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New Balance Classics WL101 Reviews

89 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

72%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

53% "Felt true to size"

73% "Felt true to width"

54% "Moderate arch support"

72 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 3/26/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I ordered these for work. I am a server at a restaurant that has 3 different rooms on one floor, so I walk a lot. These are perfect because they look cute with pants or a skirt and I can wear them without socks. They are so comfortable and light and also supportive. I love athletic Mary Janes. It is especially hard to find shoes that don't tear up my heels, but these don't require any breaking in! Highly recommend. I love NB.

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17 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 6/15/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:2 stars!

Shoe not true to size. I normally wear an 8 and it is too short in length. I will try the next size up.

Additional 69 WL101 New Balance Classics Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 29, 2012

NY T

from SF, CA

I love the light weight feature of this modern sneaker. Much cuter than my Tom's for walking around in and better support. Yes I know Tom's are for a great cause, however, my feet needed more support and style. Wish there were more colors and different materials. The soft cotton material is cute but will probably get dirty very easily. Black was sold out, hopefully Zappos will get more in because I will buy another pair, but not in the cotton-like material.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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June 16, 2012

Corbie W

from Los Angeles

These were the shoes I bought after returning the too narrow Puma Sneakerina. Specifically, I bought them to wear with leggings and casual skirts while riding my bike around town. These don't have much arch support but they are perfect for looking cute and staying cool on my cycling trips.

Brands I'd also recommend: Saucony, Chacos

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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No arch support

 

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June 13, 2012

Anonymous

from Atlanta, GA

Just wore these to walk the dog and they are great! What a comfortable, slip-on alternative to flip flops and they're super cute.

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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June 12, 2012

S.h.

from United States

I always order a 9 in athletic shoes, even though I wear an 8 1/2 in others; this held true here. These are super comfy and perfect for wearing to yoga class. Light-weight, and simple. Almost feel like slippers, so don't expect as much structure as some slip-on comfort shoes. The light gray perforated mesh shows dirt, especially at the toes. I'm ordering another pair in black, which should be better.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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June 8, 2012

Anonymous

from San Francisco

I ordered a 9 and I wear 8.5 in flats and 9 in tennis shoes. they were too small. I would suggest ordering a .5 size up. Extremely lightweight, which I wasn't expecting.

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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June 7, 2012

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

These are ridiculously comfortable! I wore them straight out of the box and felt like I was wearing super-soft sneakers. They fit really well and are just my size (true to size). I did get a little blistering near my big toes, but it did not hurt, and I think they just need to be broken in; anyway it is far less than most flats. They are highly recommend!

Brands I'd also recommend: Puma, Aasics

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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June 1, 2012

Beverly J

from Iowa

Love the shoes! Usually wear a 9.5, but typical NB, I needed a size 10; also I have a narrow foot, and the width was perfect. Put them on and walked two miles. May have to try them in a different color.

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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May 31, 2012

Anonymous

 

I love these shoes! Unfortunately they were much too small for me; at least one size, if not 1.5. The color is great and they are very comfortable for my walk to work and back.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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May 20, 2012

Vanessa

from Dover, NH

These are great kicks! Comfortable, low profile and looks great with pretty much everything.

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  

May 5, 2012

Lisa G

 

I wear a 9 or 9.5. The 9 is too small. Because I am flatfooted, this style does not fit my foot right, so I will not be ordering the next 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

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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May 2, 2012

Anonymous

from NY

Got these for casual use. Opened them immediately from the box and fell in love. They are like walking on clouds. I wouldn't recommend using these for long walks or lengthy exercise -- not enough support. They're easy to slip on/off, and are light as a feather. I bought 2 pairs -- 1 in blue, the other in orange, and I receive many compliments. Great summer shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike

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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Excellent arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 2, 2012

Tracy C

from St. Louis, MO

I ordered these shoes yesterday and they came in today - talk about quick shipping! The shoe itself seem fairly true to size, fitted, but I think that once I wear them a bit they'll loosen up, and it feels comfortable out of the box. There is padding but not much in terms of arch support, but the sole can be removed so if you need more support you could easily put in an insole to make up for it. I got the dark grey/orange pair and the colors in the picture are true to life. They are fun, comfortable, and exactly what I was looking for. Thanks New Balance for making cute shoes and Zappos for your awesome shipping!

