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New Balance TWO WXY

Released 3/2021, Mid Top, 
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8.9
EXPERT RATING
2 reviews
8.8
USER RATING
5 ratings
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 5 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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Yellow / White
Yellow / White
in 4 shops
$79.99
$140
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Green / Maroon
Green / Maroon
in 4 shops
$89.99
$140
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Blue / Red
Blue / Red
from DICK's
$111.99
$140
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Crimson / White
Crimson / White
from DICK's
$111.99
$140
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Black / Yellow
Black / Yellow
from DICK's
$119.99
$140
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Yellow / Pink
Yellow / Pink
from DICK's
$119.99
$140
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Gold / Vivid Cobalt
Gold / Vivid Cobalt
from DICK's
$119.99
$140
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Yellow / Teal
Yellow / Teal
from DICK's
$139.99
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Iridescent / Steel
Iridescent / Steel
from DICK's
$139.99
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Light Peony / Black
Light Peony / Black
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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:

Expert Rating: 8.9 (ranks #13 of 205)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
2
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
9.0
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
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:

User Rating: 8.8 (ranks #65 of 205)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
3
8 - Good
2
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
8.8
January 16, 2022
User didn't add a summary.
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9.4
February 14, 2022
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8.2
February 28, 2022
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9.2
January 10, 2022
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8.2
January 26, 2022
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Traction of the New Balance TWO WXY:

Expert Traction Rating: 9.5 (ranks #6 of 205)
User Traction Rating: 8.4 (ranks #123 of 205)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
3
8 - Good
3
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
9.0
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
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:

Expert Cushion Rating: 9.0 (ranks #42 of 205)
User Cushion Rating: 8.8 (ranks #84 of 205)
10 - Amazing
2
9 - Great
2
8 - Good
3
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
10.0
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
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:

Expert Materials Rating: 8.5 (ranks #70 of 205)
User Materials Rating: 8.4 (ranks #96 of 205)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
4
8 - Good
2
7 - Average
1
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
8.0
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
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:

Expert Support Rating: 9.0 (ranks #13 of 205)
User Support Rating: 9.2 (ranks #27 of 205)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
6
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
9.0
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
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:

Expert Fit Rating: 8.5 (ranks #76 of 205)
User Fit Rating: 8.4 (ranks #115 of 205)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
3
8 - Good
4
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
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5 - Poor
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9.0
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
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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Durability of the New Balance TWO WXY:

User Durability Rating: 9.2 (ranks #30 of 205)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
4
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0

Outdoor of the New Balance TWO WXY:

Expert Outdoor Rating: 50.0 (ranks #82 of 205)
User Outdoor Rating: 100.0 (ranks #6 of 205)
Good (100%)
3
Fair (50%)
1
Bad (0%)
0
fair
April 23, 2021
The durability outdoors was okay, but not the best option.
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Width of the New Balance TWO WXY:

very narrow
2
slightly narrow
1
regular
4
slightly wide
0
very wide
0
slightly narrow
April 23, 2021
Wide footers should check out the wide fit version of these.
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very narrow
April 23, 2021
These were very narrow. Check out the wide sizes.
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Size of the New Balance TWO WXY:

very small
0
slightly small
0
true to size
2
slightly long
4
very long
0
½ size large
April 23, 2021
These run pretty long, so you may want to go down half a size.
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