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New Balance Kids KV990P (Little Kid) Reviews

95 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

52%Rated 5 stars

48%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

88% "Felt true to size"

83% "Felt true to width"

60% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 50 KV990P (Little Kid) New Balance Kids Reviews

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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

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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October 23, 2012

Anonymous

from NY, New York

My son has a wide feet and usually after a month new shoes are "squeezing". It drives me crazy-for how long can you keep buying new shoes every two months? Finally I found NB Kids KV990P wide. So far so good. They are really comfortable. My son is very happy and so am 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

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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October 20, 2012

Tracy G

from Southaven, Mississippi

I love these New Balance Velcro sneakers for toddlers. They fit well and are versatile. I went to a boutique in my town who were sold out of my sons size. I went home that day and ordered from Zappos. They arrived 3 days later. So convenient!

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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October 19, 2012

Anonymous

from Pittsburgh, PA

My son loves these shoes. He has somewhat wide feet and they are very comfortable. Durable and attractive as well. He won't wear any other 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

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 16, 2012

Anonymous

 

I highly recommend these for kids who need wide or extra wide shoes. My son has extra wide feet and these are the only shoes that really fit him.

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

 

October 10, 2012

MamaU

from OH

I have been buying New Balance for my 7yr old son and 1yr old daughter since infancy. Excellent, well made product! They do not show wear, are flexible and made of premium materials at a very competitive price. I really have not ever had a bad experience with New Balance for my kids. This particular style is a household favorite. It is extremely well made, classic and stylish. It goes with just about everything and my kids find them so comfy! Highly recommend to anyone with kids who are concerned with the proper development of their kid's feet. These come in medium, wide and extra-wide widths! Awesome!

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance Kids, Tsukihoshi

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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October 8, 2012

Anonymous

 

These shoes are sturdy and true to size. They are very stylish and surprisingly go with a variety of colors. Most importantly, my son loves them and they are perfect for his wide 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

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October 2, 2012

Anonymous

from Natick, MA

These sneakers are great! They are only ones wide enough to fit my son's feet. He loves them.

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

 

September 19, 2012

Lorena

from Sugar Land, Tx

My sons love them, I bought 1 pair for each one. They are comfy, nice and easy to put on. The size was okay but at first, I returned them (both of them) because they felt narrower, and I ordered same size wide..and then, they fit perfect.

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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 11, 2012

Mom-of-2

from Las Vegas

I love the style and color (Navy). My 3 1/2 preschooler has no complaints whatsoever. Easy to put on and looks real good on him. Excellent choice for school!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 10, 2012

Anonymous

from Monterey CA

These are a great pair of shoes, especially if your child has wide feet. I was so happy to find these in XW. Many brands say they are wide but they really aren't. My son tried these on and didn't want to take them off. New Balance has been my 'go to' brand for my son's wide feet.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance

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

 

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

 

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

Runs Wide

 

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

 

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 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

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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

 

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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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!

 

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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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