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New Balance MO889 Reviews

45 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

60%Rated 5 stars

24%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

12%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

64% "Felt true to size"

80% "Felt true to width"

68% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 25 MO889 New Balance Reviews

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May 28, 2014

Eric G

from Petoskey, Michigan

You'll read in these reviews the occasional "...order a half size larger." Follow that advice and you'll have some of the most comfortable shoes. For me, I haven't had a pair (and I have a lot of shoes, New Balance, Merrill, and others) this comfortable in years. This is like sinking my feet into heaven. I walk about 5 miles a day, exercise on a Precor elliptical, and do other activities in these MO889BR shoes. I do have an orthotic that I insert in place of the insert that came with this shoe, but, still, I have plenty of room in the toe box. I have a new Birkenstock sport orthotic coming and I am certain that it, too, will fit.

Brands I'd also recommend: Uh, this is THE shoe for me, folks!

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

May 13, 2014

Anonymous

 

I typically wear NB 990's made on the SL-1 last in size 11.5/4E. Based on some reviews that said they ran a half size small I ordered these in size 12/4E and I'm glad I did. The length is right and the 4E is not quite as wide as the 990's but sufficient. These have great sole tread and remind me of my spikeless golf shoes. I'll probably give them a go on the course as I expect they will be outstanding. These are my woods, trail, fishing and other messy adventure shoes. Overall, very pleased with the purchase!

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

 

April 25, 2014

Thomas r

from upstate new york

Spouse and I both wear New Balance because they offer outdoor sneakers in a lot of sizes and widths. For this shoe we had to return 10D and go with 10.5 E to get proper fit with heavy sock. Usually wears 10D in dress shoe. Plan accordingly.

Brands I'd also recommend: none

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

 

April 23, 2014

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, CA.

I received this item yesterday. I put them on in the house as was suggested. They felt WAY narrow in ball of foot. I measured them against the sole of a New Balance that fits well. There was an almost 5/8 inch overlap---they simply did not fit per size. I am returning them today. Zappos has been very helpful.

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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 13, 2014

Mark

from midwest

This pair of New Balance is definitely smaller than standard. I have had many pairs of New Balance and fit has always been excellent. This pair is almost a size too small in length and width. Nice looking but didn't even put on the second shoe...they went right back in the box. Zappos was excellent as always. Nobody ships faster or has better service. I ordered really late in the day so free shipping got them here in 2 days. My last pair from Zappos was ordered at 430pm and arrived the next morning. I don't know how they can do that.

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

March 6, 2014

Geoffrey B

from Venice, California

Bought these specifically for hiking. Wore them for a short walk once before hitting the trail. Very comfortable, with no break in required. Virtually useless insole. Pulled an insole from other shoes and inserted. First hike was a 2.5 miler with 460 feet total elevation gain. No issues. Excellent grip in the very dry trail conditions out here. Noticed how lightweight and breathable these shoes are. Second hike was 7.5 miles with 1350 feet total elevation gain. Same trail conditions. Performed flawlessly. Especially sure footing on steeper downhill sections. These shoes are excellent for trail hiking. Nice for strolling. No complaints. Highly recommend.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sole, defeet

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

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

February 18, 2014

Anonymous

from Camarillo, Ca

Great looking shoe, not too jazzy or bright to be masculine--just enough. Great fit just as it should be. Would definitely buy again. Wide enough since take a 4E width--New Balance is the best.

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

 

January 31, 2014

Mike

from Montgomery Tx

Great fit and supreme comfort out of the box. I walked all day at Disney World! Of course Zappos made it great by offering wide sizes and many styles to chose from, and of course A-1 customer service if you don't like something!

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 29, 2014

Bob

from Orlando

All in all, a great shoe. I thought it would have a softer insole but that's not the case.

Brands I'd also recommend: Skechers

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 7, 2014

Rom P

from Dodgeville, WI

This is probably the best fitting walking shoe I've ever owned. They are light, yet sturdy, and have excellent traction for non-slip performance. I especially like the color, so tired of white.

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

 

November 21, 2013

Pamela

from Colonie NY

My 12 yr old son said these sneakers were the best he's had for day to day wear. Great support and cushion for a kid (or adult) who has wide feet and a high instep. He's an extra wide and sizing was perfect. A bit heavy for for fast action sports or gym. Bought a pair in both colors because he said they were so comfortable!

