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New Balance MW847 Reviews

47 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

85% "Felt true to size"

79% "Felt true to width"

53% "Moderate arch support"

40 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 11/29/13
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I look for shoes that are comfortable and that don't harm animals or workers, and these made-in-USA shoes by New Balance fit the bill. They are non-leather, professional looking, and feel good even when I'm standing all day.

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7 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 6/21/13
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

New Balance products continue to decline in quality from several recent experiences. This shoe has little or no heft for walking, seems poorly made, and is not worth the cost.

Additional 27 MW847 New Balance Reviews

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July 21, 2014

Maurice

from Brookings, SD

This is my third pair of New Balance shoes. Zappos had my relatively rare size in stock and shipped promptly. I'm very well satisfied with my new shoes and Zappos.

Brands I'd also recommend: No other brands

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

 

July 14, 2014

Anonymous

 

I buy my shoes from Zappos for several reasons: (1) Great service (2) I can buy my size, a narrower size B. The shoe places in town never carry a narrower size B.

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

 

June 29, 2014

Anonymous

from Las Vegas, Nevada

These are great shoes for what I use them for. I work security in a night club and have to be on my feet standing in mostly one spot for up to 7 hours a night. I tried many different shoes, but these New Balance have been a life saver as far as comfort and my ability to style. I wear size 14, and have a wide foot. If I walk around all day and stay moving a regular 14 works fine, when I stand for a long period my foot spreads out and I need more room. These shoes have a great built insole but I added the Dr Scholls for added support as I am flat footed. Bottom line these shoes are great for a big and wide foot, great appearance, and even though they are a little pricey they are worth the buy.

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

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June 11, 2014

Steve K

from Brewster

I love my New Balance walking shoes. I walk 3-5 miles about 3x's per week for excercise, and need something comfortable. By reading the reviews this shoe fit the bill, and I am very pleased. The only different is that it seemed to take longer then expected to break-in. After a few days, I wore them on a bike ride, and that seemed to do it. They now fit as good as I had hoped. I highly recommend. Naturally, Zappos continues to make me smile with their outstanding service. I can't imagine going anywhere else.

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

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May 21, 2014

Bill

from oAKLAND

These lasted a good six months as a UPS driver working 10 - 12 hours a day. Exactly six months and then the sole died. So all in all these are a good shoes that I am buying again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

May 17, 2014

Anonymous

from San Diego,Ca.

These shoes are great. The size and width (2E) are right on. Very comfortable to walk in. I'm very happy with them even if they cost a little more. Well worth the money.

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

 

April 9, 2014

Anonymous

 

I have wide feet, big orthotics, and a foot condition that demands a deep, wide toe box. These are just about the only sneakers I can wear! The 6E gives me the room I need, the cushioning is great, there isn't too much motion control (don't want it with the orthotics), and they even look good. Other recommended shoes, like Asics, just weren't roomy enough in the front.

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

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April 2, 2014

David M

from Little Rock, Ar

New Balance makes a fine shoe that fits me true to size. N B shoes are sightly wider than Nikes.

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

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March 26, 2014

Anonymous

from SF Bay Area

I have been buying this particular shoe model for many years. I have enjoyed the shoe. The shoe is comfortable and stable for my knees. I wouldn't buy any other walking 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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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February 27, 2014

Drew L

from Lowell, MA

Love these shoes. I've been struggling to find a decent pair of trainers for workouts. I do a fair amount of walking in my neighborhood and on treadmill and use elliptical trainers etc. in addition to resistance training workouts. I've used NB products in the past and been happy, but these are exceptional. The support and comfort are top notch (I tend to pronate), and the ability to order 2E size is a must for my wide feet. The styling is a bit stodgy, but in workout shoe I'm looking for performance and comfort so I'm willing to compromise on style.

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

 

February 8, 2014

Dennis S

from Central Valley California

I have flat feet and a leg length discrepancy. These shoes accommodate these problems.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

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

 

December 13, 2013

Ronny E

from Ann Arbor, MI

This is a good, basic motion control shoe. If you have feet issues, this shoe works well. Not sure what you get with the pricier ones but this works.

Brands I'd also recommend: Stick with New Balance if you have feet issues

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

 

September 16, 2013

Stephen

from Jonesboro, AR

I work in a hospital and am on my feet all day. These shoes are the most comfortable pair I have owned. They aren't great in the looks department, but their comfort far outweighs this.

