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New Balance Classics WL574 Reviews

44 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

92%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

76% "Felt true to size"

88% "Felt true to width"

60% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 24 WL574 New Balance Classics Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 16, 2008

Anonymous

from North Carolina

I like these shoes and they are comfortable. However, when I spilled something on them and tried to wipe it off with a cloth and water, the cloth turned black. So, I don't think this is one to wear in the rain. I like everything else about the shoe.

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

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

February 3, 2015

Anonymous

from Charleston, SC

These are the cutest kicks that I have seen in awhile. I love the 80's retro style of the New Balance Classic Palm Springs. I got the black and pink and the colors match exact to the picture. Unfortunately they are definitely wide in the heel as another reviewer mentioned. I ordered a size 7 even though I usually wear a 6½ in tennis shoes as others have mentioned they might run small. The 7 slides on and off my heel, and I know that they will not stay on if I run. The 6½ are all sold out. So I ordered direct from New Balance and had to pay a bit more. Thanks for the free return though, Zappos!

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

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

February 12, 2012

Debbie

from Key Largo

This New Balance is comfortable, supportive and very attractive. I am always looking for a shoe to help me with nerve pain from Morton's Neuroma and this makes my foot pain free. My 27 year old daughter says the 574 is a great look for me and for her age group. She approves and this matters to me as she is always worried I will wear old lady shoes! Not these, very cool.

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

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1 person found this review helpful  

August 18, 2008

Nancy

from Seattle

I have the New Balance Classics W574 in many colors. I love these shoes because they are comfortable and wear well. I have wide feet and found New Balance to be the only shoe like this to fit my foot.

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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1 person found this review helpful  

August 1, 2008

Kjay

from Pittsburgh, PA

Slippery comfort - I use these shoes for work at the restaurant. They're great for my feet and my back, but they're really slippery on a wet floor. This is my second pair of these and I know from experience that once I get the tread worn down, they won't be nearly as hazardous.

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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1 person found this review helpful  

March 22, 2007

Mari-anne

 

I need 10 of these! Cutely retro... I've gotten numerous compliments on the cuteness of this shoe. Not a running shoe, but certainly good to kick around with and walk in for hours. Amazingly comfortable and comes in wide even in the smaller sizes (Zappos had my hard-to-find 5.5D size!).

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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1 person found this review helpful  

December 22, 2006

Stephanie

from Fort Collins, CO

Love these shoes! These are a great pair of shoes. They come in widths, which was great for my wide feet. The W fits wonderfully for a wide foot like mine. These fit true to size and have great arch support. They were a little uncomfortable when I first put them on, but they softened up after a few short walks. I don't think these are meant to be athletic shoes, but they are great for just kicking around town, taking the dog for a walk, or playing frisbee in the park. I bought these in the Silver/Cream/Pink. The pink is a gorgeous coral color. The cream suede gets dirty pretty quickly, but that's to be expected. The tag says not to put these shoes in the washing machine, but I've washed mine in the machine and they turned out fine. A great purchase. Highly recommended.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics, Birkenstock, Chaco, Merrell

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

September 18, 2006

Anonymous

from Woodbridge, VA

The Perfect Shoe! I love New Balance shoes and I'm really happy that they came out with the classic grey pair with a hint of pink! These shoes are very comfortable and very cute!! They look great with just about anything!

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 25, 2005

Anonymous

 

Shoes fit great and very comfortable I'd own 10 pairs of them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 2, 2015

Anonymous

 

I love the Palm Springs style. However, I have a narrow foot and small heel. For a size 10 shoe, it was too wide and no matter how tight I made the laces, my heel slides up with every step. I tried adding a different insert, but it didn't help. Such a shame. I'm not sure if this is with all the 574s or just the Palm Springs style.

