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New Balance Classics ML525 Reviews

37 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

44%Rated 5 stars

40%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

12%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

90% "Felt true to size"

88% "Felt true to width"

67% "No arch support"

33 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 10/19/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Awesome shoes. Comfortable right out of the box. I didn't want to take them off when I got home the first night. Lots of compliments on the old school looks and they are built really well. They have plenty of arch support and are all day comfortable.

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4 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 8/18/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

These look good but have no support. They hurt my feet after a while. They also seem like they're falling apart after about a month.

Additional 17 ML525 New Balance Classics Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 19, 2011

Andy A

from St. Louis, Missouri

Great shoes. Great service. Free next day shipping. Zappos is the best! Wouldn't go elsewhere.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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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2 people found this review helpful  

January 18, 2011

Geraldine

from Los Angeles

I bought these for my husband and he wears them all the time. Although a tennis shoe, it has a dressy look that goes well with most outfits.

Brands I'd also recommend: Yes

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

2 people found this review helpful  

January 9, 2011

Anonymous

 

Exactly what I was looking for. Inner lining is soft felt type substance, making it easy to slip the shoes off without untying. (I previously had some NB 574's where this was not the case.) Good fit for my wide feet. The outside looks nice, and is made of a good water-resistant material, making these some very good year-round 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

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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  

November 9, 2010

Kyle R

from Ohio

At first, I didn't like that these shoes pulled my socks down (even though my socks were also New Balance). Come to find out, those socks were a little too low and loose, but when I tried more fitted socks that were just a bit taller, these shoes fit perfectly! Now, I wear them all the time; they're really comfortable, whether I'm sitting down for an hour, or walking 2 miles. Highly recommended (just don't wear really low socks with them).

Brands I'd also recommend: Puma

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

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 29, 2010

Kevin W

from Carlsbad yo

Good looking, straight-forward shoe. I wear them for everyday wear, not running. They can get dirty pretty easy, so I've sprayed a protectent on them, which seems to help.

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

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 28, 2010

Mark S

from Dirty New Jersey

These kicks are sweet. So sweet that I'm ordering a back-up pair. I love 'em so much. True to the New B comfort and under 60 bucks. I'm so serious when I say.... Buy yourself some!!

Brands I'd also recommend: saucony, skechers, asics

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

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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  

August 12, 2010

Anonymous

from nashville, tn

I've ordered twice from zappos.com. I have been very impressed at how they have upgraded my shipping to overnight now twice! I love this site and I love these shoes and wear them till I go back to Zappos for more. The shoes here really help me because they carry larger sizes that are hard to find in other stores.

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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2 people found this review helpful  

July 7, 2010

Anonymous

from Sebastopol, CA

Bought these to take the place of my old 595\'s which I reluctantly had to finally throw away. These 525\'s were comfortable as soon as I put them on.

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  

April 6, 2010

Adam P

from Reston, Va.

The shoes are exactly what I expected. Very comfortable for walking and everyday use. New Balance are my favorite brand of shoes and seem to fit my feet 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

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 16, 2010

Anonymous

from Tennessee

These shoes are great! Can go with any outfit. I would, however, say that these are more for style than athletic wear. I don’t wear these to the gym, there is not enough support.

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  

November 3, 2009

Renaissance m

from yonkers

Straight up, these things are da cat's pajamas. The number of dates these shoes have landed me is absurd. Thanks Zappos!

Brands I'd also recommend: Kraft

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

2 people found this review helpful  

November 11, 2011

Anonymous

from Maine

Great casual shoe. Very slippery on wet smooth surfaces. This is not a great fitting shoe by any means, but it's perfect for wearing around a college campus or the city. I have square (wide feet) and short toes and one foot is a half size smaller than the other. So, finding a shoe that properly fits is rare for me. This shoe fits my right foot perfectly. I just don't think about my left foots condition. The shoe looks great with jeans or khakis. For the price, they're not bad.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike

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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

September 6, 2011

Anonymous

from CT

I have a real problem finding shoes, and athletic shoes, to accommodate my wide forefoot. I thought these ran a little short, but have the stretch in the toe box to work for me. I'm happy with them. This is after ordering and returning many other shoes.

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

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  

August 19, 2011

Bruce B

from Hollywood, Florida

Fit is very good. Overall, shoe feels a little large and clunky, but that's the style. Appears to be well made and sturdy. Plan to get much use from them.

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

June 11, 2011

Randy M

from Kaukauna, WI

These are very nice-looking, well crafted shoes. My only complaint is that the EE that I ordered is just a tad narrower than most other of my EE width shoes. Not enough to be a deal-breaker, but a bit narrower nonetheless.

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 29, 2011

Anonymous

 

Very cool and stylish; also very comfortable and doesn't make your feet feel hot.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

April 2, 2011

Anonymous

from Washington D.C.

I was very pleased with this purchase. It's true to size - it's a very light weight shoe; feels like your walking on air. Great for walking long distances and all-day comfort wear. I highly recommend them; I wish there were more colors.

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

March 22, 2011

Anonymous

 

Really a sneaker for show, rather than performance. And since the style options for my foot width (2E) are really limited, I try to make do with a standard width shoe like this that's a half size bigger. It works for the most part. The uppers look great and appear sturdy. I recommend replacing the native insole with a better one for more arch and heel support. If I get a year out of them, I'll be happy, given the price.

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

December 30, 2010

Chris R

from Amarillo, TX

Super comfortable! I'm sold on New Balance sneakers after ordering this pair. Light and comfy, adequate support, and they look awesome. My only complaint is the gray has already gotten dingy, but that's to be expected with any light-colored shoe.

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

June 12, 2010

Phil

 

These shoes look alright and go well with jeans or shorts. If you\'re planning on walking a fair amount during your day or going for a run or something then I wouldn\'t recommend them. They have no arch support. This lack of arch may not be noticeable at first but will eventually wear you down.

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

2 people found this review helpful  

December 2, 2009

Anonymous

from Kansas City

I really like these shoes. They are a great color and they go with just about anything. Really good price, as well.

Brands I'd also recommend: ?

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

March 27, 2012

Narhwal J

from Madison, WI

I still have not decided if I want to keep these or send them back. They look great and fit fine except that they are very tight in the toe area, right where the laces end toward the front of the shoes. I ordered them in a wide size as I have wide feet, but even then they are still tight. I also cannot put any orthotics or inserts in them without the tightening being even worse (with the laces loosened all the way). I ordered a different style in a 7½ but they were too big, even though I wear an 8. I got the 7 and the length is perfect, but they are too narrow. I am really on the fence as I really like the style and ankle support.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger 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  

August 18, 2011

Anonymous

from Durham, NC

These look good but have no support. They hurt my feet after a while. They also seem like they're falling apart after about a month.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 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

2 people found this review helpful  

July 12, 2011

Carlos C

from NY

Though it is a nice looking shoe, the sizing was a total fantasy. They fit as if they were at least a half size smaller than labeled and the width was much narrower than the stated width. Also arch support did not exist in this shoe.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 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

2 people found this review helpful  

September 7, 2009

Anonymous

from Dallas, Texas

My first pair of New Balance 525s came apart at the seams (where the mesh meets the suede) in three locations after 5 weeks of casual wear. My second pair, which I haven\'t even worn yet, has flawed stitching that causes a fold in the suede where it should lay flat. Buyer beware.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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