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New Balance Classics CW442 Reviews

429 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

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0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

76% "Felt true to size"

76% "Felt true to width"

62% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 359 CW442 New Balance Classics Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 3, 2012

Jenny

from Tokyo, Japan

I like the deep black color that it is. Comfortable for walking. I bought this pair for its color and for its comfort. I was looking for an all black pair of sneakers, so I can wear them at the gym and not have to change shoes when I leave. Haven't tried running in them. I don't think they are for running. I wear these shoes everywhere and I don't look like I am en route to the gym all the time.

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

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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March 26, 2012

Anonymous

from Phoenix, Arizona

So far, so good. I've worn them to the gym a few times now, and I can hardly tell I'm wearing shoes. The arch support isn't very good, but I mostly just use the stationary bike, eliptical, and weights, so my feet feel fine. I love how lightweight and minimalist they are. I can easily carry them with me on my bike to work, and then to the gym afterward. The shoes I wore before seem gigantic compared to these, and took up almost all the space in my backpack.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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March 24, 2012

Carmen M

from Oklahoma

I really like these shoes, my feet are very wide and I bought these hoping they make my feet look a little smaller, since I am 5' tall but have a size 8 1/2 W foot. I've mostly always had luck with D width from New Balance and these fit the bill as well. I bought the black ones and I really like them. They are definitely for casual wear, no way to dress them up. The width at the ball of my foot is good, however, as the shoe moves up to my ankle it is made narrower and there are gaps between each side of the tongue, so if I wear anything other black socks they would show unless my pants cover at least 2" down from my ankle, so the gap is about 2" from the ankle. I'm not sure if my ankle is too fat or if the shoe just wasn't made quite right, I've never had this problem before on any of my other shoes. I have never bought this style of shoe before though either. I've been wearing these shoes daily since I got them and I would definitely purchase them again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 21, 2012

Anonymous

from DC

These shoes are so sleek for sneakers and also ultra comfortable. Great for a more narrow foot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 18, 2012

Michelle R

from Chicago

Comfy, stylish and lightweight. I have been wearing them to work (I'm on my feet for 12+ hours) with minimal discomfort. Recommend for those who are on their feet often.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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February 8, 2012

Anonymous

from NC

I love these shoes! They're unbelievably comfortable without the "clown feet" appearance of some athletic shoes. Admittedly, I don't use them for running, so I have no idea how they would perform. They are, however, super lightweight and nice looking for knocking around!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

February 7, 2012

Amy B

from Savannah, GA

I ordered these awesome classics early Tuesday morning and received them mid-day Wednesday! I love Zappos. I really needed these comfortable sneakers for work.

Brands I'd also recommend: addidas, puma, pistil

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 9, 2012

Anonymous

from East Lansing, Michigan

Great overall shoe...look great with all types of pants and I'm sure shorts too! May run a tad snug but the all suede pair seem to give with wear.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 6, 2012

Anonymous

from Branson, Missouri

This is the first pair of shoes that I have had in years that did not require breaking in! They are wonderfully comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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January 4, 2012

Anonymous

from United States

I love these shoes! Stylish and great fit, though I ignored other reviewers and ordered my own size. Had to send them back for a 1/2 size larger, and they fit well(great, fast customer service by Zappos on the return too!) Will use these for everyday casual wear and also for CrossFit workouts, since they are flat (only minimal arch support) and good for weight lifting.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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January 4, 2012

Anonymous

from PA

Love these! Super comfortable. I normally wear an 8.5 wide, and ordered that size. However they are a bit too wide. I probably could have gotten away with the M width. They are very lightweight and the perfect color!

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

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 2, 2012

Anonymous

from Alexandria VA

Comfortable, cute, low profile -- I've had these shoes for about a month and love them. Was worried they wouldn't fit my wide feet, but they work perfectly.

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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December 28, 2011

Anonymous

from Manchester, Maryland

These shoes are weightless. After I exercise, I usually take off my workout shoes, not these shoes. I find myself keeping them on without thought. The support is good, and the appearance is not clunky. New Balance has the best shoe of all kinds. Made in America.

Brands I'd also recommend: We only buy New Balance

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

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 22, 2011

Mildred C

from Brooklyn, NY

The most comfortable pair of sneakers I have ever worn. They are stylish and lightweight.

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

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 21, 2011

Anonymous

from Georgia

This is the second pair of New Balance Classics CW442 that I have bought. The first pair is black and I loved them. I thought if I liked these so well I should get another for regular wear, the grays. Thank you.

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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1 person found this review helpful  

December 20, 2011

Valorie Q

from Laguna Niguel, CA

These are well made, fairly comfortable shoes. They do not provide much arch support, however.

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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1 person found this review helpful  

December 9, 2011

Anonymous

 

I love these shoes! They are super cute. I am usually a 7.5 or 8, and I ordered a 7.5, and they fit fine. These shoes were definitely not made for wide feet though. They are snug but not to the point of being uncomfortable.

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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1 person found this review helpful  

December 1, 2011

Patty P

from Vacaville, CA

I've been looking for attractive black sneakers for years. I have trouble with most brands other than New Balance, and I am very pleased with these. They felt a little funny when I first put them on, but I'm on my feet all day and wore them all day the first day I thought them very comfortable. They're cute and have a moderate amount of support. They are not meant for walking long distances... don't buy them as walking shoes. But to wear with black jeans to school or to work or whatever, yeah!

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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November 28, 2011

Lacy

 

Run a little small. I usually wear a 9, but had to get 9.5 in these.

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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1 person found this review helpful  

November 25, 2011

Anonymous

from MI

I love this shoe, even though it is a trifle big. I ordered the size I always do for a New Balance clog, and should have gone smaller. But these are cute and comfortable enough.

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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1 person found this review helpful  

November 18, 2011

Anonymous

from Sumter, SC

I wear these 8 hours a day, standing, walking, moving and taking care of patients. These shoes are super lightweight, comfortable, and my feet haven't hurt in them yet... Even when everything else does. Thanks Zappos and New Balance!

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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1 person found this review helpful  

November 17, 2011

Anonymous

from Westport, CT

I love these sneakers! They were recommended by Stylist Rachel Zoe in her newsletter, and I'm so glad I purchased. They are thin and lightweight and comfortable (not bulky like a regular New Balance sneaker). True to size. Look so great with yoga pants. Feminine with a little edge!

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

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 15, 2011

Anonymous

from Palm Harbor, FL

I love the way the shoes hug my narrow feet when laced. I have high arches, so I wear arch supports, and doing that makes the shoes perfect for my feet.

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

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 13, 2011

Anonymous

from Colorado

I love these shoes. They're true to size and much lighter weight than most New Balance 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

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 8, 2011

Anonymous

 

The most comfortable shoes I have ever had for work! I am on my feet for long periods of time and it feels like walking on pillows.

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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