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New Balance Kids KJ990P (Little Kid) Reviews

27 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

86%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

14%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

95% "Felt true to size"

95% "Felt true to width"

56% "Excellent arch support"

23 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 3/11/15
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

My son has to wear custom inserts which requires finding shoes that come in an extra wide width -- these shoes are an answered prayer! They don't look like an orthotic shoe and they have removable inserts that allow for his inserts. Classic tennis shoe and great quality!

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4 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 12/21/13
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Very disappointed. The stitching that holds the rubber at the front toe has come undone on both sneakers. My son has only worn them for 3-4 weeks and I expect more from a pair of sneakers that cost this much money.

Additional 7 KJ990P (Little Kid) New Balance Kids Reviews

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July 24, 2015

VNeal

from NH

This is the only brand I have really found that is great for my sons wide foot. The shoe is well built and holds up to a 5 year old.

Brands I'd also recommend: Saucony also carries extra wide and holds 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

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 16, 2014

Dory

 

My son absolutely loves these sneakers. They are his favorite pair and are so comfortable. He has wide feet and Zappos is the best and only place I buy his foot wear.

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

 

October 12, 2014

Mara L

from Los angeles, ca

Perfect school shoes. Our dress code limits colors and this shoe fits the bill. Love the wide widths available.

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

 

October 9, 2014

Anonymous

 

My kids school requires this shoe for dress code. It's a basic grey color but it looks good with all the school colors and it cleans up easily. It's comfortable, supportive and well made.

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 10, 2014

Anonymous

from Austin, TX

These have been great shoes for my son! He has an extra wide foot and is extremely rough on shoes, but these have held up well and look like they have good support for his feet. We have tried many brands of wide/extra wide sneakers and NB is the best!

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 true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 15, 2014

Anonymous

from United States

My eight year-old son likes these so much that every time he wears through them (about every 4-6 months of daily wear) he asks me to buy the exact same pair. Good support.

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

Runs Wide

 

January 29, 2014

Maggie D

from McLean, VA

These shoes are the greatest - very comfortable and perfect for my little one's slighter wider foot. This is the 3rd pair we've purchased (well, first time with laces instead of velcro), sizing up each time he outgrows the last pair.

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

 

December 2, 2013

Anonymous

from Chicago

I have been buying New Balance shoes for my son for over 3 years now. They are the only shoes that offer an extra wide and have enough room for my son's orthotic to fit without a struggle. We love them!

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

 

November 24, 2013

Linda

from Alexandria VA

These sneakers are holding up amazingly well and my five year old loves them. They are not flashy which is exactly what we wanted.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

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

Runs Wide

 

October 2, 2013

Jennifer

from South Boston, MA

Love, love, love these sneakers. The color and quality are great and perfect for little ones with wide feet. My little guy wears them everyday to school, very comfortable. Highly recommend!

Brands I'd also recommend: Adidas, 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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 1, 2013

Zappos F

from Minneapolis

Very comfy and well-fitting shoe. Lots of cushioning. My 6-year old absolutely loves it. Time to learn to tie laces!

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

 

June 18, 2013

Troy V

 

My 5-year old will not wear any other shoe. We are on our 4th size in the same shoe, and he couldn't be happier. The navy color is so good for young boys who love the outdoors.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 24, 2013

Anonymous

from New York

My son wears an AFO on his left side, which is a brace that supports his foot, ankle, and calf. We are limited with shoes that he can wear and also look good. So far, the New Balance 990 has been the best of the bunch! The width is perfect for his brace (we ordered wide), but still narrow enough that his right foot (which is brace free)is correctly fitted. He is a very active child and these sneakers have stood up to a lot of wear and tear. This is our second pair and I will purchase them again.

Brands I'd also recommend: Tsukihoshi

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 21, 2013

Anonymous

 

My daughter who typically doesn't like tennis shoes loves these. She wears them to school every day now and says they are super comfy.

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

 

February 8, 2013

Cj

from Los Angeles

Dynamite shoes! True to fit and the mesh on the top makes then breathable and light weight. My son (5yrs) loved these shoes when we got them so much he literally wanted to sleep with them on that night. We settled for the side of the bed. Very comfortable he says and the color was great. We will buy these again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 28, 2012

Beverly S

from Sebring, FL

I was so pleased to find an extra wide shoe at Zappos for my six year old Grandson. The New Balance shoe was a great fit. I give Zappos 5 stars for ease of shopping and highly recommend them.

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 26, 2012

Laura

from The Woodlands, TX

Great shoes for my little boy. We've bought the same pair year after year because they fit so well. He has extremely wide 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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 22, 2012

Ashley F

from Dayton Ohio

This is the sixth pair of the same shoe I have bought for my son. He loves this style. They wear great last until the next shoe size is needed. They wash really 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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 25, 2012

Anonymous

 

Great shoe for my 8 year old son with an extra wide foot. He likes them very much.

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 3, 2014

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

I love this shoe and my son loves it. Unfortunately, I purchased it mid-July and by late August the rubber sole had come unglued. This is unacceptable for a shoe at this price point.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 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

 

March 16, 2014

Anonymous

 

Received these January 23. It is now March 16. In less than three months the shoes have holes in the toes and the laces have broken. My 7 year old son is hard on shoes but I would hope they would last a little better than this. We ave limited options due to school rules on shoe color so need to find another option!

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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November 17, 2012

D.

from from Long Island

While a more stylish sneaker for boys than many of New Balance's sneakers, the vamp is just too low and tight making it impossible for anyone with a high instep. It's cut quite low across the entire top of the forefoot.

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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