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New Balance Kids KV990P (Little Kid) Reviews

68 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

9%Rated 5 stars

26%Rated 4 stars

35%Rated 3 stars

9%Rated 2 stars

22%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

93% "Felt true to size"

88% "Felt true to width"

57% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 23 KV990P (Little Kid) New Balance Kids Reviews

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August 17, 2012

Jenn F

from Grand Prairie, TX

My son loves these shoes! They look even better in person and will look great with his school uniform.

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

 

August 10, 2012

Anonymous

from NY and Italy

My three year old wanted to wear these right away and wore them the next day to summer camp. Great fit. He loves to run and jump in these shoes. NB is always a winner with us.

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 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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 24, 2013

Anonymous

from Marin, California

These are literally the only shoes I can find that fit my toddler's extra wide, extra thick, extra high arch foot. Even so, I have to get the shoe modified with additional velcro sewn on because the strap isn't long enough and doesn't reach over his foot to fasten. It seems that they've made the shoe wider but haven't adjusted the strap accordingly. I'm glad they make these shoes in XW (otherwise, we'd have no options) but I wish they'd make the strap longer to accommodate a truly extra wide foot. Also, the shoes look great out of the box but because they're suede, they start to look pretty worn quickly. This and the strap issue are the reasons I'm giving them 4 stars rather than 5. I wish these came in a more durable material that would keep them looking nicer longer.

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 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!

 

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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 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

 

October 28, 2012

Anonymous

 

This shoe is true to size and color. Great shoe and comfortable, too. It's an easy slip on or slip off kind of shoe. My child is 4 and learned how to put on his shoes for the first time with this shoe. Hope this helped.

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

 

October 12, 2012

Anonymous

from Louisville KY

Great shoes. My 4 year old thinks they look cool and they make him run fast. New Balance shoes seems to hold up really well also and they are one of the few shoes I can find for his huge foot in WW. The only problem with them is the tongue seems to be narrow and it sometimes slide over to the side when his shoes are on.

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

 

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

 

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

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 13, 2013

Anonymous

from new York

I love the look of this sneaker. It runs small. My son measures 12, so I ordered a 13. That was too small. I ordered a 13.5. The toe was in the right spot, but the strap was too short. Very sad to see these go.

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

August 13, 2012

Anonymous

from Arlington, VA

My son has been in the NB hook and loops since birth (now 3). These fit much narrower than the previous 993s that he had. The medium width barely closes with the velcro unless you painstakingly adjust the tongue. Not practical for a child dressing himself. Too bad it took a day of wear to realize the issues and I am now out the money.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 14, 2013

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

My son loved these shoes which he's been wearing since he was 3 years old. The size 13 we just bought had a short tie, the velcro did not reach the adhesive part. It's defective design. Sadly, we have to return them.

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

 

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

 

October 15, 2013

Paula

from LA

After wearing for school for 2 months the sneaker is falling apart...I'll try to return...but am very sad because my kids loved to use it.

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 true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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

 

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!

 

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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 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!

 

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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

 

October 19, 2012

Anonymous

 

My son adores these shoes. Adores. I, however, am driven insane by the fact that they have completely fallen apart within 2 weeks of him wearing them every other day. The stitching around the toe area came apart completely and just flaps around. It looks terrible. Maybe I can glue it back one. That said, my son still insists on wearing them saying they're the most comfortable shoes he's ever had.

Brands I'd also recommend: keens are the only ones that don't immediately fall apart

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

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

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