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New Balance Classics CW442 Reviews

386 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

76%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

12%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

78% "Felt true to size"

78% "Felt true to width"

58% "Moderate arch support"

359 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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27 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 366 CW442 New Balance Classics Reviews

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4 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!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

April 24, 2012

Anonymous

from Brooklyn, NY

I was looking for a comfortable, lightweight sneaker to wear on my trip to Disney World and these sneakers were perfect. I knew we were going to do alot of walking and I needed support for my feet. I had a stress fracture in the fall and wore New Balance sneakers while it healed but those were too heavy for the Florida heat. These sneakers were perfect, they aren't big and chunky as some sneakers can be. They were comfortable from the moment I put them on until I took them off and my feet did not ache at all. They are nice and lightweight so it made walking easy. I definitely recommend these as a summer sneaker.

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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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

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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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!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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3 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!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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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!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 31, 2011

Jenni B

from Salt Lake City, Utah

OK, I personally love these shoes, but here's what you need to know. If you wear them every day like I do, they quickly stop looking new. I love the look of worn in shoes, but some people don't, so warning. That said, they're super cute. Look great with skinny jeans. I would also say these are more for style than comfort, and I definitely wouldn't work out or run in them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Puma, The North Face, Patagonia, Smartwool

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 23, 2011

Anonymous

from chicago, il

Good shoe for working as an Ortho Assistant on my feet all day. Only complaint is the leather doesn't breathe well so my feet get a little sweaty after all day.

Brands I'd also recommend: vans, always

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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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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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!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

November 11, 2010

Anonymous

from st louis, mo

A really cute shoe. Unfortunately, it's not wide enough even though I ordered the widest they had. They also felt tighter than the size 9s of other shoes. This is more for a "cute shoe", not much support and not much shoe there. Kind of thin.

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

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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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!

 

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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  

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!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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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  

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!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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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!

 

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Felt true to width

 

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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!

 

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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

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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!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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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!

 

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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!

 

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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  

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!

 

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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

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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

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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!

 

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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

 

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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!

 

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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

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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!

 

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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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