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New Balance WW968

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  • The women's WW968 from New Balance® is designed to keep your feet dry and comfortable during scenic country walks to wet and muddy hikes!
  • Seam-sealed waterproof leather repels moisture to keep feet dry and comfortable.
  • Dual-Density Collar uses both a softer-density foam against the foot for cushioning and a firmer-density foam for support.
  • Premium foam insert offers high density, open-cell foam to gently conform to the foot and disperse pressure.
  • Central lacing system with reinforced metallic eyelets for great fit and feel.
  • Padded, gusseted tongue for added comfort and helps keep debris out.
  • STABILITY WEB® delivers midfoot support and reduces the weight of the shoe.
  • ABZORB® cushioning in the midfoot provides exceptional shock absorption.
  • C-CAP® midsole provide cushioning and support.
  • Non-marking rubber outsole won't mark floors.
  • Last: WOL-01
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 14 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 7.5, width EE - Extra Wide. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

80% Felt true to size
  • 5% Full size too large
  • 5% Half size too Large
  • 80% True to size
  • 10% Half size too small
  • 0% Full size too small
85% Felt true to width
  • 85% Felt true to width
  • 8% Felt narrower than marked
  • 8% Felt wider than marked
63% Excellent arch support
  • 62% Excellent arch support
  • 38% Moderate arch support
  • 0% 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.)
  • The women's WW968 from New Balance® is designed to keep your feet dry and comfortable during scenic country walks to wet and muddy hikes!
  • Seam-sealed waterproof leather repels moisture to keep feet dry and comfortable.
  • Dual-Density Collar uses both a softer-density foam against the foot for cushioning and a firmer-density foam for support.
  • Premium foam insert offers high density, open-cell foam to gently conform to the foot and disperse pressure.
  • Central lacing system with reinforced metallic eyelets for great fit and feel.
  • Padded, gusseted tongue for added comfort and helps keep debris out.
  • STABILITY WEB® delivers midfoot support and reduces the weight of the shoe.
  • ABZORB® cushioning in the midfoot provides exceptional shock absorption.
  • C-CAP® midsole provide cushioning and support.
  • Non-marking rubber outsole won't mark floors.
  • Last: WOL-01
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 14 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 7.5, width EE - Extra Wide. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

New Balance WW968

Average rating is 4 out of 5 from a total of 42 reviews.

Top Positive Review

2 people found this review helpful.

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Comfort
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I have been wearing this line of NB for years - this time it is so stiff that it stabs my ankle. Rats. It fits, but like wearing steal.

Read more » « Show less May 23, 2013 by Candy
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Top Critical Review

2 people found this review helpful.

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I'm very disappointed with this shoe. I bought the New Balance WW968 to wear on a walking trip to Ireland. I wanted a pair of light-weight, waterproof shoes. I purchased the shoes in December, 2012, wore them to get ready for the walk, and then wore them on our 112-mile, 10 day walk in May 2013. Although I was initially happy with the shoes, several serious problems with design and defect developed. Here are the basic problems: 1. The shoe has eyelets for the laces. Consequently, when it rains hard, or when you step in a puddle, even if the water does not go over the top of the shoe, it trickles through the eyelets. 2. Despite thoroughly breaking in the shoe, I blistered, largely because my feet were wet. (See above.) 3. Worst of all, I noticed on the penultimate day of the trip that the sole is separating from the shoe! Granted, we walked in some wet weather, and through mud. But the shoes were less than 6 months old, and had no more than 300 miles on them when this happened. These shoes are way too expensive to perform in such a shoddy manner.

Read more » « Show less May 23, 2013 by Anonymous
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2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!
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I have been wearing this line of NB for years - this time it is so stiff that it stabs my ankle. Rats. It fits, but like wearing steal.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from Eugene, Oregon
2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!
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I'm very disappointed with this shoe. I bought the New Balance WW968 to wear on a walking trip to Ireland. I wanted a pair of light-weight, waterproof shoes. I purchased the shoes in December, 2012, wore them to get ready for the walk, and then wore them on our 112-mile, 10 day walk in May 2013. Although I was initially happy with the shoes, several serious problems with design and defect developed. Here are the basic problems: 1. The shoe has eyelets for the laces. Consequently, when it rains hard, or when you step in a puddle, even if the water does not go over the top of the shoe, it trickles through the eyelets. 2. Despite thoroughly breaking in the shoe, I blistered, largely because my feet were wet. (See above.) 3. Worst of all, I noticed on the penultimate day of the trip that the sole is separating from the shoe! Granted, we walked in some wet weather, and through mud. But the shoes were less than 6 months old, and had no more than 300 miles on them when this happened. These shoes are way too expensive to perform in such a shoddy manner.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt wider than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Michigan
1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!
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This looks like a very comfortable shoe for someone. Unfortunately, it was not me. I couldn't even slide my foot into the shoe without pain. The shoe seems to be higher on the foot in the front and the back and even with the laces loosened as far as they will go it required bending my foot in a way that it just doesn't do anymore. If you have pain in the joint directly behind the big toe this probably isn't for you. For others, it may be great. It looks like a well built, padded, and stable shoe. Clearly not the cutest shoe out there, but it's built for a specific use.

I'd also recommend: Asics, other New Balance styles

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 Houston/Galveston area
1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Even though these shoes are a bit heavy, they are a great shoe for walking. Comfortable right out of the box! If you order a wide width, you might want to order down a size. Or, try both since Zappos makes returning so easy.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a full size larger than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from New York
1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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I tried these & Merrell Quarts both 8B compared to Brooks Addiction Walker 8medium (however Men's 8D arrived - see review). Pros: yes, with inserts & medium to heavy socks; looks good as athletic; nice toe box & guard bumper; like color; works well with boot or straight jeans; makes my foot look small. Con: tight at lacing with insert; tongue is stiff & doesn't bend real well; fatigued ankle & top of foot quickly. Just not enough comfort for me.

I'd also recommend: Merrell Quartz - Brooks Addiction Walker

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Seattle
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