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New Balance Classics M801 Clog Reviews

192 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

67% "Felt true to size"

75% "Felt true to width"

69% "Excellent arch support"

184 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 1/7/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Being that I'm reaching the "geezer" age (70) I couldn't see myself with shorts, black ankle socks and leather shoes like the dudes around me! So to keep some of the "coolness" about me, I ordered the New Balance clogs and, wow, I'm pleased with: true to size, comfort, and style. From around the house, walking the dogs and any errands I need I think they're great! I will buy the grey and hope they'll offer white for the summer. Shopping here at Zappos was a pleasure. Easy, quick, fair price and most courteous staff! (Will shop here again.)

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8 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 2/25/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

I tried 4 different pairs of the 801's, in four different sizes, and none of them fit, all were uncomfortable for different reasons. The length seems right for the sizes, but the D/Medium width is skin tight and smashes toes, the 2E is a little better, and then the 4E is very wide. In all of the size variations, my front toes smashed into the sides and/or front of this shoe. If you have semi-wide feet such as mine (E width), this may be hard to fit. The D and to some extent the 2E are narrow due to the design, and the 4E is so wide that unless you have truly big wide (4E-6E) feet, your foot will probably smash forward, into the front of the shoe. This shoe is very good at letting your toes smash into the front and sides of the shoe. I think the huge expanse of elastic over the top of the shoe is a big part of the problem, plus it just seems apparent that not much fitting/ergonomic design went into this shoe. I have worn more than a few 2E and 4E wide New Balance shoes over the years that fit great and are delightful; not this one! I really wanted the 801's to work -- this shoe is ideal for running errands and for walking the dog, but it just didn't work for my foot. The final pair I received (12.5 2E) is going to the Goodwill; I tried to endure with them and make them work, but after only a few dozen yards, my feet still just scream to get these toe smashing nightmares off!

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 31, 2011

Anonymous

from Charlotte, NC

Ordering my second pair tonight, my first was 11 months ago. Bought these for comfort at work, my answer to their "no open-toed" shoe policy, and these inky old shoes still deliver after four 10-12 hour shifts per week, on my feet the whole time. They could still work okay for a while too, it's just time for something fresh. And the insides, while worn at heel and ball, are still intact and comfortable. They will find fine use as yard shoes. http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/3572/photootj.jpg - This is what 11 months of screen printing will do to your shoes. Fit: I prefer an 11 1/2 when I can get it, my 609's are 11 1/2 and perfect. I got the 12 in these after trying 11 and 12. But for some reason I still step on the backs, to the point they're walked down and busted. I manage to accidentally step out of one almost once a night while doing my thing, others may not have this problem since my feet are extremely narrow with very high arches. When this happens, stepping down hard with your heel onto the back will hurt a good bit until they're broken in and fold down easier. Both of these concerns are easily outweighed by the shoes' overall comfort. Re-upping now.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 10, 2011

Yvonne P

from Boston, MA

I always have two pairs of these comfortable shoes: one as indoor slippers since I need the arch support for my feet due to plantar fasciitis and one for outdoor shoes. So comfortable, durable, and long lasting.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 4, 2011

Anonymous

from Fair Haven, NJ

I got these as slippers/house shoes. I cannot wear traditional slippers as I have been suffering from plantar fascia and a wicked heel spur for almost a year now. These have firm supportive cushioning and a solid traction. I originally ordered a size 11, I think my foot is a true 11, anyway there is not a millimeter to spare so I exchanged them for an 11.5. Opt for a half size larger and you will have the room to put in an orthotic or insole of your own or at least wear thick socks. All in all I find myself leaving the house in these. I love 'em.

Brands I'd also recommend: Brooks, New Balance, Spenco

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 17, 2010

Ken S

from Fort Dodge, Iowa

These are the first clogs I\\\'ve ever had that had great arch support, fit perfectly, look good and stay on without much clog flap. Love them and am getting another pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 30, 2012

Steve J

from Northern NJ

Great comfortable slip on sneaker, perfect for going out real quick and will protect your feet better than open toe slides or flip flops!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 28, 2011

Christianne E

from Eastsound, WA

Now here's a gift any guy will love! Unsure if my husband would enjoy a slip on sneaker, I gambled and gave this to him as a gift. He had always worn lace ups, and I knew he loved New Balance shoes. Now, these are all he ever wears unless he plays on the court. So comfortable and easy to slip on!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 14, 2011

James W

from Charlotte, NC

I've never worn clogs before. They went on sale, and I finally took the plunge. I should have bought these shoes years ago! Wow! You won't believe how comfortable they are. After wearing my normal leather oxfords 9-5, I slip these on and they're like a soothing, cushion glove. Very relaxing and a joy to wear. I have short, fat, wide feet. So I've been a long, faithful customer of New Balance. The styling is really cool and unique. But the comfort is the trump card. Quick, order a pair now before they quit making them. That's what I'm gonna do.

