176 shoes overall
fair
The Sole Brothers
April 23, 2021
The durability outdoors was okay, but not the best option.
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Width of the New Balance TWO WXY:

regularly wide
Shoeit
May 5, 2021
There is a bit of pinching in the forefoot by the pinky, but it shouldn't be a problem unless you have a very wide foot.
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very narrow
The Sole Brothers
April 23, 2021
These were very narrow. Check out the wide sizes.
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slightly narrow
AnotherPair [Youtube]
April 23, 2021
Wide footers should check out the wide fit version of these.
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Size of the New Balance TWO WXY:

true to size
Shoeit
May 5, 2021
Unless you have a very narrow foot, most people will be good with a true-to-size fit.
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½ size large
The Sole Brothers
April 23, 2021
These run pretty long, so you may want to go down half a size.
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