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New Balance W990v3 Reviews

164 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

80%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

85% "Felt true to size"

84% "Felt true to width"

49% "Moderate arch support"

147 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 2/27/13
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

My podiatrist recommended these shoes, so I ordered them. I'm on my feet all day at work as a cashier & customer service rep. for a large retail store and these shoes are Very comfortable. They give great support, without smashing my toes and I often get compliments on how cute they look.

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17 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 4/30/12
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

This is the first review I have ever written on Zappos and I have bought a lot of shoes from here. But I just had to make a statement about these horrible New Balance shoes! I thought New Balance might have gotten smart and gone back to making shoes like the 991 from many years ago but instead they came out with this crap. The toe box is ridiculously narrow. A wide toe box used to be what New Balance was known for. Way more narrow than my Asics and not as comfortable. I do not have wide feet but when it is hot outside and I am working out my feet tend to swell a little bit. It used to be that New Balance was the best to compensate for that, but not any more. Their quality is now very poor and I have heard from many running stores that they will not even carry them anymore due to the poor quality. I would have to say that Asics has taken over as the best running shoes out there, especially if you wear orthotics. Stay away from these shoes. If you do not like the 993 you will certainly not like this these. They are worse.

Additional 144 W990v3 New Balance Reviews

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3 people found this review helpful  

September 25, 2012

Anonymous

 

I just purchased a pair of New Balance 990. They are ok, but has a lot to be desired compared to the 993's. The 993's have better support, made with much better materials, better quality, and more true to fit. I bought 2 pair of 993's 3 years ago and they are still in great condition. Comparing both side by side, it was very disappointing to see the changes in what was once one of the best shoes made. I would hope New Balance would want to keep their reputation as being the best and having great pride for one of the few products made in the USA. PLEASE BRING 993's back!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

October 31, 2012

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

I've never written a review on Zappos before but I just had to warn fans of the New Balance 99x series that this is an awful shoe. I've been a loyal fan of this series since the 991 came out. This shoe honestly seems like a cheap knockoff of a New Balance shoe. The materials feel a little cheaper, there is much less cushioning, and worst of all the toe box is small and the entire shoe seems more narrow. I've had several pairs of 993s in a 9.5 B, but when I tried these on in the same size my toes were immediately crunched from all angles. I actually checked the label to make sure they hadn't sent me the wrong size. This is just crazy. New Balance, what have you done to my beloved shoes? Please bring the 993s back!

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 2, 2015

Anonymous

 

I have narrow, flat, overpronated feet. It's so difficult to find a comfortable, stabilizing shoe. This one works very well for me. I plan on buying it in another color combo.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 31, 2013

Anonymous

 

These are excellent as always. They run true to size and are comfortable. In the past New Balance running shoes (in spite of the high price) did not have very good longevity, but they work well with orthotics. I use these only for walking; not running and always have two pairs.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 16, 2012

Anonymous

 

Extremely comfortable. Comes wide enough in the toe box to take a custom orthotic.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 8, 2012

Mary O

from Gonzales, LA

These are the first shoes I have put on in months that fit correctly with my orthodics and don't hurt my feet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 22, 2013

Anonymous

from Minneapolis, MN

Super comfy but I didn't realize it was a Susan G Koman shoe. I prefer not to wear clothing with any affiliate or other logos.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 27, 2016

Anonymous

 

I used to wear Brooks constantly, but they changed so much I had to find a new brand. I have problem feet, and this was an excruciating experience. It took trying several brands and several sizes of this New Balance model before I got a shoe that works well. The wider, soft toe box accommodates my Morton's neuroma in size B and is narrow enough in the heel that it doesn't slip. It's not the cushiest sole or strongest support, but the shoe is comfortable. I start out wearing this type shoe on a treadmill, switch to everyday when it loses its prime support, and then relegate it to dirty tasks like gardening, etc. I have not worn the New Balance 990v3 long enough to report on the full span, but I am so incredibly grateful to Zappos for going above and beyond to help me start it. I have to put up with my feet - Zappos doesn't, but so many customer loyalty team members did, again and again. Thank you all! I recommend the shoe so far. I recommend Zappos unreservedly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 16, 2014

