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New Balance Classics WL501 Reviews

48 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:

71% "Felt true to size"

85% "Felt true to width"

50% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 28 WL501 New Balance Classics Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

September 5, 2012

Cathy D

from Jacksonville FL

Comfortable and cute! I use them with an orthotic insert, though, for working out (elliptical, treadmill, weight training).

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  

July 20, 2012

Anonymous

from Sacramento, CA

Love this shoe, unfortunately it's too narrow. I will order in wider width if you have it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

1 person found this review helpful  

June 15, 2012

Anonymous

from Madison, WI

These tennies are more comfortable than some sneakers that I have paid twice as much for! Highly recommend. They are good for my averagely high arch and true to size overall. I have even been jogging in them. I generally like the way Adidas fit, so I was surprised to like these so much.

Brands I'd also recommend: Adidas, Puma

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  

June 14, 2012

Anonymous

from Las Vegas

Great sneakers for sporty, casual appearance, and the red really works well with blue or black jeans. Usually go with Saucony but decided to try this brand since it has the same look and the insert is able to be removed.

Brands I'd also recommend: Saucony

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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1 person found this review helpful  

June 4, 2012

Anonymous

from Chicago, Illinois

This product arrived really fast! I was planning to wait for a whole week but instead it just took 2-3 days to arrive! I was shocked and I really wanted to rate this company a five star because of the way they worked so fast to ship my pair of shoes here. I think that this company really cares about the way their cuastomers think them and thats a good thing because it shows the customers that even though the company has a lot of customers, they still have time to care about you and your order.

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  

May 28, 2012

Anonymous

from CA

These shoes feel absolutely great! I liked them so much that I bought a second pair. They feel light but are supportive. I might buy a third pair!

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

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 18, 2012

Becky

from Kenosha, WI

Holy crap that was fast! I ordered these at 12:50pm on Thursday and received them at Noon on Friday. awesome service! They fit awesome. I wear an 8 and it fits perfectly. I can't wait to sport my new kicks tonight when I'm slinging food to old folks! Thanks Zappos!

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  

May 1, 2012

Anonymous

from Zoo lander

Totally dig these slick rides. Great with dark jeans. Second pair. True fit. Fits an orthotic very well.

Brands I'd also recommend: Saucony

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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1 person found this review helpful  

June 20, 2012

Anonymous

 

I got these shoes to replace my discontinued Saucony Jazz Originals in red, so my review is a bit of a comparison. I feel like these have a higher arch. I have lower arches, but they work OK for me. Overall, they have good support, but I wish there was a little more cushioning in the heel.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 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  

June 12, 2012

Anonymous

from Minneapolis, MN

It's a comfortable sneaker, and isn't going to knock anybody's socks off in the style department but cute enough to wear in casual environments.

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

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 5, 2012

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, CA

These sneakers are bright and they have received compliments. They're very comfortable and I have walked in them on long walks, which is important for me.

Brands I'd also recommend: Saucony

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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No arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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October 22, 2014

Alvin

from Kuwait

This is my fave new balance sneakers! Love everything about it --- from it's simplicity and clean looks, to it's style and comfort.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike, Reebok

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

 

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May 15, 2014

Anonymous

 

I am a nurse with knee that works 12 hour shifts and have been wearing these New Balance 501's for years. They give me a lot more support that typical nursing shoes or other tennis shoes that I have tried. I usually buy a couple pairs when I see them on sale!

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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April 16, 2014

Dee B

from Washington

I have 2 pairs of these I love them so much. They are the perfect casual, bombing around town shoe. They fit wonderfully and are so adorable. I live in workout gear and am forever in search of "cute" to add to my very expansive Lulu Lemon, Athleta and Lorna Jane wardrobe. I have a narrow foot and these shoes fit perfectly. I wouldn't change a thing.

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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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November 10, 2013

Mary

from Montana

I've been looking for a new favorite pair of shoes since my last tried and true pair were discontinued. These NB Classics are super comfortable and sporty. Great for casual wear. Love the blue camouflage print and the fun orangey-yellow laces. The shoes do not seem as bright as in the on-line photos - the print is a *little* more subtle, but I really love them all the same. Will order another pair, for sure.

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

 

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September 25, 2013

Anonymous

from Nebraska

These shoes are awesome! Not only did I buy a pair for myself my teenage daughter liked them too so we had to get her a pair! I think they have great support I can wear them for a long period of time and my feet don't hurt and I suffer from a slight case of Cerebral Palsy that causes discomfort in my hips and ankles...my only mistake was not purchasing the black ones before they sold out!

Brands I'd also recommend: Alegria, Born, Teva

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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September 13, 2013

Anonymous

 

My daughter loves it. Her podiatrist asked for her to have a comfortable shoe that have an arch. And she found it! She got few compliments already.

Brands I'd also recommend: 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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 4, 2013

Ricki J

from Florida

The shoes are so unique and eye catching, with the touch of orange. This is the shoe to buy! 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

 

August 27, 2013

Shirley W

from Richmond , Va.

Zappos is the only place I can find my brand and size shoes. All the other affordable sites, I order my New Balance Shoes from, never have pretty colors. All they have are gray and black. I was so thankful to find Zappos. They are very dependable in their quality, verity, pricing, and shipping.

Brands I'd also recommend: Niki

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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August 24, 2013

Lee W

from Scottsdale, Arizona

Best experience ever shopping at Zappos, the most helpful, friendly assistants when I called about getting my shoes changed to a bigger size. Would recommend them to everyone and will always deal with them for my future needs.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sketchers

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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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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August 23, 2013

TAZ

from Florida

I will be ordering my 3rd pair of 501s. Not because they don't wear well but because I love to wear them. The color choices are good and the fit for me is perfect. And so comfortable at all times.

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

 

August 21, 2013

Cindy N

from Scottsdale, AZ

These sneakers are totally adorable and I've gotten many compliments on how much fun they are and so cute! feel great on my feet, but then, they're not for running. Just looking good!

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

 

July 10, 2013

Anonymous

from Mill Valley

I'm very happy with these shoes. Super comfortable, I have pretty wide feet and they are don't feel too narrow to me. They feel just a tiny bit short though, so if you're on the fence maybe order a 1/2 size up. The color is great- very bright and clear.

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

Runs Wide

 

July 9, 2013

GF

 

Beautiful shoe, incredibly lightweight. Just too narrow for me in the arch. I've worn the same awesome pair of 574s (man's) for years, and probably need to stick with a wider style.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 27, 2013

Nancy

 

Love these sneakers! I had to return the first pair and get 1/2 size bigger than I normally wear. Want to buy in different colors. Would HIGHLY recommend.

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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