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New Balance Classics WL574 Reviews

74 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:

77% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

58% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 54 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!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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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

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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

 

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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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1 person found this review helpful  

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

 

April 21, 2016

Meg D

from Connecticut

I just had bunion correction surgery on my left foot, and I purchased these sneakers to wear immediately following removing the surgical shoe. These are incredibly comfortable and very stylish, but they do seem to run a half size bigger-which is great for the foot that ha been operated on, but not so much for my other foot. My heel lifts out the back, even with the shoe tied. These are wider than other New Balances I own, but I have wide feet, so it is a bonus for me. I will be ordering more in different colors, but a half size down.

Brands I'd also recommend: Saucony

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

 

Runs Narrow

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April 18, 2016

Andrea

 

These shoes are wonderful! I purchased them for an upcoming trip to Europe because I wanted tennis shoes that were comfortable and supportive but still looked fashionable with a variety of outfits, from leggings to jeans. These arrived quickly and have been extremely comfortable. Would strongly recommend!

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

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Felt true to width

 

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March 29, 2016

Julie B

from Indiana

Love these shoes! So cute and comfortable. Will definitely be buying another pair in the near future.

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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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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March 18, 2016

Amber M

 

These shoes are absolutely beautiful. However, I accidentally ordered a half size too big and my feet swim in them. I have kept them despite them not fitting because they are so pretty. I just wish they were size 6.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 18, 2016

Linda H

 

Excellent comfort right out of the box. They make a snazzy statement. I'm going to order one in a different color.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance are the only ones that really fit me.

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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March 16, 2016

Anonymous

from Northern California

It's been a while since I've worn New Balance but I fell in love with this style's Dark Grey 1 design. They're perfect for spring and very comfy. I typically wear 9W and the size 9 regular fits well.

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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Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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March 16, 2016

Anonymous

 

These are very comfortable shoes that are very cute but I am not crazy about the fit. I am a true 7 and bought a 7. My heel slips. These are wide shoes.

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

 

March 15, 2016

Anonymous

 

Really like the bold statement these shoes make. The only thing I was surprised with was that the orange is very fluorescent, brighter then I expected.

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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Felt true to width

 

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March 8, 2016

Pr

from boston, ma

Love NB574 and have had many of them. Great shoes. FYI, the blue/orange color looks orange on the webpage but it is actually more of a fluorescent red-orange.

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

 

March 8, 2016

Emily

from Texas

They're a little snug, but if you have narrow feet like me than they'll fit perfect. If you have wider feet, I would size up. They're true to size other than that. Very comfortable and stylish also. Love these 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

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

February 19, 2016

B. D

from NM

These are super cute shoes. I wear an 8 in other shoes. I ordered these in a 9 because they are narrow, and they fit great.

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

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Felt true to width

 

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February 18, 2016

Jeny F

from Fort Worth, TX

Great shoes - even better in person. I've had lots of compliments on mine and love this style. True to size.

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

 

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

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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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!

 

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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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