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New Balance Classics ML574 Reviews

111 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

76%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

82% "Felt true to size"

83% "Felt true to width"

65% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 91 ML574 New Balance Classics Reviews

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March 18, 2015

Anonymous

from Chicago

I wear a size 12 regular width shoe. These make my feet look and feel like I'm wearing a size 9. Very short, my toes feel like they can break out the front even though my foot fits initially. Might try a 12.5 because these are really cool looking shoes, but they do make your feet look stubbed.

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

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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February 18, 2015

Mike S

from United States

Retro classic style, moderate price and comfort. I use mostly for walking and wear them to work on casual days. They feel a little heavy to run, but maybe that is me not the shoe?

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

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February 17, 2015

Paul M

from The Shire (New Hampshire)

The 574s are the best sneaker I've ever had. This is the fourth pair I've owned. I haven't been able to wear these yet since my region is buried under about 8 feet of snow, but I'm sure they'll be just as comfortable as the past three...and these are the coolest color so far! I wouldn't recommend wearing them for any large amounts of running (I use Asics or the Nike Pegasus for those purposes instead), but for an everyday shoe, these are the best I've had.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics

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

 

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November 12, 2014

Brian

 

Absolutely love this shoe. It's been great for wearing around the city. By no means a running shoe but definitely stable and comfortable enough for long walks/bar crawls. A few weeks in and despite being on some dirty city streets they still look clean. I know nothing about style but several coworkers/friends have complimented me on them.

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

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November 8, 2014

Steve C

 

The shoes feel sturdy and support the feet well, heavier than my previous sneakers (Nike brand), but pleasant now that I'm getting used to them. Size seems half-size smaller than Nikes -- I had to exchange for half size larger.

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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July 6, 2014

Marc H

from Boston, MA

True to size, comfortable out of the box and stylish. I have had them for over a year. They look great with jeans or shorts and hold up to every day use.

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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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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May 4, 2014

Amy G

from Washington, DC

My 11-year old son loves these, for style and comfort. Just bought another pair in different color combo since his foot has grown. Have to buy New Balance because he has a wide foot, they always fit comfortably.

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

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March 9, 2014

Del D

from New Orleans

The fit is very comfortable. I've found that this shoe, like other New Balance shoes, do a good job of cupping the heel and encouraging stability. I've received many compliments on the look since getting them. One tip - a little shoe cleaner will go a long way towards keeping them looking awesome.

Brands I'd also recommend: Saucony, Reebok

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

 

February 2, 2014

Derek

from Manhattan, New York

I love the color of these sneakers; they're so cool. The sneaker is so comfortable my feet feel so good in them. If my feet could talk, they would say thank you there so comfortable. I work on my feet all day long as a chef an to put these on my feet after work feels so good. My feet are very happy.

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

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December 24, 2013

Nick S

from New Orleans

First of all I'll say that I love the 574s. I already had 2 backpack pairs of them and I love the colors, style, and the comfort. So I ordered 2 more pairs, Blue/White/Yellow and Red/White/Blue, and they didn't disappoint. They feel like good quality and are actually really comfortable for me to wear. I ordered a wide since New Balance is one of the few companies to make popular wide sneakers and they help my flat feet. What more can I say other than keep em coming fellas.

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

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December 8, 2013

Matt

from Charlotte, NC

I needed these for work and they are more comfortable than dress shoes and the price was good. They are slick bottoms when they are wet, so carpeted areas will be best for these shoes. I have received several compliments and almost everyone notices them when I walk into the room. I am on my feet over nine hours a day and these have been fine for the first week.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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November 2, 2013

Anonymous

 

Great shoes. Seem to fit a little more snug than most NB's but thinking that might be the material. Looks like they may stretch a bit in width.

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

Felt true to width

 

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October 20, 2013

Orlando C

from United States

These are all canvas and are true to size. They are not as lightweight as some running sneakers are, but they are comfortable and feel durable. I love the vintage look. They are a great pair of sneakers.

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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October 4, 2013

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

Great looking shoes! At first, since I have wide feet, they felt a little narrow. But after a wear or two, it's comfortable and doesn't feel tight anymore. I use these for weekend errands/casual wear and not for running. I could walk in these for hours!

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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 25, 2013

Peter

from United States

I just bought the blue/green new balance classic ML574. The color that is displayed on this website is NOT what the color is on the actual shoe. My shoes tint of green is a lot darker than what is shown, and I honestly don't like it. It's not bad enough that I would return it. But I would probably wear this shoe less often with whatever outfits I was going to wear it with.

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

 

September 21, 2013

Jesse L

from Denver, CO

I love these shoes! These are my second pair of 574s. My first pair lasted at least three years before I wore them out. Super comfortable -- and I feel really connected with the ground because they don't feel all high and floaty. They're also extremely quiet -- especially after they're broke in. I have wide feet and the EE width fits great. I ordered up a half size (I normally wear 8US, but my NB size in these shoes is 8.5US). These shoes mold well to your feet. They are amazing! Note: I use these as all-around shoes. I don't run in them so I can't speak to their athletic performance.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vibram Five Fingers

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 20, 2013

Natalie R

 

Was not wht my 16 year old son thought they would be as far as the color. Returning just because of the color. Nothing wrong with the shoe itself.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 6, 2013

Marc W

from Holly Springs, NC

I've had several pairs of the New Balance classics and have never had a problem with the fit until now. I ordered a 14D and it is much narrower than a usual D.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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August 2, 2013

Naya

from Houston TX

I am so upset that these don't come in my men's size or in women's sizes. I wear a 7.5 women's and 6 in men's. I absolutely love retro style sneakers and this is one of the best looking styles I have seen in a long time. Alas, they made all the women's sizes in hideous colors only like pastels and neons. Ugh. So unfair. At least include smaller men's sizes so ladies with some taste can enjoy the classy colors, too! Every other men's retro sneaker I've ever liked came in smaller sizes than 6.5. What's up, New Balance?! Not cool, man. That said, I still tried on the men's 6.5 to see if I could make it work. I compared it to the fit of the least ugly women's color in my 7.5 and the women's size fit better, so I have to return the beautiful Blue/White men's shoes. Too bad for me and NB...I would have bought these in several of the men's colors.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics, Reebok,

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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

 

March 18, 2013

Anonymous

from California

Love the way this shoe looks and fits. The canvas material is different in a shoe yet simple. I'm going to buy other colors.

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

 

March 12, 2013

Jen B

from United States

I loved my first pair of these so much that I ordered another. Nice fit, stand up to everyday wear, and they look good. I have had other New Balance shoes that I liked, but the 574s are by far my favorites.

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

 

March 11, 2013

Patsy D

from Kingston Ma.

I am an almost 59 year old woman, and I purchased these sneakers and LOVE them. I have lots of trouble with my EEEE feet and these feel GREAT! I am soooo happy with them and they look good too! I would buy them again in different colors.

Brands I'd also recommend: any that have wide enough for a woman with a EEEE width.

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

 

March 6, 2013

Robert B

from United States

Superman wears red, and so should you. Come to think of it, his suit was mostly blue. And spandex. These are neither blue nor spandex. They are, however, real comfortable and stylish. So buy 'em.

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

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

February 19, 2013

Joe r

from Texas

Great, comfortable shoe for walking, jogging and adds a little flair to a daily style with the colors you can choose from.

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

 

February 17, 2013

Tony S

from United States

I've always been a fan of the 574. I've been looking for a pair of 574CTS for the longest time and having been wearing 574's during my hunt. However, I broke down when I saw these on sale. Comfortable as always, reasonable quality, and I've gotten a ton of complements. It's a solid purchase.

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

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