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New Balance Kids KV990P (Little Kid) Reviews

66 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

60%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

16%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

12%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

92% "Felt true to size"

88% "Felt true to width"

56% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 46 KV990P (Little Kid) New Balance Kids Reviews

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September 8, 2013

Jessica F

from Orange County

My son had wide feet, these shoes are comfortable, and it's a plus to have them in size wide, the only problem is that the velcro is all the way at the end where the N is, so the can't close the shoe all the way because the velcro does not reach all the way to where the other side of the velcro is supposed to meet.

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

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 5, 2013

Anonymous

from Fayetteville, AR

Great shoe for the little guys. Easy for the kids to put on and secure by themselves. Very durable shoe. Fit is pretty true to size...if anything they fit a touch big but that is good for growing kids!

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

 

August 21, 2013

CB

from Nothern Virginia

Bought these in blue for my 6 year old. Love the look, but the cross-flap will not stay closed. Started happening immediately, but he had already worn them so could not return. On the hunt for a new sneaker.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 8, 2013

Anonymous

from Louisville, Ky

These shoes are great, we are on our second pair. These shoes look great, fit perfect, and he doesn't have any trouble running, jumping, or scrambling out of the way of a laser (yes, he is 3). Great shoes.

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

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 17, 2013

Anonymous

 

These shoes are the best! They are lightweight, easy to get on and off, and the velcro works great. The do wear out fast if your kid plays rough though. I wish they were a little cheaper. This is my second pair I've bought for my 3 year old. He has really extra wide feet and New Balance seems to make the best wide shoes.

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

 

May 18, 2013

MCJ

from Sacramento

They are a great fit for the active toddler in my family. The width is perfect and they take a good beating on a daily basis. The only thing I would change about the shoes is the strap that goes across the top. These shoes are designed for wide feet, but the strap is not too forgiving for the width on the top. If you are ok with the strap not closing completely, then it is not a problem. Honestly, it is more for looks than anything else. But the truth is that this is our second pair. He loved and grew out of the first.

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

 

May 9, 2013

G.A.

from Fort Lauderdale, FL

Love these! Have 2 boys and after getting this pair for one of my boys, I ordered a pair in my other son's size. They seem pretty true to size and they are easy on/off and hold up very well. I've washed one pair a couple times and they look good as new.

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

 

May 2, 2013

Jennifer M

from California

My son found these shoes to be very comfortable and they fit our school uniform policy. The problem is they lasted exactly 3 months - I know because I just checked my order date and it is 3 months to the day. The top suede part is coming off and the cloth part where his foot goes into the shoe is torn on both shoes. My son is six and hard on his shoes but I doubt he is unique in that area. Most little boys play hard. These shoes didn't hold up well at all. Back to find something else.

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

 

April 28, 2013

Anonymous

from Erie, PA

My four year old has been wearing these for about a year and has never complained about them. In fact, he tells me that they make him super fast. He can put them on easily and they stay fastened. The reason I was on this page is actually because I plan on ordering another pair in the next size up and may consider them for our 2 year old daughter if her tiny little feet are ever big enough!

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 6, 2013

Anonymous

from Florida

Very comfortable shoe and looks great too! Lots of padding and good tread. Runs a bit small but not a full half size smaller.

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

 

April 1, 2013

Anonymous

from Berkeley, ca

My (insanely particular) 6 year old son absolutely loved these shoes and wore them until they literally fell apart around his feet - which happened within one month. Pluses: - Wider fit - Light weight - Easy to put on - My son was willing to wear them (big plus). Minuses - Fell apart within one month - Material around toes was glued on and fell off almost immediately.

Brands I'd also recommend: keen

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 wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 15, 2013

Anonymous

 

So disappointed! The velcro strap is not long enough and hardly reaches to the other side when my little guy's foot is in it. Huge design flaw, I will have to return them.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 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

 

January 23, 2013

Anonymous

from NYC

These sneakers are great for my 5 year old daughter with a wide foot( we ordered the wide width). Love the velcro closure as she is not able to tie laces yet. Although they are not girly pink, they are very comfy with just the right amount of arch support.We bought a pair in the next size up for when she wears this pair out!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 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

 

January 20, 2013

Anonymous

from Florida

I have been buying the new balance 990 and 993 wide size for many years. My boys love them and never complain. This pair was a little shorter in the strap. Sometimes the straps stretch because of the material and I decided to keep 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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 10, 2013

Anonymous

 

Very nice shoe. Sturdy with good support. They've been worn daily for a month and are still like new. My son loves then and says they are very comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 8, 2013

Anonymous

from staten island ny

I usually love the new balance sneaker for my son. Purchased the wide width and can't even close it! This never happened with any other pair. I will try XW then move on if those don't work.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 1, 2013

Anonymous

from Mobile, AL

As always New Balance has great shoes that are very comfortable. I bought this shoe for my 5 year old grandson, who has a very wide foot with a very high instep, well I have to return and exchange for the extra wide and also go up 1/2 size. This shoe runs a bit on the narrow side. But other than that, a great shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: Tsukihoshi, Nike

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 28, 2012

Barbara C

from New Jersey

I bought two pairs of these quality sneakers. Great color, fit [comes in wide] and style. The kids love them -- easy to put on [including the 3 year old] and they look great. The color, simple styling, and black suede go with everything.

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

 

December 24, 2012

Anonymous

 

My eight year old son lives for these shoes. I bought the first pair in June and he is still the same size in December, but they are starting to look pretty worn (he is rough on shoes). I reordered them again in the same exact size and style, but in grey this time instead of navy. We just got them, and the strap on the new shoes is not long enough to reach across to the Velcro. I compared them to the old shoes (same size! Same style!) and sure enough, the Velcro piece on the new pair sits lower on the shoe than it does on the old one. I am not sure if this is a fluke or a new design, but we were super disappointed and had to send them back.

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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 12, 2012

Anonymous

from NC

Great quality. Good fit. My son loves to run so I choose to spend a little more and it's worth it. Navy Color great with dressier clothes too.

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

 

December 3, 2012

Anonymous

from New England

We love these shoes. They're our second pair. Super comfortable for long days of walking about. We use the XW size, and it's perfect for our son's still (at size 11) very tall feet. The strap is as easy as it gets, although we usually help him with it to get it nice and snug.

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

 

November 27, 2012

Anonymous

from Mountain View, CA

Both kids have these shoes for school (uniform, they wear the same shoes every day) and love them. They are comfortable and supportive. Both have slightly wide feet and these fit 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

 

November 5, 2012

M J

from Bellevue Washington

After trying all the other major brands, we now have both of are boys in these New Balance shoes. Not only is the shoe comfortable and supportive, they actually hold and wear better than the leading brands.

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

 

November 4, 2012

Cusegirl18

from charleston, sc

Consistently the best sneaker for a fast growing toddler. Durable and washes well. My son has a wide foot and they are the only shoe he can wear. The only reason I keep buying it so often is to keep up with his growing foot.

Brands I'd also recommend: stride rite, twig

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 1, 2012

Anonymous

from United States

I was excited for these shoes. My son has wide and thick feet. The shoe fit great but the velcro strap was not long enough. It barely made contact with the velcro across my son's thick foot even though we bought the wide size. Had to return.

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

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