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New Balance MX608V2 Reviews

352 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

72%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

91% "Felt true to size"

89% "Felt true to width"

77% "Moderate arch support"

329 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

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

This is my husband's 4th pair of these shoes and he would recommend these to everybody. They fit true to size, feel great and are worn 12 hours a day on concrete...this last pair finally wore out after 1 1/2 years of daily wear in all kinds of terrain and situations imaginable. Best shoe on the market for comfort and wear. The best thing New Balance can do to improve this product for someone with my size shoe is make them free!

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23 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 2/13/12
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

With just 7 months of normal use, ie, no running, exercising, etc, this shoe completely fell apart. The rubber soles on the backs are flapping around because they became unglued and the left tongue ripped out of its base. I am very disappointed in this shoe and would not recommend it to anyone. I have owned several New Balance shoes and will continue to use them but this was truly a bad shoe.

Additional 332 MX608V2 New Balance Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 29, 2012

Steve G

from Manassas, Virginia

I have bought these shoes over and over for years. Though several minor design changes, they have remained very high quality and very comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 28, 2012

Tom g

from erie,pa.

I'm very happy with the product and recommend it. zappo's is my no.1 company for buying athletic shoes and they never let me down.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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May 1, 2012

DAVE H

from SCOTTSDALE, AZ

What a great shoe! I walk all day in a retail store environment on concrete and these shoes give me all the comfort I need. I have high arches and the support is great!

Brands I'd also recommend: BROOKS

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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April 23, 2012

Anonymous

from Atlanta, GA

My husband loves these shoes. They're comfortable and have a simple (exterior) design...no crazy colors. He has what I lovingly refer to as Fred Flintstone feet and these shoes are wide enough (4E) to accommodate his feet. We have ordered these shoes repeatedly. I hope NB doesn't stop making them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 21, 2012

Anonymous

from Henderson, Nevada

Bought these for my husband, who is always a difficult fit, and he loves them! Very comfy and he wears a 12 EE. Hoping to order another pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 12, 2012

RobK

from Lindenhurst, IL

I've owned 3 pair of these shoes and for the money these are the best shoes in NB's current lineup simple, stylish, and comfortable. You certainly won't go wrong with these. Also I love the design of the sole. The unfortunate part of this shoe is the build quality that can be spotty. I've had some that lasted over a year and others with flapping, unglued soles and/or torn tongues within 6 months. Zappos always has top-notch service. They are my first stop when I need shoes. Warning, rant for NB management below. I say the best in NB's current lineup because the defunct 621 (from which this shoe gets a lot of its qualities) had similar good styling but was much better made, had a thicker softer tongue, and a boxed toe. Why, NB, do we need 3 versions of this 608 with negligible differences among them and you chose to discontinue the superior 621? Also would you please stop with the pointy-toed designs already? These shoes are for cross-training, not tap dancing!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 4, 2012

Anonymous

from Syracuse, New York

I work in the food service industry. I wear lightweight running sneakers while not at work. These sneakers/work shoes are lighter than most slip resistant shoes which I like. They were comfortable to wear almost immediately. They are a bit warm - good in winter not so good in hot kitchens. Although they are slip resistant I find they are not the best on wet floors. Fit was true to my size.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 3, 2012

Jim S

from Wyomissing, PA

These sneakers are fantastic. Comfortable right out of the box. Highly recommend.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 30, 2012

Anonymous

 

I bought a pair a few years ago. When they were worn out, I did not hesitate to buy another pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 24, 2012

Todd M

from Minnesota

I love this shoe. This is my 3rd pair. Like most guys I just put shoes on my feet and wear them until they wear out. I get about 12 months out of these wearing them all day every day. Other shoes get holes or crack through the bottom. These just mash down the support until they are uncomfortable over a years time. They stay looking pretty good for a year too. Well made, durable and comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 23, 2012

Greg D

from Kansas City

Looks great, very comfortable. Would be great for lots of activities if it weren't for the standard problem with New Balance shoes - the various materials laminated together to make up the sole separate and don't hold together. In the 1 month I've owned these the dark blue of the sole has almost entirely separated from the white part of the sole on one shoe and it is starting on the second shoe. Other than walking across the parking lot, all the wear has been in our house, a few trips to stores around town, and 3 racquetball games. I'm just really sad Zappos requires you to send returns back in the original box as one of the children was helpful in cleaning and through away the empty cardboard box. You might get lucky and mine was just a quality control issue, but I've seen it with too many New Balance shoes. They nail the comfort and style categories, particularly for people who want more of a box toe than a pointy little elf shoe...but oh why can't they get it the glue issue figured out.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 22, 2012

Mel l

from fortuna,ca

Wonderful quality and Zappos service is awesome, however after wearing the shoe for a few weeks it remains not comfortable.

