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New Balance Classics W801 Reviews

437 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

75% "Felt true to size"

70% "Felt narrower than marked"

76% "Moderate arch support"

409 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 6/26/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

My New Balance Classics are great. However, this style is new for me, and my feet have serious issues. I find I cannot walk as far in this style as I do my regular New Balance Classics. Nonetheless, I love these slip on New Balances for walking at my stand up desk in the office. I can easily slip them on and off, wear my professional shoes for business meetings, etc., then back to my New Balances for standing at my computer - truly comfortable! They look pretty cool, too.

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28 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 1/25/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:2 stars!

Sorry, they just didn't fit my feet well. But your service is incredible. Ordered 2 nights ago and here today. Thanks

Additional 417 W801 New Balance Classics Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 5, 2012

Anonymous

 

These are the best slip ons ever. Tremendous support. I just retired my old ones and was thrilled to find these replacements.

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

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 4, 2012

Anonymous

from Jacksonville, Florida

Ordered my favorite New Balance 801 from Zappos. They always deliver the right stuff. And free shipping!

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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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 2, 2012

Anonymous

from Tennessee

I have 3 pair of these and love them. They are hard to find in stores in my area. This is my second pair from Zappos. Good price and return shipping.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 30, 2012

Anonymous

from Pleasanton, CA

I needed a shoe with support and to be able to slip in and out of them with ease due to recent surgery. These fit the bill. I found them to be a bit longer and narrower than I expected (Thankfully Zappos makes it so easy to exchange)... but that might have been do to swelling from surgery. I'm learning how to walk again in these. Great shoes!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 23, 2012

Anonymous

from Dallas, Texas

These are fabulous. I had back surgery and couldn't bend down to tie my shoes. I needed to walk and these are comfy, easy to get into and have great, walking shoe support. I ordered wide so orthotics would fit in them. Bought 3 pair so must like them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Romika shoes

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 17, 2012

Anonymous

 

I have worn New Balance 7W for 10 years and these were not wide! They felt more like a 6! Otherwise these are cute shoes in a great style! I love the base!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 9, 2012

Kitty

from Louisville, KY

I was thrilled to find these shoes as I have purchased three pair before. I have a very narrow foot and these shoes in the B width really fit well. They are great shoes. This is my first Black pair and I'm sure it won't be my last.

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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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 26, 2012

Anonymous

from Texas

These run true to size provide nice arch support (not excellent) but enough. They are very comfortable. They are a bit clunky but I wear a size 12 so all my shoes are huge. This is my fourth pair of this style. I love a new pair every spring.

Brands I'd also recommend: clarks.

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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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 17, 2012

Anonymous

from Boca Raton, Florida

Great shoes, super comfortable! True to size, good arch support, clean look and stylish. I even throw them in the washer to keep them white (this is my 2rd pair). I like that they come in an optional wider width, as I have discomfort in one of my feet. Small added bonus I discovered: they're easy to get on and off when you go through airport security with your cranky six-year-old who needs help with her shoes.

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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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 11, 2012

Jackie J

from TN

Great pair of shoes. I love them and they are very comfortable. Would buy another pair.

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 9, 2012

Anonymous

from Ten

This is the Most comfortable shoe. I love it. I want it in owned was grayesh pink... I loved it. I want another one...

Brands I'd also recommend: with a good arch supportp

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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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 8, 2012

Anonymous

from Belleair Beach, FL

What a great "shoe". Plenty of cushion under forefoot and heel and no irritating rubbing on back of heel. Great for walking, shopping and goofing around. It took a while but I finally found a great shoe. The wide is truly a wide. Zappos is the best!

Brands I'd also recommend: none - only one cud find after exhaustive search

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 6, 2012

Anonymous

 

I love these shoes. I have several pairs in different colors. They are light and are great. I have been buying them for several years.

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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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 4, 2012

Anonymous

from Columbia, SC

My wife requested these for Xmas. These replaced a version from 5 years ago. Upon searching there wasn't really anything else quite like these. The look of an athletic shoe but a slip on. She says these are her easy on grocery store shoes. She loves them.

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 27, 2011

Pat F

from Scottsdale, AZ

I've purchased countless pairs of this model of New Balance 801. They are terrific because I can insert my orthotics. And purchasing them from Zappos is by far the best way to go because of price, service and no cost for mailing to and from (if returning is needed).

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Aravon

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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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 16, 2011

Sparker

from The OC California US

I love these shoes. I need to slip a pair of sports shoes on before 7 a.m. to take the dog out; these are so easy to put on and so comfortable. Perfect dog walking shoe.

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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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 13, 2011

Anonymous

 

My favorite style of New Balance. Comfortable, long lasting, and easy to slip on and off. I have wide feet and these fit wonderfully.

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 8, 2011

Dixie M

 

This is an excellent light-weight shoe for summer season outdoors or year-round indoors. Zappos offered an excellent price, and we love their shipping policy!

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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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 11, 2012

Neely

from Charlotte, NC

I have bought many pairs of NB Mules over the years and these are just okay. I bought the gray ones with the pink letters and they are very uncomfortable. For some reason the lighter colors are softer inside the shoe. These shoes are very white so if you are okay with white you will like these shoes. On a scale of 1-10 for NB Mules, I'd give these a 6/7.

Brands I'd also recommend: Skechers

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 25, 2012

Anonymous

from RI

Sorry, they just didn't fit my feet well. But your service is incredible. Ordered 2 nights ago and here today. Thanks

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 28, 2012

Nancy

from Houston

I happened upon a pair of NB801s several years ago and they are positively the most comfortable, durable, versatile slip-on sports shoe I have ever worn. These new ones are nothing close! They have no support and the top cuts into my ankle. I shall keep trying! Meanwhile I shall keep wearing my 8(?) year old pair.

Brands I'd also recommend: Easy Spirit

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 22, 2013

Mary A

from Indepence Missouri

Love these shoes. I had a pair years ago and these feel more substantial. I wear a size 12 and have flat feet. They fit perfectly with just enough arch to support but not cause my arches to ache! I got the Komen for a Cure shoe and it is beautiful. It has been difficult to find a pink trimmed shoe in a woman's size 12! I also have Rheumatoid arthritis and am diabetic and this shoe works for the foot problems of both illnesses. I don't have to wait for someone to help put on and tie my shoes now.

Brands I'd also recommend: Foot Cradles

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 10, 2012

CHRISTINE K

from ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI

I had cruised around the net looking for these particular shoes. What I loved when I found them on Zappos was, they had no tax and no shipping charges and no charges if they had to be sent back. I also received them pretty fast too. I was thoroughly impressed with ordering w/Zappos and would do it again in a minute. Thanks for your good service. This is how you keep customers! :)

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 29, 2012

Anonymous

from rochester ny

These are great shoes! Very comfortable to wear, and easy to slip on and off. They have a good amount of support. I found them to be true to size and got the Wide width which was very comfortable. New Balance always puts out a good shoe.

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

June 13, 2012

Anonymous

 

Love these shoes! Easy to wear right out of the box. New balance has always been my choice for athletic shoes. They are so comfortable that I wear these to waitress in! Zappos has fast shipping and you can't beat the free shipping on returns if you need to!

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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