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New Balance MO689 Reviews

25 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

45%Rated 5 stars

15%Rated 4 stars

15%Rated 3 stars

10%Rated 2 stars

15%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

56% "Felt true to size"

60% "Felt narrower than marked"

80% "Moderate arch support"

18 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 12/31/12
Overall Rated:3 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

These shoes were so much too small, that I had to return them. I ordered them in the widest size, which I already own in other models, and these were much too narrow. They were also too short in the length. Be aware.

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7 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 12/14/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I actually like the shoe a lot, and after reading some reviews I chose to buy these a full size wider and bigger than I normally would. When they arrived they looked great, sadly they weren't wide enough at all. If I had to guess I'd say these ran a minimum of a 2 full sizes smaller in width then advertized. It's too bad I took a chance with Newbalance and I guess I'll be looking elsewhere for new shoes.

Additional 5 MO689 New Balance Reviews

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October 24, 2013

Jessica

from North Carolina

I've been wearing these shoes for a little over a year and a half now. They're my favorite shoes. Unfortunately I snagged them on something that tore the cloth on the top of the shoe, and I had a jar of spaghetti sauce fall out of a cupboard and land on them, so I am happily replacing them with the same shoes! Very happy I can still find these online. One con is they did feel a little narrow but I find that happens a lot with off-road or running shoes. But once worn for a while, they'll be 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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 24, 2013

Anonymous

from Cambridge, MA

I take a size 13 and found that the shoe was true to size. It does run a bit on the narrow side - it's advertised as a 'D' but I think it is more like a 'B'. I'm okay with that - I have a narrow foot. Great styling - I bought 4 pairs!

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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 11, 2013

Anonymous

 

I usually wear an 8 4E, but with these an 8.5 4E fit really well. Once you get the size correct, they feel very comfortable. There's lots of cushioning and plenty of padding on the heal, tongue, and sides. The mid-sole provides a layer that absorbs any shock and is very flexible. The shoe provides good support. With the lugs on the out-sole, there's a lot of traction as well. I'm using this as my every day shoe and take it on long walks as well. It wouldn't be out of place on the trail or rough/slippery surfaces either. It's also pretty light weight for a walking/hiking shoe which is always a bonus.

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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 10, 2013

DonedealinDC

from Landover, MD

Very comfortable and they look nice. My feet swell but in the MO689, I was still able to walk in comfort.

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

 

February 26, 2013

Anonymous

from Newport Beach, CA

These are looking to be a great shoe -- fit comfortably from the first slip on. And they got positive comments -- and that doesn't happen often. I like the way the look a great deal -- classy and more subtle than you think -- great with khakis

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

 

December 12, 2012

Dave C

from Midwest

Nice shoes, wanted something to replace the NB 1123. These are a little stiff at first (unlike the 1123's) but with time they will soften I'm sure. Good support but I do use double thickness sole slip- ins. Good traction and nice overall feel. They do seem a little narrow but in time that will change. I would buy these shoes again.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balnce 1123

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 28, 2012

Anonymous

from Katy, TX

These are great shoes except they run a hair shy of not being wide enough. I will have to return and exchange them for a wider size, if available. Maybe my husbands's feet have expanded?

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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 12, 2012

Anonymous

from New Orleans

Good looking, solid shoes. It's an all-terrain type shoe that's a cross between a sneaker and a trail shoe. You can wear to the gym, on a hike, or out to eat. They felt good right out of the box. I'm not crazy about the suede-type material, but it beats the mesh they are putting on all their shoes. The mess gets stained too quickly and ends up looking sloppy. That is all I have to say about this shoe.

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 24, 2012

Jim R

 

Excellent build. Runs a little tighter in width than normal. Zappos is my preferred store. Excellent service, super fast shipping. Great people to work with.

Brands I'd also recommend: I buy New Balance only

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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 27, 2013

Anonymous

from Houston, TX

Sole similar to spike-less golf shoes. Will also wear for dry day golf.Shoes smaller and more narrow than previous New Balance. NB should go back to previous size/dimensions.

Brands I'd also recommend: Shoes with correct size and width

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

 

November 16, 2013

Karl K

from Tennessee

Fine shoe. I keep my old ones too long. The support of a new shoe makes a big difference. I am an EEE, but the 4E is OK. The looks of this shoe is fine to me, and fine for my wife, but not outstanding. I do recommend the New Balance line for folks w wide feet, like me.

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

 

January 11, 2013

Nate R

from Philadelphia

Always been a new balance fan because they make wide sizes, so this was just a replacement for worn out shoes. They start out with a very solid/stiff sole that loosens up. Comfortable to stand on as well.

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 26, 2013

Jared

from Evansville, IN

These are very comfortable shoe, according to me. They say they're 13 4E but they felt more like a 2E or 3E which actually made them fit a little better. I am very picky about the comfort of my shoes, and one thing I noticed right off the bat was the left and right shoes are not constructed the same. The left shoe's upper feels it was placed to off-center to the right of the sole, so your foot (left foot) doesn't feel like it can line up properly. I don't know if this is an anomaly or what, but if Zappos had another 13 4E available I would exchange my pair for another to see if the problem is just with this specific left shoe or if it is a design flaw.

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

 

January 14, 2013

George M

from Michigan

This shoes run small in width I got 3d and they feel more like 1d I will be returning them when I return from Florida.

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

Runs Wide

 

September 17, 2012

ROGER J

from United States

I've been buy NB shoes for years and I recently went to purchase a new pair. When I compared my new 8-4W to and old pair of 7.5-4W, the new pair were smaller even though they were marked 1/2 size bigger. Buyer beware!

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 18, 2013

Vicky

from Indiana

My husband received a pair for Fathers Day. We need to return them to you for a size 10 as they are small. I have personally found the New Balance runs smaller than my actual size. You almost have to try them on, which means purchasing them on line is not a great idea. I happen to love the New Balance shoe. They just aren't true to size. How do I go about mailing the shoes back for a bigger size?

Brands I'd also recommend: Soucony

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 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

Runs Wide

 

April 19, 2013

Jon b

 

Inconsistent sizes and widths.. first pair was a 1/2 to full size too small... second pair (ordered 1/2 size larger) was not as wide... Ugh what a pain. Also, last two shoelace eyelets are elastic loops which I can envision breaking before the shoe needs replaced.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 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

 

February 9, 2014

Kern B

from Wilmington NC

These shoes fell apart after less then two months wearing! New Balance durability has degraded significantly, I will probably not buy more in the future. That is very disappointing.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 4, 2013

Jeff B

from Hazard, KY

This is the very first pair of New Balances that I have bought which came with regret. Every pair I have ever bought were great out of the box. These are so barrow that the first time I wore them I turned my ankle on level ground. I wear a 10┬ŻEE but ordered a EEEE and they are still way too narrow. Unfortunately I ordered these from Amazon with no warranty or return policy. These are a waste of money, I just ordered an old faithful pair of New Balances from Zappos because I love their service!

Brands I'd also recommend: Propet

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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

Runs Wide

 

February 21, 2013

Anonymous

 

These shoes felt great out of the box. They were a tad short compared to most of the New Balance shoes I have worn. I wear a 4E so New Balance has been my go to brand for several years. I have worn these shoes about 2days per week since I purchased them on December 1, 2012. Today is February 21, 2013 and there is now a hole that is about one inch in lengthen the side of the shoe where the shoe flexes as the toes bend. I have never seen a pair of shoes, New Balance or otherwise, made out of such poor quality materials that they cannot even hold up three months.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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