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New Balance WW812 Reviews

142 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

52%Rated 5 stars

20%Rated 4 stars

16%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

80% "Felt true to size"

80% "Felt true to width"

48% "Excellent arch support"

127 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 11/8/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I love these shoes. I passed over a different style and bought these because they're US-made. They fit well, feel good, and they give someone here a job. What could be better?

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15 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 2/3/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

I was really worried when NB abandoned Model 811, which I'd worn for decades. I tried the 812 in the same size and width(4E), but found that it pinched the toes and instep terribly. Still looking for a solution.

Additional 122 WW812 New Balance Reviews

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November 13, 2014

Anonymous

from San Jose ca

I'm a mail carrier and believe me, I have tried many different types of walking shoes over my 30 plus years of walking....they're the best that I have found.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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November 10, 2014

Anonymous

from Kentucky

They are great, my daughter would get off from work and ride home and by the time she got to my house she could hardly walk in the house but they have helped her and it is amazing to see the difference in her and she said she doesn't hurt like she did.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 6, 2014

Anonymous

from northern california

5 1/2 W fits more like a 6 or even 7, with a lot of roominess overall. Good shoe for someone with a fat or injured foot, but not for a normal feminine foot.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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November 1, 2014

Anonymous

from Yonkers, New York

I had been a long-time user of the 811 version and am also pleased with the new 812 sneaker. The width of the new version is a bit large at the heel, but so are most shoes, which is why I like lace-ups. I cannot vouch for the insole since I usually have a problem with those and (as in this case) remove the insole and insert one I have bought and have been using in sneakers and boots for many years. I do like the WW812 and would not hesitate to buy it again.

Brands I'd also recommend: Brooks, New Balance

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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October 29, 2014

DEDKD

from Oregon

I have what they call is Taylor Bunion so need a wide boxed toe shoe. The best ones New Balance made was the 927 but this one was close and is wearable for me. Not quite a good and comfortable but works.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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October 21, 2014

Anonymous

from Alabama

I really like these shoes. I wear them everyday with my prescription insoles. Sure helps my back to wear them. The WW allows my feet room, even with my bunions. I usually have a hard time finding comfortable shoes. So glad I found these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 3, 2014

Anonymous

from Wisconsin

These shoes seem to be working for me. I have had foot surgery and need to wear an orthotic. The deep toe box is great and they come in D width which I now need. I have been wearing the New Balance 847 which was great for summer but the mesh inserts in the 847's aren't good for the cold Wisconsin winters. Zappos has been wonderful with quick delivery and exchange policy.

Brands I'd also recommend: Rominka

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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September 22, 2014

Evelyn

from California

Clunky. Sadly they are the first shoe that I found fit well - I have wide (and troubled) feet, but am small with a size 6 foot, and these shoes are heavy and clunky. Maybe for a bigger person?

Brands I'd also recommend: still looking!

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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August 25, 2014

Anonymous

from New York City

I have worn the 811 for several years. The 812 is supposed to be a replacement for the 811. I found the 812 to be shorter and not true to the size as I have known it.

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

 

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August 3, 2014

Anonymous

from MO

I wear these for everyday use around the house. I have a wide toe box and a narrow heel. They never hurt my feet. I wear size 7 but I always get these in 7 wide.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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August 2, 2014

Anonymous

from Texas

The WW812 fits well and is very comfortable thanks to the foam insole. It fits the same as other NB shoes. I got a 12 2A and that's what I usually wear. There is plenty of toe depth for my upturned big toe. I have metatarsalgia (ball of the foot pain) and this shoe solves that problem. I couldn't wear the 811 because it didn't have enough cushioning for the ball of my foot but the 812 is perfect. The heel doesn't slip and my foot is very narrow. Also I have no arch but this shoe has perfect arch support for me. This is a really good shoe and it looks good on my feet. I have already purchased another pair in black.

Brands I'd also recommend: Aetrex

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 13, 2014

Anonymous

from CT

Overall comfort and fit, especially in narrow width, are good. Color and look are appearance are attractive and less "sneakery". I would have liked a bit more cushioning.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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June 5, 2014

Renee G

from Salem, Oregon

I finally found a shoe that fits. I always bought a size too big. Those are perfect.

