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New Balance WX797v2

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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 797v2 cross-training shoe from New Balance® offers the hardcore fitness diva a durable, lightweight solution to help her move with confidence from one workout to the next!
  • Honeycomb mesh uppers with synthetic overlays provide superior breathability and exceptional support.
  • A padded collar with extra heel padding offers a cozy fit while adding support to the achilles.
  • Fine mesh lining and a lightly cushioned footbed for performance comfort.
  • Traditional lacing closure with a mesh-lined tongue for secure fit.
  • Innovative REVlite™ midsole provide premium responsiveness and durability at a 30% lighter weight than other foams with comparable performance.
  • QUIX technology on the medial side of the forward-half of the foot provides optimal traction and a solid base for side-to-side or cutting movements—keeping the rubber in contact with your training or playing surface for an excellent grounding for better performance.
  • Ndurance® rubber compound for maximum outsole durability.
  • Non-marking rubber outsole.
  • 8mm drop.
  • Last: PL-1
  • Imported.
  • Available in Wide Widths.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 7 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 8, width D - Wide. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

70% Felt true to size
  • 0% Full size too large
  • 9% Half size too Large
  • 70% True to size
  • 17% Half size too small
  • 4% Full size too small
83% Felt true to width
  • 83% Felt true to width
  • 13% Felt narrower than marked
  • 4% Felt wider than marked
65% Moderate arch support
  • 13% Excellent arch support
  • 65% Moderate arch support
  • 22% 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 797v2 cross-training shoe from New Balance® offers the hardcore fitness diva a durable, lightweight solution to help her move with confidence from one workout to the next!
  • Honeycomb mesh uppers with synthetic overlays provide superior breathability and exceptional support.
  • A padded collar with extra heel padding offers a cozy fit while adding support to the achilles.
  • Fine mesh lining and a lightly cushioned footbed for performance comfort.
  • Traditional lacing closure with a mesh-lined tongue for secure fit.
  • Innovative REVlite™ midsole provide premium responsiveness and durability at a 30% lighter weight than other foams with comparable performance.
  • QUIX technology on the medial side of the forward-half of the foot provides optimal traction and a solid base for side-to-side or cutting movements—keeping the rubber in contact with your training or playing surface for an excellent grounding for better performance.
  • Ndurance® rubber compound for maximum outsole durability.
  • Non-marking rubber outsole.
  • 8mm drop.
  • Last: PL-1
  • Imported.
  • Available in Wide Widths.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 7 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 8, width D - Wide. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

New Balance WX797v2

Average rating is 4 out of 5 from a total of 23 reviews.

Top Positive Review

3 people found this review helpful.

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I bought these for my Bootcamp classes based on reviews from Amazon.com since there were no reviews yet on Zappos. I ordered my normal size 10 1/2, and when I received them they were too small. In true Zappos form, they immediately sent me a size 11 before I even mailed back the other pair. I received them in 2 days and they fit perfectly! I noticed what I had been missing from not using true cross training shoes for the past 2 years of Bootcamp classes. I always wore running shoes, so the support is more for forward foot motions and not for lateral jumping. I also noticed how much more side support I had while doing squats! I was suddenly able to go much deeper than before and not lose my balance as much! The bright colors are fun and they look great. I highly recommend these for any type of cross training work outs.

Read more » « Show less July 28, 2013 by Lindsay
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Top Critical Review

1 person found this review helpful.

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Comfort
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I bought this shoe for a Zumba class and chose New Balance because it comes in wide widths. I ordered a 7.5 W and the forefoot area was wide enough but strangely, the arch area was super narrow -- a weird hourglass shape for the sole of the shoe. (See the sole view on the photos.) The shape of the sole was just weird overall, with the outer edge (near little toe) jutting well beyond the rest of the forefoot sole, yet the arch (center of the sole) was so narrow that the shoe fabric at the arch extends about 1/2" over the sole. Unless your arches are freakishly narrow, this shoe will cause your arches/feet to roll inwards which can't be good for anyone on a long-term basis. A very bad design in my view. I opted for the Avia: Avi-Select A1440W in size 7.5 W which were perfect. Not only were the Avia shoes 1/2 the price of these New Balance shoes, but the entire sole was proportionally wide enough from arch to forefoot without being loose in the heels. These Avia shoes also have great cushioning. Even if I don't use them for Zumba, they are perfect for use in the weight room.

Read more » « Show less August 20, 2013 by SeattleGirl
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3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I bought these for my Bootcamp classes based on reviews from Amazon.com since there were no reviews yet on Zappos. I ordered my normal size 10 1/2, and when I received them they were too small. In true Zappos form, they immediately sent me a size 11 before I even mailed back the other pair. I received them in 2 days and they fit perfectly! I noticed what I had been missing from not using true cross training shoes for the past 2 years of Bootcamp classes. I always wore running shoes, so the support is more for forward foot motions and not for lateral jumping. I also noticed how much more side support I had while doing squats! I was suddenly able to go much deeper than before and not lose my balance as much! The bright colors are fun and they look great. I highly recommend these for any type of cross training work outs.

I'd also recommend: Asics

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a full size smaller than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Colorado
1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Comfort + Looks = Perfect (in a shoe anyway). I have rheumatoid arthritis and a very wide forefoot. All of this only adds to my self-consciousness about my large, not-at-all-dainty feet. Problem solved with this shoe, though! It is wide where I need it (the forefoot) and narrow in the heel. The color is not too flashy (I'm not into the neon trend) and, most importantly, my feet don't look huge. If anything it makes them look slightly smaller (and slimmer) than they would in other athletic shoes. They are ideal for cardio and weight lifting workouts - as well as just everyday wear. But warning to those looking for arch support - you'll want to use an insert with this shoe. It has no arch support.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt wider than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

No arch support

  • from Athens, Georgia
1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I've been looking to try a new shoe for Jazzercise. These needed no "breaking in" at all. So comfortable and so much support for the high impact, and lateral moves that happen during class. I would highly recommend these to anyone looking for a great fit and all around support. I ordered a 1/2 size up and they are perfect.

I'd also recommend: Rykas

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size smaller than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I LOVE these shoes! I'm a group fitness instructor, and I bought them for BodyAttack, BodyCombat, and BodyPump. They have really nice support and cushion for plyometrics and lateral movements. They aren't bulky and the shoe itself is flexible. I've noticed that they slip on my heel slightly when lunging, which is my only complaint. Every time that I wear these shoes I get compliments on them. :)

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 Broomfield, CO
1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I'm surprised that there are not any other reviews for these shoes. The first review for this shoe was very helpful in helping me take a chance on them. I had also been exercising exclusively in running shoes and never thought much of it. I liked the cushion of running shoes and that was what I wanted to do everything from step aerobics, jazzercise, Zumba, and circuit training. I came to find, however, that I didn't like the bulkiness of my running shoes for dance fitness. So the hunt for cross trainers began. I tried several other pairs and they were not cushioned enough, not stable enough, and very cheap feeling. Also, many of the shoes that were recommended to me for Zumba and cross training didn't offer any wide width sizes. These shoes are perfect! I the cushion they provide in the heel, the flexibility in the toe, and the medial support. They are light and comfy. For myself I need to wear it with a thicker sock because my heel does slip a bit even though it is my size. But that's not a big deal to me. I'm happy my search is over! I will be buying a dance sock to slip over my shoe to use during Zumba to be able to twist and turn.

I'd also recommend: New Balance

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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