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New Balance Classics WL574 Reviews

57 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:

78% "Felt true to size"

87% "Felt true to width"

60% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 37 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

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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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!

 

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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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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

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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  

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

 

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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

 

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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

 

February 9, 2016

Karen F

from Reno, Nv

I love these shoes. I had so many compliments at the gym. This color and shoe is fantastic! I have over 25 of your shoes. I think after this many, I deserve a free pair!

Brands I'd also recommend: ALL your bands are fantastic!!

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

 

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February 6, 2016

Mindy F

from Los Angeles, CA

I love these New Balance shoes. I have them in several colors. Really comfortable and cute for working out or running errands.

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 wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

February 5, 2016

STEPHANIE J

from Richmond, Va

Fits true to size. I keep ordering these shoes when I need a new pair. 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

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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January 26, 2016

Anonymous

from Florida

I love the 574 classic. I wore these a number of years ago but, as with everything these days, New Balance replaced by something New Balance decided was better (or whatever the reason) but I did not like so I moved on to something else. Delighted to again be wearing the New Balance 574. I am stocking up so I will have a good supply for the future when they decide to again stop making 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

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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December 29, 2015

Betty M

from Hawaii

It is amazing how Zappos shoes can make a person feel comfortable wearing shoes that make a difference. This is the first time that I was able to actually order a pair of shoes without trying them on, but was able to find the right one. The size, the width, the color. When they arrived, the first thing I did, I wore them to work, did a lot of walking (I work retail), five hours of walking and giving great customer service in a brand new pair of shoes was awesome. At the end of the day I still felt very at ease, comfortable, and showed off to my friends how great Zappos shoes are, I am hoping that in the near future I will be able to order another pair. To Zappos I say thank you for making my feet very happy.

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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December 26, 2015

Anonymous

from Long Island NY

Ordered these right before our trip to disney world. If you've ever been you know how much walking there is to do. I literally took these out of the box and put them on to go to the airport then walked the parks all day. No pain at all. Great comfortable sneaker! You will not be disappointed!

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

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 27, 2015

Shaunice H

from University Heights, Ohio

I ordered these in the pop tropical-alloy color and they fit amazing. I've had my eyes on this particular colorway in this shoe since early spring of this year. I own a pair of new balance 574 already and they are very comfortable and very light to walk in. I bought this shoe in this particular color because of the pop colors within the shoe. Very good purchase and very affordable and fast shipping.

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

 

September 5, 2015

Latezia C

from Normal, IL

I love this shoe! I barely have an arch and this shoe works wonders for my feet with traveling to and from classes. It is also very stylish and would recommend this brand and style of shoe to others.

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

 

July 20, 2015

Anonymous

from College Station, Texas

I have these shoes in three colors now. All I have to say is if you're considering buying, do it immediately, if not sooner. They are comfy and great looking. I'm on my feet a lot (nurse) and they do not disappoint!

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

 

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!

 

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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

 

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!

 

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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

 

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!

 

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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

 

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!

 

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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

 

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!

 

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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

 

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!

 

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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

 

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