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New Balance Classics W556 Reviews

16 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

27%Rated 5 stars

36%Rated 4 stars

18%Rated 3 stars

18%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

50% "Felt a half size smaller "

86% "Felt true to width"

86% "Moderate arch support"

14 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 8/31/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I followed the advice of most people who gave reviews for this sneaker, and ordered a half size up - but it was a half size too big. I could tell how comfortable the show was, though - and I just ordered the correct size. Can't wait to wear these.

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2 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 10/1/10
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

They are cute and felt comfortable at first. But then I took them to Europe for a 10 day trip right after I got them. After 1 day of moderate walking, the soles of the shoes started to creep up the back of my heels. Four days later, they were practically out of my shoe up the back of my foot completely, and no amount of replacing and flattening them out fixed the problem. These are good shoes for occasional wear but I would not recommend them for any kind of serious activity.

Additional -4 W556 New Balance Classics Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 8, 2010

Sylvia

from Austin, Texas

I love these shoes! They were exactly as pictured and very comfortable. They are stylish and fun, too!

Brands I'd also recommend: Sketchers

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

November 25, 2009

Nancy

from Los Angeles

Saw these online in the black/purple color and what can I say? I fell in love. The color is really more charcoal gray suede and hot pink with a lighter gray windowpane check background and actually I think it is better in real life than in these pictures. These are my most comfortable fashion sneakers, well maybe my Saucony Jazz are more comfortable, but these are cuter! They match very well with all the gray I am wearing this year.

Brands I'd also recommend: KangaROOS, Saucony Originals, Simple

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  

October 7, 2009

Leanne

from Charleston, SC

These shoes are great. They are comfortable and exactly as I expected. They got here faster than expected too. New Balance shoes tend to run a little bit small, so I ordered a size 8 1/2 when I usually wear a size 8 in all other shoes. They fit perfectly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 4, 2010

Anonymous

from Virginia

I love my new shoes! They are comfortable and look cute with everything. I did have to go up a half a size just like all of the reviews said.

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

November 20, 2009

Emily

 

Cute, comfortable shoes. Ordered a half size larger than what I normally get and they fit perfectly.

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

November 1, 2009

Anonymous

from Denver, CO

These shoes are very comfortable and cute. They could have better arch support, but they are adequate enough for wandering around town. The colors are fantastic. They do run a half size small. I say this because I am consistently a size 8, so order up a half size for the best fit.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

August 10, 2011

Anonymous

from Rohnert Park, CA

These are cute, but too small. The foot bed not as substantial as I had hoped.

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

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

May 24, 2010

Dora D

from Leeds, UK via Los Angeles, CA

I was very fond of the look of these shoes (I got the purple ones) as casual tennis shoes for everyday sorts of wear. But they were too tight--and I'm so disappointed to have to return them. I wear a size 10.5 so I usually order an 11 (I usually have to since 10.5 is a rare size to find), so it was surprising to find them so tight. No larger size for me to get.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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  

October 1, 2010

Anonymous

 

They are cute and felt comfortable at first. But then I took them to Europe for a 10 day trip right after I got them. After 1 day of moderate walking, the soles of the shoes started to creep up the back of my heels. Four days later, they were practically out of my shoe up the back of my foot completely, and no amount of replacing and flattening them out fixed the problem. These are good shoes for occasional wear but I would not recommend them for any kind of serious activity.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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  

September 22, 2010

Anonymous

from Austin, TX

I was really disappointed in these shoes. The insole on one shoe keeps slipping out of place. I bought these for a vacation where I would be doing a lot of walking and was forced to stop and adjust my insole constantly.

Brands I'd also recommend: Saucony

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 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

 

September 20, 2012

Andrea

from Blue Ridge Mountains

These shoes are so cute, the colors are just as they appear in the picture. I ordered my normal size 9 and a half, which were a bit too small. So, I ordered the next larger size 10, but they slipped a bit in the back. Oh well! These cute shoes just aren't for me.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Ahnu

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

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