New Balance Kids KV990P (Little Kid) Reviews

110 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

36%Rated 5 stars

24%Rated 4 stars

28%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

89% "Felt true to size"

85% "Felt true to width"

56% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 90 KV990P (Little Kid) New Balance Kids Reviews

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April 21, 2015

Anonymous

 

After one month of my 6 year old wearing these shoes (we live in MN so he was only wearing them part-time--still some boot days!), they looked very worn. The soles on the toe are separating from the shoe, color is fading. Granted he is a 6 year old boy and rough on shoes, but not what I expect after only 1 month of wear. I will try another brand next time.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 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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April 7, 2015

Anonymous

 

My boys wore many New Balance shoes through the years and they are usually great quality. I was very disappointed that these shoes looked like they had been worn for months after a week and a half. The strings that hold the sole on at the toe began to come out, and the "suede" section looked faded and frayed. The shoe seemed very wide for M width. Zappos said they would return, no problem.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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April 4, 2015

Jamie D

from Cedar Park,tx

Bought 2 pair one for my 2 year old and one for my 5 year old both boys! Love Zappos but really dislike these shoes. They didn't hold up even for 1 month. They stretched way out and look like they are a year old already. Wish I could get replacement shoes. I got the navy color which is good just hate they didn't last longer and feel like I'm stuck with them.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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March 25, 2015

Anonymous

 

My first time buying NB for my 3.5 year old son. He liked it right away. I found the grey sneaker wasn't as stiff and the strap went farther over than the blue one. Maybe that was just a fluke. It fits well and he runs around very easily in them.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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March 7, 2015

Andrea P

from United States

I used to buy these for my now 5 year old as a toddler in a wide. Decided to splurge again because he was complaining that his other shoes were too tight. Unfortunately these did not hold up like the old pair. They fit fine the first week then stretched out so much they were falling off. The color also faded so fast and they looked like old shoes within a couple weeks. Disappointed because they really were my go to shoes when he was little so I'm not sure what happened with the larger sizes.

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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February 17, 2015

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

These seem to run on the small side. I had to return for half size larger. Love Zappos for sending me the second shipment immediately! Also, in order to get a good closure on the shoe, you want the entire "N" pad to align with the velcro underneath - I have to really crank the shoe tight for this to happen. So maybe a style with more than one velcro closure would be nice, so the fit is not all riding on a single closure. Note, my son is 6 years old and nearing the end of his velcro years - he is very active/ athletic - for a younger kid, a single point of failure might be okay, I think. Comfort - who knows? Probably good. My son is off and running. These cost more than I ordinarily like to spend on my son's sneakers -- this was a vanity purchase so he could have shoes that look like his dad's, and I think they are pretty cute.

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

 

February 4, 2015

Anonymous

from Washington DC

Best shoe on the market for active kid with wide feet. Great arch support. My son burns through shoes at an alarming rate. Only Keens are sturdier, but their whole-size-only sneakers aren't great when the kid is actually between sizes (too much tripping and falling for my speed demon!). Though I like the old school styling, my son would like something a bit cooler. We use these for everyday, and something a little more fun/cool for outings where he won't be tearing around. Highly recommend!

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen Kids Saucony Kids

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

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January 27, 2015

Anonymous

from scranton, pa

They fit fine, but my son has to pull hard on the velcro to get it over far enough to catch. He doesn't have weird feet or anything, and he wore this exact style as a toddler without this problem. I can't figure it out.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 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

 

Runs Narrow

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January 20, 2015

Lisa T

 

This particular shoe wasn't very wide. New Balance tends to fit my 6-year-old but the design of this shoe - specifically the velcro latch - was too narrow for him. Bummed.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 16, 2015

Laura T

 

The shoes are easy for my 6 year old to put on, however after just a few times of wearing them the threads on the front of the shoe (near toes) are fraying. While my son is hard on shoes, for the price, I would expect the shoes to hold up a bit longer.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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 16, 2015

Laura T

 

The shoes are easy for my 6 year old to put on; however, after just a few times of wearing them the threads on the front of the shoe (near toes) are fraying. While my son is hard on shoes, for the price, I would expect the shoes to hold up a bit longer.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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

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January 8, 2015

Anonymous

from Colorado

My 7 year old and I love these shoes! He has really wide feet, and these are so comfy for him (size EXTRA WIDE). (We have so much trouble finding shoes that fit him.) We got these shoes last year, too, and now that he outgrew them, we bought another, bigger pair.