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 25, 2013

William B

 

Wish these 4E were just a little wider, and a bit longer. Not quite a half size larger, but that's how I'll have to rate them.

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

2 people found this review helpful  

October 14, 2013

Matt S

from Iowa

These shoes felt great on the first day. They're lightweight, but also very sturdy and supportive. I have narrow feet, but I can lace these up to the right fit. I've been wearing them for 3 weeks or so, and quite happy.

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

 

October 14, 2013

Rich G

from Corvallis, OR

I love the look of this shoe but I wouldn't classify this as a stylish shoe. These shoes have a great base for hiking but simple hikes I wouldn't take these on miles and miles of hiking but day hikes would work great. The shoes are not waterproof but the colors stay up to the weather. The one problem with the color is that the blue bleeds so when you get it wet expect if you have light socks for them to be tinged blue. Overall these are a great pair of day to day walking and short hike shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: Marmot, Columbia, Nike

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 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 6, 2013

Chris

from California

The shoes definitely run small in both length and width. I advise going up at least half a size in length and possibly a wider width if you need toe room. The 4E feels more like a 2E should.

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

3 people found this review helpful  

September 19, 2013

Anonymous

from Port Hadlock, WA

Probably the most comfortable shoes I've worn in a very long time. I have problems finding size 13 4E and usually end up with something narrower. New Balance has always been my shoe of choice.

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

 

September 2, 2013

MIKE L

from CINCINNATI, OHIO

First thing is Zappos service is the best! Now the shoe review. I purchased the New Balance MO889 in dark grey/blue, size 12 4E. The shoes are made very well and look durable. They feel good with nice support. The down side is it is a snug fit in the width, so if you are on the high side of 4E these will not fit.

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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 20, 2013

MIKE L

from Cincinnati, OH

The New Balance MO889, is a good shoe with style. I order a size 12 (4E) in grey/blue it is a slightly narrower tan other shoes, but OK overall.

Brands I'd also recommend: FORD, TOYOTA, VOLKSWAGEN

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

1 person found this review helpful  

August 2, 2013

Tony T

from United States

New Balance have become the only sneaker that fits my feet consistently over the years. So once you know your size... ordering over the internet becomes possible.

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 9, 2013

Anonymous

from PA

Very comfortable sneaker. Fit is true to size. Cushion in shoe is soft but thin and will get packed down over time but the actual sole is what matters which gives great support.

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

3 people found this review helpful  

June 24, 2013

Philip H

from Cleveland, Texas

First off, the shoe was at least 1/2 smaller then marked. That happens. What happened next is what set Zappos apart from all the others. I work overseas so Zappos had to send my order to a DPO address. Once I got them and found out they where too small, I thought I was in trouble. First, I can receive mail but I can not send it. Second, as soon as I got the package, I discarded the shoe box. Third, I do not return to the states until July. I contacted Zappos, described my situation thinking I had just lost my money. Not so. Zappos has agreed for at least this time, to allow me to ship the shoes back to them when I get home, in a different box as long as I print the receipt and put it in the box. They will then ship a different pair of shoes to me. That is customer service at its finest. I will continue to shop with Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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

 

June 20, 2013

Anonymous

from San Francisco

These are one of the most comfortable pairs of shoes I have ever worn. Amazing. I just got them today and have had them on for a few hours. Can't wait to hike in them! New Balance ftw!

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

 

June 18, 2013

William P

from Houston, TX

I bought these shoes as a replacement for the now-unavailable 1320GT and was sorely disappointed. The previous stiff sole, narrower toe box, and overall tight fit were gone, replaced by an overly-large toe box and generally looser fit. The New Balance quality seems to be there, but the fit is nowhere near what I was expecting.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 1, 2013

Anonymous

from Southeast Michigan

I bought these to wear while mowing the lawn. They provide good traction on the hills and when the grass is a little wet. The shoes are comfortable and light. These are much better than regular running/walking shoes for this purpose.

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

 

May 3, 2013

Patty

 

NB is always the brand my husband goes to but these had narrow toe box and the heel slipped so these will be going back. He is a 13D. As always very friendly customer service and free shipping makes it a pleasure doing business with Zappos. Have shopped with them for years.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

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