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New Balance Classics CW442 Reviews

429 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

68%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

12%Rated 3 stars

12%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

76% "Felt true to size"

76% "Felt true to width"

62% "Moderate arch support"

395 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 12/7/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

This shoe was exactly what I was looking for: kicky, retro, sporty casual. I was worried that even the wide width wouldn't be wide enough for my feet, but it fits comfortably and even makes my feet look more narrow. I also inserted arch supports very easily.

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34 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 4/4/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Too narrow for a "wide" width and doesn't feel supportive enough for activity (zumba/dance).

Additional 409 CW442 New Balance Classics Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 15, 2015

Anonymous

from Baltimore

These are great everyday sneakers that are stylish enough as sneakers go. I have narrow feet, and these were easily tied tight enough to accommodate that. Ideally I am usually an 11½, but the 12 was perfect.

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 13, 2015

Debbie

from Forks, WA

Not the good quality shoe usually made by New Balance. Little to no arch stability not there either. Rather disappointed in this shoe.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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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

 

March 18, 2015

Anonymous

 

I was looking to purchase a pair of Women's White sneakers. When I saw New Balance Classics CW442 on line I placed an order for the sneakers the same day. I have been looking for a pair of white sneakers for months. Nine years ago I purchased the New Balance Classics in grey I enjoyed the fit and style of the sneaker. In the near future I will be ordering the New Balance Classics in grey. Great sneaker.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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

 

March 18, 2015

Colleen

 

These are a cute looking trainer that are comfortable at least on the underside of the foot. I noticed that if I try and walk in them without socks the top of the shoe has a rough part (the underside of where the laces are) that irritates the top of my foot. May not be the same for everyone.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sketchers

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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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 9, 2015

Elleanor K

from North Carolina

These shoes are so comfortable feels like you're walking on air, might just get me another pair in a different color.

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 2, 2015

Dianne W

from Georgia

I wanted a very plain shoe, which these are. But they are so stiff it felt like walking in cement boxes! Had to send them back.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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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

 

February 26, 2015

Anonymous

from IL

I am enjoying these because I wanted black fashion gym shoes. No white, maybe gray or silver but mainly black. I like them under black jeans or skinny jeans. They are very close fitting - similar to wrestling shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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 21, 2015

Catherine C

from Cameron Park, California

Love these shoes. I wanted a shoe for everyday casual that would be as comfortable as a good running shoe but not as klutzy looking. I am 65, my feet are no longer young, and I need good shoes. These arrived yesterday and I've had them on all day, walking around, typical Saturday activities, and I love them. They have a lot of cush. They don't have raised arches but the shoe pulls up under the arch and although I have high arches, I haven't been bothered by lack of support. I usually wear either a 7-1/2AA or an 8AA. I ordered these in the 8AA and they fit. I wouldn't wear them for a serious run but for my purposes they are perfect. I wish they came in more colors!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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

 

February 21, 2015

JBarb

from Alexandria, VA

I am now on my second pair. I cannot even remember when I bought the first pair (from Zappos, of course!) but I have put many miles on them. The only reason that I am replacing the shoes is that they are starting to show their age. This in no way means that I am getting rid of the first pair! They will just be used for kicking around the house or going places that I do not need shiny clean shoes. Dressed up or dressed down, these have been the perfect casual sneakers. They have taken me to the grocery and they have taken me to the Colosseum in Rome. They are extremely versatile and comfortable shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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

 

February 18, 2015

Shoo-Shoo

from SF Bay Area, CA

I was looking for a smaller profile casual sneaker to wear with my skinny jeans so I took a chance on these. I bought them in grey...won't show dirt as easily as the white ones and I don't care for black sneakers. After reading the other reviews, I chose my regular size but in the wide width and I'm glad I did...they do run narrow. The fit is great, the shoe is comfy right out of the box. I have high arches, so if I were to wear them for walking around, say, Disneyland, I would definitely put some arch supports in them. For day to day casual wear, the lack of arch support is fine. Very pleased with these and am considering ordering a second pair! FYI, for exercise walking, I wear Ahnu or Merrell.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

February 13, 2015

Anonymous

from Boulder, CO

Didn't love it as much as I was hoping. Some of the materials looked a little cheap, though I LOVED how light-weight they are. I had to leave the laces super stretched across the tongue (to the point I almost saw sock) to get them to fit, but even in wides they were still snug width wise, though fine length-wise. I was looking for a stylish street sneaker style and these didn't quite fit the bill.