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

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January 8, 2015

Anonymous

 

My son wore these shoes for 2 days and then the thread holding the rubber on the toe unraveled. It still appears to be glued but will eventually separate. Very disappointed because of the cost vs. quality.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 6, 2015

Anonymous

from Chandler, Arizona

My son never measures for a wide shoe but has a very high instep so needs a wide shoe. Normally a wide will do but had to send the wide back and order an extra-wide. The velcro flap still is a close-fit. Typically New Balance wide shoes are a great fit for my son. This is a great heavy-duty shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: Stride-Rite (wide sizes)

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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December 12, 2014

Sharlotte

from California

My four year old with extra wide feet like his mom is very hard to shop for. Zappos is my go to shoe store. I purchased these shoes along with a few others for him for his first year of school back in July 2014 it is now the year's end, and they are still his go to shoe. He says they are comfortable, light and they do not pinch his feet. So far they have lasted and have not fallen apart like the Vans that I purchased my other son who only wore those part time basis. These New Balances are great. The only complaint that I do have is that the front of shoe scuffs and the fabric becomes frayed, makes them look a little worn but with a good wipe down and occasional wash they are ready to wear. I also purchased a New Balance lace up with mesh uppers and a black pair of New Balance lace ups. He much prefers the loop and hook and style. They keep him independent and make him feel more grown up. They look great with his uniform. Thank you, Zappos, for making my shoe shopping experience so wonderful. Even in busy Christmas season your service is fast reliable and courteous.

Brands I'd also recommend: stride rite, jumping jacks, saucony, asics

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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December 9, 2014

Anonymous

from New york

My son wears orthotics (AFOs) and these shoes are one of the few that fit over his orthotics. Good quality. Our last pair was used daily for a year and they are in great condition still.

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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Felt true to width

 

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November 20, 2014

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, CA

My son loves these shoes. They fit true to size and are perfect for school. Great for all different sock thicknesses to accommodate warmer or cooler weather. This is our sixth pair of this style since he was 4 and now he is 7!

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

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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November 13, 2014

Anonymous

 

These are awesome. Bought on recommendation of my three year olds physical therapist. We put his orthotics in here to give even more support. Finally. A shoe that fits a child with thick wide feet. Got several sizes and had him try all on. These will be our go to shoes from here on out.

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

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 8, 2014

Anonymous

 

New Balance quality issue, not Zappos. After only wearing for 7 weeks, a section of the sole on one shoe completely peeled off. Fortunately, Zappos is replacing at no charge.

Brands I'd also recommend: Tsukihoshi

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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 19, 2014

Tim C

from bay area

The straps on this shoe stretch out too easily. We first had a 2W and the straps stretched out so much that after a week or two I had to get the W instead. Zappos was very generous and did the exchange at no cost. Just a few months later now and the strap broke on the new shoe. Conclusion: bad shoe design, find other hook and loop shoes, great Zappos service.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 15, 2014

Maria P

from New Orleans, LA

Excellent school shoes! This is the third year in a row we're buying them for our girl, now 7. She loves them!

Brands I'd also recommend: Tsukihoshi Kids

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 1, 2014

Anonymous

from Woodland Hills, CA

My son loves these shoes! This was my first time buying on Zappos and won't be my last! The quality and convenience is outstanding!

Brands I'd also recommend: Sketchers

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 wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 9, 2014

Maria C

from Sacramento, CA

The shoe's width is great, but the Velcro strap was about ΒΌ" too short to make it over to the fastening side of my son's foot. Extra wide shoes require longer straps/laces than your regular shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: Saucony

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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 21, 2014

Brenda M

from Plano, Texas

It's very hard to find wide width shoes for kids who have outgrown their toddler stage but since their feet are still growing, it's important put their feet in shoes that fit properly. New Balance makes the most stylish sneakers for young kids. My grandson will wear their sneakers even though he would love to squeeze his feet into some other brand.

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 28, 2014

Anonymous

from Southern Cali

I really like these shoes. My son has always worn Stride Rite but we ran out of options for his size and didn't want a shoe that he's already had, so it was time to start shopping around. These shoes fit great and are not too stiff.

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