With spring quickly approaching, there's no better time to pick up a new pair of tennis shoes for the year. Sneaker Report has already previewed New Balance's 2013 running and training lineup, but here's a look at something for the tennis courts. The New Balance 851 is a sneaker that's suitable for just getting in some practice or big game-day situations. The upper is built with synthetic and breathable mesh to keep you cool and dry. Its midsole contains a number of elements to ensure comfort. First, the Acteva Lite foam midsole is 24% lighter than standard foam and is cushioned with Abzorb in the midfoot area. It's topped off with a nylon stability shank  for arch support and gait efficiency. Best for hard court surfaces, the Ndurance non-marking rubber outsole offers both traction and durability. Whether you're searching for a new pair of tennis sneakers or considering taking up the game this season, the New Balance 851 is a great option.

Best For: Tennis players seeking a lightweight and cushioned tennis shoe for courts

Category: Runner
Weight: 12 oz
Platform: Nylon stability shank in midsole, Ndurance non-marking rubber outsole
Construction: Synthetic and mesh upper
Release Date: Now available

Key Technologies: Internal Support System,
Midsole: Acteva Lite foam with Abzorb cushioning in midfoot
Outsole: Ndurance non-marking rubber with herringbone pattern for traction

Best Uses: Tennis on clay/rubber courts
Fit: True to size


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