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New Balance Classics ML574 Reviews

86 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

60%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

12%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

80% "Felt true to size"

81% "Felt true to width"

63% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 66 ML574 New Balance Classics Reviews

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February 13, 2013

Anonymous

from Kansas City, MO

Love these shoes and look great and feel great. New Balance is like walking on air. I have like 4 pair!

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

 

January 25, 2013

PC

from Houston, TX

This isn't an EE-width shoe by any stretch. I just bought a pair of Brooks Dyad 7s and they're truly EE. Same with all of the New Balance shoes I've bought in the past -- they were truly EE. These shoes feel more like a D-width. I'm bummed as the shoes look great. Back they go.

Brands I'd also recommend: Brooks

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 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

 

January 18, 2013

Ric E

from Kansas City, Missouri

Awesome shoes, exactly as described, very comfortable. Really, really fast shipping, received them next day, and at Christmas time!

Brands I'd also recommend: Assics, K-Swiss, Addidas

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

 

January 15, 2013

Anonymous

 

These shoes look great, but be warned that they are very narrow. Get the EE version and a half size up and you should be fine. I'm still waiting for the 10.5 EE to come back in stock. I typically wear 10s

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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 9, 2013

C.k.

 

The lack of arch support is the only minus. Style, fit, and comfort are all amazing. Spray them with a good waterproofer and you are set. I am so impressed with the quality and look that I just ordered the black ones.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 7, 2013

Anonymous

from New York City

I never received these shoes and contacting Zappos to figure out how to get them is confusing. It's my first time ordering shoes, and I wonder if the box was marked Zappos all over it.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

 

January 7, 2013

Pete

from Florida

These shoes are not exactly what I expected. It is difficult to tell what they are from the photos. They fit well, lightweight and comfortable for an inexpensive pair of shoes. Zappos shipping and service is excellent and I will be back again.

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

 

January 5, 2013

Ti H

from Seattle, WA

Bought the shoes for my nephew for Christmas and he absolutely loves them! True to size and he has been getting compliments for them. They are old school style (which are coming back in style), comfortable and goes well with black, white and browns. Great buy and fast delivery service from Zappos!

Brands I'd also recommend: Adidas, Nike,

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

 

January 5, 2013

Tyler

from Colorado

These are my new favorites. I purchased a pair and upon wearing them once they came to my door I bought up the rest in my size. They are fantastic shoes and I know how long they last so they are a great investment. Grab a pair (or two) of the these 574s.

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

 

January 1, 2013

Anonymous

 

Bought this shoe for my son and had to return it, twice! Loved the style and look of the shoe but unfortunately the medium width for an 11.5 shoe was too narrow. Very uncomfortable. Exchanged it for the next available width option, "EE" and it was still too narrow. The length of the shoe felt off as well. The toe was a bit snug and the heel was a bit lose. Somewhere in between being half a size smaller and being true to size. Adjusting laces still didn't solve the issue. Style and arch support were good but again, this shoe is built for narrow feet if anything! Perhaps defective?

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 25, 2012

Anonymous

from Los Angeles

The shoe has a casual, preppy style that I like and the fit is pretty good, however I got the EE wide size and they felt more snug than other EE shoes I wear because there's a generous amount of padding on the inside of the uppers - too much for my liking. The toe box is also very small, so I got a feeling that the shoe was tighter than they were. The soles are very cushiony, so not a whole lot of support, but some people like that bouncy feel, I just find that makes my feet more tired at the end of the day. Problem is, it's hard to find sneakers in wide widths that don't look techy or dorky, so for me, these will have to do.

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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 25, 2012

Mark

from Buffalo, NY

The New Balance brand never fails me! I bought these specifically for jogging/running and they feel great. They give me great support and absorb shock very well. I have to wear wide sneakers and these felt a touch narrower than I'm used to. At the same time, it's not enough to be uncomfortable. Overall, I highly recommend these. And, how can you not love the 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

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 23, 2012

Nathan

from United States

The shoes are nice to look at but painful to wear. The sole barely covered half my foot so my arches hung off the shoe. I ordered a 14 2E so if you're looking for a wide width shoe these are not them!! If they had fit right I do believe they would have been comfortable. Needless to say very disappointed in New Balance with this one!

