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New Balance Kids KJ990G (Big Kid) Reviews

47 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

95% "Felt true to size"

98% "Felt true to width"

59% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 27 KJ990G (Big Kid) New Balance Kids Reviews

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August 14, 2015

Lucy M

from California

My grandson has that foot shape that is almost rectangle. After searching high and low with no luck, I ordered these, they came just in time for back to school! Kiddo is a very happy camper.

Brands I'd also recommend: Saucony

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

 

June 18, 2015

Anonymous

 

I got this shoe for my son and really likes them. They look great and he says they're very comfortable - I would highly 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

 

June 14, 2015

Anonymous

from Nashville, TN

Shoes are great for kids with wide feet. This is about the only brand that fits well. Customer service is always A+ with Zappos.

Brands I'd also recommend: too numerous to name

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

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

May 4, 2015

JoAnne G

from Richmond, VA

My son loves these shoes. This is his third pair. He has wide feet and these fit well. Simple styling. He wears them everyday.

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 1, 2015

M

from LA

I have been getting those sport shoes for my nine years daughter for the past three years, going through four sizes at least. Her school requires marine or black sport shoes, so they workout fine as there are not that many choices out there. I have been always pleased with those shoes, besides the last pair: after two months the front flap came up, on both shoes. My daughter does only use those shoes twice a week at school. I had the flap re-glued at a shoe repair's man advice (sewing would have costed the half of a new pair of shoes). Needless to say, it only stayed glued for a week. I was very disappointed by the quality of those shoes this time around, expected more from a New Balance shoe, even if it is a kid's one! It looks like the quality of those shoes went down. I am so sorry about that.

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

 

January 31, 2015

Candice H

from Nashville, TN

My son loves these! He is 12 and wears a wide width. This brand is an awesome brand and I am super happy that Zappos.com always has his size! These are super comfortable and stylish by my son's standards. We will be ordering more pairs as his foot grows!

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

 

January 21, 2015

Anonymous

from Long Island, NY

NB are the only sneakers I buy for my 8 year old son whose foot is on the wide side. Wish they came with longer laces so it's easier for him to tie but that's easily remedied. These are a great basic sneaker.

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

 

January 20, 2015

Marlene O

from Columbus, Ohio

Purchased these for my 12 year old daughter who needed running shoes and has wide feet. She loves them. Good styling and very comfortable. She's tough on shoes, and so far they are holding up well.

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

 

January 7, 2015

Moe D

from Connecticut

Purchased a pair for my son after reading good reviews on them. After a couple months they are holding up well (at least better than his last couple pairs). He wears these just about every day, so comfort and proper fit is important. He has very wide feet, and he said these shoes (in a wide width) were comfortable right out of the box. We purchased the grey, and the soil does tend to show up, however its not as noticeable as you'd expect, because of the shade variations already in the shoe. Not super flashy for an 8-year old, but they do the trick.

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 5, 2014

Heather B

 

These are awesome for kids with wide feet! It's hard to find shoes that are truly wide. Good for all weather too! Get 'em!

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

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 22, 2014

Anonymous

from Hoover, Alabama

I bought this shoe for my son. He has a wide width but a narrow heel. It fits very well but seems to run a bit long. I will try a half size smaller next time. I was surprised that the insole is removable and can be replaced when worn. It is very light weight and supportive.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 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

 

November 19, 2014

Sarah c

from bloomington in

A very comfortable shoe for my short, wide, feet. New Balance was recommended to me by my podiatrist many years ago and I have been very happy with their fit and comfort for over 15 years now. I initially ordered this shoe in a Medium, but had to return it for a Wide. The return process with Zappos is a breeze! Customer service is exceptional!

Brands I'd also recommend: only New Balance

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 4, 2014

Anonymous

from Kansas

These are good quality shoes that hold up. I've been getting these for my son for several years and they last until he outgrows them. He needs extra wides and they fit his foot great.

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 22, 2014

Anonymous

from SF, CA

My 10yr old son mangles his shoes within couple of months (stride rite, asics, etc). This is the only shoe that has survived him long enough that he actually outgrew the size before having to purchase another pair. the insole didn't survive the duration so we had to replace it, but otherwise, good, sturdy, "active boy" shoes. We just bought the same shoe in larger 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

 

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

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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

Runs Wide

 

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

Runs Large

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

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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