Brands I'd also recommend: Florsheim, Rockport

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 22, 2011

Lynda H

from Scappoose, Oregon

Thank you Zappos! We live in Oregon (with a lot of rain and mud)... my floors thank you for these wonderful slip on and OFF shoes for my husband.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 15, 2011

Anonymous

from Long Island

Great shoe! All around. Slip them on and shoot some baskets, take the garbage out, shovel snow, go to the beach. Love these kicks!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 7, 2011

Anonymous

 

Comfy, light and stylish. Definitely an upgrade from my other slip-ons. Awesome on the plane, great at work. I'd buy them again if I wear them out.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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September 5, 2011

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

I have a very hard time finding shoes comfortable to wear all day. These are the ones! The arch support is fantastic. The elastic on top keeps them comfortable even when my feet swell during the day. My only wish would be to have them in a less sneaker like style for my business casual office.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 23, 2011

Rick C

from SW, PA

I wanted something more durable for those quick trips to the store. This is my first clog and they are comfortable and fit my wide feet. Zappos is the best at providing great products and super customer service. Thank you!

Brands I'd also recommend: Minnetonka

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 2, 2011

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

Really like these! Started wearing them right out of the box and they are very comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 17, 2011

Anonymous

from Tallahassee, Florida

I just got my first pair. I slipped off my Birkenstocks, slipped these on and went "Aaaah!" Great comfort and fit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 10, 2011

Stan

 

I bought these when the where not considered classics. I still have them and I still wear them every day. They are definitely worn but still fit and feel great. I have of course changed the sole liner a few times but that's not unexpected with wear and tear I have put them through over the years. The 801s are by far my favorite shoe and I am extremely glad they brought them back as "classics.".

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 7, 2011

Nan H

from Cambridge, MA

These were comfortable right out of the box. I can walk in them all day and I love the easy on/off style. The footbed is firm but not hard. I wish they came in a narrower width, but glad that this width fits well enough.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 29, 2010

Letty B

from Chicago, IL

I bought these for my dad, who typically wears the size I purchased. The shoes were not wide enough. My brother said he would buy them so I wouldn't need to return them and they were not wide enough for him either.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 26, 2010

RALPH

from LOS ANGELES

Really nice shoe. like grey better so kept 2 pairs of grey and one black. Thank you for providing such good shoes for a great price.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 25, 2010

Anonymous

from Santa Clarita, CA

My husband says, light as a feather, feels no restriction on the top (something he often finds uncomfortable). His foot slips in and out of the shoe the way his thongs do, but ends up back where it belongs. He got the extra wide to accommodate socks and says that the wide may have been a better choice but, as a teacher, he spends all day on his feet so this gives his toes a little wiggle room. The shoes are brand new, so it is impossible to say how well they will wear but he said they feel like he is wearing nothing on his feet.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 27, 2010

Tina

from Kenosha, WI

I bought this shoe for my high school son for the summer. He loves them. I also am on my second pair. I have the women's tan/brown, which I have received many compliments on. It's the most comfortable shoe I have ever owned. It can be worn with or without sox. If it wasn't for the snow, I'd wear them year round!

Brands I'd also recommend: clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 29, 2006

Anonymous

from San Jose, California

Wide Shoes for my son- My son has extremely wide feet with a high instep making it very difficult to find comfortable shoes that fit. He was so thrilled with these New Balance slip on shoes that I bought him a pair in each color.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 18, 2003

Dan C

from North Carolina

The Ultimate Casual Comfort - My wife introduced me to the comfort of clogs. I thought that they were less than masculine. I am now a believer! These shoes are great for "jean" days and are as comfortable as house slippers. The fit is great and you can't beat Zappos for price and service. Get them today! I am a Zappos customer from now on!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 25, 2011

Seth p

from scottsdale

These are comfortable, and the thing that surprised is they are a lot more "sleek" looking than I expected. They are not the least bit clunky like some other "mules". A very good value.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 10, 2003

Russ W

from Grants Pass, Oregon

Post surgery - these work very well for a person who has hip-replacement surgery and can not bend over for 3 months to tie shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: any New Balance style

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 29, 2011

Anonymous

 

The upper seam in the middle where the elastic gore is sewn into the side top panels seam rubs the top of the foot. Other than that they seemed pretty comfy. Sad to say I'm returning them.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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