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New Balance Classics WL661 Reviews

105 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

48% "Felt true to size"

92% "Felt true to width"

61% "Moderate arch support"

102 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 10/9/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I bought this shoe for cross-fit training (mostly indoors) and was so happy with the performance and price that I bought a second pair in gray/purple. The soles grip well, little sliding on smooth surfaces. Nice and light when traveling. You should definitely buy a half size larger.

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3 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 4/24/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

I normally where a 9.5 however they were too small, my toe was busting out. I ordered the 10's and they were huge. Strange sizing. I haven't had problems with sizes like this in years.

Additional 85 WL661 New Balance Classics Reviews

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3 people found this review helpful  

April 5, 2012

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, CA

I love the look and feel of these. The size runs about a half size small. Also, the color was listed as black, but like the picture it's actually gray. I was happy with the color; just don't think you will get a black shoe.

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

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

July 20, 2011

J S

from New York

I ordered the last two pairs of this sneaker, its light weight and very comfortable. I enjoy wearing this brand, with regard to size I ordered the next size that was available. Thank you Zappos

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

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 8, 2013

Anonymous

from Richmond, VA

I wear these for cross training and a cardio class at the gym. I think they are great for mobility because they are lightweight. They're perfect for traveling with, as well, for the same reason. I bought the gray with pink and although I wanted something brighter, these are cute with a little pop of color at the bottom. I usually wear a 7.5 in sneakers and had to get an 8.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike, Saucony

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

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 11, 2012

Lisa

from Los Alamos, New Mexico

I love this shoe! I was a little nervous to order online but they fit like a charm. They have been perfect for my varied workout routine. I run in them (not long distances), and do a variety of bootcamp style up and down moves, weights, you name it the shoe works great. Plus I loved that I didn't have to spend a fortune like with a running shoe. So nice and lightweight. Oh and I took them hiking and the grip was great.

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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2 people found this review helpful  

April 5, 2012

Jill M

 

Comfortable shoe and adequate for cross training. Shoe does run short as others have stated. I wish the shoe had more shock absorption because I do a lot of jumping intermixed with weight lifting on my cross training days.

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

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 1, 2012

Anonymous

from Portland, OR

I love these shoes! I love that they are very basic, simple design. I would say they provide low to moderate support. They are lightweight and made my feet look narrow. I brought these for cross training activities and general everyday walking use. Also, I love zappos for their great service and super 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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

2 people found this review helpful  

February 24, 2012

Sarah B

from Dayton, Ohio

My first pair of NBs, but certainly not my last. I came back and ordered these in every color. Lightweight, cool, and supportive. I have weak ankles and these are the only shoes I can wear comfortably all day long.

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

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 14, 2012

Katie S

from Jonesboro, AR

Love these shoes! Like other reviews said, they're lightweight and super comfortable. I border between a 10 1/2 and 11, but I ordered the 11 because some reviews said to do so. They were right. A 10 1/2 would've been too small. My 11's fit perfectly! I'm going to order another pair.

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

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 7, 2012

Anonymous

 

I love this shoe. Runs small. They don't have the half size I need.

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  

January 27, 2012

Rebecca C

from LaGrande, Oregon

I absolutely love this shoe. I used to walk on the outside of my feet and the padding in this has solved the problem. Since I am a waitress, I walk a lot, and this shoe has proven to be fantastic!

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  

January 24, 2012

Kaye P

from New Mexico

These shoes are wonderful. They are lightweight, comfortable and the fabric breathes.

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

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 6, 2011

Rachel M

from Massachusetts

These are fabulous! So light, I thought the box was empty when it arrived. I found they fit true to size. I ordered two different sizes but kept the one that was my usual size. I loved the gray and pink color. Oh, and they arrived super fast! So happy, thanks Zappos for your consistent great service!

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Asics

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

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 25, 2011

Gina

 

I love my New Balance Classics. The most comfortable workout shoe I've ever owned. I'm going to order them in another color I am so crazy about 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

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 12, 2011

Erin C

from United States

Very comfortable and light, I wear a 9.5 or 10, and with this shoe the 10 fit perfectly. I also have a narrow foot and this shoe works.

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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2 people found this review helpful  

November 5, 2011

Sam p

from seattle

I bought shoes for granddaughter she loves them had to return another pair Zappos customer service is the greatest!

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

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 25, 2011

Anonymous

 

Bought these for my daughter's PE shoes. She loves them and says they work great with all the running around and games they play in PE.

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  

September 10, 2011

Kristen

from New Jersey

I love these! They are amazing! They are very comfortable! They look and feel great while being worn! I am very happy with this purchase.

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  

August 22, 2011

Brooke F

from Denver

These shoes fit perfectly and have great arch Support. The only problem I have with these shoes is that they make my feet stink. None of my other work out shoes have ever made my feet stink like these so I have to wash them more than normal. But other than that I love 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 wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

August 19, 2011

Rebecca p

from little rock, arkansas

Great shoe. plenty of cushion, fits like a sock. so comfy. Nice and light weight. Medium to low arch support.

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  

August 16, 2011

Jennifer s

from Yonkers, New York

Love New Balance, light weight, good for walking I ordered the last two pairs, these run small so I ordered the next size up. As always thank you Zappos.

Brands I'd also recommend: reeboks princess

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  

August 5, 2011

Anonymous

 

This is a great sneaker that is both comfortable and stylish. Feels about a half size smaller than stated so I would order up. It's important my footwear is lightwear with plenty of cushioning because I have sensitive joints. These are both. I fell in love with them as soon as I put them on.

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  

July 17, 2011

Laura I

from Cuba, FL

I usually wear 6.5, sometimes 6. These were extremely small in 6.5. I just ordered a new pair to try out the 7, but wanted to give anyone looking at them a heads up. Be back to write a better review once I'm able to try them up, just go a size up!

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

2 people found this review helpful  

June 23, 2012

Rachel M

from Santa Barbara, CA

As a Zumba fitness dance instructor, I need a variety of shoes for the variety of surfaces I teach on. These fit the bill for the slipperiest floor I teach on. They provide a good mix of traction for stability while still allowing me to pivot, twist and turn. There is minimal support with this shoe, so I only wear them once or twice a week, though it is a very hard floor that I'm teaching on. If I wore them too frequently, I worry I might develop joint pain or shin splints. They are slightly smaller than marked - I usually wear an 8.5 and I have a slightly wide-ish ball of my foot. I have the 9 in these shoes, and they are close fitting but still very comfortable. The upper is very flexible and soft. They are very lightweight.

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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

April 4, 2012

Anonymous

from Louisville, KY

The shoes fit great and are very comfortable! I love the colors and the way they look. The only thing I have to complain about is that there is not enough arch support for me to feel comfortable running/working out in them, which upset me because that's what I bought them for.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sketchers

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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  

December 30, 2011

Kirsten R

from Seattle, WA

These are super light shoes, and they fit really well. I wear between an 8 and a 9, and the size 9 fits perfectly.

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

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