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New Balance Kids KV990P (Little Kid) Reviews

83 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

68%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

16%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

90% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

58% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 63 KV990P (Little Kid) New Balance Kids Reviews

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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

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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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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Fit Rating

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

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

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

 

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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

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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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

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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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

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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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

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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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

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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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

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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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

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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June 21, 2014

Anonymous

from United States

Great shoe - sturdy and cute. I was worried at first that they would be too hard for my 4 year old to put on because the velcro isn't well placed and you have to really pull the tab as far over as possible in order to get the velcro to stick. But it only took him a couple of times to get the hang of it. Very glad we kept these.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Felt true to width

 

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May 7, 2014

Anonymous

from Virginia

This is the perfect sneaker for my 6 year old. This is actually our 2nd pair we purchased, as he outgrew the first. The first pair we bought at a local children's shoe shop (after trying on a dozen others). I was happy to find them on Zappos in his next size up. They come in wide widths which is great for those that like a little extra wiggle room without having the shoe flop off your feet. The shoes held up nicely even after a year of wearing them almost every day.

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 6, 2014

M L

 

These shoes fit my son perfectly. He says they are so comfortable and he looks forward to wearing them. They have been very durable for his active style.

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 15, 2014

Bea

from San Francisco

These are our second pair of these NB shoes and my son loved the first pair. This time I am wondering why the closing strap seems shorter, he needs help pulling it over the tongue. We will persevere for a week or two and see if it loosens up and gets easier to close, if not, we will be sending them back.

Brands I'd also recommend: merrell, north face

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

 

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February 11, 2014

Chris B

from Ventura, Ca

My 7 year-old daughter loves these shoes. She has a wide foot and it is often difficult to find comfortable shoes. These are her 'go to' pair. They are light (she runs...doesn't walk) and easy to get on and off. The Velcro closure is holding up nicely as is the shoe itself. Only have great things to say about this 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

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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February 8, 2014

Anonymous

from NY, NY

My child has worn this model through two sizes, and never encountered any problems. We also appreciate that it comes in wide sizes.

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

 

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January 19, 2014

Bruce G

from Washington, D.C.

I have purchased many pairs of kids sneakers and have been satisfied with each purchase. I had only one problem with a purchase and Zappos responded immediately to my concern, and resolved the problem by replacing the problem item with an identical new item. I strongly support Zappos products, shipping and problem resolution.

Brands I'd also recommend: All brands selected have been satisfactory

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

 

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January 13, 2014

Nolan's

from Las Vegas

I have gotten these several times for my son. They are cute and don't fall apart despite a 4 year old abusing them. The only thing is, they are not wide enough for a regular foot. The strap won't reach - and my sons feet aren't exactly wide. He's a regular with everything except these. So maybe get wider for your first lair to make sure they stay strapped and Velcro stays closed.

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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January 1, 2014

Anonymous

 

These are great shoes! They are sturdy, hold up well, and hide stains. The only issue I have with these is they are difficult to strap over the Velcro, it seems for the wide shoes the strap needs to be a little longer.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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November 30, 2013

Andrea P

from Illinois

This is our second pair. They hold up very well and the Velcro makes them so easy to get on. However, this second pair seems to have an extra thick tongue which is making it hard to reach the Velcro strip around to the other side. I'm hoping the tongue will squish down with time. We actually ordered 2 more pairs ( gray and black) and they both have this extra thick tongue problem. But other than that it is a great shoe.

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

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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Runs Wide

 

October 29, 2013

Caroline

from New York, NY

These sneakers are the greatest! Both my 2 and 5 year old boys have them. Wear them every day. Hold up very well to rough wear and the support that their feet get is excellent. These sneakers even stay on my little guy's chubby feet. He doesn't pull them right off. Definitely recommend 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 true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 22, 2013

Angie

from North Tustin, CA

It is really hard to find shoes that fit my 5 year old son because of his thick feet (a little wide and just thick such that slip-ons have always been a problem). These shoes have been really great however! I've typically gotten him Converse in the past, but wanted more support in the sole. These look cool, are super easy to get on and off, and my son says they are very comfortable. I'm very pleased!

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

 

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