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New Balance Classics M996 Reviews

42 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

72%Rated 5 stars

28%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

70% "Felt true to size"

87% "Felt true to width"

88% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 22 M996 New Balance Classics Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 9, 2005

Joe E

from Lewes, De.

My favorite shoe! This shoe was made for me- it is true to size, width and very comfortable. When one pair wears out I order another - hard to find narrow width in local stores, but always available at Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 10, 2005

Kevin

from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Very comfortable, light and cool on the feet. Heel is thicker than it seems in the picture--but provides great support.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

March 10, 2005

Anonymous

from Salt Lake City baby!

These are hard to find in my size - I had been looking for the 996 in mens 13 for a while, bid on a pair or two on Ebay even, but bidding went higher than I wanted to pay...I guess lots of people want these, and for good reason. They are nicer and more comfortable than the 574s I had, once I got these, the 574s went to the donation bin.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

March 8, 2005

Ivan

from Honolulu

Another New Balance winner - This is my 3rd pair of New Balance and the best one of the bunch (they are all good). Fit and finish are fantastic with great detail. Super comfortable! I wear 13 narrow and New Balance are the only athletic brand I can wear. I also appreciate that this model is assembled in the U.S.A.

Brands I'd also recommend: any New Balance

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 29, 2005

Don A

from Fenton, Missouri

Twenty five years wearing great shoes - I bought my first pair of New Balance shoes in 1980. I wear them every where except to Church, Weddings and Funerals. The M 996 fit like gloves, are light, give great traction when I fish the rivers of Missouri. The gray color is almost dressy, enough so that I wore them to work.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 19, 2005

Anonymous

from Phoenix, Arizona

If the shoe fits ... This was my first pair of New Balance sneakers, and while I'm normally an 8.5, I found I'm a size 8 in this brand. Once I got the proper size (and, as always, the crack Zappos staff got me a smaller size pronto), everything's been fine. Quality, comfort, style ... it's all been good.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 24, 2004

Anonymous

from Washington, DC

New Balance Classics's M 996 - This is an excellent shoe that I buy year after year.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 12, 2004

Anonymous

from Cleveland, OH

Stellar Shoe - These shoes are great. They have a retro look, with a great support.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 25, 2004

Anonymous

 

Classic! Great shoe, classic style, and excellent fit!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 3, 2004

Anonymous

 

A lot of the NB Classics line is more for fashion than comfort, but the 996 has the comfort of a true NB running shoe AND the cool look of an old-school shoe. If you have a wider foot, get the 2E width... you'll love it! An awesome buy too!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 30, 2004

Anonymous

from delaware

New balance shoe 996 - Zappos provided excellent service and I will gladly recommend this site to friends and family.

Brands I'd also recommend: new customer-plan to become a regular.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

September 30, 2004

Anonymous

from North Carolina

M996 - Nike seems to have the style that fits right the first time, and the 996 fits me very well - a comfortable shoe

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

September 22, 2004

Anonymous

from Kingston, NY USA

Glad it's available - An excellent quality running shoe with modest good looks, no ridiculous styling quirks. I hope it stays in production!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

September 20, 2004

Frank M

from New Haven, Ct.

Oldie but a goodie - I'm an older non competetive runner; ie ..somebody just looking to finish the run or race de-jour. I've run NYC Marathon a bunch of times in the eighties but stopped due to a non running injury. I started up again this year and thought about running the Marine Corp Marathon as I had never gotten in before. Imagine my surprise when I got in via lottery. I was using New Balance shoes in training for the run but needed a boost and looked the 996 never thinking I could still get a pair anywhere until my son suggested Zappos. The shoes have been great and met my needs, I had tried a competitor who took the order charged me and then back ordered the shoes. My son suggested Zappos, I cancelled the order with the competitor (Roadrunners), and the rest is happy history. I look foward to future business with Zappos for my footwear needs. thanks again- Frank M.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance 991

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 5, 2004

Stephen B

from New York City

Classic New Balance is back! New Balance M-996 is still made in the USA! I'm glad to have it again!

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance, Nike

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 18, 2004

Anonymous

from New Hope, Alabama

SATISFACTION - I have worn a large number of running shoes in my 78 years but have found very few to be as comfortable and good looking as the New Balance 996.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asic Spiva

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 19, 2004

Anonymous

from Madison WI

Great for wide feet - Very comfortable, soft inline, and perfect for us fatty footed people.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 16, 2003

Emily C

from Alabama

Comfortable, Stylish Retro Shoe - This shoe is one of the more comfortable NB I have owned, and I have owned at least 6 pairs. I wanted the retro look and at first tried out the popular 574's, they ran a little small and I came out between sizes. So I found these and they are actually better made and more comfortable, plus they are MADE IN THE USA! The sizing is true and they fit like a dream. Major Kudos to Zappos.com, they got this pair of shoes to me in ONE DAY, and to top it off...IT WAS FREE! It doesn't get any better than that, Zappos has made me a faithful customer literally overnight. If you want a Stylish comfy shoe, this one is definitely worth checking out, when you order from Zappos you can't lose.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance 574,587, Steve Madden Cruizer

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 24, 2010

SG

 

Stylish and super comfortable shoe. I had been wearing Nike/Adidas for the longest time and finally purchased this pair of NB's, a great choice. I wore them during a trip to Orlando, where I did a ton of walking and I really noticed the difference in comfort. Great shoe.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 10, 2006

Anonymous

from Manhattan

Great Comfort Shoe - Just a great all around shoe. Very true to size and comfortable. Great for lounging and walking around the city.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance 991

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 8, 2005

Anonymous

from colorado

This is my second pair of M996. my feet demand This kind of confort, as a older person this is what I need.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

June 29, 2005

Anonymous

from Oklahoma City, OK

Very good but not great - Only disappointment with this shoe is some mild pronating--seems to fit more like an 11.5 instead of an 11.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

March 15, 2005

Stephens

from jacksonville, fl

Why so tight M 996? Typical NB quality. However, compared to the 574s and 587 I've owned this one fits way tight at the front of the foot. Annoys me when I wear them.

Brands I'd also recommend: other NB classics

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

January 23, 2005

Anonymous

from fremont, nebraska

New balance - Feel good, great support. Wider is better.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

January 3, 2005

Anonymous

from Memphis

New Balance 996 - These shoes are the only ones that my boyfriend will wear and they are no longer made. Just by chance you guys carried the shoes and I am thrilled to say he loved that I was able to find the shoes. They are comfortable and last a long time, that is the most important thing.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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