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New Balance Kids KV990P (Little Kid) Reviews

85 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

0%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

43%Rated 3 stars

14%Rated 2 stars

43%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

89% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

57% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 15 KV990P (Little Kid) New Balance Kids Reviews

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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

 

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

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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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