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New Balance WX20 Reviews

111 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

50% "Felt true to size"

83% "Felt true to width"

48% "No arch support"

103 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 11/13/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I love these shoes for Crossfit! I tried 2 different pairs of innovates which I did not like. These shoes are light but still provide support!

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8 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 4/8/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

I bought these because they were lightweight and were wide in the toes, and I thought they'd be good for zumba-type classes. I wouldn't recommend them for that. They feel very flat, have very little cushioning in the sole, and no arch support. I usually am very happy with New Balance, but this style wasn't for me.

Additional 91 WX20 New Balance Reviews

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4 people found this review helpful  

September 17, 2011

Carrie S

 

Very comfortable shoe. I think there is too much padding and "shoe" for it to be a minimalist shoe, which this is marketed as. However, it is a really comfortable shoe with less padding than usual and a minimal heel to toe drop. As such, I think it is a great "first step" for a person interested in minimalist shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

March 23, 2012

Anonymous

from Arlington, VA

Bought these for Zumba class, but so far have been wearing them a lot just out and about. After having worn them a bit decided not a beautiful shoe...but comfortable and fairly good support. Needed a size up from 10 to 11!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

February 12, 2012

Kristy P

from Fairbanks, AK

I specifically purchased these shoes for Crossfit, and I love them. They are flat and solid for Oly lifting and power lifting, and the barefoot technology is good for running and sprinting as well. We do not have a rope in our gym, so I'm not sure how the inner sole would hold up against that; a friend has the new "made for CF" inov-8s with a reinforced inner sole if that matters to you. Style-wise I love them. I originally wanted the gray/pink, but these suit me just fine. I will say that they run narrow, so if that's a concern for you, then order your same size with the wider width option. I need to wear no socks or thin socks so they fit correctly, but that is my preference anyway for working out. I have a pretty low arch and bought the regular width, so I wore them around the house to stretch them to my feet a bit before wearing them to work out. I have not experienced any foot pain post-WOD. Happy with this purchase. Even lighter than my previous NB shoes and functioning just as well, if not better.

Brands I'd also recommend: inov-8, merrell

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 21, 2012

Allison H

from Overland Park, KS

I bought these shoes specifically for crossfit. I have a slightly wide foot. I am glad I ordered a wide. Good shoe for weight lifting, and still gives me enough support for some running. I would not buy them to only run in. Love them so far! I previously wore vibrams for crossfit, but I was looking for something between a barefoot shoe and a tennis shoe. This is the perfect combination.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

November 17, 2011

Sunja P

from Los Angeles, CA

Excellent shoe - so light and comfortable. I felt I could easily continue exercising all day. I wish they came in better colors though.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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3 people found this review helpful  

August 26, 2011

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

Great shoes! Extremely comfortable and light. Bought these to do cross-training and running after my Nike Shox were no longer supportive. Highly recommend.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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3 people found this review helpful  

July 15, 2011

Anonymous

from MSP

I wear a women's 12 and have been eager to try these out! Sadly, they run small, even without socks my toes are crunched. Order a size up! Wish I could, but they do not offer a size 13.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

September 5, 2011

Christina M

from Portland, OR

I love how these shoes look, however, they are a full size too small. I am disappointed as I have been wearing the same size in New Balance for years.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 1, 2012

Kay P

from Salt Lake City, Utah

A note about sizing: Should have listened to the other reviews that said this shoe runs small. I ordered my normal size (a 10) and my toes were pushing out the ends of the shoes. Order up in size and probably a full size up. Otherwise I think I would have loved it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 11, 2012

Karen

from Tulsa, OK

I love the NB WX20! I bought (8 1/2 Wide in black) these specifically for CrossFit. I tried the Inov8 because all my friends raved about them; however, they felt/looked cheap (especially for how expensive they are) and they don't come in wide fit. I wore the New Balance around the house for the first night and then wore them to Crossfit in the morning. The shoe was very comfortable and I forgot I had them on when I got home. I switched from the NB running shoe to the minimus and burpees are much easier when coming out of the push-up stance to the jumping stance. Also, I feel more balanced wearing the minimus shoe when working on strength training. Highly recommend!

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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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 3, 2012

Anonymous

from Washington, DC

The shoes were unbelievably light, so much so that I was worried about their effectiveness in my kickboxing classes. I didn't have to be - while my toes bumped the front a bit on the first wear, every workout since then has been great - I really feel more stability using these shoes than my previous pair.