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 29, 2015

Vicki M

from United States

Perfect fit for my 10.5 N foot. Yes, it does run narrow. Glad other reviewers mentioned that. It's perfect for me. Lightweight and sporty without looking like a running shoe. I am such a New Balance fan!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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

 

January 26, 2015

Anonymous

from Long Beach, CA

I love these shoes! They are very comfortable and cute. I got them a half size larger and put my orthotics in them - fit very well. I'd get them again for sure.

Brands I'd also recommend: Coach

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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

 

January 20, 2015

Anonymous

 

Loved these shoes. I wore them until there were holes in them. I had to put inserts in after awhile. They lasted a whole six months for me, which was great because I'm so hard on them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

 

January 17, 2015

Anonymous

from San Diego, CA

Good sneaker for everyday running around. Ordered my usual New Balance size & they fit as expected. Very lightweight. I use orthotics, so can't comment on arch support.

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 10, 2015

Nancy N

from Venice, FL

This is my second pair of New Balance Classics. They are lightweight and have thinner soles which gives them a non clunky look. Yet they are comfortable for walking my dog or walking the treadmill.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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

 

January 6, 2015

Mary

from Dallas, TX

I thought these shoes would be a great casual addition to my shoe collection. However, they've got a weird curve to them. And on top of that felt very snug and smaller than other New Balance shoes I've ordered before. Great style, bad design. So bummed... they're going back.

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

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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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

 

January 3, 2015

Cheryl.salisbury@sbcglobal.net

from Arlington, Texas

My second pair of these, I love them. Very comfortable and lightweight. Zappos is the best. Always get fast and what is pictured. I always buy from Zappos and have not been disappointed.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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

 

December 30, 2014

Elizabeth D

from Coastal Carolina

Comfy but odd ball fit and style... I have a high instep and must leave the laces loose on these, making them look odd and so that my heel easily slips out. These would be great for a narrow foot and a lower instep. Nice looking overall, just not so much they way I have to wear them. Comfy overall too, yet not so much for the way I have to wear them. Decent enough to keep. :)

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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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

 

December 27, 2014

Kathie C

from Morganton, N.C.

I have Multiple Sclerosis, and my daily shoes were heavy and I tripped often because of that. The New Balance Classics CW442 are an answer to my prayers! They are lightweight and so, so comfortable. They are true to size and fit my feet like a pair of gloves. Love 'em!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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  

December 24, 2014

Anonymous

from Long Island, NY

My new everyday sneaker!! Casual and comfortable, roomy toe-box. I can get away with wearing these to work since they are all black; they don't stand out like most sneakers.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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  

December 23, 2014

Maria M

from Willow glen

These are sooo comfortable! Super cute and have gotten many compliments. My normal tennis shoe size is 8.5 and shoe size 8. I originally got 8.5 and it was too big. Now have 8 and it's perfect! So go with your reg shoe size not running shoe.

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

Runs Large

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 22, 2014

Anonymous

from Wisconsin

Bought these for a trip to Turkey and Greece and, after a very brief break in time, wore them just about daily for 5 weeks. One problem was dust, both in the cities and on trails. It got under the laces and seemed to embed in the black suede. A brush would've worked but I don't travel with one. They split on the side so I didn't bring them home. Soles were thin and not good on rough surfaces.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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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, 2014

Anonymous

 

This shoe is not made for a wide foot. I read the reviews that said the same thing but figured I'd give it a shot anyway. Don't waste your time! Also, the width of the shoe combined with the extremely narrow toe box looks silly.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

1 person found this review helpful  

December 16, 2014

Anonymous

 

Some of the most comfortable shoes I own. I teach, so I'm on my feet a lot. These are a nice low profile; not a clunky gym shoe. My first pair of New Balances, but definitely not my last. Worth the price, and true to size. I wear a 7.5 in nearly every shoe, and same with this one. Do not have one thing about these that I would change!

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

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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