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New Balance W1290 Reviews

25 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

50%Rated 5 stars

25%Rated 4 stars

15%Rated 3 stars

5%Rated 2 stars

5%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

72% "Felt true to size"

96% "Felt true to width"

64% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 5 W1290 New Balance Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 16, 2012

Anonymous

from Woodward, Ok

Real comfortable shoe, love the color. I ordered blue/pink and the silver/yellow. Love both of them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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December 7, 2012

Anon

from Pacific NW

These shoes are WONDERFUL, very cushy, wide in the ball of the foot and fit snugly around the heel. They are actually slightly long but not enough to bother me. They work with my orthotics well. I am on my feet working 12 hour shifts and I must have comfortable shoes. I love these and I am going to order another pair.

Brands I'd also recommend: keen, Jambu, J-41,

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

 

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January 25, 2013

Anonymous

from new hampshire

I really like the look and fit of these sneakers except there are seams inside the show, by my small toes, that rub. It isn't totally uncomfortable, more annoying, but if I hadn't already worn them I probably would return them because of it. Stinks, because I really like them other than that.

Brands I'd also recommend: ryka

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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February 23, 2013

Anonymous

 

I have wide feet and have trouble finding shoes that will fit well in the toe box area. I tried these out in wide and the toe box area fit great. The downside is that the heel was too wide. If you have wide feet in the front and not in the heel, I would suggest ordering Mizuno running shoes! Those fit my feet great.

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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June 28, 2013

Anonymous

from Ohio

Disappointing. I have a high arch and underpronate. I'm prone to shin splints due as most people with similar feet if I wear the wrong shoe. I read a review that recommended these shoes for the underpronator/high arch combo and said these shoes were flexible and cushioning. I did find them flexible, but not cushioning - not enough anyway. I haven't had shin splints for a while until jogging in these shoes. I also don't care for the style, it's just too garish, but I suppose I knew that to some degree from the image (although more neon in person). I think the shoe is overpriced and am disappointed in my purchase. One perk to this shoe is that is made in the US. I appreciate New Balance makes an effort to produce domestically, as does Saucony to some extent. I feel like Saucony is real inconsistent with their fit over the past decade or so, but I go back and forth between NB & Saucony. Going back to Saucony.

Brands I'd also recommend: Saucony

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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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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June 26, 2013

Gayle g

from chicago

Love the style color and fit. Had a problem with the bottom starting to peel off (the black rubber piece) within 30 days and because I had worn them (no return to Zappos), sent an email to nb direct. Happy to say they replaced them easily.

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 22, 2013

Emilie M

from Huffman, TX

I absolutely love these shoes. They are super comfy! There are only 2 issues that I have with them. One being, they run a little on the bigger side. I got a 5 1/2 B & (my normal size in NB) & I have the lace the shoes extra tight before a run to assure they don't get too loose. I've considered going a size 1/2 size down but I'm not sure if they would fit. Secondly, I hate the "oval" shoe strings. I find that they come untied more often that regular ones...which is an easy fix. I can always buy flat strings. Nonetheless, I still love these shoes. They are light and comfortable & great for the pavement or the road.

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

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 19, 2013

Anonymous

from Rhode Island

I love the look and comfort of this sneaker and that it is made in the USA. I have only been wearing them for a few weeks so it's too soon to tell how they'll hold up. I'm not a runner and just bought these for wearing around. They are lightweight and comfortable for daily use. The unusual colors of navy blue with hot pink (and a little bit of black trim) draws compliments.

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 19, 2013

Anonymous

 

I have a wide foot and high instep and these shoes are perfect. They fit nicely and have a great "spring" to them when exercising.

Brands I'd also recommend: Mizuno

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

 

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March 28, 2013

Donna

from Jonesboro, Il

Put these on and wore all day without problems. Did have to loosen shoelaces a little after wearing a few hours. They did seem a little warm but that may have been just me. Overall, really happy with this purchase.

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

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February 14, 2013

Loewen

from Iowa

I have always been a fan of New Balance & I'm completely happy with these shoes. They are light and wide enough for my feet. Also they are made in America! I can't say that enough! The only trouble I have with New Balance is finding a pair where the colors are more toned down and not flashy/bright without having to buy the plain white that my parents wear. I ordered these thinking they were gray/yellow, but the yellow is a little more of a green to me. I still love them (obviously). Great buy & will buy again!

Brands I'd also recommend: Mizuno

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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February 6, 2013

Susan R

from Florida

The service was wonderful and the shoes arrived quickly. I'm very pleased.

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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May 16, 2013

Jenn S

from Middletown,RI

Great shoe. Love the colors. Okay on support but active insoles make them great for walking the miles!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 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

 

April 11, 2013

Kathy Y

from Salinas, CA

These shoes are light on my feet and feel great. I walk every day, I have detected a slight squeaking sound, not sure about that. These seem to be the most comfortable pair of walking shoes I have had in many years. I love that they are at leases assembled in the USA.

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 true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 7, 2013

Patty W

from SLO, CA

These shoes were very comfortable as soon as I put them on. They are also very cute. The only problem is, they make the loudest squeaking sound. My co-workers like to laugh at the sounds they make. I would still probably order them again since they are so cute and comfy.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born, Naot, Jambu

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

 

January 26, 2013

Anonymous

from New Jersey

Purchases these in hopes of getting back into jogging. I have very weird feet, but these shoes felt great when I put them on. I will be returning them and hoping to get a half size smaller as they are too big in the toes and slide off in the back. I am just hoping they have my size available when I reorder them!

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

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March 13, 2013

Anonymous

 

Great fit, very comfortable - but they started to squeak when I walk only after a few times worn. Also the tongue is weird, it isn't visible when the shoes are tied and tends to sink even further.

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 23, 2013

Peggy

from Santa Rosa, ca

Comfortable, but I'm very disappointed that within three months, the fabric on the toe has worn through. I only wear them a couple of times a week, and they don't get hard wear., so I consider this unacceptable. Too bad, I usually like New Balance.

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

 

May 31, 2013

Gayle G

from Chicago, IL

I loved these when they arrived. However, I'm now in touch with NB directly because they are barely 3 months old, have only ever been worn in a gym (treadmill and workouts) and the black rubber on the bottom is already starting to peel off. Hopefully they will stand by their product. Will update if possible as I find out.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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May 26, 2013

Anonymous

from New York

Not happy with these shoes at all. I wanted to wear them for work and after a few hours my feet were aching and at the end of the day my legs ached, my feet ached as if there was no cushion. I just wanted to get them off! I wish I could return them.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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