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

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 17, 2012

Jeffrey W

from North Little Rock, AR

These shoes are great. NB always fit the way they advertise. I only buy NB and because I have size 15 4E I have only been buying from Zappos for over two years now.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 12, 2012

Anonymous

 

If you have a need for wider shoes then New Balance is the way to go. Good shoes at a very reasonable price. This is probably my 4th or 5th pair of New Balance; consistent fit and durability.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 12, 2012

Phil B

from Friday Harbor, WA.

Fit is spot on. Quality seems good. The sole is crap! Actually dangerous for walking on wood decks, docks, logs and other semi hard surfaces. In wet conditions they slip off the pedals in my truck! The soles are just too hard.

Brands I'd also recommend: Bare feet.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 11, 2012

Richard B

from Talladega, Alabama

If you're looking for comfort, this brand is it. Lightweight, excellent support. I wear steel toes at work; after work these help for swollen, tired legs. Won't go without them. Zappos is the best for online shopping, it was like I just went to the store, the shipping is that fast, Thanks guys.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 8, 2012

Matthew W

from Austin, Texas

Very comfortable, quality feel. Great heel and arch support. I used mainly for walking and I am not disappointed. I also like how the shoe feels more secure on my foot and does not slip on my heel like other brands. Looks great with blue jeans.

Brands I'd also recommend: Brooks, Ecco, Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 4, 2012

Anonymous

 

The web sight is very user friendly. The variety and selection are readily available. The merchandise that I had purchased was delivered in advance of expected time. No shipping cost is a plus for me. I would highly recommend Zappos for any purchases.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

March 3, 2012

Rick K

from Hatfield, MA

I love these shoes. They fit perfectly and are the most comfortable shoes for me. I bought them to do Nordic Ski Walking and they seem to be perfect for me. Shoe brands differ and it takes a while to find which brand is right for you. I found that New Balance are the best design for the way my feet work.

Brands I'd also recommend: None

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 2, 2012

Anonymous

from Gilbert AZ

Great shoe from New Balance as always. Appreciate the accurate pictures from Zappos as they allow me to figure out which shoe number has been assigned to the latest production run. Have been buying this shoe now for three generations/numbers and know that if what I get has changed that I can always return under Zappos liberal return policy.

Brands I'd also recommend: none

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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5 people found this review helpful  

March 2, 2012

John

from Georgia

This is one of the most comfortable pair of shoes I have ever worn, but the bottoms started to come apart and separate after a few months. May have been due to getting wet a little too much.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 27, 2012

Pamela

from California

I ordered this shoe for my boyfriend for Valentine's. He had these cheap sneakers he bought from Walmart that made his feet sweat. I ordered this one because one reviewer said her husband loved this shoe so much that he's on his fourth pair.

Brands I'd also recommend: ASICS, Nike

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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February 27, 2012

Anonymous

from Arizona

I need a wide shoe to properly fit my feet and the EE width is great. These shoes are really a good fit. There is adequate width in the toe box and they have felt very comfortable right out of the box. I have tried a number of different shoes from different manufacturers and found these to be one of the best fitting shoes at a very reasonable price. The only negative (and this is a minor point) is that the leather is a little stiff at the start. However, the longer I wear these shoes the better they feel. I would recommend these shoes to anyone looking for comfort at a reasonable price. And Zappos has been a great company to work with as I tried different shoes until I found the just the right fit.

Brands I'd also recommend: Mizzuno

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 24, 2012

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, California

I bought these shoes for my husband because the ones I recently bought for him, Nike Air Monarch IV, were so ridiculously noisy whilst walking that he was embarrassed to wear them. It was like a frog chorus as he walked around the corridors at work. So those are now relegated to being used for running and he's wearing these shoes for everything else. They're very comfortable, they look good enough to wear them for semi formal occasions and they seem well made. I'm hoping that they don't split away from the sole like his old Nike's did. I've already bought him a second, spare, pair because I've learned the hard way that when you find something good you should buy several of it before it's no longer available!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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February 24, 2012

Anonymous

from Pennsylvania

I bought these for my 84 year old Dad. He does a lot of yard work, and wears sneakers every day. He chose these out of 3 pairs I bought him (others were Brooks and another NB pair that had high ratings). He especially likes that they have good traction and tread on the sole. A lot of the cross trainers and sneakers older folks wear do not have great tread, which worries me, so I'm glad these worked for him. He also has sensitive feet and skin, and said these don't pinch or rub. He wears a wide, despite not having very wide feet. He also likes that they're not 100% white, and have the blue detail. He thinks 100% look like old people shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: Brooks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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