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New Balance Classics W574 Reviews

290 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

96%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

77% "Felt true to size"

87% "Felt true to width"

55% "Moderate arch support"

275 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 10/11/07
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Suggested by orthopedic professional - The Classic 574 is the pair of shoes that I made my orthotic inserts with. It has great arch support and a removable insole. If you feel around the heel, you'll notice a hard heel cup for stabilization. And if you press into the arch side of the shoe, you'll find the supportive heel cup extends to the arch and provide a much better arch support than many other shoes. This is a great pair of shoes to walk in.

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15 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 10/28/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

Cute color, but stiff & not much arch support or any supportive feel like I usually find in NB.

Additional 270 W574 New Balance Classics Reviews

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 23, 2012

Anonymous

from Michigan

I love New Balance, but in my opinion these are a bit narrow. I have had plenty of pairs of New Balance, and these fit me differently. I tried loosening the laces, but they're not long enough. Darn!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 1, 2012

Anonymous

 

I love these! They look good, they feel good. I had a pair of these in another color that I wore for seven years before I got them wet and could get the stink out of them. I was thrilled to find the same exact shoes in a more fun color. I love the shoelaces, and I look forward to (bare minimum) another seven years of these great shoes. They are well worth the money!

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  

March 26, 2012

Anonymous

from scabrock canyon of eastern washington

Classic fit, wider in the toe box, lots of support. Can't say much for the color but I was in a hurry and needed something quick and what better way than to order from Zappos! Would definitely order these again.

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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2 people found this review helpful  

March 19, 2012

Anonymous

 

Love the color and the style. Very comfortable to walk around all day in.

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

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 6, 2012

Paty

from Ventura, CA

This shoes were comfortable from the moment I put them on. I went to 15 stores here locally looking for shoes and alway found them to be to narrow for my feet. These have a wide toe base and lots of support. I was able to wear them all day with no discomfort. They truly are a classic. I wear a 5 1/2 and ordered the same size. They fit perfect.

Brands I'd also recommend: None, Tried them all.

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  

February 29, 2012

Anonymous

 

574 is my favourite line of New Balance. Aesthetically pleasing, super comfortable without a trace of bulkiness. Wonderful for pounding the pavement in any city. Fits perfectly to size. Enjoy!

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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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 8, 2012

Anonymous

 

Good overall but they feel slightly larger than marked. I would recommend ordering a half size smaller than you're used to wearing. Otherwise you'll find that your socks get eaten.

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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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 6, 2012

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

Great shoes! I like this color combo. I stand for long periods of time at work and I can go a long time in these shoes even without my comfy inserts that I have to wear for my other shoes.

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  

February 3, 2012

Jen J

from United States

These shoes are so cute. I bought them to just work out but they are really cute so I wear them around a lot too. I will probably get a second pair now.

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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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 27, 2012

Anonymous

 

Great shoes! Wear them everywhere and love them! Only drawback is that they are very wide, even in the narrowest size. So if you have narrow feet like me, be prepared for some width issues.

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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Felt wider than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 11, 2012

Linda

from Chicago,Il

This is a really cute shoe. They are lightweight and very comfortable and true to size. I bought them to wear on a cruise and they were perfect for a lot of walking when I went on tours. Love Zappos for their excellent service!

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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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 31, 2011

Anonymous

 

I love these shoes! They run true to size so do not order up or down just got with the normal size and you will be happy. I have received numerous compliments on my retro shoes and they make for nice walking shoes when you want to look nicer than just in sneakers but do not want to wear dress shoes. They are not super cushy but I always wear insoles anyway. I definitely recommend these 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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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 28, 2011

Anonymous

from Paducah, KY

New Balance is my brand of choice because of the wideness of my feet. This 574 is so comfortable and durable that I ordered a 2nd pair in a few days after the 1st pair arrived, just in case this particular shoe was discontinued. I highly recommend it to women who are active (Zumba, hiking, etc.) or just to go shopping.

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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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 27, 2011

Zach E

from Baltimore, MD

My wife absolutely loved her New Balance Classics. They were a Christmas gift and, with the confidence instilled by Zappos VIP, I had no concern about them getting to us by the holidays. They were here the next day, sized perfectly, and in great condition!

Brands I'd also recommend: Sanuk

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  

December 16, 2011

Anonymous

from Philadealphia, PA

Great shoes - perfect for running around on a Saturday, but nicer than regular running shoes. I get compliments every time I wear them!

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 12, 2011

Anonymous

 

True to size. Very comfortable! May just be my sneaker choice for a long time.

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 8, 2011

Dina C

from San Francisco

Love this shoe. Very comfortable. Rides a little high on the back of the ankle, but hoping this area will wear in.

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 28, 2011

Dweebs

from Virginia

I love these sneakers and am on my 3rd pair! The gray color is classic and goes with all sorts of casual clothes. These shoes have held up nicely over the years and the gray color is great for hiding dirt. They are comfortable for walking and general around the town uses.

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 17, 2011

Anonymous

from Chapel Hill, NC

I had a pair of these (plain gray) that I wore for almost 7 years! Needless to say, they were pretty much falling apart by the time I was done with them, and I couldn't imagine moving on to a different pair of shoes. I knew I wanted the same pair of shoes, but I decided to branch out and get a new color scheme this time. This pair are just as great as my old beat-up pair, and the blue is my favorite color!

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 10, 2010

Sharon B

from Lodi, CA

Ahhhhh...After several tries with Nike (too narrow) and Reebok (no support), I finally remembered that several years ago I had a pair of New Balance that I loved. Bulls eye! Just as I remembered. Having a wider foot and high instep, it is hard to find comfortable-fitting shoes, but these fit perfectly and true to size with cushiony insole and good arch support. And with Zappos' no shipping and return fees and upgraded priority fast shipping, there is no reason to leave home to go to the crowded mall and wait in long lines for sales people who don't know anything anyway. I will be looking here before I go anywhere else. Thank you Zappos for being patient with me while I found just the right shoe.

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 13, 2008

Tifrfany

from Cedar Grove, Tennessee

Love the Shoes - I ordered these shoes for my daughter. This is her SECOND pair of New Balance Classics W574. She loves the look but more especially the comfort. She says they are the most comfortable pair of shoes she has ever had.

Brands I'd also recommend: Love this 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  

March 22, 2007

Mari-anne

 

I need 10 of these! Cutely retro... I've gotten numerous compliments on the cuteness of this shoe. Not a running shoe, but certainly good to kick around with and walk in for hours. Amazingly comfortable and comes in wide even in the smaller sizes (Zappos had my hard-to-find 5.5D size!).

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

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 18, 2006

Anonymous

from Woodbridge, VA

The Perfect Shoe! I love New Balance shoes and I'm really happy that they came out with the classic grey pair with a hint of pink! These shoes are very comfortable and very cute!! They look great with just about anything!

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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2 people found this review helpful  

March 20, 2006

Dolly

from Denver, CO

New Balance 574 Review - This shoe is great. I've had lots of compliments on it.

Brands I'd also recommend: I like all of the New Balance 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

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

January 25, 2005

Anonymous

 

Shoes fit great and very comfortable I'd own 10 pairs of them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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