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New Balance Classics CW442 Reviews

360 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

68%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

78% "Felt true to size"

80% "Felt true to width"

58% "Moderate arch support"

337 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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23 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 340 CW442 New Balance Classics Reviews

1 2 3 4 5 ... 15

 

August 18, 2014

Anonymous

from Hooksett, NewHampshire

Loving these. The fit is true to size. They're so comfortable I can wear them all day and almost forget I have them on. I like the color which to me registers as a sandy gray-brown. I am older, and appreciate a shoe that doesn't have neon piping running around it or a sole that reminds me of nothing so much as suction disks on an octopus's tentacle. I would definitely buy another another 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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 17, 2014

Anonymous

from Buffalo, NY

My mother who is a fussy, elderly, yet fashionable woman loves these shoes. True to size and comfortable. No need to break in.

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

 

August 8, 2014

Anonymous

from Chicago, illinois

I love New Balance brand shoes. I bought these for our vacation. They were comfortable the whole trip and we did a lot of walking. They are stylish, durable, and comfortable. I normally wear size 10, but wear size 11 in New Balance.

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

 

July 31, 2014

Leeann C

from Lanoka Harbor, NJ

I purchased these shoes thinking they were supportive, after all they are new balance. Well, here it is 2 months later and I will not even wear them anymore, the side wall actually did not hold my foot and cause me to walk over the sole of the shoe which caused me such back pain. They are like uncomfortable slippers. I do not recommend these sneakers for anyone and I am very upset that I spent this much for shoes that lasted 2 months.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

 

July 31, 2014

Jackie C

from Batavia, Illinois

Love these! Have had a pair for many years that are too beat up to wear other than at home, but was unable to find anything similar in stores. Most athletic shoes seem huge and clunky to me and have way too much "decoration"; these are plain, flat, and "minimal". Flexible and comfortable. I'm happy!

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

 

July 30, 2014

Julie

from Minneapolis

I do love these shoes, but wish I had ordered a half size bigger. I even ordered a wide because it was all that was left, but they still pinch my toes a little bit. I don't normally wear a wide shoe so that was surprising. Otherwise, they are comfy and hold up well. My mother-in-law liked them so much on me she bought her own, too!

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

 

July 29, 2014

Mary M

from St. Louis

Great shoes. Had a much older pair of the same model and these are just as good. Spend 2 weeks site seeing in Alaska with then and no sore feet. If you are 91/2 like me I always get 10 as it is better fit with socks.

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

 

July 29, 2014

Susannah F

from Clover SC

Finally after numerous attempts to get a 10.5! I am enjoying these kicks! I like the subtle grey color, versatile. Comfortable except for my problem toe. Style makes my big foot look smaller!

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrells, PF Flyers

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

 

July 23, 2014

Anonymous

from Maine

Light weight and comfortable -- initially a bit tight but soon stretched to a comfortable width.

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

 

July 21, 2014

Lydia H

from West Sacramento, CA

These shoes are terrible. I ordered wide width and they look narrow. They are totally flat, no support. Very disappointed and I will be sending these back.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 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

 

July 19, 2014

Leanne C

from New York City

I like my sneakers. They are perfect to wear with my work entire when I go to work. Because I walk a lot for my job, it doesn't have enough arch support for me. (I have flat feet.) But I put in my own supports and it is super comfortable. I think these sneakers are really cute and lightweight and I am very happy with my purchase.

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

 

July 12, 2014

Anne B

from Seaside Or

The shoes are great. Soft comfortable, light weight summer shoes. The company is greater. Nothing like Zappos! Fast, easy, free shipping no matter what you spend, and free returns. Gotta love 'em!

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

 

July 9, 2014

Anonymous

 

Bought these shoes for my daughter and had them sent directly to her at camp. She LOVES them! Says they are super comfortable. Delivery was amazingly fast.

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

 

July 9, 2014

Anonymous

from Chicago

Not for the flat-footed! I bought 9.5 Wide, and was amazed at how narrow the bottom of the soles are. Half my foot was spilling over the edge, as if the suede would touch the floor! Tried some superfeet inserts and those didn't help much. I'm returning these.

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

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 2, 2014

Anonymous

 

The shoe was curved inward when I received it. I ordered a replacement and it was the same way. If you have a foot that curves in, this does not look good on. I really like this style and normally have success with New Balance shoes; however, I am very disappointed by the quality of these shoes.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 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

 

July 2, 2014

Anonymous

from Newtown, PA

Such a cute sneaker...too bad it is too narrow for my wide foot. I usually don't have to worry about width when shopping for sneakers but when I saw this shoe offered in wide width I thought, why not! Sadly, even in wide they are too narrow. Did not look as good on the foot as they do in the box. Returning.

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

 

June 17, 2014

Lisa J

from United States

Very comfy shoes! One of their first wearings was a weekend sightseeing in Montreal, and my feet didn't get tired! I was looking for a cute sneaker to wear with skinny jeans and these were the closest I could find. I think I should have bought the wide width because I noticed I'm keeping the laces pretty wide across my feet. But, I'm happy with the purchase.

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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 12, 2014

Anonymous

from AlaBAMA

I never order wide shoes but I loved these so I sent first pair back and got wide. I have bunions and for some reason this shoe is very narrow at the bunion spot. Love these for chasing my kids without having to wear my running 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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 9, 2014

Anonymous

from San Marino, CA

Great styling, low profile sneaker. Plan on using it for day-to-day running errands, etc., not so much exercising. I usually wear a 7.5 in a regular shoe, but have always gone up 1/2 size in NB for the extra toe room.

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

 

June 8, 2014

Courtney R

from Chicago

These fit really well and are comfortable. They don't have a lot of support for an athletic shoe but the style is great in my opinion. A little too warm for summer, but I tend to have stinky feet!

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

 

June 6, 2014

Mary J

from Leesburg, Florida

I wanted Size 8 1/2. Because there was none available I tried an 8. It was too short.

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

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

May 29, 2014

Anonymous

from Chicagi, IL

I wear a size 10 in shoes - and thought to order up to a size 10 1/2. These were extremely small - I couldn't even get them on my foot. Returning and will not try again. I really like the look of these shoes.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

May 28, 2014

Anonymous

from The Villages, Florida

This is my second pair and they fit like they were made for my feet and my feet alone. The size runs very true.

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

 

May 23, 2014

Katie

from Estero, FL

Just received my new shoes and I love them! They are comfortable, true to size and the stylish throw back look I was looking for! I am a size 8 on right foot and 9 on left foot, I ordered these in a 9 and they fit great. And this was my first Zappos order, great experience, I'll be making many more now.

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

 

May 22, 2014

Anonymous

from boston, ma

Really like these sneakers! They're comfortable and supportive. Great for walking and casual. Would not use them for work outs or running though. Ordered them in black as well but did not like the look in black so sent them back.

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

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