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New Balance WW968

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  • 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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Fit Survey:

80% Felt true to size
  • 6% Full size too large
  • 6% Half size too Large
  • 80% True to size
  • 8% Half size too small
  • 0% Full size too small
85% Felt true to width
  • 85% Felt true to width
  • 6% Felt narrower than marked
  • 8% Felt wider than marked
56% Excellent arch support
  • 56% Excellent arch support
  • 40% Moderate arch support
  • 4% 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 50 reviews.

Top Positive Review

2 people found this review helpful.

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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

4 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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Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Another heartbreaker! Finally a shoe that is actually narrow in the heel and provides good support along the foot. The arch support is inadequate, but I no longer expect a supportive insole and assume I'll need to put in a Smartfoot or Orthaheel replacement. The killer here is that there is a bunch of material at the base of the tongue that forms a hard lump just above the joint of my big toe. This is partly from the gusset fabric, but also from the way the tongue attaches to the shoe. Ouch! If this were a general tightness, I'd think it might stretch out, but not this sharp lump. I was relieved to find walking shoes in normal shoe brown, as opposed to the usual trio of white, black, and that pale gray-tan color that occurs only in walking shoes. I already sent back a pair of these in my usual size 8. The 7.5 fit well and would be okay if I have a hollow at the base of my metatarsals.

I'd also recommend: Brooks

Fit Survey

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No arch support

Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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I absolutely loved these when I saw them in the box, but hated them when I put them on. They were far too long. They were extremely heavy. They were very stiff, and they hurt my ankles. It felt like I was walking around in cement boots. I've had New Balance sneakers for years. These were nothing like those. I sent them back.

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Felt a full size larger than marked

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Moderate arch support

  • from MA
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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I bought these boots to walk trails in Ireland for two weeks this October. With Dr. Scholl's Active Series inserts, they worked perfectly. Lots of room for my wide feet, good traction on muddy paths, and lightweight.

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Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Northern California
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I recently moved back to New England after five years in Florida wearing sandals and flip flops. I needed an all purpose shoe that I could stand to wear and chose this shoe. It's comfortable, stylish and sturdy. I do a lot of walking along a rocky beach and this shoe is perfect.

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Poor Support

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Excellent arch support

  • from Hill, MA
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Fit is true. Needs a bit more cushioning, I added gel insert. Use daily for early morning (woods) trail walks with dogs...

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

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