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New Balance WO80 Reviews

29 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

29%Rated 5 stars

21%Rated 4 stars

17%Rated 3 stars

17%Rated 2 stars

17%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

56% "Felt true to size"

62% "Felt true to width"

50% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 9 WO80 New Balance Reviews

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March 14, 2014

Anonymous

 

Nice shoe, though runs small/narrow! I usually wear a 11 medium to 11 wide and I ordered a 12 because of reviews and it's snug on the width though comfortable enough to do workout in. It is very minimum compared to padded tennis shoes, but you get used to it quite quickly. I'll only be wearing these for running and zumba not for everyday use because of the style/fit. Definitely size up if you have wide feet!

Brands I'd also recommend: Reebok

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 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

 

January 9, 2014

Shellie g

from Des Moines, IA

I loved this shoe! But unfortunately, they were too small, and I have to return them. I ordered a size 11. Other than the size, these shoes are sooo cute!!! Love love them!!

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

Runs Wide

 

December 13, 2013

Amanda

from San Jose, CA

Like other reviewers, this is my first pair of barefoot/minimalist shoes. I did a lot of research before narrowing it down to these - it seemed to fit the bill for hiking/rocky terrain and trail running. Like one review said, they looked really small when I pulled them out of the box - there was no way these were my standard 9. I put the shoe on my foot that has developed angioedema from a recurring staph infection (so it is swollen state is now my normal) - it was snug - until I simply adjusted the laces. I tried the other on my normal foot and it is a dream. For me, buying shoes is such a process because of that foot, so for these to fit - and be comfortable - I am a fan. They are so light, I can really only feel the pressure from the laces and the support of the sole, otherwise I feel like I am wearing nothing. They (and maybe all minimalist shoes) run low around the ankle, but with the tab on the back, they do not fold in on themselves when you're pulling them on. The grey/purple/orange color is so much more vibrant in person (the orange is a neon orange) and I have received so many compliments - mostly from men, no less. Spending good money on shoes is like putting good tires on your car - it is an investment in yourself, and you are worth it.

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

 

November 4, 2013

Laura G

from Austin, Texas

Excellent tread for trail running. Great for hiking, too. I am very happy with these as my first pair of minimalist running shoes. I always order half a size up in running shoes. I am glad that I did with these as well.

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

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 2, 2013

Ann C

from Oregon

Great style and fit. Received compliments when I started wearing them. Too early to know his well they will wear but I like the fit. Very light weight.

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 5, 2013

Anonymous

from Roanoke, VA

This is the second pair of Minimus New Balance shoes I have purchased. I'm usually a true size 10 in every style of New Balance I have ever purchased. When I pulled these out of the box they even looked very small. When held next to my old pair of New Balance Minimus, this pair was about an inch shorter. I have rather flat arches, so these felt like they had quite a bit to me. I have ordered a full size larger, and I really hope they fit well because these are very cute shoes in person (grey, orange and purple color).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 24, 2013

Terri

from Charlotte, NC

This is my third pair of New Balance minimus shoes and I tried to get my regular shoe size of an 8 this time (since everyone is saying they are true to size). They arrived today and I have now had to send them back. Need an 8 1/2 just like I always have in these shoes. Every other shoe I wear is an 8 - weird. However, I love these shoes! Like I said, this is my 3rd pair!

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrills

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

 

January 17, 2015

Anonymous

from Oregon

I purchased these in a wider size. Unfortunately, the seam at the toe ripped after only one time wearing them - I suspect because the toe box was a little too wide for my foot. Still a good shoe for Crossfit.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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September 23, 2014

Anonymous

 

This is a great shoe but it wears out at the pinkie toe. Both of my shoes developed holes in the fabric at that location within months with moderate wear.

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

 

May 7, 2014

Allison P

from San Diego, CA

I wear New Balance minimus shoes everyday. My favorites are the discontinued WX20BR (I think. the number is almost gone.) This new shoe is nice because it has a little more cushioning in the sole. However, every now and then the exterior seam rubs.

