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New Balance Classics WL442 Reviews

90 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

64%Rated 5 stars

24%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

50% "Felt true to size"

73% "Felt true to width"

72% "Moderate arch support"

78 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

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

Great shoes, really comfortable! At first glance I was really disappointed because the entire shoe felt cheap and almost cardboard-like. But theyre super comfortable and they're holding up great!

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12 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 1/24/12
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

These shoes are super comfortable. The only downside is that they are falling apart after three months of minimal wear. I would not buy them again.

Additional 70 WL442 New Balance Classics Reviews

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3 people found this review helpful  

December 20, 2011

Anonymous

from NJ

This is my second time buying NB sneakers. These shoes run very narrow. I'd say that if you have an average foot, get the wide, and if you are narrow, get medium. If you are wide like me, do not buy these. I suspect these gave me bunions, and definitely worsened them. They don't give much support, if you are buying shoes for walking or running, these are not for you. These make my feet ache when on the treadmill. dissapointed. On the plus side, it has a nice style, and I would like these shoes if I had a narrower foot. I recommend these for narrow-average- footed people who are not planning on getting exercise in these.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

April 9, 2012

Anonymous

from Providence, RI

Ever since major foot surgery, I've been in search of a stylish, comfortable shoe that allows me to complete my daily tasks at work and at home with a minimum of pain. These are the best shoes I've found yet. I've spent four times as much on shoes that are less comfortable. The arch support is perfect--and I have very high arches. The heel support is also quite good. Support in the toe-box is not as good. Overall, I'm thrilled and happy that I've finally found a comfortable shoe that doesn't offend my aesthetic sensibilities.

Brands I'd also recommend: None--New Balance is the best!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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

2 people found this review helpful  

December 29, 2011

K.martinsen

from Fallbrook, Ca.

This is my 3rd pair, fits perfect true to size (D). Want a pair in black. Zappos is great to shop and fast delivery.

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

2 people found this review helpful  

December 7, 2011

Anonymous

from Florida

Love these shoes. Very comfortable, light, and they are holding up well.

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

2 people found this review helpful  

November 30, 2011

Anonymous

from atlanta

I have been ordering from Zappos for several years now, and I can tell you that they are one of the most efficient on-line companies out there. Items arrive quickly and, although I have never had to return or exchange anything, I am certain that they would handle that as thoroughly and efficiently as the original purchases.

Brands I'd also recommend: this was a good shoe for me who has a fairly narrow foot and needed to be able to put in an orthotic..very comfortable shoe

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

2 people found this review helpful  

November 5, 2011

Paige M

from Washington, DC

These are classic! Good walking shoes - great for everyday wear. I love the old school style/bright colors and they seem to liven up my look when I'm just wearing leggings and a sweatshirt to stop by the store. I usually wear a size 6, and the size 6 fits perfectly.

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

2 people found this review helpful  

October 26, 2011

Karen M

from Fallbrook, CA

They're lightweight, and my feet stay dry. Great size choices. This is the second pair for me.

Brands I'd also recommend: only NB

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

2 people found this review helpful  

October 14, 2011

Anonymous

 

Unlike other reviews, I thought this shoe was perfectly to size. I even ordered a half-size up and ended up having to return that pair and get my usual size, 9.5. A super cute and comfortable shoe. I have been looking for so long for an athletic shoe that I can wear for errands and toting around my little one without feeling like I've got big, dorky tennis shoes on. Love these!!

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

2 people found this review helpful  

October 13, 2011

SMK

from Upstate, South Carolina

I have loved these shoes since I found them four years ago, they are perfect for suprinators, not so much for pronators. You can't find them locally anymore, so I was delighted to find them on Zappos. As usual Zappos did a wonderful job with shipping. Zappos is a great company, and this is a great shoe.

