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New Balance Reviews

MX623v2
MX623v2 Posted: 4/15/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Comfortable shoe. Only reason I am unhappy with it is because the shoe fell apart 6 months after it was purchased. Poor quality.

WW956
WW956 Posted: 4/15/14
Reviewer: Val from Wisconsin
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

So unhappy with New Balance, I have been a loyal customer of New Balance for over 20 years. The last two pairs I have purchased, have no support, no stability and just an overall uncomfortable fit. This pair I was sure I was going to get it right. I wore them in the house for a full 3 days before I decided to keep them. They were alright and I thought with time they would break in and become more comfortable so I took the step outside. As soon as the ground was uneven they showed their true colors, I feel my feet sliding, ankles trying to stablize me as I wobble from side to side. My feet, ankles, shins, knees, inside hip and outside hip, and back are all in pain. These things are useless to me and now I can't return them. If you have any serious needs for a shoe with stability and support don't even be tempted by these. Since 2013 when New Balance changed their manufacturing to China, their shoes are horrible. Their prices have continued to rise as the quality goes down. New Balance has lost me as a customer. Zappos as always has been great with their service. I am going to try Brooks and Timberland, heres hoping they have not changed since I have purchased their shoes last.

W890v4
W890v4 Posted: 4/15/14
Reviewer: Della S from Boston
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I have always been told that New Balance has good width in the forefoot of the shoes. But these shoes narrow in at the toe, making them uncomfortable for me. I would try a size larger, but the heel felt loose already.

WW847
WW847 Posted: 4/15/14
Reviewer: Della S from Boston
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Odd sizing. I got it in my usual size, and my toes were hitting the front of the shoe. At the same time, my heel was sliding up so I didn't want to go up a size. This last is supposed to have a narrow heel, but didn't seem like it.

Fresh Foam 980
Fresh Foam 980 Posted: 4/15/14
Reviewer: Della S from Boston
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Like others, I found this shoe too short and narrow. It also tapers in and down in the toe area, pressing my big toe in, and pressing down on the toe nail. Very uncomfortable. It's cute, but not for me.

Tao II PLUSfoam™ Thong
Tao II PLUSfoam™ Thong Posted: 4/15/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

I bought the Tao I flip flops and they broke down after 7 months of use. Both soles cracked near the heel and the bottom compressed down to nothing in some spots. They were very comfortable and water proof, but I would not buy them again. Shopping for a more durable pair now.

WT10V2
WT10V2 Posted: 4/15/14
Reviewer: Jessica Ronick from Westlake Village, CA
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Comfortable to run in and true to size. I like the wide toe bed to have greater range to use my toes. My only complaint is that the seem rub at the top of the foot in the middle of my toes. Good shoe otherwise and love the vibram soles.

W890V3
W890V3 Posted: 4/15/14
Reviewer: Emily from Tennessee
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I love, love, love, my shoes! I have had them now for about a year and they are in still such great shape and still feel soo good to my feet. I have back problems and the dr told me that New Balance is the best shoe you can wear that they have the best support and I believe they truly do.. I love Zappo's! I have ordered clothes, shoes, sports products for myself, children and husband and if you know what sizes you wear they are sent to you and in our experience EVERYTHING we have ordered has been perfect and you know how hard it is ordering things online and worrying about how or if whatever you are purchasing is going to fit right. Well Zappos is where it is if you want it done right! Thank you Zappos and not to mention the convenience of the next day shipping for free! No matter what the price is!! Love it!

WT610v3
WT610v3 Posted: 4/15/14
Reviewer: Holly from Mt Airy, MD
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These shoes are great! Lightweight and flexible, with great traction. I have a lot of nerve damage in my foot and ankle and these shoes are soft but also supportive.

MW812 Hook-and-Loop
MW812 Hook-and-Loop Posted: 4/15/14
Reviewer: Judith from Massachusetts
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

My husband loves these shoes. He has plantar fasciitis and these make all the difference in the world to him. This is his second pair and he is not bothered by the foot problem at all anymore!

MT10V2
MT10V2 Posted: 4/15/14
Reviewer: from Ohio
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I loved the first Zero shoe and then it went away. Now a version of it is back and it is great to be able to have a pair again. I miss the burnt orange color of the 1st zero but this color is okay by me.

MX857
MX857 Posted: 4/14/14
Reviewer: from Peculiar, MO
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I ordered these shoes for my husband who had previously worn NB856 and was very pleased with them. He found these 857s to be just as comfortable and the fit was perfect. He wears a wide width (EE).

WX711
WX711 Posted: 4/14/14
Reviewer: Patricia Badgers from Las Vegas, Nevada
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Fit is perfect and the shoe was comfortable from the first moment I put them on. Wore them continuously on a recent River Cruise we took with lots of walking involved.

MK706
MK706 Posted: 4/14/14
Reviewer: John Lovering from Dover, NH
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Excellent shoe in terms of fit, wt., support, looks...my only comment is that it is quite "squeaky" wherever the material from which the shoes are made happens to rub together. Minor problem. Of course delivery and service was excellent...Zappos rocks!

WT610v3
WT610v3 Posted: 4/14/14
Reviewer: Julie from North Carolina
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

I got these shoes for a half-marathon trail run. The first time I wore them I started getting a hot spot on the heal after 1 mile. By the time I finished 5 miles my feet hurt. They didn't feel like they had any arch support at all. They are flashy and cute but that's about it. Not good for serious stuff.

W1690
W1690 Posted: 4/14/14
Reviewer: Jaime from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These shoes are super comfortable and cute. I really like the sleeker design of them. I am thinking about ordering a second pair. I love the colors of these shoes, but I do wish there were some other options for my second pair.

WT10V2
WT10V2 Posted: 4/14/14
Reviewer: Kate from Pa
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Very comfortable and light! I use them for running outdoors and on a treadmill. I usually run 4-5 miles daily. They ran a little small on me and I had to exchange them for the 1/2 size bigger.

MW812 Hook-and-Loop
MW812 Hook-and-Loop Posted: 4/14/14
Reviewer: Lisa Freeman from Massachusetts
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

As others have noted, the velcro straps are WAY too short to cross over my husband's high instep. Very disappointing.

M1540
M1540 Posted: 4/14/14
Reviewer: from Missouri
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I am 400lbs and have a left foot that swells daily. I work in retail and are on my feet constantly, and wear a size 15; most either don't fit or do not hold up. These shoes are light weight and offer a great deal of roll resistance. A few things to note: 1. The shoes are mostly mesh, so they air out quickly, but aren't warm in winter. 2. Despite coming in very wide sizes, NB did not change the "tongue" size, so your socks can be seen around the "tongue" if your foot is very swollen. 3. The highly reinforced roll bar can be felt cutting into the sides of your heel the first few days until you get used to it. Overall, I am a shoe company nightmare, and these shoes have done well. I have been quite impressed and would buy another pair.

WX20v3
WX20v3 Posted: 4/14/14
Reviewer: Stodolak from Standish, Michigan
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I love these shoes. Had them for over a week. I use them for cardio workout videos like P90X3 and Insanity. They are super light and perfect for these workouts.

WW847
WW847 Posted: 4/14/14
Reviewer: Irma Cardinale from New York, NY
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I am very pleased with this comfortable walking shoe. Moreover, the availability of this shoe in a half size made all the difference in fit and comfort as my big toe does not hit the tip of the shoe while walking.

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