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New Balance Classics U420 Reviews

40 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

56%Rated 5 stars

32%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

58% "Felt a full size larger than marked"

78% "Felt true to width"

77% "Moderate arch support"

38 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 8/8/13
Overall Rated:4 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I really liked these shoes. I thought they were comfortable and looked nice. However, they wore out after only about 5 months of daily wear.

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2 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 5/9/13
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

They are beautiful looking but not comfortable at all. I call these the "fake sneakers." They are somewhat narrow at the widest part of the foot, in the front and after walking for an hour, it felt like I was wearing uncomfortable flats.

Additional 20 U420 New Balance Classics Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 1, 2012

Anonymous

 

Makes my 9.5 feet look nice and petite! However they run quite small and had to return twice.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

November 27, 2012

Sucheela

from Brooklyn, NY

These shoes are narrow in the front. I ordered New Balance because I thought their shoes are wider than other brands. They are also smaller than my usual size.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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  

February 17, 2009

Eric

from Milwaukee, WI

Satisfactory - More nylon than the photo depicts. Design doesn't scale too well to the larger sizes, which is a common problem with shoes. Somewhat flimsy sides, but the sole is firm and supportive. More canvas would be nice for the price.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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  

May 9, 2013

JG

from NYC

They are beautiful looking but not comfortable at all. I call these the "fake sneakers." They are somewhat narrow at the widest part of the foot, in the front and after walking for an hour, it felt like I was wearing uncomfortable flats.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 22, 2014

Eric B

from Portland, ME

Tons of compliments on these shoes and I love them. Only issue is something is up with the right shoe, not sure if my foot is fatter or if the shoe is stiched a bit smaller but it took a little while to brake in and is still a tad tighter than the left. Other than that slight mishap these are awesome sneakers.

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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

May 1, 2014

Eleen S

from San Diego, California

Very comfortable pair of shoes. Only problem is that when I walk on some carpet areas, it generates a lot of static (yikes!). Otherwise, these look super cool and they wrap my feet nicely.

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

 

March 18, 2014

Hillary B

from Des Moines, Iowa

These shoes are super comfortable and lightweight. They offer just enough support for walking all day or standing for long periods of time. They are also stylish and not bulky, so they look great with skinny jeans, shorts or even a cute skirt.

Brands I'd also recommend: 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

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 8, 2014

Anonymous

from Costa Rica

I love my new shoes! They fit perfectly and they are light - which I love. They are great for walking! One thing I disliked is that the tongue feels weird inside the shoe when you wear it without socks, it is tough with your feet and it kind of hurts sometimes at the beginning. Otherwise, the shoe is perfect.

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

Runs Wide

 

March 2, 2014

Anonymous

from Seattle WA

Such comfortable stylish shoes! I wear them with cropped slacks and v neck tee for a casual-cool look or with skinny jeans and a hoodie for a chic mom-on-the-go outfit! I get so many compliments that I think I'll buy a back up 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

Runs Large

 

February 16, 2014

Sam P

from phx az

Great looking shoes. I've gotten tons of complements on the black and grey colors. The Greg parts look like sweatpants material. The only complaint I have is they are a little tight where the laces meet the toe but hopefully once they break in that will go away. True to size for me.

Brands I'd also recommend: Puma, onitsuka tiger and saucony

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

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

February 20, 2013

Jason K

from Augusta, GA

I love these shoes. This is the second pair of 420s that I have purchased. They are very light weight and extremely comfortable. I will most likely purchase my third pair when these wear out.

Brands I'd also recommend: None - New Balance is the best!

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

 

March 27, 2010

Zdenka

from ohio

zappos rocks!!!!!!!!

Brands I'd also recommend: addidas

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

 

October 30, 2009

Mr. J

from Maryland

The shoes I've ordered were just fine. I was expecting a shoe with a heavier upper and a more giving sole; the pair I ordered were very light with a stiff sole. At first I was disappointed until I started wearing them for their intended purpose. Now I realize they are just what I needed.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

 

October 6, 2009

Anonymous

from New York

The New Balance Classic's U420 is a great sneaker. They are affordable, comfortable, and stylish. As always, Zappos customer service was exceptional. Thanks!

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

 

April 21, 2009

Zach

from Pittsbugh, PA

Great shoe for a great price - When I purchased this shoe, I heard they ran small, so I bought a size 10 when I usually wear a size 11. At first they were quite tight and I was worried I'd have to send them back. Luckily, they broke in perfectly, and now fit exactly how I wanted them to.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics Onitsuka Tiger

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 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 true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 5, 2009

Joanne Z

from Philadelphia

Comfy and Light - I ordered these for my boyfriend who says that these sneakers are one of the lightest and most comfortable he's ever owned.

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

 

March 2, 2009

Dc

from Missouri

Fast and Friendly Service - This was my first purchase with Zappos.com and I am completely satisfied with not only this shoe, but the quick and friendly service I received. I will never need to shop anywhere else for classic sneaks. Thanks Zappos.com! =o)

Brands I'd also recommend: Adidas Samoas

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

 

February 14, 2009

Emily K

from Chicago, IL

I was loving these boots, warm, waterproof, comfortable. Unfortunately after less than two months of daily wear in a snowy Chicago winter the rubber uppers developed, cracked and split (right across the top where the toes flex when walking). So, no longer waterproof, which was a main selling point for me, and not as warm. I am extremely disappointed that they failed so quickly and do not recommend buying these at any price.

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

 

April 27, 2014

Anonymous

 

Bought them mostly for how them look, with the assumption that they're comfortable. I like the shoes, but I will say that they run narrow. Bought them in 9.5. For reference, I wear 9.5 Nike Free, Sambas and Converse.

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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 13, 2014

Anonymous

from Boston

There was a weird seam on the toe box, where the darker part hits the top of the toe area. Not sure if that was just this pair but they're too small anyway, so sending back. I like the low profile and plan to reorder a larger size.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco, Vans

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 29, 2014

Kevin

 

NOTE: This review is based on the black and white "New 420" There was no real indication of the width of these in the description. I've owned 574's and they've fit amazingly for my wide foot (I get the 574's in the default medium width), but I wanted something with a lower profile that would fit just as well. These were NOT the answer. They look pretty good but they are very narrow shoes. (Later saw on new balance's site that these has an "SL-1" last while 574's have a wider "SL-2" last. I had to return them. My search continues...

Brands I'd also recommend: Onitsuka Tigers, other New Balance

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

 

November 20, 2013

ATN

from Brooklyn, NY

Nice all-around shoe. Comfy and lightweight. Not great for running or hardcore athletics. best used for walking about. material feels a little thin though. they don't feel super durable. all in all, for the price, they're a solid choice.

Brands I'd also recommend: Saucony, Nike, Asics

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

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 26, 2013

Austin

from San Mateo, CA

I love classic NewBs, especially ones with gray. I bought these because I wanted a reliable shoe that go with every outfit. Right out of the box, they're a little dorky, but that's what I like. I will wear them into the ground.

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

Runs Wide

 

December 16, 2010

Anonymous

 

I have had no complaints about this shoe since I bought it in December of 2008. However, just last month, a crack/gash has opened up laterally on the bottom of the sole. I think it must be from just very thin rubber on the sole. The other side is fine, so I am not sure what the problem is.

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

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 24, 2010

Anonymous

from DC

True to size, maybe a bit long, but mostly just narrow. Not a ton of support but lots of compliments to make up for it. Very cool shoe.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

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