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New Balance Classics ML574 Reviews

84 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

80%Rated 5 stars

20%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

79% "Felt true to size"

80% "Felt true to width"

63% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 64 ML574 New Balance Classics Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 12, 2012

Bryan

from NJ

My first pair of New Balance... they feel great and look nice. Seems a sturdy build. Picked 1/2 a size smaller my usual size seemed too big.. smaller size feels a little snug but comfortable. I'd rather break in a snug fit than deal with a loose shoe. Comfortable to walk in!

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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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 29, 2011

Anonymous

 

I love this shoe! Not only is it stylish, but it feels good and wears well. It's super comfy with good support too.

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  

December 12, 2011

Ben Z

from Boston, MA

Like these shoes a lot. Was not able to find them in a brick and mortar store. Even the New Balance store had no idea about them when I asked. Got them quickly from Zappos. They fit well, are a good casual shoe that gets me compliments.

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 27, 2011

Anonymous

from Racine, WI

Super comfortable and light, I love these.

Brands I'd also recommend: no opinion

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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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 10, 2011

Fang W

 

These shoes are the best, they are very stylish! They match perfectly with jeans, shorts, and everything. They are really good kicks!

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike AirMax

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

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 26, 2011

Ben G

from New York

I love my 574's and zappos has a great selection and seems to always have my size. They shipped quick as well.

Brands I'd also recommend: There's nothing like a New Balance

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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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 20, 2011

Brendan s

from new jersey

These are my first pair of New Balance but it will not be my last. These are extremely comfortable and look great while still being understated which is my preference. As always, Zappos service and shipping was excellent.

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

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 16, 2011

Brian C

from New Jersey

Ordered an 11.5, fit is spot on. Bought to replace an older grey suede version of this shoe I've been rocking for over 5 years. The leather trim on this one is much nicer. Love these 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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2 people found this review helpful  

October 28, 2010

Anonymous

from Los Angeles

These shoes rule! Nice looking, they go well with jeans, shorts, etc., and they're extremely comfortable. I have wide feet and high arches, so shoes are usually too tight and/or don't provide enough support/cushion. These felt just right the second I put them on. If I were planning on spending a whole day on my feet, I'd add some inserts for extra arch support, But for just casual day-to-day wear, they're fine as they are.

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

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 16, 2010

Wes

from Simi Valley, CA

Always been a fan of the New Balance Classics series and these do not disappoint. I like the smooth leather material over the usual suede leather.

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

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 14, 2010

Brad

 

Best shoe I have bought. Runs a size big. Tons of compliments. I wear these at work 8 hrs a day. May have vintage running shoe style but this shoe is not meant for running.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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  

March 27, 2012

Doug

from Minneapolis, MN

Nice looking shoe, very comfortable. My only complaint is the soles are very slippery when wet. I've almost fallen twice, so I'll now wear my old shoes if it's going to be wet out. Otherwise very good shoe, and awesome ventilation.

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

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 4, 2012

Daniel J

from Indianapolis, IN

The bend at the toe of these shoes some what bothers me and the shoe feels a little bigger than the actual size. I have to have them laced tight in order for these shoes to not slip off my feet when walking.

Brands I'd also recommend: asics

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt wider than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 9, 2010

Anonymous

from NJ

Great sneakers for casual wear. My husband wasn't sure about the leather - was hoping for the normal suede like his old pair, but it's growing on him.

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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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

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!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 25, 2012

Cassandra

from Chicago

I love these! I ordered the green, red and yellow pair and they are so comfy! These are my first New Balance shoes and I can't believe I've never had another pair. I love the retro style. I get compliments all the time with them. They're really comfy to walk in and ride your bike in as they don't slip off the pedal. I'd definitely get another pair!

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

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 18, 2012

John K

from Missouri

Zappos was the only place I could find my size in a good sneaker. The New Balance Classic is a very comfortable shoe, although I think the sole should be about a quarter of an inch thicker. I would recommend these shoes to others.

Brands I'd also recommend: 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

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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  

May 15, 2012

Anonymous

from Washington, DC

Classic New Balance shoe. Getting harder to find except on Zappos. Pictures were very accurate, color-wise. Great, all-around shoe for walking around.

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

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 17, 2012

Anonymous

from Washington State

Awesome shoes. Love the dark red and they're very comfortable and not tight anymore after break-in. I'm very picky about my size and these broke-in perfectly; best fit I've had so far. Running in them is great (just don't go hiking over rocks, you'll slip easy!). They seem to be very high quality and durable; the material seems to mold to the shape of my foot which makes these shoes the best I've had (reminds me of a temperpedic sleep mattress)!

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

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 11, 2012

Steve m

 

After being a long time Puma wearer, I made the transition to New Balance. My first couple of pair are the ML574's and I love them, comfortable and lightweight right from the start. Almost as light as my old Puma Lab II's.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 7, 2012

TheAwesomest1

from Cincinnati

Be noticed! These new balance classics are comfortable and outrageously fashionable. They come with two sets of laces that complement the shoe excellently. I work at a hospital, and these were a great way to add some personally to my boring old scrubs.

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

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 27, 2012

Anonymous

from Atlanta, GA

Very nice looking shoe. I wish the brown was a tad lighter in color but it still looks good.

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

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 27, 2012

Anonymous

from Atlanta, GA

I bought this shoe in the maroon color. It was a bit on the purple side but looks excellent. Very happy with the sneakers.

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

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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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!

 

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

 

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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

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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