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New Balance WX797 Reviews

48 reviews
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Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

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0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

63% "Felt true to size"

92% "Felt true to width"

65% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 28 WX797 New Balance Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 13, 2013

Anonymous

from Charlotte, NC

Very nice shoes. I wear them mostly for aerobic class, sometimes for shopping. They are very lightweight, and have good arch support, but not too much. I wear Injinji toe socks with 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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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December 27, 2012

Colleen M

from PA

I was looking for a gym sneaker that was versatile and comfortable. I have wide feet so I ordered 8 wide and I love them. So comfortable and cute. I wear them to the gym or just out running errands. Looks great with leggings or yoga pants, and I never want to take them off. I highly recommend these athletic shoes! New Balance is my go-to for my wide feet, they never pinch and give me the support I need.

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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July 9, 2012

Anonymous

 

I have wide feet (ordering wide is usually not necessary, though) with low arches. I have always worn Asics in the past, but are trying NB for the first time in many years. This shoe runs larger than Asics, probably a half size. This shoe is light weight and is like walking on air. It's very flexible, very cool. The red looks more like pink in some lights. There's not a ton of padding in the shoe, but that's fine by me. It makes them hot as far as I am concerned. I am thrilled to have found a great shoe at this price point. If you like Asics, you may like these as well.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics, Saucony

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 11, 2013

Sue

from Minnesota

Cute, comfortable, lightweight! I had them on yesterday, and three people asked me about them. So I described the shoes, and sang the praises of Zappos. Just one thing - order 1/2 size larger for a perfect fit.

Brands I'd also recommend: Josef Seibel

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

May 15, 2013

Anonymous

from riverside, ca

I bought these in wide and they leave a lot of room for my feet however they run half size to big. I'm not sure if ordering in wide makes the difference, because I am a true 8.5 and these are like 9 to me. I also have a high arch and these shoes have zero arch support. I am bummed that I ordered due to some of the great reviews and I will be returning them. I see there is hardley any support or cushion. These shoes would be great for just running errands or weight training rather than cross training or aerobics.

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

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

May 13, 2013

Anonymous

 

This is the first pair of shoes that I have tried that does not immediately hurt my feet. In fact, they are the most supportive and comfortable shoe that I have found. I have super high arches and plantar fascitits. These work excellently with my orthotic and are super cute. I can wear them all day with no foot pain which is a major plus. I have them in the diva pink and black. I plan to order the blue ones as well. I don't know how well they will work if standing on my feet at work all day yet but it looks promising.

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

 

April 23, 2013

Fran

from FL

What can I add? I am recuperating from some forefoot surgery, and as a consequence my foot will be quite swollen for some months. This shoe is perfect for me. I really appreciate that the New Balance brand has such a large selection available in a wide shoe. And may I say they are good looking! New Balance has been my "go to" brand for many years. I have learned that personally it has been a waste of my time to shop any other brand (and I am not knocking any other). I have always been happy with all the shoes I have purchased and used. I can't speak for the durability of this particular shoe; especially for running or training. My main purpose is fit and comfort at this time. I have found an excellent choice it is lightweight and flexible. Hope this helps. :)

Brands I'd also recommend: Can't honestly think of any. Maybe ASIC .

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

Runs Wide

 

April 21, 2013

Anonymous

 

Very lightweight and comfortable. A great shoe for Zumba and other floor activities. Also good for treadmill walking. I felt it could use a bit more arch support, but I have a very high arch. If your foot has a normal arch, you would probably be just fine. Overall, a great shoe. Would definitely buy again.

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

 

April 3, 2013

Anonymous

 

I really love these sneakers. They're lightweight and they still have support, which is perfect for the bootcamp class I go to. I originally bought the 8.5 wide (which is my normal size) and they were too long for my feet. The 8 wide fit perfect.

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 28, 2013

Anonymous

 

I am in love! These truly are one of the most comfortable pairs of shoes that I have ever owned. I really enjoy the fact that there was no "breaking in" phase involved. I hope they are still available when I am due for a new pair.

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

 

March 25, 2013

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

This is my first experience with a New Balance shoe. I have been cross training for over a year and feel that the past two weeks with this shoe has made a world of difference with how I feel during and after my session. My feet don't feel as fatigued, there is plenty of support in the ankle and doing side lunges, step ups, anything that requires a quick movement - I don't feel any loss of stability anywhere. Another plus is they weigh nothing, so great for carrying around in a gym bag.

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 22, 2013

Deb

from Bay Area

Nice casual shoe. Looks great with jeans. I like the cool mesh which will be a plus for the coming warm weather.

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 19, 2013

Anonymous

 

Love being able to order a narrow, stylish, low profile athletic shoe! I receive compliments every time I wear them. Not for cold weather since the mesh allows for plenty of ventilation.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sorrel brand house slippers...good for narrow feer

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

 

March 16, 2013

Anonymous

from South Carolina

I bought these to wear for Zumba since they provide better floor contact than clunkier trainers/running shoes. They work fine for zumba, are very comfortable, true to size, and cute too! I usually order shoes in WW when available. These are W, and are fine.

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

 

February 14, 2013

Anonymous

from Portland, OR

Love these shoes! Super comfortable, lightweight, and I love the color. I ordered a wide 7.5 and had to return for a 7 because they were a bit too big for me.

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

 

January 28, 2013

Anonymous

from Raleigh, NC

I was looking for a shoe that would allow me to have a better connection with balance and control during my workouts. This shoe accomplishes that nicely. It's light weight and flexible, and hugs my foot so that I feel more stability and connection to the floor. Previous cross-trainer shoes lacked that flex and were heavy and clunky. Overall, very pleased with fit and function.

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

 

November 8, 2012

Anonymous

from Poughkeepsie, NY

Comfortable sneakers. I use them for training and they are great. The tongue is large which helps to make them comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: nike

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 28, 2012

Anonymous

from Oregon City, OR

These are great, lighweight shoes for walking or a casual shoe for just wearing around. They feel true to fit and are very comfortable.

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 24, 2012

Anonymous

from West Haven, CT

I love these shoes! I got them for my exercise class & everyone commented on how cute they are. Very light & comfortable. And I love the free shipping & the quick delivery time!

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 17, 2012

Terra P

from Los Angeles

Most of the reviews say it runs true to size except for a couple of people that ordered these shoes in a D width. I ordered this shoe in D-Wide and it does run at least a half size bigger - perhaps the width size somehow effects the length size! Otherwise, the shoes were good.

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 7, 2012

Carol S

from St. Louis, Missouri

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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

 

August 30, 2012

Anonymous

 

I love this shoes. I worn them straight out of box to my cross fit class and they are great. I am flat footed and have a hard time wearing shoes with zero support. These shoes have minimal but perfect support for my type of feet. I had also bought the NB WX20 which I return because they did not give me the proper arch support and made my ankle cave in. I am planning to get another pair in different color.

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 29, 2012

Robin

from Nebraska

I love these shoes! So comfortable I wore them straight out of the box for a day of shopping with friends. I ordered a half size smaller than I normally wear and they are perfect. I have a very wide foot and am so happy to finally find a shoe that fits that isn't either black or white.

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 18, 2012

MEgan S

from Pismo Beach , CA

These shoes are so comfortable! I use them for walking and tramoline workouts. I love them! The color is so cute too! Great fit. I would for sure buy these again!

Brands I'd also recommend: Ryka

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 11, 2012

Anonymous

from DC

Great gym shoe! These have a minimalist style, but are still supportive. A nice cross between a regular training shoe and a full minimalist 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

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

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