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New Balance Kids KJ990G (Big Kid) Reviews

32 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

84%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

94% "Felt true to size"

100% "Felt true to width"

61% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 12 KJ990G (Big Kid) New Balance Kids Reviews

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July 9, 2014

Gretchen G

 

These are absolutely wonderful!!! I usually were an 8 in women's (sometimes a 7.5) but I always have to have wide width. These are very wide, I got the 7 XW and the fit generously. I can put my inserts in for additional arch support, and even wear thick gym socks with no problem. They are gender neutral, so they do not have the pink or purple that many women's shoes have today. If you are looking for a classic sneaker, this is the way to go. These are half the price of the adult version, so if your foot is not too long, try these! They are light weight and breathable.

Brands I'd also recommend: aravon

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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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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July 7, 2014

Anonymous

from Kansas City

Great shoe for a hard to fit xtra wide footed 9 year old who blows through shoes in 3 months time. I'm hoping this more expensive and hopefully therefore sturdier build will last longer.

Brands I'd also recommend: ?

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

 

July 5, 2014

Mark P

from Saint Louis MO

This is the most comfortable shoe I have ever worn. I purchased this shoe because it is one of the few brands that offer boy's sizes in XW. As an adult in a wheelchair all day, my feet tend to swell. Also wearing a size 6 makes it difficult to find a good shoe. I bought the 6 XW and it goes on easily and is comfortable all day long. I will be buying more New Balance XW in the future.

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

 

July 4, 2014

Jill S

from Pittsburgh, PA

I bought these shoes for my 12 year old daughter. She hates the "girlie" colored shoes, so these appealed to her. She loves them and wears them all the time. She has wide feet and the wide size fit perfectly. No uncomfortable blister/callous causing rubbing.

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 20, 2014

Anonymous

 

Zappos is the best...I ordered these from Zappos after searching several stores! Fit perfectly & great price.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 22, 2014

Anonymous

from charleston, sc

My 8-year old son has used these shoes virtually every day since we bought them a few weeks ago. He really likes them which is high praise from an often fussy kid. Shoes often seem a bit narrow for my son's feet so we bought the W which was a good thing, it does not seem overly wide to me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 6, 2014

Anonymous

from Virginia Beach, VA

This is my son's third pair of this exact shoe. Every time he outgrows these shoes, he asks for the same pair in a bigger size. They are expensive but durable and give him good support. He loves them!

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

 

April 4, 2014

Anonymous

from Rochester, MI

I'm so happy New Balance makes sneakers in extra wide for my child who needs to wear them with braces and still have a cool-looking shoe. Really a great well-made shoe.

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

 

March 1, 2014

Anonymous

from Sunnyvale, California

Very good and comfortable shoes. My son likes them. We have been getting this one for him a few times already. He has extra wide feet and he uses orthotic inserts for pronation. Even with the inserts, the shoes are roomy enough for him.

Brands I'd also recommend: asics

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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November 13, 2013

Anonymous

 

True to size and they go with everything! (Well, most everything.) My daughter loves her new shoes!

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

Runs Wide

 

September 28, 2013

Anonymous

from Metro DC

These shoes have been my son's favorite for 6 years now. It's the shoe he always wants each school year, and the one he picks first each day. I finally got a 2nd pair so he can rotate, but they are comfortable, and have held up well - not wearing out before I need to go the next size in 4-6 months time. We'll get them as long as we can get them in his size.

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

 

September 25, 2013

Anonymous

from Bay Area, CA

These are one of the few shoes that fit my 10-yr old son's extra wide feet! He owns a pair in every color. Each pair has held up well; and he runs 2-4 miles every weekend in them! My only complaint: the navy and black fade somewhat quick but the soles are awesome. My son loves his New Balances!

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

 

September 14, 2013

Kelly D

from Winston-Salem, North Carolina

I have 4 boys and this is just a great, go-to shoe for school and every day wear. The best thing about them is that this grey color works for khakis, but also goes with BOTH black and navy shorts and pants! I'm a big fan.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics

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

 

August 14, 2013

Mandy H

from Arkansas

I buy these shoes at the beginning of the school year, and they last all year long without tearing or coming apart. The navy fades, but the shoe holds up through much running and playing. They are comfortable to my boys, and they like them.

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

 

July 26, 2013

Tamisha

from Brndywine, MD

Great shoe for my son. It was always difficult and stressful finding shoes/ sneakers for him because the stores don't carry wide sizes. However, thanks to Zappos that's no longer an issue. He love the sneakers and no longer complains about his feet.

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

 

July 17, 2013

Veronica

from Tustin, CA

My son loves these. He said that they fit great and super lightweight. I am really pleased with Zappos!

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

 

July 14, 2013

Anonymous

from Fort Washington, MD

Purchased as a summer tennis shoe for my 7 years and 4 years old sons. Looks stylish with most color clothing and white socks (crew or no show). My oldest son said, "Mom, these shoes feel like a bed for my feet." I interpret that to mean they are very comfortable :-) This is the first time my children have worn the NB brand, we normally purchase Nike. I will definitely purchase again in the future.

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

 

May 22, 2013

Hilary

from United States

My son is very picky about shoes and especially sneakers. I was so relieved to find these in our local mall that I went right on to Zappos and bought a second pair. They have a lot of cushion and they are breathable. Great for running, biking, scootering. He is 10 and a size 6 with a narrow foot, and they fit him very well. They also hold up.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Nike

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

 

May 16, 2013

Anonymous

 

I am an adult female and I take a size 8 shoe. I always have problems getting athletic shoes that fit me comfortably and properly. This youth size is perfect for me. This is my second pair in a youth size.

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

 

September 19, 2012

Anonymous

from Orlando

These shoes are excellent for my 9yo son. We ordered the XW to accommodate his AFO (leg brace), and they work perfectly with the brace on or off. Definitely his favorite pair of shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 12, 2012

Anonymous

from Maryland

This is a great shoe, especially for a child with wide feet. Because it is a mesh upper it was comfortable the very first time on. Yeah!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

 

March 28, 2013

Anonymous

from Warren, Michigan

Very good shoe. I am an adult woman with a small foot but wide. This shoe fit like a glove, not to mention I love the way they look on.

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

 

February 25, 2013

Matthew B

 

Very comfortable, right out of the box, like most New Balance shoes. Only annoyance is that these are not a perfectly shrunk version of the adult 990v3's. The soles look cheaper than the adult, but I guess that just comes with the lower price. They still look great and support the foot very well and it would take a very keen eye to spot the differences.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics, Brooks, Saucony

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 5, 2012

Neva

from AZ

Kudos to New Balance for making a shoe in XW sizes. True to width and the only shoe that has been comfortable for my son's wide feet. The support could be better which is why I only gave it 4 start overall, but I have not found any other shoe what fits as well.

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

 

October 29, 2012

Anonymous

from California

This is the 2nd pair of the New Balance sneakers we bought for my son (age 9). He likes the fit though like the Asics, he still seems to tear the fabric area after a few months of use. I have no idea how this happens though I'm sure he's extra tough on these shoes. Wish the fabric part were more durable but he seems happy with them.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Felt true to width

 

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