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New Balance BB891

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  • Get ready to battle for every point, every rebound and every ounce of your being with the help of the BB891 from New Balance®.
  • Features a team basketball shoe designed to provide a comfortable and supportive ride with a fast look.
  • Synthetic leather upper with breathable mesh and patent leather accents for overall comfort and performance.
  • Padded tongue and collar.
  • Fine mesh lining with a removable, cushioned footbed for added comfort.
  • ABZORB® EX Technology - A combination of premium ABZORB® foam and a peripheral pocket of non-pressurized air that is encapsulated in an engineered thermoplastic for cushioning and the ultimate ride.
  • Ndurance® rubber compound for maximum durability in high-wear areas of the outsole.
  • Textured rubber outsole provides great traction.
  • Built on a MB-001 last.
  • Available in wide sizes.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 1 lb
  • Product measurements were taken using size 11, width B - Narrow. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

93% Felt true to size
  • 0% Full size too large
  • 3% Half size too Large
  • 93% True to size
  • 3% Half size too small
  • 0% Full size too small
82% Felt true to width
  • 82% Felt true to width
  • 18% Felt narrower than marked
  • 0% Felt wider than marked
52% Moderate arch support
  • 45% Excellent arch support
  • 52% Moderate arch support
  • 3% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Get ready to battle for every point, every rebound and every ounce of your being with the help of the BB891 from New Balance®.
  • Features a team basketball shoe designed to provide a comfortable and supportive ride with a fast look.
  • Synthetic leather upper with breathable mesh and patent leather accents for overall comfort and performance.
  • Padded tongue and collar.
  • Fine mesh lining with a removable, cushioned footbed for added comfort.
  • ABZORB® EX Technology - A combination of premium ABZORB® foam and a peripheral pocket of non-pressurized air that is encapsulated in an engineered thermoplastic for cushioning and the ultimate ride.
  • Ndurance® rubber compound for maximum durability in high-wear areas of the outsole.
  • Textured rubber outsole provides great traction.
  • Built on a MB-001 last.
  • Available in wide sizes.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 1 lb
  • Product measurements were taken using size 11, width B - Narrow. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

New Balance BB891

Average rating is 4 out of 5 from a total of 29 reviews.

Top Positive Review

5 people found this review helpful.

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First, Zappos: I ordered these shoes yesterday and they showed up 19 hours later! Zappos, you are so fresh I almost want to name my first child Zappos. Now, the BB891: Admit it, they didn't exactly jump out at you when you first looked at 'em. But NB is like the girl at the dance with the funny dress who looks at you with a gentle smirk and waits for you to realize what she already knows...the other girls have dresses that look better, but none of 'em are as emotionally stable. I've balled for over 20 years, worn Yikes and Fajitas before, and every time I start to think,"they look good -- they won't hurt my feet or deliver poor performance," they do...and I come right back to NB. It's almost like NB tries to make the ugliest ball shoes they can to see how much you respect performance/stability over "what looks good." And if you're reading this, I already know the answer. And they're not really that ugly either -- the 891s are almost channeling that Avia 830 feeling, which I like. These two pair (I got the white/black ones too) will make my 9th and 10th consecutive pairs of NB basketball shoes. I haven't even worn the shoes yet and I already know what I'm getting...and you do, too.

Read more » « Show less January 21, 2011 by Lightfoot W
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Top Critical Review

2 people found this review helpful.

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Comfort
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Didn't hold up on asphalt. I played less than ten games and both soles started to de-laminate. Zappos asked no questions, gave me a refund over the phone. I was very happy with the fit though - I have wide feet, I ordered them wide, and they didn't bother me at all. But I can't recommend them - I'm getting some Nikes.

Read more » « Show less July 3, 2011 by Paul H
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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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First, Zappos: I ordered these shoes yesterday and they showed up 19 hours later! Zappos, you are so fresh I almost want to name my first child Zappos. Now, the BB891: Admit it, they didn't exactly jump out at you when you first looked at 'em. But NB is like the girl at the dance with the funny dress who looks at you with a gentle smirk and waits for you to realize what she already knows...the other girls have dresses that look better, but none of 'em are as emotionally stable. I've balled for over 20 years, worn Yikes and Fajitas before, and every time I start to think,"they look good -- they won't hurt my feet or deliver poor performance," they do...and I come right back to NB. It's almost like NB tries to make the ugliest ball shoes they can to see how much you respect performance/stability over "what looks good." And if you're reading this, I already know the answer. And they're not really that ugly either -- the 891s are almost channeling that Avia 830 feeling, which I like. These two pair (I got the white/black ones too) will make my 9th and 10th consecutive pairs of NB basketball shoes. I haven't even worn the shoes yet and I already know what I'm getting...and you do, too.

Fit Survey

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Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from San Pablo, California
4 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Very comfortable. Even though the soles are no wider than those of my (regular width) Nikes, these really feel much wider. There is substantially more room up front, and I couldn't be happier with these shoes. My Nike shoes pinch up front and hurt my feet terribly after about 15 minutes on the court. I have a very wide, flat foot which makes finding comfortable shoes very difficult (especially for basketball shoes). These are the most comfortable basketball shoes I have ever owned.

I'd also recommend: Adidas

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Felt a half size larger than marked

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Moderate arch support

2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Bought these for my husband and he loves them! Light weight, sturdy and attractive. Great purchase!

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from Brookline, MA
2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Zappos is great - I ordered my shoes at 2:00 & received them the next day at 10:00. The sales person helped me look up a previous order to get the correct size. The easiest way to purchase shoes ever.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from Brentwood, CA
2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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Really like these shoes. Looked at Adidas & Nike first but after the fit not matching well, I did NB. Good grip, good fit and support. No flashy features but a solid shoe for B-ball. Cost more but a comfortable shoe is worth a little extra. Zappos return policy helped me get the right shoe.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from Seattle
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