Brands I'd also recommend: I am a New Balance fan.

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

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 13, 2013

Val

from New Orleans, LA

It has a roomy toe box, but was too narrow in the middle part of the foot, before the arch. Very strange feeling. I experimented with different lacing, but I could see where it was pulling the toe of the shoe back a little. The tread is different from what I'm used to in an athletic shoe. It was similar to my non-slip work shoes. I loved that secure feeling on tile and carpet. (Didn't try it outside, of course.) The styling and color was great. I will be trying another NB shoe and hope that future models in this collection fit me better.

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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 6, 2013

K H

from LR, AR

Really liked this shoes, but don't think I'm ready to move on to the minimalist shoe for running/walking outside. The shoe really felt like it fit my foot excellently - I have high arches and these shoes fit perfectly...but I like wearing thick socks and with my large feet (size 12) these shoes would not have worked with anything but thin socks.

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 4, 2014

Anonymous

 

I just received these WO80 and gave them a trial run. They felt snug at first, which is what I expected, but they were a little too short in the toe box. I am always a 9.5 in shoes, always, but these run a tad small. My middle toes got the brunt of each impact, which didn't catch up until after I finished running and the next day! I am returning these because I feel the next size up will not be as comfortable all around. I think I will be going back to the WT10V2, they are awesome.

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 true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

February 24, 2014

Anonymous

from tennessee

I ordered a size larger because of many reviews. I usually wear a 6.5 and ordered a 7.5 per suggestions. They swam on me. I've decided not to explore this shoe further.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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December 31, 2013

Anonymous

 

Beautiful sneaker but very tight. Fits very snuggly on the foot. Sending it back to order a larger size.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 18, 2013

Anonymous

 

I love New Balance and have several other models, but this one did not do it for me. The shoes felt too narrow and tight across the arch. I loved the level of support between me and the ground. These are good shoes if you are moving to a barefoot runner, but this style did not work for me.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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 14, 2014

Anonymous

 

Going with the reviews, I ordered a half size larger and it was too big. The toe box is huge! (I do not have tiny feet or anything.) Did not like at all.

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

 

March 27, 2014

Linda B

from Denver, CO

I normally have no problem with New Balance but this model is very uncomfortable. The arch support is stiff and is made from a material that cuts into the side of the foot. How they can call this a "minimus" shoe is beyond me.

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 true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 20, 2014

Anonymous

from richmond, va

The toe box was way too wide. They need better arch/side heel support and contour similar to what the Merrell Bare Access 3 can provide. I am returning them pronto.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Chaco

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

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 12, 2013

J

from Washington, DC

I bought the wide version of these shoes a half-size up than normal and I could barely get my feet in. The sole is very hard - I didn't find them comfortable at all. They're going back!

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 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

 

May 18, 2015

Annie G

from Wisconsin

I ordered these less than a year ago to wear at work (I work in a large plant). They are ripped in places that shouldn't wear out (the tops). The rubber is peeling out from the sides. This is with just walking in them- can't imagine what would of happened wearing them to run. Very disappointed. The quality does not match the price tag.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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

 

October 20, 2014

Anonymous

from Englewood, Florida

Purchased this shoe in April of 2014. Only wearing this shoe a couple times a week i am very unhappy with the construction of the shoe itself. The sole has completely fallen off of 1-shoe and 1/2 off the other. I am now looking for replacements but not looking at New Balance.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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

 

August 31, 2014

Anonymous

from Danbury, CT

Shoes looked great but were really difficult to break in. After over a month of wearing the shoes just a few hours on the weekend the top cap on the left shoe started peeling off! Bummed but maybe me and these shoes just weren't meant to be.

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

 

February 8, 2014

Laura N

 

Nice looking shoe but it has no padding! Was not comfy at all. I am sad to return these but a tennis shoe must be comfortable. Plus I ordered a wide and it felt narrow.

Brands I'd also recommend: Saucony

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

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