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New Balance Classics M1300 Reviews

21 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

56%Rated 5 stars

13%Rated 4 stars

19%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

13%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

80% "Felt true to size"

88% "Felt true to width"

81% "Moderate arch support"

19 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 6/1/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Really comfortable, lots of understated style. A bit bigger than other NB shoes. Great addition to my NB collection.

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2 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 4/28/07
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

Not the same shoe it used to be! If you're a long time wearer of this shoe, & like me was disappointed when it was discontinued but then excited when it became available again, a warning to you. It's not the same quality shoe, and I did not find it acceptable for my running (cheaper materials, not same fit, not as good cushioning). There are much better and less expensive shoes elsewhere on this site.

Additional 1 M1300 New Balance Classics Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 27, 2007

Anonymous

from Tempe AZ

These are ninja shoes - Looks good...feels good...but falls apart quickly. Best shoes on this whole site at the moment as far as I am concerned.

Brands I'd also recommend: NB, asics, saucony, puma, reebok

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 15, 2007

Nia

from SF, CA

Classically good looking NB runner. The durability is questionable, they don't feel too sturdy for a $100+ shoe, but they do look good. And for us collectors, NB please make your shoeboxes bigger. It’s impossible to store them in the box after you lace them up.

Brands I'd also recommend: Adidas ZXZ

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 28, 2007

Bill

from Bath, Maine

Not the same shoe it used to be! If you're a long time wearer of this shoe, & like me was disappointed when it was discontinued but then excited when it became available again, a warning to you. It's not the same quality shoe, and I did not find it acceptable for my running (cheaper materials, not same fit, not as good cushioning). There are much better and less expensive shoes elsewhere on this site.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics are good, or other newer New Balance shoes. I used to wear Adidas too.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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August 24, 2014

Maxim D

from Moscow, Russia

Comfortable, very good quality and great design! Love it. Only question - how to clean it. Have no idea.

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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January 29, 2014

John W

from Atlanta, Georgia

These classic 1300 are amazing and my personal favorite from New Balance. :)

Brands I'd also recommend: Converse

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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October 14, 2013

Anonymous

 

While these are more expensive than your average pair of Nike's, you can really feel the difference in quality as soon as you put them on. The lining is so soft and comfortable. These are great shoes despite the high price, can't really complain.

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

 

Poor Support

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October 9, 2013

Matt

 

Great shoe. New Balance is a new found shoe for me. I never knew what a quality comfortable shoe felt like. Walking is a joy now.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 30, 2013

Anonymous

 

Amazing shoe, could not ask for much better quality. The stitching is beautiful as it is intricate, and the shoe feels custom made. I wear between a size 13 and a size 14 depending on brand, and this shoe in a 13 fits very well.

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

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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August 28, 2013

Fred

from NYC

The quality is ridiculous...shoe does run big, so order whole size down. I am 9.5 with Nike, Adidas and most sneakers, I purchased an 8.5 for the 1300s and it fits just like a 9.5.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 24, 2013

Anonymous

from New Jersey

Classic styling, extremely comfortable with good arch support and cushioning. Great breathability so you can wear them throughout the day without your feet getting too hot. Price is steep, but this is a shoe that will last for years and only get more comfortable. I am completely satisfied with this purchase. The only thing I had to get used to was the slightly large heel on this shoe. It adds a little height, but this provides all the awesome cushioning so it doesn't bother me anymore. Go for it!

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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August 6, 2013

Scott

 

Very comfortable shoe, but I haven't tried a New Balance offering that isn't. The 1300 is a great classic style and this particular color way looks amazing in person!

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

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August 4, 2014

Alex a

from United States

Gangster shoes. They have a very stylish look. I like to wear mine with loose laces though, so I have to use a second pair of shoe insoles to make them a bit more snug because of that. I am seeing them at a higher price than I bought mine about a year ago. I can understand the ridiculous price, because they are really a bad ass shoe, both with pants and my favorite, with shorts.

Brands I'd also recommend: onitsuka tigers

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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December 26, 2012

Anonymous

 

The style on these are awesome and they do not look big what so ever as one reviewer said. I had a pair of 574 classics and those fit nice, however they do not breathe near as well as these. These were not stiff whatsoever, however I feel as tho the support is definitely lacking. In other words, if I were doing something that required pivoting in any way I would fear that my ankle would roll and get injured. The arch is good. In fact there is a part of me that kind of thinks that it might be a little much as it seems at times that I am kind of leaning forward in a way. Regardless, I definitely like these shoes for style points and to find such stylish shoes to be comfortable too is a rarity.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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October 17, 2013

Martin

from United States

This is a great looking shoe. I love the style, but it wears a bit funny. My heel tends to slip out because the laces don't really synch the shoe together. And the sole makes a sound when walking, it sounds like I'm wearing dress shoes with a wooden heel. I got the white/black/orange style and the grey gets dirty really quickly and doesn't rub clean like most other shoes. I've been wearing 574s and other classic styles for years now and have never been disappointed. This pair however really gets to me. The M1300s are not up to the usual NB standard in my opinion. They are solid shoes with good support, and look good too so I wear them every now and then. But unlike the 574s, they are not a good "go to" or all purpose shoe.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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June 3, 2013

Alejandro

from NY

These are great for "fashion". However, that said they are not very durable. The construction is just terrible. The rubber began peeling off the toe almost immediately. The stitching also began to come undone. The mesh at toe-box also began to rip after less than a year of wear. I expected more from these shoes considering the high number (1300). I thought the construction/materials used were supposed to be better the higher up it went, but I guess not. I had a pair of NB's that held up better. No I hate. I love the profile of the shoes. I wore them very frequently. Too bad they were not as durable as I had hoped. Made in the USA used to mean excellent quality and craftsmanship.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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July 3, 2013

Karl s

from brooklyn

Although Made in the USA, the quality is less than that of shoes that come from China and elsewhere. on day 2 the sole that comes up over the toe box started to peel away on one shoe. The N's on the side also started to come unglued within the first 5 days. Not worth the ridiculous price for these.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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