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New Balance Classics ML574 Reviews

84 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

0%Rated 5 stars

36%Rated 4 stars

21%Rated 3 stars

21%Rated 2 stars

21%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

79% "Felt true to size"

80% "Felt true to width"

63% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 14 ML574 New Balance Classics Reviews

1 2 3

 

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

 

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!

 

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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

 

October 9, 2012

Shane

 

I'm disappointed by how uncomfortable these are. I've bought New Balance for running shoes, and those were very comfortable, but they were also more expensive. I just wanted a good looking retro sneaker to walk around in. These look great and the build quality is good, but I have dress shoes that are more comfortable.

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 25, 2012

Gerard

from boston ma.

I'm a huge fan of the New Balance 574 and when I saw the white and orange 574's, they caught my eye. I decided to get them but when I got them they kind of threw me off a little bit. The silver parts are reflective, the "N" is glow in the dark and I think the orange on the tongue is reflective too. There was a little too much going on with it in person for me to feel comfortable with them. They would be great for running on the streets, but that was not my intended purpose, so I decided to return them.

Brands I'd also recommend: saucony jazz

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

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 15, 2012

Anonymous

from New York, NY

Overall, I like these shoes a lot. They're reasonably comfortable, stylish and won't break the bank. My only complaint is that the shoes are not as wide as I expected them to be, even though I ordered them specifically for that reason. I have wide feet (duck feet, as my wife so affectionately calls them). Overall, I am mostly happy with the purchase. They are much more comfortable and fit my feet much better than a regular sized shoe would.

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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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

Runs Wide

 

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

 

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

 

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!

 

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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 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!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 17, 2012

Anonymous

from United States

What a bummer. I wear 10EE. These are far too narrow an a bit too short. I'm surprise everybody feels these fit true to size. Maybe they are not ordering wide shoes? There is now size in this shoe that will fit me because the EE wide size is narrow.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 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 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!

 

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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

 

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!

 

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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

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