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 30, 2013

Norman K

from Cumberland MD

This width (2A) is the closest to the best fit I've ever had (and is the first time I've found a 2A). For all of my live, I've had to settle for a B, so this is a big improvement.

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 wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 28, 2013

Moi

 

I bought these for my son who has a kind of wide and flat foot. He loves them. He reports that they are very well cushioned and supportive. He likes the mesh outsole- they let his foot breath in the many hours that he is on his feet. Last time I bought him a pair of asics in a similar style. They were mostly mesh. They were very comfortable, but, did not last very long. By the time we replaced them with these NB, the asics looked horrible. Like a homeless man's shoes. These are not the most stylish shoe out there, but, they look like they will last him a long time. Overall, very satisfied.

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

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 26, 2013

Mike M

from Mequon,Wi.

Great shoe right out of the box. Good support in arch area, comfortable with no breaking in needed. True to size as well. I would recommend this shoe!

Brands I'd also recommend: Stick to 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

 

July 30, 2013

Anonymous

from Mountain View, Ca

I have paddlefeet with a bunion, so 6e (or bigger) shoes are a must. The nylon webbing at the big toe knuckle are important. NB discontinued the 1145 and this is a great substitute. And much more reasonable on Zappos than a specialty shoe store.

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

 

July 29, 2013

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

I've learned the hard way to purchase running and walking shoes a size larger. I normally wear a size 10. I ordered these a size 11 to compensate for foot swelling from running and walking. They fit great.

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

 

July 6, 2013

Rob

from Provo, Utah

Great shoe. My 2nd pair (the others are black). I supinate and the shoes seem to help. Sometimes I wear my orthopedics, sometimes not.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 22, 2013

Brandon

from Minneapolis

I bought these shoes to help correct plantar fasciitis based on the recommendation of my podiatrist. These are truly the best walking shoes that I have ever worn. When I wear them all the pain from my condition literally goes away when I walk. They are not the most stylish shoes, but I am not a huge fan of the newer colors and styles of today's shoes. Black and understated works for me. I will be buying these again.

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

 

June 19, 2013

Anonymous

from Indianapolis

My husband has size 13 extremely wide feet. These are the only athletic shoes we can find to fit him. They are really great! He had a pair of these previously that finally wore out, and Zappos seems to be the only website where we can find them. I can't recommend them enough! We haven't tried anything more expensive since we are so impressed with these.

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

 

June 10, 2013

Anonymous

from San Jose Ca

Finally I got a shoe that I can put on and just wear. Typically, I get a shoe and head for Dr. Scholl's to pad out the shoe for fit and comfort. These I put on and hit the road. I bought six more 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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 9, 2013

Anonymous

from Mission Viejo, CA

I have been buying NB for years. I like the fact that they are made in the USA. I read some of the reviews and took one persons advice and ordered a 1/2 size larger from a 11 - 11 1/2. It was a good choice. They fit well and are comfortable. I bought 2 pair. One white & gray and the other black for yard work, etc.

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 8, 2013

Anonymous

from New Jersey

I ordered these in black. They are extremely comfortable and seem well constructed. I had a problem with other brand sneakers wearing through the mesh on top near the big toe. No worries here. These New Balance shoes/sneakers have leather in that area. There is still mesh elsewhere so the foot can breathe well and not get too hot. The design looks excellent with its all black construction. A very minor nitpick is that the laces are too long! They tend to flop around a bit. Overall, though, very highly recommended.

Brands I'd also recommend: Baffin, Patagonia, Outdoor Research

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

 

April 11, 2013

Anonymous

from Prescott, AZ

I wasn't sure about getting these very white shoes, since New Balance discontinued my favorite shoe model (#479), I had to look at other styles. I have a wide foot and do not like my toes being squeezed. This model being available in 6E was a first for me. I have always purchased 11 4E and after reading the reviews (which are invaluable) I decided to order 11-1/2 6E. I am glad I did. These fit just like I like them - comfortably. Maybe all of this is a result of spending the last 10 years in Birkenstock sandals where your feet can really spread out. But since relocating to the mountains from the desert I needed something a bit less exposed on my feet. Anyway, these shoes feel great and I am very happy. I would suggest always ordering a half size larger and wider. Not sure why that is unless it's a labeling thing, but shoes are "running small" these days. I am 6 foot, 180# and I like the support.

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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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