New Balance Kids KV990P (Little Kid) Reviews

110 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

4%Rated 5 stars

48%Rated 4 stars

48%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

89% "Felt true to size"

85% "Felt true to width"

56% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 39 KV990P (Little Kid) New Balance Kids Reviews

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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

Runs Large

Moderate 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!

 

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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 21, 2016

LMCU

from Woodland Hills, CA

These are great shoes. The color wears out wears out quickly. We are on our second pair due to growth. My daughter is five. The blue fades quickly as well. She has to have navy or black shoes, hence the blue. New Balance is a good show over all. Daily use with this particular shoe just wears quicker than you would like.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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

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

 

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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

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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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Felt true to width

 

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