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New Balance Classics CW442 Reviews

347 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

78% "Felt true to size"

80% "Felt true to width"

57% "Moderate arch support"

325 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 12/21/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I wanted a pair of shoes that I could wear with most clothes and not look like I just came from the gym. Very comfortable and lightweight.

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22 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 327 CW442 New Balance Classics Reviews

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 12, 2012

Julie H

from United States

Lightweight shoes and very comfortable - great for everyday wear!

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco

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

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 2, 2012

Anonymous

from Catania Sicily

Great shoe but does run about 1/2 size small. I bought these in my normal size and wish they were a little bigger. Super cute though!

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

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

3 people found this review helpful  

April 21, 2011

Anonymous

from Spokane Valley, WA

This is my 4th pair of NB CW442s. I have a variety of colors & I love them all. I buy the Wide size & use my orthotics & they are very cute & comfy.

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

3 people found this review helpful  

March 1, 2012

Anonymous

from Connecticut

Bought these at Christmas for 18 year old daughter who waitresses. Job requires all black shoes. Good looking, decent support (she's hard on shoes!), and thankfully, not bulky. Would recommend for those who need an all around shoes when on your feet for hours every day.

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

3 people found this review helpful  

February 28, 2012

Linda

from Bham, Al

These are great casual shoes...they run narrow so may not be suitable for women who wear wides. They were fine for my need, but they do not have much padding and the insole does not have any arch support. I bought a larger length to accommodate an orthotic... They are light weight...I wear them for Zumba classes.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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

3 people found this review helpful  

June 7, 2010

Helen

from Rockford, IL

I searched for these shoes on Zappos for quite sometime and couldn't find them so I ended up purchasing them at famous footwear for much cheaper, I'll point out. I do like them. They are very lightweight and comfortable, but I think I have had them for about 3 months now and they're falling apart already. I have only used them as casual shoes for normal walking around and the thread on the side seam have come out and now there's a little hole there but it can be fixed easily. My only suggestion to make is, if you will be using these for daily exercise purposes, you may want to invest in a more durable shoe because they probably won't last very long at all.

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

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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  

February 24, 2012

Anonymous

from Las Vegas, NV

Perfect shoe, so comfy and cute with jeans, yoga pants, etc. Love them! I usually wear a 7 and had to return for a 7.5 and they are perfect!

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

2 people found this review helpful  

February 8, 2012

Anonymous

from Scottsdale, AZ

These shoes are true to size and fit extremely well. They are very comfortable for long days (I wear them for 12 hour shifts at a hospital) and I can't believe how lightweight they are. They're pretty cute too and aren't bulky like regular tennis 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

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 31, 2012

Barbara

from Washington state

I am new to Zappos, and utterly pleased. The first style of shoe I ordered did not work for me. The customer service representative was so helpful, and we picked out this pair, over the phone. They were at my home in just a couple of days, before I even mailed back the others. These new ones fit fine, and I am enjoying them. They look stylish. Sorry, I do not know how to rank them, as I am not sure that I have ever had shoes that were absolutely perfect for me, but these are terrific, certainly close to perfect. I plan to buy from Zappos whenever possible in the future.

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

2 people found this review helpful  

January 29, 2012

Anonymous

from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Great little light weight shoe that required no break-in time. Cute with jeans or yoga pants. The shoe ran small. I am a true size 8 but had to get an 8.5. I have several pairs of 442, and they all run a little different in sizing.

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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

January 28, 2012

Anonymous

from Columbia, MD

These shoes are very comfortable, although they don't give as much support as I would have liked (minimal arch support). I have a hip issue and they have helped to alleviate it. I wanted a shoe I could wear to work that didn't look like a tennis shoe and these have worked great for that.

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

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 27, 2012

Zeynep

from San Francisco

Great and easy shoes. No break in time, some arch support and very comfortable from the beginning I put them on. All black is great!

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

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 26, 2012

Anonymous

from Las Vegas, NV

I love these shoes! They're lightweight and as comfy as slippers while giving my feet lots of support. I am a teacher and they're the most comfortable thing I can wear on a busy day.

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, 2012

Anonymous

from Monterey, CA

They were a little too tight at the toes when I first got them, but after some serious breaking in they are now very comfortable. Highly recommend but not for immediate use.

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

2 people found this review helpful  

January 15, 2012

Anonymous

from Philadelphia,PA

I ordered my normal size and they fit great. Fit is slim and snug and very comfy. I wanted a sneaker that wasn't bulky and would look good with everything.

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

2 people found this review helpful  

January 14, 2012

Anonymous

from New Market, AL.

These New Balance Classics CW442 ROCK! They are very comfortable and so light weight. They are so light that the only thing lighter would be to go barefoot. They run true to size also. I wish all my shoes fit like these do.

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

2 people found this review helpful  

May 18, 2011

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

These sneakers go great with jeans. Before wearing them, I suggest spraying the sneakers with waterproofer to prevent dye transfer from dark-colored jeans. Also, I think these sneakers are a better fit for someone with narrow feet.

Brands I'd also recommend: Puma, 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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

April 4, 2011

Rose R

from Johnstown, CO

Great shoes! Very comfortable and cute. I needed white shoes for nursing school. The shoe is very narrow so it is a must to get wides even if you usually don't wear a wide.

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

2 people found this review helpful  

March 31, 2011

Emily H

from Indianapolis

Great shoes to have for the spring! Easy to throw on and head out and about. Zappos shipping rocks. I placed an order at 11:00pm and received the order on my front porch at 10:30am the very next day! I always look here first!

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

2 people found this review helpful  

March 3, 2011

Anonymous

from Lexington, KY

A really cute light weight shoe for spring. The 7.5 was too long for me. The 7 would be better. I should order New Balance shoes with an SL-2 last, but Zappos didn't include that information.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 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 true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

January 13, 2011

Anonymous

from Great Falls, MT

Perfect for slim feet with a high arch. And, that's a hard combination to find.

Brands I'd also recommend: Rockport

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

January 11, 2011

Anonymous

from Virginia Beach

I love these shoes! I like to run and these shoes are perfect for me. Plus, they actually came in my size 5 1/2. NB 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

2 people found this review helpful  

January 8, 2011

Anonymous

from LA

These are light, comfortable shoes. I feel a little smaller than marked. Usually my feet fit to 8½, but size 9 of this shoes fit a little tight for me.

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

2 people found this review helpful  

January 2, 2011

Alexis H

from Indianapolis, Indiana

These shoes are amazing. I go to school, travel, volunteer at a history museum, and work out often. These shoes are perfect for work in all of those areas. Not to mention, these are proven to be blister-proof. I am a sensitive person, and I tend to get sores all over my feet. But I have yet to get a single blister while I'm wearing these shoes. They are very lightweight, but perfect for the outdoors and anything that requires active feet. And being one with wide feet, these shoes are by far the best fitting pair of shoes in any way. They do not slide off my feet at all. Overall, best shoes ever!

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  

December 2, 2010

Anonymous

 

This is my first pair of New Balance, and I think I am hooked! They are super cute and very comfortable. I have received a lot of compliments. Will definitely purchase another pair in the future!

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

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