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New Balance WW812 Reviews

163 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

76%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

83% "Felt true to size"

83% "Felt true to width"

52% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 118 WW812 New Balance Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 24, 2012

Anonymous

from Baltimore, Maryland

I just bought these shoes before leaving for Paris where we wanted at least 3-4 miles a day. They were great...my feet and ankles still swelled but they didn't hurt and I didn't get any blisters (I also wear Thorlo walking socks!) This is the third pair of these shoes I've bought over the last 10 years at least...adapting to the new models as they discontinue the old. I highly recommend them. And yes, they do run small and narrow, so I bought a size 8 in medium width, when I usually wear a 7 1/2 narrow.

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

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

1 person found this review helpful  

April 22, 2012

Anonymous

 

Excellent product! Excellent service! Love the free shipping both ways! Will definitely use again for 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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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

1 person found this review helpful  

April 15, 2012

Anonymous

from Las Vegas, NV

Zappos sent this product in fast time and it is exactly what I ordered. I plan to use Zappos again and again in the future. These shoes are for a daughter who needs them for work. A local shoe store carries them but did not have the color available would get them from another store and call me. I am still waiting for the call. Zappos is just great.

Brands I'd also recommend: Prefer the New Balance the Doctor toldl me to 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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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

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

 

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  

July 24, 2012

Mimi

from North Carolina

I have worn the WW 811 shoes for many years.It is the only shoe that fits my foot and gives me good balance. I have tried two different WW 812 and they both break across my toes in the wrong place and I get rubbing on my toes that is very uncomfortable. Could you PLEASE bring back the WW 811?

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance is my only choice up until now. If the WW 811 is not available I don't know what I will

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 5, 2012

Anonymous

from Lake City, FL

I was under the impression from reading other reviews how great these shoes felt. It has been frustrating to have the "tongue" twist sideways from where it should be. I walk about a mile most days and find the shoes slip even when the laces are tied securely. I bought New Balance because of the tan color and they are made in the USA. Now I wish I had bought another pair of Brooks because they are comfortable and last a long time. I wear orthotics so I couldn't comment on the arch support in these shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: Brooks Addiction

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

 

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 20, 2013

Anonymous

 

I ordered two pairs of the WW812, one in white and one in black. I've worn the WW811 for several years and really liked the shoe. I inadvertently ordered a half-size larger in the black WW812. The white fit wonderfully - the black was at least a half size too small! I'm very disappointed that there should be such a size discrepancy in different colors. I don't want two pairs of white shoes and don't care for the bone - the only other color available. New Balance really needs to work on their quality control.

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

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 20, 2012

Anonymous

from Hilton Head Island, SC

I've worn the 811 for years but they've phased it out. I was told the 812 would replace it, but the 6.5 4E in the 812 is not as wide as the 811. I've kept them, but am looking for an alternative. I need the wide shoe with the rounded toe.

Brands I'd also recommend: ?? Still looking. Don't like Propet--they're not as well made.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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 narrower than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 1, 2012

Anonymous

from Washington State

I have been wearing this shoe for 5 years... dealing with chronic low back issues. I ordered a new pair, and find out it's not leather! Never knew. I have since tried on a number of other New Balance shoes and my back doesn't hurt. I will never buy the 812 again.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance 815's and 856's are great!

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 true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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August 8, 2015

Maggie

from Fort Smith, AR

I order an 8S but had to return them. I felt that they were a little short. The 8.5S fit perfectly. I wear them for 12 hour shifts with no problems.

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 28, 2015

Cynthia H

from Indianapolis

Although I've worn New Balance for years, this is the first time I've tried this model. I'm very happy, they fit well and support my feet great. There were no problems removing the insole and replacing with my orthotics.

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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July 9, 2015

Amy S

from San Jose, CA

Zappos is excellent to deal with and order arrives so quickly. I walk four miles four days a week and I have worn New Balance for years. The model number keeps changing but I find a pair that is comparable.

Brands I'd also recommend: I only wear New Balance. The more expensive style made in the USA

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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June 4, 2015

Carolyn H

from Alexandria, VA

I have purchased this style numerous times in beige and black. I like this shoe on the SL-2 last and never have a problem with fit I can easily remove the shoe insoles and insert my orthotic insoles.

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

 

Runs Narrow

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June 3, 2015

Anonymous

from Washington state

These are very comfortable. I use an insert and it works fine, good platform. I like that they look less athletic shoeish. I used to wear 608 but they do not appear to be making them anymore so I tried these and am happy. They are more expensive but I had a gift certificate so was willing to try something different.

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

 

May 20, 2015

Pat l

from Oyster Bay, N. Y. 11771

Great...want to order another pair when I figure out how. My son ordered these for me awhile ago and this just came up on my screen when I went to Zappos!

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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March 24, 2015

Anonymous

from United States

Great, comfortable sneakers from New Balance. The white is very easy to wash off with a soapy sponge. Thanks, Zappos!

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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March 9, 2015

Jennifer j

from United States

I was skeptical about this shoe. I have Plantar Fasciitis and needed a shoe with some support but I wasn't sure what type. I was wearing a very cushy Nike running shoe and my feet were killing me. This shoe has so much wonderful support! My foot does not move around! It seems very firm on the bottom but maybe that's because I was used to wearing so much cushion. The leather is wonderful. The ties are way too long. But the shoe is a lifesaver. I put them on along with my orthotics and I could walk a mile right away without pain. By the way, you can wear them with or without orthotics but there is plenty of room in regular width and length. These are your typical looking walking shoes and I'd rather be wearing cute shoes, but I'm very happy. Comfort is everything.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco boots work well for me too.

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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January 29, 2015

Bessie w

from Appleton, wi

My daughter suggested that I try Zappos to get the shoes in the size I was looking for. The service is outstanding and the shoes was exactly what I wanted. Thank you for the prompt and great service.

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

 

December 30, 2014

Anonymous

from Honeoye NY

These NB 812 shoes are great! I have a hard time finding wide shoes. These shoes fit me as if they were made for me. They are comfortable, stylish, and have a good arch. I have an old pair of the 811 model which are now garden shoes. They are about 5 years old and still are comfortable for gardening. The size I got is 8 2E and it's perfect for me.

Brands I'd also recommend: none

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

 

December 29, 2014

Vickie M

from south central Colorado

I like these shoes so much that I have had multiple pairs over the years. My favorite color is black, but the tan ones are great for warmer weather. The non roll sole keeps me from turning my ankle. In fact, my physical therapist commented on how much he liked the way these soles were made.

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

 

December 14, 2014

RUTH L

from MALVERN, AR

This New Balance shoe was highly recommended by the company which makes the orthopedic inserts for my shoes. The "roller bar" in the shoe provides the correct arch support. I now have three pair, in three different colors, and they are wonderful.

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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November 29, 2014

Margaret G

from Philadelphia Region

I love these! I wore them with slacks to a concert and flared pants. The support was great. My orthopedist recommends I add arch supports to all my shoes and they fit well in these.

Brands I'd also recommend: I wear only Merrell or New Balance

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 18, 2014

Anonymous

from Prescott, Arizona

I bought these to replace my worn-out New Balance 811 model. They fit just like the old ones, which is what I wanted. I have a fairly wide ball of the foot and narrow heel. The only small complaint I have is that the tongue tends to migrate to the outside, rather than staying in the middle. Otherwise, I'm quite happy. They are comfortable and provide good support.

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

 

November 14, 2014

Jane

from United States

Overall the fit is very good. The arch support is superior to other similar models - I tried 9 other NB walking sneakers and for me, this was the best for arch support and comfort.

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 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

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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