Brands I'd also recommend: dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 5, 2014

Anonymous

from Leverett, MA

These are comfortable shoes for the most part. I bought them for the width,which is fine, but wish I had got a 1/2 size larger for the length. I should have checked a different NB I already owned -- my fault. Since I don't use them for heavy-duty walking, they work fine. Lesson learned.

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 smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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May 22, 2014

Anonymous

 

These shoes are some of the most comfortable shoes I've had in a very long time. The only negative thing I have noticed is that the shoelaces are WAY too long. I'm currently looking to find some shorter laces.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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May 18, 2014

ANITA G

from FLORIDA VIA MARYLAND

I have previously worn this shoe for 15 years and when they wore out recently I immediately went on line to get a replacement pair. New Balance are the best.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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May 15, 2014

Ruth B

from Boardman Ohio

I wear orthotics and have used them with New Balance for years. These are the same quality as previous purchases.

Brands I'd also recommend: SAS

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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May 9, 2014

Robin D

from Las Vegas, NV

I was so in hopes I'd like these shoes. I normally wear at 13EE but because of recent foot surgery, I decided for a wider width with the 13EEEE. Honestly, they do not feel any wider than a Double E. I wore them around a few times so I am stuck with them. Maybe when the swelling goes down on my foot, they'll feel looser. I do wish these came in mesh instead of leather. That might make them a bit more stretchy.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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May 3, 2014

Anonymous

from Findlay, OH

I have been wearing New Balance model 811 for years. The ww812 is even better. I wear them for the neat good looks and because they support my feet if I decide to walk 5 or 6 miles.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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April 28, 2014

Anonymous

from Quincy, Massachusetts

These shoes with the rollbar are my "go to" shoes for travel when I know I will be walking forever on often tough surfaces. Years ago a physical therapist I worked with recommended them for a nasty case of plantar fasciitis and they were perfect. I do put my own arch supports in them and therefore I bought a 5.5 rather than a size 5 to accommodate the supports. They are my compromise for " Americans wearing white sneakers" in Europe! Not attractive, but extremely functional. Great support for hours of walking. I am giving the shoes 4 stars because I would much prefer to wear cute little shoes but that will not happen.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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April 22, 2014

Mary V

from Las Vegas

These shoes were a disaster for me. The insole is hard, there is no arch support, and there is something really weird going on with how they distribute your weight. When I first tried them on, I felt an uncomfortable pressure on the ball of my foot but for the cost and all the good reviews I was determined that they would work for me. I tried several different insoles. Dr. Scholl's gel insoles made them even worse. I decided to test them on a long walk, and after a mile I was almost crippled. Even my cheap plastic scuffs are more comfortable. I previously had a pair of NB 476 trail runners and they were the best shoes I've ever owned, so I thought all NB shoes would be comfortable but that is not the case. I now have spent an additional $50 on a set of Dr. Scholls custom orthotic insoles (the kind where you stand on the machine and it diagnoses your needs) and the shoes are minimally usable. I don't know what makes these shoes so awful for me but I never knew a pair of shoes could cause such agony.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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April 17, 2014

Anonymous

from ankeny, iowa

Perfect for walking. I buy a new pair every spring. I walk 4 collies 3 miles a day and these shoes - in wide - are up to the task. comfortable, nice long laces and arch support.

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

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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April 9, 2014

Hazel H

from South Carolina

I always wore 811 and had to purchase 812 shoes now. This 812 runs very small compared to the 811. Very disappointing.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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April 7, 2014

Linda C

from United States

The shoe looks a bit clunky, like a shoe a nurse would wear for a long shift ahead. Initially it felt good but after wearing it the second day the bottom of my feet started to go numb. I'm still trying to figure out why this is happening.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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March 31, 2014

Jean P

from Iowa

I am very happy with the WW812 shoe, which was prescribed by my doctor. I needed extra space in the toe box. This is my third pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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