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New Balance Reviews

MW969
MW969 Posted: 9/20/14
Reviewer: Matt B. from Lexington, KY
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Just picked these up yesterday and made sure to order a 1/2 size larger than normal after reading the reviews. The length felt true to size in my case so there's a bit of extra room in the front I'm going to fill with an insole. I think it'd be better to step up a width size larger than you normally order. They feel a bit narrow to me, but the cushioning of the material makes them extremely comfortable. Even more than my 990's. The nubuck looks great too. I bought these to sneak into the office where my 990's weren't up to dress code. They're like undercover sneakers.

MW812
MW812 Posted: 9/20/14
Reviewer: from Tx
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

First pair of New Balance and I'm impressed. Very comfortable. I wear them to work where I'm on my feet all day on concrete and rocks. My feet aren't sore at the end of the day like they used to be wearing my old shoes or boots. The 812's are light. They fit and feel great. I tried them with my old insoles and they felt too snug with them inside. So I went without them and found that I don't even need insoles anymore with the 812's.

MX1012
MX1012 Posted: 9/20/14
Reviewer: Carol DIgnan from Tulsa, OK
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This shoe is the best replacement I could find for the 1123 shoe that New Balance used to carry. Great shoe for foot problems like neuromas and neuropathy. Holds up well, good quality. I ordered a back up pair, in case they discontinue it or change it. Great with jeans and dark slacks, if you have trouble with wearing regular shoes.

W1340v2
W1340v2 Posted: 9/20/14
Reviewer: Jody Goode from Austin, TX
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

I've had good luck with New Balance shoes, but not with this pair. The colors were clownish; I'm not a fashion diva but the shiny silver with the neon pink just didn't work for me. Fit was okay but shoe overall had an orthopedic look to it. I'm returning and am going to check out men's New Balance in hopes the colors are less psychedelic!

WX20v3
WX20v3 Posted: 9/20/14
Reviewer: Karina from Greenwich, CT
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are fantastic shoes. They look and feel great. First pair of NB and surprised by them. Good for the gym or running.

WX711
WX711 Posted: 9/20/14
Reviewer: Julie from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I bought these in the neon yellow color and they are so much fun! I teach Zumba and have a hard time finding a shoe that will allow lateral movements, slight traction and yet enough padding on the bottom for slight jumping. I also tend to supinate (under-pronate) and this shoe keeps me from rolling out. Due to high arches, I have to wear orthotic inserts since there is no arch support. I'm back on Zappos.com to see what other colors I want to purchase!

WW1765
WW1765 Posted: 9/20/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

The shoe laces are the cheapest white cotton bottom-of-the-line garbage that we had back in the 1960's. For the price the laces should be as good as the shoes and reflect the last 50 years of technological advancement. The shoes are fantastic and I'd give them a 5, but since a New Balance bean counter decided to cut corners on the laces on a premium pair of fantastic shoes, they get a 1. You're fired!

MW812 Hook-and-Loop
MW812 Hook-and-Loop Posted: 9/20/14
Reviewer: Henry P from Dallas
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

These shoes were much smaller than my foot even though they were marked 13EE and I have been wearing 13EE for decades. I could not even get the velcro straps to close!

MX623v2
MX623v2 Posted: 9/20/14
Reviewer: Marian F. from South Jersey
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

So comfortable! That's what the young man, whom the shoes were bought for, tells me. Zappos has great prices and the best selection!

MW812 Hook-and-Loop
MW812 Hook-and-Loop Posted: 9/19/14
Reviewer: Lynne K from Michigan
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

My dad is 87 and needs comfortable shoes that are easy to put on each day. The New Balance shoe was the charm. He has worn Sass and found these to be comparable. He is so thrilled about his new black shoes, he wants them in white.

MW928
MW928 Posted: 9/19/14
Reviewer: Ron from Newcastle
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

This is the 2nd pair I've purchased and "the same thing" the front lip of the sole became detached on both left and right. I re-glued them but at this price this ought not happen. I've purchased earlier models 926, 927 (I think that's the numbers) that had more comfort and didn't delaminate like these. I'm done. New Balance has lost me as a customer.

