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New Balance WX813 Reviews

42 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

68%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

12%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

74% "Felt true to size"

83% "Felt true to width"

83% "Moderate arch support"

37 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 12/16/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

Cursed with wide feet and bunions, it's very difficult to find a good, comfortable work out shoe. I do Zumba and Body Pump and needed a shoe that could accommodate both flexibility and arch support for lateral movement and these work great. Also have a very comfy insole. Best shoe ever!

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5 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 11/29/11
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I bought these shoes to be sturdy and durable for my high intensity plyometics and cross training at the gym. They were not good. When I did a burpee, the sole completely bent and my toes bent back. Bad news for people who do push ups.

Additional 22 WX813 New Balance Reviews

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3 people found this review helpful  

April 5, 2012

Liz M

from Phoenix, AZ

Very soft, comfortable shoe. It may help, a little, on eliptical machine where I spend about 40 minutes. My hips were aching and I think they feel better but the padding on the bottom can make my toes fall asleep if I don't wiggle them a little.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 20, 2012

Cheryl a

from United States

These are the most comfortable shoes I have ever owned! True to size and light, flexible, no binding anywhere.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 18, 2012

Anonymous

 

Great looking shoe. Feels comfortable and has a very good support. Great and beautiful shoe overall. Love Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 21, 2012

Anonymous

from United States

Love these shoes. :) They're very cushy and comfortable. I do Zumba workouts in them and they were great. And I get tons of compliments for my Spiderman shoes. :) Just so you know, the color isn't extremely red as in the picture, in certain light it can look kind of deep magenta.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 28, 2011

Marcia S

from Carson City, Nevada

Very comfortable, lightweight shoe. Fit true to size but did seem narrower than standard. Works great in my TaeBo classes. I also love the colors!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 25, 2011

Anonymous

 

These have been the most comfortable shoes that I have ever worked out in. I always have foot pain after doing Zumba, but these gave optimal cushioning and control, while still being very light weight. I had to return the first pair to get a half size larger, so they run a little short.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

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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2 people found this review helpful  

December 2, 2011

Greenwitch13

 

A bit stiff at the ball of the foot area. Did not find the flexibility that I was looking for. However, loved the way it hugged my achilles and ankle area.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 25, 2011

Dolores R

from Chicago

These shoes are great, comfortable and sharp. I'm always getting compliments. It was listed as purple but definitely red. I call them my spidee's [many call them Spider Man shoes].

Brands I'd also recommend: Only New Balance for me

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 12, 2012

Anonymous

from Las Vegas, nv

Bought these shoes for Zumba and working out. My last shoes would rub and cause blisters because of the flexible material the shoe is made of, these shoes do not cause blisters. I have wide feet and the toe area really accommodates. I only wish the soles, where the balls of my feet are, had more cushion for the impact of aerobic exercise.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 22, 2012

Katie

from Seattle, Washington

I found these shoes to be really comfortable. The fabric on the toe box has the right amount of stretch to it. I get lots of compliments on these shoes at the gym. My only complaint is that they don't absorb that much shock. I wore them in a step class and they weren't that comfortable after awhile. But they are great for general exercise like the elliptical and lifting weights.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 4, 2012

Shelley

 

Listen to the reviews that say these shoes run a half sized smaller and save yourself some time! I had to return them for a larger size. Now that I have the correct size, I love these shoes. I use them for working out at the gym and they are great on the treadmill and other cardio machines. What i like most is that they are very lightweight and flexible. Also look great too. Just perfect for the price.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 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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2 people found this review helpful  

February 16, 2012

Anonymous

from Jersey

I bought this shoe for working out (kickboxing, step classes) 4 days a week. I found the shoe quite comfortable for wearing around town, but the neoprene material seems too squishy and not supportive enough for my active pursuits. It feels like you are walking around on memory foam, but without any of the weight. The shoe fits correctly, but I sometimes felt like the insole and uppers let my foot "slide" around too much inside. As a result, it felt like I didn't have enough support. I would recommend this shoe if you are not doing anything too active.