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

2 people found this review helpful  

August 24, 2011

Kimberly

from Astoria, NY

The shoe is great! However, I would recommend ordering a half size larger. I ordered a 6.5 and probably need a 7. Hopefully they will just stretch!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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

2 people found this review helpful  

June 23, 2011

Anonymous

from GEORGIA

Wow, love these shoes. I want all the colors they come in. Very comfortable and stylish!

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

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

June 23, 2011

Anonymous

from GEORGIA

Wow, love these shoes. I want all the colors they come in. Very comfortable and stylish!

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

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

January 6, 2012

Anonymous

from Maryland

The shoe feels a little tight. Maybe it will give some after wearing a couple of times. I like the style and color though.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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

2 people found this review helpful  

December 6, 2011

Anonymous

from The Bay Area, California

These NB sneakers are very comfortable. They are not bulky looking like some sneakers. I like the fact that they fit very nicely almost mold to the feet for people with regular width. However, if I have to be exact, they do run a little snug, but I would not call it narrow. I would call them slim fit. So, for those who are used to roomy shoes, this NB style might not be for them. They also run a little small. So if you are in between size, order 1/2 size up. I am between 7 and 7-1/2, I ordered the 7-1/2 and they fit perfect without socks on and have a little room in the toes. If you plan on wearing socks, you might want to order one size up. There is very little arch support, but it's not bad for short walk. Overall, I am very happy with the shoes mainly for the style I have been having difficulty finding - slim fit and not bulky, light, one other color in the soles to give the black top some contrast, simple yet stylish.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

November 10, 2011

Anonymous

from Chappaqua, NY

These are nice looking. They are comfortable for walking. But there is not enough support for running.

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

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

October 11, 2011

Anonymous

 

Great shoe but half a size too small. I usually wear a 7, and it was too tight.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

October 10, 2011

Anonymous

from Birmingham, AL

Love these shoes! They run slim though, so you may wanna get a 1/2 size larger if you have wider feet.

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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

September 4, 2011

Anonymous

from Evanston, IL

These shoes are really cute and comfortable, but I would recommend ordering 1/2 size up. Also, if you have average to wide feet, order the wide size. My feet are narrow and these are snug. Lightweight, but good cushioning for running errands.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

October 30, 2011

Anonymous

 

Glad I read the other reviews as I needed to order a size up on these. This is my first pair of New Balance. I suffer from Plantar fasciitis, so I was hoping for a bit more support and cushioning in these shoes. They're good for quick walks around town, but I can't wear them on long walks. They're very cute but not for very active days.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

January 24, 2012

Cassie H

from West Virginia

These shoes are super comfortable. The only downside is that they are falling apart after three months of minimal wear. I would not buy them again.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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

1 person found this review helpful  

June 11, 2012

Sissy

from California

I love these shoes! I am a nurse and of course, I do a lot of walking. It's a thin sole, very lightweight. I just ordered 4 pairs online because I'm having trouble finding them. I am on my 5th pair. I get a lot of compliments on them too.

Brands I'd also recommend: only 424

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

1 person found this review helpful  

June 9, 2012

Anonymous

from Chicago, Illinois

This is a lightweight shoe thats comfortable and not too chunky. It looks good too :) And zappos just blows my mind with such fast deliveries!!

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

1 person found this review helpful  

June 6, 2012

Ariela

from Texas

I bought a pair of the New Balance style Number 442 shoes years ago. I absolutely love them. I have been looking for a long time for something both in the grey/black family (old ones are brown). So happy I found these. Great color! I did have to return them for a half size smaller. They fit fine at the heel but had a small amount of room at the toe. Ordered a size 9 originally, returned for 8.5.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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

1 person found this review helpful  

May 3, 2012

Janet W

from Wylie, Texas

I simply love Zappos! They never fail to give the best service, I order and next day, it's on my doorstep. And these shoes are super, I have 2 pair now.

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

1 person found this review helpful  

April 17, 2012

Anonymous

from Raleigh, NC

Wonderful shoe! Light, comfortable. Sized well. Also, I have received a number of compliments on them.

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

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