New Balance 696v2 tennis shoes feature a sufficiently cushioned midsole to give you a more comfortable experience on the court. The leather upper provides classically good looks along with excellent durability. These shoes are lightweight and will fit like a glove for excellent feel and performance.Upper: Leather upper provides enhanced durability. Mesh offers breathable flexibility. Padded tongue and heel collar enhance comfort. Lace-up front offers an adjustable fit.Midsole: ABZORB® is a superior blend of foam cushioning and compression set, featuring rubber. IMEVA (injection-molded EVA foam) midsole provides firm yet flexible cushioning. Removable insole.Outsole: Ndurance® rubber compound allows for maximum durability used in high wear areas. Herringbone outsole allows increased traction for lateral motion and quick pivoting. Non-marking outsole.