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New Balance Classics ML565 Reviews

34 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

80%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

78% "Felt true to size"

77% "Felt true to width"

67% "Moderate arch support"

30 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 3/2/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

So comfortable, durable, and good-looking. Definitely a good buy. Recommended 100%!

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4 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 3/20/12
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Don't buy them! The sole is so stiff that the experience is like walking in wooden clogs. The worst NB sneakers I've ever had. Will never buy new balance again. And you should consider some other model of NB.

Additional 14 ML565 New Balance Classics Reviews

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August 23, 2016

Joseph

from New York

Fabulous shoes! They look and feel great! Incredible value for the price. I got them to work in, but I have taken to running in them also. I will be getting another pair soon just to run in.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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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August 2, 2016

DRJ

from Reno Nevada

Zappos was good enough to price-match this shoe after I ordered it and discovered it cheaper elsewhere. I should have listened to other reviews: I wear a 10.5 and should have ordered an 11. But here is where Zappo's delivered horrible service: they tried to sell me a pair of used shoes. 1) They had been worn so much that the insole of the left shoe no longer reads "New Balance." It just says "ce" 2) The tread on the bottom of both shoes has dirt and scum distributed across the bottom. 3) There is a stain on the top of the left shoe, just ahead of the laces. Not likely to order from here 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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 22, 2015

DR

from Boulder colorado

Great sneaker. Original style. Super comfortable. This style of new balance is very solid. I usually have to go a size higher for New Balance.

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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September 9, 2015

Anonymous

from Virginia

My grandson was very happy when he got the shoes in the mail that properly fit. The first order was too narrow but exchanging them was very easy.

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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 1, 2015

Mindy a

 

Love the sneakers, love Zappos. They are by far the best online company around. Great customer service! I am a buyer for life!

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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Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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June 30, 2015

KR

 

Overall, a solid walking around shoe. Looks good with a lot of outfits, good grip, durable. Not as comfortable as some other shoes, but comfortable enough 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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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March 22, 2015

Casey T

from Russellville, AR

The shoes and prices are great! These shoes have a lot of tread on them and will last a lot of miles. But better than that is the customer service. I ordered the wrong size and thought I would have to pay for shipping to get the correct size to mailed to me and send the other pair back but I didn't! The lady I talked to was so helpful and made the process so easy! Won my customer loyalty for sure!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 7, 2015

Terri b

from Columbus Ohio

Haven't worn them yet (we still have snow). However, I can't wait to wear these. I love New Balance because of the slight lift in the heel (which I need for balance reasons) and the variety of colors. Fun and comfort, you can't ask for more.

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

 

September 14, 2014

Felix C

from Lansing, Michigan

Being a VIP member has been outstanding with Zappos. Zappos is the dream website, free next day shipping is amazing! I will never stop using Zappos - prices are low cost but great product. Highly recommend using Zappos

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike and 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

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August 8, 2014

Anonymous

from Mesa AZ.

An overall excellent shoe without all the wild and crazy embellishments of modern day athletic shoes.The bottom sole plate is a little stiff but it will break in soon enough. Since I always buy my shoes 1/2 to 1 size larger so I can use thick socks and gel insoles I really find most athletic shoes to be quite comfortable. These are no exception but you might want to add some gel insoles yourself. And thanks Zappos for the free 2 day delivery.

Brands I'd also recommend: Brooks addiction walker

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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April 15, 2014

Donal M

from San Leandro, California

Been a long time wearer of NB and this was a really good purchase. Again. Happy with these shoes. They're comfortable and light-weight. I wear them with jeans and khakis and the shoes are equally stylish with both.

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

 

April 7, 2014

Sophie

from Austin, Texas

Bought these for my boyfriend (a size 13!) and he loves them! I haven't heard him complain once about the sizing being too wide, too tight, or too big. They look great on and are an awesome neutral color that you can wear with everything! The price was really reasonable as well.

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 19, 2014

Anonymous

 

I am a teenage boy and I wanted to get something retro and frat. I can wear this with all my shirts and shorts. I love this shoe and really recommend it!

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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October 21, 2013

Rob H

from San Francisco, CA

Great looking shoe to wear with blue jeans. Feels a lot smaller compared to dress shoes that I normally wear.

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

 

September 5, 2013

Aliya F

 

I was very pleased with customer service level and the speed I got the shoes I ordered with Zappos. This is not my first time, and I keep coming back for a great product and bargain prices!

Brands I'd also recommend: I like Nike and school back pack I got here previously

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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

 

June 19, 2013

Mmichel

from Rabat, Morocco

These are great overall shoes, the blue was a little lighter in color than I expected. Comfort is good as well. You cannot go wrong with New Balance Classics.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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 26, 2013

Anonymous

from Washington, DC

Love these kicks. Very sharp, comfortable. I get a lot of positive comments about these. Just an FYI, the blue is a little lighter than the pic indicates, and I swapped out the white shoelaces for some gray ones. I think they look better with the gray laces. They're going to be a staple during the upcoming summer months.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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

 

December 3, 2012

Digiboog

from St. Louis

Shoe runs a size small. I normally wear a 14 but had to go up to my first size 15. Fits great now and I love the style. I'm able to wear them with shorts and jeans. Super comfy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 1, 2012

Anonymous

 

I've worn nothing but New Balance Classics the past 11 years and this pair is another great addition. Comfortable and I like the stripped down style. The red reflective material can sometimes appear to be a dark pink, but I don't mind.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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 20, 2012

Anonymous

from Las Vegas, NV

Pretty awesome shoes. I managed to snag the blue ones. They're pretty easy to keep clean, and no scuffs or scratches yet. My first pair of non-Dr. Martens in about 12 years.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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

 

October 9, 2015

Anonymous

from San Antonio, Tx

Excellent customer service! Fast delivery! No complaints after a number of different purchases -- all shoes to date. Wish this particular style had better arch support.

Brands I'd also recommend: Not applicable.

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 25, 2014

Anonymous

from new orleans

Overall these shoes have been great. They look great have great support and are incredibly durable. I've worn them as work shoes nearly every day since I got them. I'm on my feet almost all day (sometimes up to 10-11 hrs) and they've held up really well. Much more so than a pair of high end Merell brand shoes I got. My only complaint would be the lack of ventilation. I live in the south so it can get pretty hot and sweaty. At this point they're pretty stinky. Just bought a pair of shoes to replace them, but decided to go with something that breathes a bit more. Still, recommended.

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 9, 2012

Charlie

 

Needed some shoes that would provide comfort and support while at the gym. These shoes were it. Had them for several weeks and they hug my feet perfectly. However I have plantar fasciitis so I had to remove the insole and replaced them with some power step ones. Great combination. Quick note: If you happen to step in motor oil, these shoes will be quick to slip. Not oil resistant.

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 6, 2012

Anonymous

from Pickerington, OH

I saw these on the Street Shot Style Blog. They look old skool cool but they fit too narrow for my feet.

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 11, 2015

Anonymous

from New York

This sneaker runs small, it's particularly very narrow. Needs to be wider. I ordered them in my normal size and they were very tight, and I don't have wide feet. It's a shame because they're very nice. If you're gonna order them, order at least 1/2 size up.

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

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