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  

February 6, 2012

Joanne D

from Mexico

I tried on these work-out shoes at a New Balance store on a visit to the US, but they only had hot pink in my size. I mentioned that I had a coupon for Zappos, and the store checked and saw that Zappos did, in fact, have the shoes in black. They arrived promptly, exactly when Zappos said they would. Now to the shoes. Even in wide width they're a bit narrow for me. I immediately changed the laces to New Balance's nubby laces, as the originals slide around so much it's hard to get them tight. They bother the sides of my feet when I'm working out. I think next time I'll try NB zumba-style work-out shoes. For now, these'll do, but I'm not thrilled with them.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 2, 2012

Katie

from Seattle, Washington

These are among the least comfortable workout shoes that I have ever owned. At first I liked that they had a stretchy toe box as it felt almost like neoprene. I felt like I had room, but was not swimming in them. I got lots of compliments on the style and color and they seemed to fit well at home. I have worn them in the gym (weights and elliptical machine), to Zumba and to step class. I actually injured my foot in either Zumba or step because my foot slides around in these shoes. The neoprene material seems to stretch as you workout and you lose support. If I tried to give myself more support by tightening the laces, my foot would fall asleep. Today I decided to just wear them for errands and walking around the house. Even then my feet got tired of wearing them. I like having workout shoes that are so comfortable I want to wear them when I am not working out. But I give up on these shoes. I normally love New Balance, but these were a total disappointment.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 3, 2012

Anonymous

from Philly, PA

Quite possibly the coolest shoes I've ever owned! They're a mix between a bathing suit and a basketball and they're awesome for a good cardio workout!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 11, 2012

Stephanie C

 

I love these shoes! They are so cushiony! They support very well for the high impact plyometrics and weight training. I only use the elliptical or indoor machines so not sure how it does with running. Does well for side to side movements such as kickboxing.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 10, 2012

Maria L

from Seattle

Excellent all around sport shoe for me. Light - good cushioning.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 26, 2012

Jaimee O

from Phoenix, AZ

I ordered these to wear while doing P90X- specifically, plyometrics (high impact aerobics). I was a bit worried about not being able to get them in a wide width. I love these shoes! They are so light weight but very soft to the touch. The fabric is very forgiving, so they are not too tight on my wide feet. The size 9 fit true to size. I don't know how well these would hold up in the real world, but for indoor or gym activities, aerobics, zumba etc they are awesome!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 9, 2012

Anonymous

from Michigan

Comfortable, lightweight, with decent support. This is a nice shoe but not good for those with high arches. I ended up buying a different insole and it just didn't work out in the end.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 10, 2012

Anonymous

 

These look cute but I should have listened to the reviews that said they run small. I wear a size 10 wide. These were both too short in the length and not wide enough. Very disappointing because they look so nice and I was eager to try them on the machines at the gym.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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 narrower than marked

 

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January 15, 2013

Anonymous

 

Very comfortable workout shoes! My feet do not cramp when I workout in these shoes! Going to order a second pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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November 16, 2012

Anonymous

from California

They really do keep your feet from going numb while on an elliptical machine. I tried them with and without my orthodic inserts. My feet went numb as usual with the inserts, but did not without the inserts.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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September 21, 2012

Tina

from Brooklyn, NY

I ordered about 8 pairs of sneakers before finally settling on these. I started with Nike Free XT because I'd been wearing a pair for the past year. But those felt different this year. Decided to give NB a try. Didn't love the minimalist designs. Tried these my normal size 7 but they were too small. 7.5 was out of stock so I had Zappos alert me when stock was replenished. 2 days later I was adding them to my cart! The 7.5 is perfect because it gives me a bit more space in my toes. The cushioning rules. I also love the tread and lightweight feel of the shoe. Looking forward to hitting the gym!

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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September 16, 2012

Anonymous

from New Orleans, LA

Very comfortable. I went with a wide and I'm so glad I did, the extra width helps with the pronation and keeps my toes from falling asleep during Zumba. I'm pleased with the shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Felt true to width

 

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August 23, 2012

Suzette

from Georgia

Thanks to the review from Anonymous, December 7, 2011! I ordered and returned at least 20 pair of shoes (no lie!)in search of the perfect trainer for me. I am doing Jillian Michaels Body Rev and some high impact aerobics, and after workouts of each in these shoes, my feet don't hurt and actually feel like they're getting stronger. The shoes provide the cushion I need for the ball of foot but also the flexibility to allow my feet to move and my muscles to strengthen. And I can feel the floor!! Too much cushion and the shoe works to stabilize, rather than my muscles. I'm a 9.5 M but because of wide feet I typically go up a half size. In these I am a 9.5 W. I can finally proceed to working out and losing my weight!! BTW, I am 53, 5'8 and 200 lbs. and used to be reasonably athletic. I prefer athletes' reviews of sports shoes but totally appreciate the nurses reviews!

Brands I'd also recommend: Reebok, Asics

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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