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New Balance Classics WL501 Reviews

60 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:

74% "Felt true to size"

79% "Felt true to width"

54% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 40 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

 

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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!

 

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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  

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!

 

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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

 

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!

 

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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  

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

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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June 16, 2015

Mary P

from Qatar

Great walking shoe! I bought these for the look (super cute), they are very comfy. I should have probably gone down a size.

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 true to width

 

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June 13, 2015

J. A

from Rohnert Park, CA

My New Balance Classics WL501 shoes are among the most comfortable shoes that I have ever worn. Zappos is the best! Their customer service is outstanding. The selection available and quality of product is something that I can always count on.

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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May 19, 2015

Anonymous

 

Just the right amount of support. I need a flexible shoe, but bought some that felt great on my feet until I walked a couple of miles and they bent repeatedly into the base of my toes. These are flexible but not too much so, lightweight, and have a slightly positive heel. Many shoes these days are very flat, and I need a little extra lift to keep my ankle bones from colliding. My usual size is a smidge tight in this shoe, but the next size up would be too large. Recommended. I was also happy to find gray -- not a fan of neon.

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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May 4, 2015

Anonymous

from Alexandria, VA

These shoes were perfect. Just what I expected and hoped for. I usually wear a 7.5 - 8 size shoe. I got the size 8 and they fit well. These are perfect for weekend wear with jeans or ankle length skinny pants. I wouldn't go run a marathon in these, but they are perfectly comfy for walking around. Very happy with the 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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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April 10, 2015

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

I love the classic new balance shoes. They are simple but comfortable. I bought them for casual wear and I end up wearing these shoes more often then my Nike free runs. I typically wear a size 8 1/2 so that is the size that I bought. They fit fine, but are a little wide. I ordered a medium width and they still feel a little loose even when I put on thick socks.

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

 

April 10, 2015

Asya G

 

Love the shoes. I have to walk a lot and these are my savers. Somehow they make me walk faster and with less effort. And they look great too. They are a little wide, but it's not a problem for me.

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

 

April 3, 2015

Anonymous

from Louisvile, KY

Love love love these. They take my casual/comfy mom look up a notch. I have even gotten a few compliments on them. Only downside is that that laces don't stay tied and you have to double knot them always.

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

 

March 26, 2015

Seattlestylist

from Seattle

I am usually anywhere between a 5-6 and since I have wide feet I decided to listen to the reviews and order a 6. I wish I would have went with my initial thought of ordering a 5.5. My feet were swimming in the size 6; now they are sold out and I had to order the 5. I am hoping they fit.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike, toms, sanuk

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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March 26, 2015

Anonymous

from Minneapolis, MN

Cute shoe! Like other "fashion" sneakers, there isn't as much support/cushion as there would be in a shoe designed to work out in. They are still very comfortable. Brought them on a trip to Europe and they kept my feet happy.

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

 

March 25, 2015

Leah D

from Wisconsin

These shoes are great! I wore for the second time on a day full of walking around a new city, and was pleasantly surprised! I was a little nervous because my last experience with NBs led me to get a few blisters/sore on my Achilles, but these fit like a dream. Very comfortable and supportive, while still cute.

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

 

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

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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

Runs Wide

 

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

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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