Brands I'd also recommend: Teva, Sketchers

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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1 person found this review helpful  

April 30, 2012

Anonymous

from Portland, Oregon

I replaced the insoles, which slip out easily, with Superfeet insoles covered with Smartwool socks. Perfection! I will be taking these to Europe as a second pair of walking shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 30, 2012

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

Wanted to exchanged 6.0 for 6.5 in charcoal/orange but not available in 6.5. So I got the brown/green in 6.5. Although the fit is loose, I'm beginning to love this shoe with the help of padding here and there. Great for the summer! (Wish I weren't in between New Balance's sizes or maybe the shoe just runs a tad small.)

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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No arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 30, 2012

Janet B

from Nebraska

These shoes are so comfortable -- even for feet that have recently had bunion surgery! I can wear them all day without my feet starting to hurt! Plus, they are adorable!

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

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 17, 2012

Sarah G

from San Antonio, Texas

Super comfortable! The minute I pulled these out of the box and put them on, I didn't want to take them off! I bought them specifically for a trip to NYC and was raring to go. I would say that under normal walking / day to day circumstances they would have been phenomenal, but hitting the pavement hard for 8+ hours a day, a little more support was needed. But I still love them and enjoy wearing them, just not hiking all day in them. The fit was very nice - very true to size, and worked well with my narrow / average width foot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 4, 2012

Amanda C

from Orange County, CA

I been coveting the grey and orange for months, but I never saw it in my size so I finally ordered the black. Oh, wow, do I love the feel of these shoes everywhere except across the area above my big toe. I have a big toe knuckle bone that protrudes up (instead of out, like a bunion) and the top of the shoe runs directly across it. The seam has no give, so the feeling is too uncomfortable for me to consider keeping these, which makes me so sad! If you've got a true bunion, I don't think it would be a problem because the bone would be inside the shoe instead of along the seam of the shoe. For those that want to know, these shoes are incredibly lightweight and flexible and yet somehow they still feel cushy. Another important thing to know is that the shoe doesn't have any arch support. This is definitely a minimalist shoe that I think most people would love. I wish so badly that it had worked for me!

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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No arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 28, 2012

Kristin

from Nebraska

Purchased a size 8.5, which is my typical size in walking shoes. Felt true to size length wise. Pros to this shoe: Super cute. I have never gotten so many compliments on footwear before. I purchased the dark gray/orange combo which may not be available anymore, but other color combinations look cute as well. They look like a cross between a trainer and a ballet slipper, so says at least three different commenting individuals. Also very lightweight (almost non existent) and the elastic band over top is wide enough it doesn't cause discomfort. Sole is removable if you want more support. Cons to this shoe: Wider than expected and therefore caused some wear-in blisters and rubs. Also has no arch support already built in if you are wanting that.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 21, 2012

Anonymous

from new york

This shoe is an improvement over the previous incarnation that was a collab with Nine West. Unlike that version, this feels like a real shoe with nice support and padding. Unfortunately, the shoe runs small. I previously wore a 6, but I'll need to purchase a 6.5 I think for a more comfortable fit.

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

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 19, 2012

Anonymous

from arroyo grande, california

I got these in black and loved the fact that they weigh so little. Would have been perfect for my attempt at lightweight luggage for our European trip. However...they are flat inside. No support that I need so badly, so sadly will bee sending them back.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 2, 2012

Anonymous

from Minneapolis, MN

I was very excited to receive these shoes so quick after I ordered them. I am thinking about returning them because I am concerned that they will not meet my needs. I wanted a slip on shoes for city commuting. These seem like great beach shoes or light walking shoes. They did stay on my feet and were true to size. The construction was not great; the sole is not glued or sewn to the bottom of the shoe. Is that on purpose?

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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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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1 person found this review helpful  

June 15, 2012

Anonymous

 

Shoe not true to size. I normally wear an 8 and it is too short in length. I will try the next size up.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 12, 2012

Anonymous

from ABQ, NM

Not as cute in person. Light weight. Definitely felt short by one whole size. Sending them back.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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July 10, 2013

Anonymous

from Chicago

Cute, comfortable, next time with that style I would buy a 1/2 size larger but love them and get a lot of complements on them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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June 8, 2013

Janice M

from Rockport, MA

I usually wear a 10N and this shoe runs a bit short and a bit wide. However, I do like it for its style and hope it will adapt to my foot in length anyway.

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

 

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