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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2 people found this review helpful  

March 27, 2012

Anonymous

 

I really like this shoe. It is very comfortable. I usually wear a 7/7.5, but always buy an 8 for athletic shoes. This shoe fits more like a 7.5, but has plenty of room for toes to spread out. I have a Morton's Neuroma and I do not have any problems wearing the shoe. The shoe does come with a warning about injury because of the flat minimal support of the shoe. I almost sent the shoes back because the warning is so severe and tells you to wear the shoes a little at a time. I am glad a kept them because they are very comfortable and I already wear flat shoes because of the Morton's Neuroma.

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

 

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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 25, 2012

Barbara

from Illinois

I love these shoes. They fit well and are so light. Everyone who runs should have a pair.

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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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 18, 2012

Anonymous

from PA

Like many of the others, I ordered these for Crossfit. I've been using them for a few weeks and I'm a big fan. We've been doing some running (and I am so not a runner!) and I have no foot complaints...just running in general. They don't get in the way and I don't even notice my feet, unlike clunky running shoes. The toes seem to curve in a little more than seems normal to me, looks weird but doesn't cause any comfort issues. I saw the 737's elsewhere online (which look identical but half the price) and now that I know the fit and size I may order those as backups.

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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No arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 6, 2012

Anonymous

from Berkeley, CA

I have a pair a wear jogging and another pair I wear around all day. Great shoes! Besides the black/blue the colors are meh, but finally, I have shoes that don't hurt my feet! I love the wide toe box and that there is no strapping/support over the top of the toes.

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

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 16, 2012

Kari H

 

Love this shoe! It is lightweight and flexible. Perfect for any cross training exercise. Zappos is amazing. I first ordered the shoe to small and emailed to see how to exchange. Within a few hours, they were already shipping me then new size and sending me a return label for the big pair. Mind you....this was all within a 24 hour span. Love!

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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2 people found this review helpful  

February 10, 2012

Anonymous

from Upstate New York

Love these. I wear them to Zumba. Very comfortable and light!

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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Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 7, 2012

Erica

from Augusta, Georgia

Good for stability and really light weight. Doesn't have thick insoles, so it's a little rough on your feet but it teaches you to be more light footed.

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

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 11, 2011

Karen V

from Maryland

Would love to write a review about these shoes,but they are a Christmas gift for my daughter,she e-mailed me with the info I needed to order them,I think she will love them,too cute.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 6, 2011

Lesley M

from Austin, Tx

These shoes were true to their size. I was skeptical due to half of the other reviews saying they were too tight, but if you don't mind them form-fitting, they are perfect. I have experienced no problems with them for a month. I even took the risk of running a half marathon with them the first time I wore them, and they were great! No knee or feet issues. Very breathable, too and my feet used to heat up so quickly in my old regular tennis shoes. I also recommend getting the "D" width for those of you with wide feet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 30, 2011

Cat M

 

I know New Balance tends to run short, but these were smaller than even the other NB shoes I've bought (and I've bought a bunch). I had to return them for the next half-size bigger (a full size larger than any other brand of shoe I buy). Other than that, they're exactly what I wanted.

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

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 8, 2011

Anonymous

from Chicago

I am usually a size 5 but I needed a size 5.5 in this style. I was not looking for arch support but a flatter fit with a minimal feel and this shoe is great!

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

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 18, 2011

Anonymous

 

These shoes have only been ran in twice, so I do not know what the long term wear/tear is going to be. I will tell you that they 'seem' small, but actually are not; they just fit my foot snugly. Both times I ran in them I was amazed at how fast I was able to go! They truly do feel like you don't have shoes on; they're very light! Depending on how durable they will be, I would definitely purchase these again.

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

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 1, 2011

Mel l

from Omaha, ne

Love these shoes. Super comfortable so I wear them every day. They do run a bit short so I ordered the next half size up. Would definitely buy these again.

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

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 26, 2011

Anonymous

from Berkeley, CA

Love, love, love these shoes! I bought a pair from a local retailer and back to buy a second pair here while they still make this style. I am so happy to find some workout/walking/running shoes that don't have any bands or stitching across the toe box to press on my poor knobby feet! I was hoping to get white, but alas they are out in my size, so I will get another black pair for now. I wear them to the gym, kickboxing, walking, running, anywhere!

Brands I'd also recommend: Puma, Asics, Merrill

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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