MW969
MW969 Posted: 9/19/14
Reviewer: Rob from Minnesota
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

Somewhere along the road, new Balance seems to have misplaced their sizing template. The size 13 EEEE New Balance shoes I ordered squished my toes the minute I put them on. They seem more like a 11 1/2 than 13. I returned them for a size 14, hopefully, I won't need a 15.

MT910 GTX®
MT910 GTX® Posted: 9/19/14
Reviewer: from arlington, tx.
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

i walk mostly dirt trails and these are comfortable shoes. the top cloth material that covers the top is not very strong and rips or tears too easily. if u go off the trail these shoes won't last. mine ripped on top near the front where the material flexes on both sides on both shoes. if i wear them on dirt trails, dirt get in my shoes. i'd only buy these if u don't go off trail. the previous gtx were much stronget material.i've only had these for 6 months and they are no use for me no more.

WW577
WW577 Posted: 9/19/14
Reviewer: Carol Entin from Rehoboth, MA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I love these sneakers and wear them almost every single day if I can! I can fit my specialty orthotics for plantar fasciitis and one shorter leg into the wide ones and still have space to wear knit-style (not hose)knee socks. I buy two pair a year every fall. They are very comfortable for someone who stands and moves all day long.

MW812 Hook-and-Loop
MW812 Hook-and-Loop Posted: 9/19/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

The shoe fit well, but the Velcro straps were too short to fasten with a high arch. My husband has a very wide foot with a high arch and these otherwise would have worked.

990v3 Slip On
990v3 Slip On Posted: 9/19/14
Reviewer: Marilyn from Oklahoma
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

These run wide. I sometimes wear medium and have had other styles from New Balance that were too narrow in medium. I will probably wear these with heavy socks. Note to New Balance: please be consistent!

WWM756v2
WWM756v2 Posted: 9/19/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I always wear a wide shoe and this shoe is actually too wide. I also felt that it was lacking support. Had to return it.

W890v4
W890v4 Posted: 9/19/14
Reviewer: Alexandra Wallace from Bloomington, Indiana
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

First let me tell you...the "combat" color is olive green all over. Not grey/black with olive green highlights. Since I wasn't crazy about that and it looked different on my screen, I exchanged them for the blue/pink. A very nice customer service rep named Brandi helped me and she was wonderful! The shoes themselves look great! The only complaint I have is the little pink part holding the bottom of the laces down makes a very rough, uncomfortable part inside the shoe. Luckily if you wear thick socks you don't notice it, but you could never comfortably wear these barefoot. And, as stated, they do run a full size small, though the D width seems true. Overall a very comfortable and pretty shoe!

Heritage Thong
Heritage Thong Posted: 9/18/14
Reviewer: Jarrod Hatfield from San Francisco, California
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I had originally purchased these as throw away sandals to take with me to Burning Man. They were so comfortable (and managed to stay alive all week) that I now use them as my goto sandal. Very cushioned sole, and a very comfortable strap. I've always had issues in the past with uncomfortable straps, those plastic ones drive me nuts and cause chafing between the toes. Not these, I don't even notice there's a strap going between my toes. They have a sporty look to them, so I wouldn't recommend wearing them to any weddings or formal dinners. They're perfect for what I use them for, a casual flip-flop when I'm feeling too lazy to put shoes on. I highly recommend them. Oh, as for arch support, they're actually really good as far as thongs are concerned, but don't expect running shoe quality arch support.

WX867
WX867 Posted: 9/18/14
Reviewer: L. Baker from Los Angeles, cA
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I was looking for dance sneakers that didn't have a split sole. These interested me because reviewers said they had good arch support. The shoes arrived and yes, they have good arch support. They also look good. But the sizing is crazy! I normally wear a 10.5 B. Based on other reviews, I ordered these in an 11 D. The width was good but the shoes were still too short. They aren't made in an 11.5, so I'm sending them back for a refund. By the way, I don't think we should have to pay almost a ton for shoes that don't have a speck of leather or real stitching.

Ultimate Bootcut Pant
Ultimate Bootcut Pant Posted: 9/18/14
Reviewer: Shannon from Georgia
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These pants are very comfortable and great for the gym. I am 5'3", 115lbs, and ordered a small with a regular inseam based on the reviews. They fit a little looser that I wanted, but not so much that I would return them. I am used to a tighter fit (like compression pants), but these still worked well for my boot camp class! They will really be perfect for yoga!

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