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 wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 16, 2015

Victoria T

from Atlanta, Ga..(currently in Louisville Ky)

STUNNING! I first went to the New Balance store in Louisville Ky. Not a great experience. The young guy showed no enthusiasm to sell any shoes with his overly moisturizer face He kept saying they didn't have a 10 in every color I picked up. So I got frustrated cause I need to know the fit. He said those shoes run up to a size 10. Immediately I schooled him that New Balance is know for its widths and size and this shoe went up to a 13. Open my Browser to show that Zappos and New Balance had it. No words came out his mouth! He finally offered that the buyer at the store only order shoes up to a size 9. Why? Size 10 sell quicker than a 5 or 6 which will be sitting on the shelf! I left the store and he lost a sale because I was going to buy 4 pairs of the classics. I went to my car and ordered the Lemondrop pair. Thought it would be wise to order one pair first to make sure fit is right. The pics doesn't do this shoe justice. Love the shoe, comfortable and super cute? So I've put in my other 3 orders... Can't wait to debut my stylish Classics to the world?

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

 

Runs Narrow

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June 15, 2015

Anonymous

from Lawrence, KS

These shoes are awesome! I have very wide feet and some bone issues. These were comfortable from the minute I put them on. The only small negative was that the heels slip on me, but I inserted non-slip heel pads and the problem was solved. The colors are perfect!

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

 

June 11, 2015

Anonymous

from chicago,ill.

Very comfortable... I am a size 9 but I ordered a 9 1/2 because my other WL574 were too short. This shoe ran longer so I exchanged them for a 9 and they are fine with a thin sock. Love the colors and I get compliments on them all the time.

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

 

May 15, 2015

Anonymous

from Oconomowoc, WI

These shoes are adorable. Kind of a retro look. Very comfortable and fit as sized.

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

 

May 5, 2015

E. W

from Littlefield, Texas

Love the shoes, I have wide feet so these are a perfect fit. I wear them to school and they are comfortable to walk around campus.

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

 

April 25, 2015

Anonymous

from Santa Maria CA

New Balance is still the best. I have been wearing these shoes for years and found them well made and durable.

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

 

April 24, 2015

Meredith

from United States

Comfortable, true to size. I wear an 8 1/2 in all shoes and decided to stick to my regular size (despite some other reviews) and they fit perfectly. The red is brighter in person than the picture, but it's a beautiful color. I've received compliments each time I've worn them. They're not suede like many of the 574's, which I find are perfect for spring and summer.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vans

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

 

April 9, 2015

Holly

from Mt Airy, Md

Super cute! I am usually a 9 wide and got a 9 but exchanging up to a 10, they seem a bit small, as other reviews have mentioned. Exceptional quality and style!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

 

March 25, 2015

Jenelle Q

from United States

Love these! They feel like slippers on my feet. They run big though, I wish I had ordered a 1/2 size smaller.

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

 

March 18, 2015

Anonymous

from California

Super cute and comfortable. I think they run a little big. I am usually an 8 1/2 or 9. I got the 8 1/2 and they are a little big. Maybe mostly because of the roomy toe box. Love them though.

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

 

March 13, 2015

Anonymous

from US Army Daegu, Korea

Due to the use of these New Balance shoes in the past I knew this pair would be great...and as always they fit perfect and gave me the walk I come to expect from New Balance.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Rockport

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

 

December 19, 2014

Tasha L

from Phoenix, AZ

Gorgeous, comfortable and timely! Zappos never disappoints. The shoes look just as awesome in person as they do on the website! Definitely going to purchase another pair. I like the new colors New Balance has out now. Super cute!

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

 

September 5, 2014

Cara B

from Fort Myers, Florida

Love these! Such cute shoes. Very sturdy. Word of advice...buy a size up. They do run small.

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

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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August 7, 2014

Anonymous

 

I work in a busy hospital and am on my feet practically my whole 12 hour shift. I purchased these shoes after reading some reviews and I could not be happier with them! My feet never hurt at the end of my shift now. They have great support for my high arches which can be difficult to find. I highly recommend 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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 15, 2013

Kathleen G

from Anderson, SC

I really wanted red shoes, and New Balance offered the best looking shoe. It is very hard to find red shoes for women, so I was very happy to find these. They are extremely comfortable and very flattering. I highly recommend them. I ordered a 6 1/2 which is my normal size, but they are just a little small. A 7 would have been perfect. I love them!

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics, Sketchers, Nike, Reebok

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

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