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

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 28, 2012

Matthew

from Los Angeles

I have been wearing New Balance for years now, this model in fact. But for some reason these shoes did not fit well. It felt like my feet were being sqeezed rather than supported, especially towards the front of the shoes. I returned this pair (size 11) and will shop for another pair on Zappos, but I will stick with the M574 rather than the ML574. I guess the L stands for "lame." Oh well. Zappos is still cool.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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

Runs Wide

 

November 28, 2012

Ian

from The dark side of the moon

These kicks are the shiznittle bam skittle. Not only are they super comfortable, they are ultra versatile as well. I wear the old school style mamma jammas for just about everything. From slippers to skate shoes. They seem to last a good long time and get more comfortable as they break in. Another advantage is the wide array of colors so you can make that outfit pop with kicks that match.

Brands I'd also recommend: Saucony originals.

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

 

November 19, 2012

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

Not happy with the shoes. I ordered the same size and width as my current shoe, but the new ones are narrower and my feet hurts. Also, the sole is too rigid, and don't feel comfortable compared to my previous NB 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

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 15, 2012

Charles S

from Hawkinsville GA 31036

Being diabetic, I have a hard time finding comfortable, safe shoes! These immediately felt like "old friends"...comfortable, good arch support, and a terrific style. I've always preferred New Balance, but these are outstanding...great value and super fast shipping! I ordered around noon on Tuesday and they arrived by 11:30 on Thursday. Wow! That's great service!

Brands I'd also recommend: Dr. Comfort

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

 

November 15, 2012

Hans C

from Brooklyn

I'd been in denial of the fact that I needed an EE-width shoe for years, so just getting a pair that actually fit has been sort of a miracle, comfort-wise for my feet. 574s are a classic for a reason--good support, attractive profile. My only complaint is that the white rubber outsole make these less attractive than they would be if it were black, but: people with wide feet only have so many options, so I'll take what I can get.

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

 

November 12, 2012

Cody A

from Dallas, Texas

I was surprised Zappos sold cool New Balance like these the color way is so awesome, and the brown triable on the thing I thought was a cool touch, I never see anyone with these batboys, I highly suggest you buy these, and maybe you will run into me one day when I'm rocking them, and you can say thanks for the review man.

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

 

November 10, 2012

Richard L

from Burlington, VT

Phenomanal Sneakers! A bit 'tight' in the front to start, but now super comfortable and very light. Also warm enough for cold autumn days! A great stylish (I get complements)and comfortable sneaker.

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

 

November 9, 2012

Mark R

from Clearwater, Florida

Ordered the wrong size by accident and got the replacements almost immediately. Great looking shoe, not for runners though (kind of simple construction), but amazing addition to wardrobe for the price. I'm getting several more colors to fill out the closet.

Brands I'd also recommend: Puma GV, Nike Air Max 90 or air max 1

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

 

November 9, 2012

Anonymous

from Atlanta

New Balance is my tennis shoe brand of preference and and while this may not be my very most favorite, its sizing, style, value and comfort make it another happy NB choice for me.

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 true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 4, 2012

Teawrecks

from Pittsburgh

Excellent shoes. I've been wearing 574s for eight years now. Nothing quite feels like a fresh pair of these. These are the best of a strong pack. Wide size is clutch.

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 true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 2, 2012

Rich

 

Great shoes! Took only one 3.5 mile walk to break them in and the support is amazing. Very durable in construction...cool retro look and the best part that doesn't seem to have been mentioned is that the shoe's outer (not sure if it's the Ballistic nylon or another synthetic mesh) is durable, easy to clean, and resists water, though it still breathes. Very happy to have found my ideal shoe.

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

 

October 31, 2012

William J

from Kenner, Louisiana

October 31, 2012. I purchase a pair of Brooks ML574 running shoes although I no longer run. Due to minus tears in my left knee, I like this shoe it is very comfortable and a great color in orange. I wear the shoes to workout at the Wellness Center I belong to. If they can withstand a weight workout I think they can endure a 5k or 10k run.

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

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