Anonymous

from New York City

I'm not a runner. I wore the long-ago 990s, then 991, 992, and 993 for everyday wear on the streets of NYC. These seem to be the next step in that line. They accommodate my orthotics and bunion (in wide) so I'm happy. I had read reviews about this shoe having a bad smell once it got wet, but even though I've been caught in a shower or two since I got them, I haven't noticed it. No complaints.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 29, 2014

Anonymous

 

I had an ankle injury with a torn ligament. These sneakers work. I have flat feet and overpronator as well. These sneakers have great support especially if you want to start cross training/light run before you actually are healed from an injury.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

March 18, 2013

Anonymous

 

These are awesome shoe. I still had room for custom insert, and they did not feel too big or too tight. The grey and pink is just enough flash that they are not boring nor tacky. These held up really well in both every day walking/commuting and in dance class.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

February 12, 2013

Anonymous

from Illinois

I ordered this shoe to replace the same shoe I had been wearing. NB changed it - it is now at least on quarter inch narrower. Won't work for me

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 29, 2012

Anonymous

 

These shoes fit very well. After being diagnosed with plantar fasciitis in both feet my doctor recommended I try a New Balance shoe. I actually purchased these from a New Balance store after trying on a variety of different styles, and loved them so much I decided to try to get another pair from zappos. They are the only shoes I can wear right now that allow my foot to be supported. If you have foot problems or need a supportive shoe I would definitely recommend these. Not to mention they are made in the United States! They are kind of expensive but worth the money not to have foot pain.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 15, 2012

Bonnie V

from La Verne Ca.

Where do I start. I have problems with my feet hurting all the time. I ordered the New Bakance 990 wide to compensate for my little toe that always get a bunion, which is very painful. Needless to say! These shoes are the bomb. My feet are pain free, which make me a happy person. Just love these shoes, I even bought them in black. No regrets here.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 18, 2015

Anonymous

 

I did not actually buy these from Zappos. I received these as a gift. They are so horribly uncomfortable that I cannot even describe it. I am an overpronator that needs cushioning. My husband thought he was doing a good thing when he bought these. He was wrong. Every time I wear these my ankles throb and my feet hurt and I cannot wait to take them off. I tried an insole and the pain just got worse spreading up my leg to my calf and knee. Never again. These are not made for an overpronator.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

February 21, 2013

Anonymous

from Los Angeles

I have worn the W990 for years and was shocked and disappointed in this latest version. I have wide feet and love the way the old version used to fit. They have narrowed the toe box so it is uncomfortable. What were they thingkin?

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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July 26, 2016

Anonymous

from Connecticut

My absolute favorite athletic shoe. I can wear this every day. Even cute with jeans.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 30, 2016

Esther g

from montreal quebec canada

2nd pair I bought in this color. 4th pair in the last few years. this speaks for itself!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 13, 2016

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, California

I was looking for a good comfortable , lightweight and supportive walking shoe. This shoe was okay, however, I ordered a few styles at the same time to compare. This 990v3 was far superior in cushioning and support. I have a very flexible but not very good arch , in my feet. I was able to detect all this in just trying them on, can't wait to take them for a walk!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 4, 2016

Angie D

from Poplarville, Ms

Love the product, shipped out to me immediately, very satisfied with service, will continue doing business with Zappos. This is my 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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May 26, 2016

Toni

from Los Angeles, California

Great wide sneaker for my son. This is the second pair of 990s that we've purchased. They hold up to a lot of wear and tear from a 12 year old boy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 12, 2016

Anonymous

from Central California

Excellent! First Class! Perfect and comfortable right out of the box. These are really good looking! I have same shoe in other colors but his color combo is my favorite.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 5, 2016

Anonymous

from California

It is hard for me to find shoes that fit well. I got a pair of these last year and liked them, so I got another pair to have just in case they change the style and become unavailable. Hopeful they will have them for awhile longer. They are nice and neutral, no crazy color combinations and they go with most everything.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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May 1, 2016

Ronni W

from New York, NY

I could not be happier with my purchase from Zappos. It was a phone order and the man who helped me, and answered my questions, was great. Excellent experience.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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March 7, 2016

Sara I

from Maryland

Zappos is my 'go to' for my family's shoes. Their service is great, return policy more than fair and overall experience with this company is exemplary.

Brands I'd also recommend: Brooks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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