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New Balance TWO WXY

Released 3/2021, Mid Top
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8.9
EXPERT RATING
2 reviews
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The New Balance TWO WXY is a very good all-around performer.

Best Suitable For:

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

Price Comparison:

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

Expert Ratings
User Ratings
Traction
9.5
Cushion
9.0
Materials
8.5
Support
9.0
Fit
8.5
Outdoor
50%

Weight & Sizing:

Weight:
light
heavy
Sizing:
small
large
Width:
narrow
wide
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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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Expert Reviews of the New Balance TWO WXY:

The 8.9 average overall rating ranks #11 of 186 shoes overall
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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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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User Reviews of the New Balance TWO WXY:

There are 0 user ratings with an average rating of NA

Traction of the New Balance TWO WXY:

The 9.5 average traction rating ranks #5 of 186 shoes overall
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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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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Cushion of the New Balance TWO WXY:

The 9.0 average cushion rating ranks #40 of 186 shoes overall
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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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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Materials of the New Balance TWO WXY:

The 8.5 average materials rating ranks #66 of 186 shoes overall
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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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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Support of the New Balance TWO WXY:

The 9.0 average support rating ranks #15 of 186 shoes overall
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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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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Fit of the New Balance TWO WXY:

The 8.5 average fit rating ranks #73 of 186 shoes overall
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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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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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

The 50.0% average outdoor rating ranks #71 of 186 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:

slightly narrow
AnotherPair [Youtube]
April 23, 2021
Wide footers should check out the wide fit version of these.
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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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Size of the New Balance TWO WXY:

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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Green / Maroon
in 5 shops
$79.99
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Blue / Red
Blue / Red
in 6 shops
$79.99
$140
Iridescent / Steel
Iridescent / Steel
in 6 shops
$84.99
$140
Yellow / Pink
Yellow / Pink
in 4 shops
$94.99
$140
Gold / Vivid Cobalt
Gold / Vivid Cobalt
in 5 shops
$94.99
$140
Yellow / Teal
Yellow / Teal
in 5 shops
$99.99
$140
Black / Yellow
Black / Yellow
in 4 shops
$109.99
$140
Light Peony / Black
Light Peony / Black
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$139.99
Yellow / White
Yellow / White
in 5 shops
$139.99
Crimson / White
Crimson / White
in 6 shops
$139.99
Green / Maroon
$79.99
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