New Balance 992 vs. New Balance 993 Comparison

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New Balance 992 vs. New Balance 993 Comparison

Last week we gave you a first look at the latest model from New Balance, the New Balance 993. The shoe is an updated version of the famed New Balance 992 that has become a staple item in shoe stores since it was first introduced in 2006. The New Balance 993 approaches closer to crafted perfection with the incorporation of new technologies including an ACTEVA?? midsole for unbelievable comfort and DTS in the heel to provide a softer heel strike. The shoe also has improved heel-to-toe transition and forefoot flexibility and is lighter in weight.

Just like the 992, the New Balance 993 is produced in their domestic facilities. New Balance has long built a great reputation for its commitment to American labor and this is called out with a “USA” stitched on the heel.

Take a look at a visual comparison between the New Balance 992 and 993 after the jump. The New Balance 993 is available now at retailers nationwide.

New Balance 992 vs. New Balance 993 Comparison
New Balance 992

New Balance 992 vs. New Balance 993 Comparison
New Balance 993

New Balance 992 vs. New Balance 993 Comparison
New Balance 992

New Balance 992 vs. New Balance 993 Comparison
New Balance 993

New Balance 992 vs. New Balance 993 Comparison
New Balance 992

New Balance 992 vs. New Balance 993 Comparison
New Balance 993

New Balance 992 vs. New Balance 993 Comparison
New Balance 992

New Balance 992 vs. New Balance 993 Comparison
New Balance 993

New Balance 992 vs. New Balance 993 Comparison
New Balance 992

New Balance 992 vs. New Balance 993 Comparison
New Balance 993

New Balance 992 vs. New Balance 993 Comparison
New Balance 992

New Balance 992 vs. New Balance 993 Comparison
New Balance 993

New Balance 992 vs. New Balance 993 Comparison
New Balance 992

New Balance 992 vs. New Balance 993 Comparison
New Balance 993

New Balance 992 vs. New Balance 993 Comparison
New Balance 992

New Balance 992 vs. New Balance 993 Comparison
New Balance 993

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43 Comments on "New Balance 992 vs. New Balance 993 Comparison"

  1. sneakFREAK

    Sometimes a shoe doesnt need a nick name or a *pack* to be something good. new balance always makes a quality sneaker that is very comfortable and best of all this one gives AMERICAN people jobs.

    now more than ever I am concerned with shopping around my way spending my money locally. needless to say I am going to my local running shop and spending my hard earning money on something that will give some dude in the USA a job.

    props to new balance for doing your thing for american workers

  2. gameface1326

    back of the kicks have a fatter a$$, overall nice but whats up with the USA stars and stripes, pretty tacky

  3. Jason

    does anyone remember when Michael Moore went to Nike’s HQ to ask if phil knight could open a nike factory in Flint MI? I saw this on youtube ages ago, but this post just totally reminded me that new balance actually makes a ton of their kicks here. I need a new pair for the gym so I am going to have to try these out. if I am going to spend my money for a good shoe its nice knowing its hooking someone up with a job here in the USA!

  4. ^^^^ The fact that you know what grandpas balls look like is scary….real scary :( LOL As for the kicks, they are both nice. I liked the 992’s.

    Oh and Jason, they built another one in my old Neighborhood in Memphis….its massive bro. Right on Frayser Blvd. :)

  5. lo

    Nice kicks your right. The D.M.V. loves our New Balance kicks. In this area New Balance has always been a top seller!

  6. djwall2

    Average sneakers… look like track shoes dont know why the dmv people waste 120 or whatever on some regular sneakers

  7. Anthony

    It’s obvious the technology and comfortability has improved but they don’t look really identical as some or saying (this someone from the DC area that sees 992s everyday) in fact they look more futuristic which isn’t necessarily better for me. wouldnt wear for style this time around…

  8. Salt

    Its already a given that these are going to be a sure seller in the DC area.

    Comment by Nice Kicks ??? January 12, 2009 @ 2:58 pm

    TRUE. DMV CLASSIC!!!!

