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New Balance Kids KV990P (Little Kid) Reviews

108 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

56%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

20%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

88% "Felt true to size"

85% "Felt true to width"

55% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 88 KV990P (Little Kid) New Balance Kids Reviews

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September 7, 2015

Anonymous

from Round Rock, TX

These are well built shoes. I was able to get an accurate measurement of the foot and the sizing was what I expected. This is the second pair of this style at a larger size. The previous shoes held up to the demands of a pre-schooler. Because of that, we got the same style again. As many New Balance shoes as I have bought over the years, they have once again not disappointed me!

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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September 2, 2015

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

Bought for my 6 year old son who has very wide feet and the extra wide width fit perfect with room to spare if needed for thicker socks during winter months. Easy on/off and durable. Overall great shoe. Love this style and hope New Balance will continue to carry these!

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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August 30, 2015

Anonymous

 

I love these shoes. Very comfortable right from the start. I have worn the same shoe in the past with laces..but the velcro looks better and i don't have to worry about the shoes coming untied.

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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Felt true to width

 

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August 20, 2015

Erica

from Orange County, CA

Excellent shoes! My son is flat footed and lacks god balance. He runs in these shoes and loves the support! Worth the price for any kids who needs supportive & safe 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

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August 18, 2015

Beth J

from Oshkosh, WI

These shoes are some of the only shoes wide enough to fit my son's feet (XW). They hold up well; his last pair lasted about a year before getting one small hole near the toe, and that was with daily wear. If your child needs to wear ankle-foot orthotic braces, they fit well in these shoes. My son loves these shoes, and so do I!

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

 

Runs Narrow

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August 12, 2015

Anonymous

 

This is a great shoe for school. My son wears a size 13 but with thick socks he needed a wide and a half size bigger. Zappos customer service is the best. They sent my new shoe to me even before they received my return!

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

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Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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August 9, 2015

Anonymous

from Locust grove virginia

I love these sneakers. I bought these for my 7 year old son. I was not sure what size to get so I ordered 3 sizes. Love that Zappos took the other two back for me. After seeing the quality of the shoes, I ordered the same shoes, different colors, for my grandchildren.

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 6, 2015

Anonymous

from Texas

My son loves these! I just bought another pair in a bigger size for him to start school. They hold up better for us than some other brands.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 15, 2015

Anonymous

 

We love these shoes - my boys have wide feet and these always fit perfectly. Classic style that goes 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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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June 6, 2015

Anonymous

 

These are very well made and hold up to rough use. The Velcro closure is nice and New Balance is on of few kids shoes to offer wide options. We have bought several NB shoes and will continue to do so 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

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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June 1, 2015

Vasken

from los Angeles ca

I'm very careful in buying shoes, this one I would say was the most comfortable shoes to wear for my boy since he was 5 years old so I keep buying half size larger in every 5-6 months for the last 2 years.

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 20, 2015

Patience D

from Connecticut

Great fit! Great little boy sneakers! Perfect because they are available in extra wide and have plenty of room for pudgy high arch. Very durable well fitting shoes for growing 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

 

May 13, 2015

SHARLOTTE

from LAGUNA BEACH

I have purchased these shoes before and my preschool boys love them. They are hard to fit with extra wide feet and these shoes provide comfort, good support, and my boys are able to get them off and on easily. My only gripe would be they tend to loose their luster. scuff marks show and the black turns a little greyish, so the new shoe look fades rather quickly. I have tossed them in the wash and they hold up great. I recently reordered new pairs for both my boys ordering up a size and noticed they were the same size as the old shoes. meaning they were marked larger but when compared side by side and on the kids feet the were same size if not smaller. so I re-odered going up another size and again the shoes that I received were the same, only difference what is marked on the shoe (I checked several times thinking my eyes must have deceived me) so I am trying once again to reorder my boys favorite shoe and I am wondering if anyone else has had this happen with this shoe?

Brands I'd also recommend: ASICS, STRIDE RITE, SAUCONY COHESION 7

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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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

 

Runs Narrow

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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

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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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

Runs Large

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

Runs Large

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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

Runs Large

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

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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