  9. Vegetaray

    Well I’ve had my pair for 3 weeks now and have been running in them 4 times a week. I had the 992 before them and 991 before that and I would say as far as comparisons go these def feel and look more like the 991 to me…Performance wise they def perform more like the 991…Will be stocking up on these as I’m sure they will be the next cult fan shoe from NB…

  10. shoehead

    i tried these on at my job ( champs) i gotta say these are real comfortable its like your walking on pillows made my jordans feel like cardboard … thats some fly cardboard i was wearing tho but this is a very comfortable shoe i think price tag is about 130 ish so cop away!!

  11. Max

    I love New Balance, I just orders M992LWT, white leather version. They are great. I love USA made shoes.

    The grey and navy color are not as good as the black suede and white or black leather ones.

  12. dani

    I have owned 998, 990 and 991 (still have them), the more comfortable ones are the 990, but the best lookings are of course 998, and waiting for the future re-release of the king of 990’s series, the 997.

  13. J From MD, But Born In D.C.

    the black/grey 993’s and the black/blue 993’s are too serious, i have some grey 992’s, but i stopped rockin mine like that a minute ago lol

  14. hs

    As far as I can tell the 992s are wider than the 991s. Length is about the same. Love the 992s.
    Tried on a 993 in the store, and it appears (and was) shorter than the 992. I usually take a 9.5 and think I will need to go to a 10 (the store was out of my width).
    The toe strike felt funny on the 993 and I saw that the sole has a kind of split at that point, as opposed to the 992 which has none (smoother feel). It may be that the 993 is “step” backward but I haven’t yet walked in a pair for real. Also, wish they’d make the 993 GLO in wide widths. The all black is good.

  15. kellen redmill

    the 992’s blow end of story. the 993’s aren’t bad as they are going back to the 991 style, but anyone who has any intelligence knows the 991’s are king and always will be.

  16. Brenda

    The 993 feel like my foot is “slapping” the ground. I want my 992 back- felt like they had more cushioning and just a better roll in the foot.

  17. Paul

    I love my pair of 993. I thought the 992 was larger and did not fit well at all on my feet. I constantly slipped in them. 993 is closer to the feel of the 991 and I think that cushioning and support is great. I use them for walking and I am in love with them!!!

  18. CARLOS

    I compete in ironman distance races and rack up a lot of training miles so I am very particular about getting a comfortable fit.

    I wore 990 until i couldnt find them anymore then switched to 991, then to 992.

    In my opinion the 993 is a drop off in quality from the 992. I could always adjust rather easily from model to model in the past but the 993 feels different – the balance is slightly different and I feel impact much more with each step.

    I bought one pair of 993 ran about 30 miles or so in them and then went online and bought 6 pairs of 992 which i will stick with as long as I can.

  19. klavs silberg

    det er bare de allerbedste sko jeg har haft, dessv?re kan vi ikke k?be dem i Danmark, s? da jeg var i USA i maj, fik jeg et eks med hjem……………:-)

  20. Tygrelvr

    The 993’s are my first ever NB and they are really comfortable— Only problem is I bought them in August ’09 and do not do any running/jogging/walking as of yet, but I already have a slapping/blowout sound coming from both…… Anyone else have a similar problem???

  21. Steve

    I always bought the 991’s, then the 992’s, usually 4 pairs at a time. When the 992 style was disco’d I ordered the 993 style never giving it any thought. I was unable to wear the 993. The shoe was too skimpy and uncomfortable. It had a much different feel. I was willing to give the shoe a chance and am sorry I did because then I couldn’t return the one pair. I did return the other 3 pairs though. Happily I found 5 pairs of the 992’s online just this evening so am very happy.

  22. frenchElie

    I,
    For those who wears 992 only for leisure, I’ve the solution after buying many pairs of nb on my favorite marketplace: Just buy a leathered 992! you’ll understand what is the confort! The fact is that you don’t find the same problem you use to find in a synthetic one: your foot is not moving no more inside the shoe. All people that have a synthetic upper knows the problem. NB992 still the best!!!!!

  23. Joe

    The toe-box is much smaller than the 991 or 992. I have worn the same size for years and the 993s barely fit me. Very disappointing.

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