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New Balance Kids KV695 (Little Kid/Big Kid) Reviews

33 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

32%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

16%Rated 3 stars

32%Rated 2 stars

12%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

97% "Felt true to size"

90% "Felt true to width"

73% "Moderate arch support"

18 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 9/11/13
Overall Rated:4 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

Overall, a decent shoe. This shoe runs a bit wide, as I have found all NB shoes do. This is perfect for my child's foot. She found these shoes very comfortable and she tends to be a bit finicky about fit. My one complaint is the velcro closure tab. It doesn't allow for much adjustment, so the shoes tend to fit more loose than a shoe with a tie. Additionally, I am finding that after just one month of wear the velcro tab is wearing out a bit and doesn't hold as firmly. This style warrants individual consideration of which is better the convenience of the velcro closure or the better fit and durability of the traditional tie.

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15 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 9/4/13
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

I am very disappointed in this shoe. After my daughter wore these shoes for a week at school, the tab that holds the strap to the Velcro attachment pulled apart. It is only stitched with very flimsy thread, and won't hold up to wear.

Additional 13 KV695 (Little Kid/Big Kid) New Balance Kids Reviews

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January 4, 2014

Tina Z

from VA

My daughter was so excited to get these shoes! Perfect fit, very stylish. She loves that the laces open with an Velcro piece on the side. With her lace shoes she was always in a hurry and would crush the heel staying to stick her foot in without untying the laces... These are a breeze, release the Velcro and slip right in.

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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Felt true to width

 

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November 7, 2013

Anonymous

from Orlando, FL

Sturdy and comfortable shoes. Put them on the day they got here and have used them constantly. It's hard to find cute shoes in an XW but these are even cuter than the picture shows. Velcro is awesome for dressing yourself!

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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October 24, 2013

Anonymous

 

My daughter wears bilateral DAFOS (leg braces). Finding shoes is challenging. These shoes are nothing short of perfection for her needs. This is the first non-orthopaedic shoe I have purchased for her that easily slips over her braces. She walks well in them.

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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October 12, 2013

Anonymous

from Philadelphia, PA

Purchased these sneakers for my daughter who is in kindergarten. She has a wide foot and these sneakers fit her perfectly. They are very roomy and true to the size. The one velcro closure makes it easy to take on and off. I definitely recommend these shoes.

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 8, 2013

StoneyPA

 

Daughter loves these sneakers. We're very limited in choices since she needs the extra wide New Balance as it is the only brand that fits well. Looks great, feels great according to her.

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 7, 2013

Anonymous

from Tulsa, Oklahoma

I bought these shoes for my 10 year old daughter, who loves them. She has only been wearing them for a couple weeks, and they have held up well so far (she is very hard on shoes). I have always liked New Balance shoes for my kids who both have fairly wide feet.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, 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

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 3, 2013

Steve T

 

These shoes are great fit perfect. Seems New Balance is the only brand that has true sizes. The straps are a lot better than standard 2 strap Velcro that you normally see.

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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July 23, 2013

Susan T

from Texas

My 11 year old daughter got these yesterday and wore them as soon as they got here yesterday, and all day today. She loves them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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January 8, 2014

Anonymous

from Tallahassee, FL

Others have experienced a problem with the strap stretching out, I have not experienced this. Overall a decent shoe for the price. At this age, their feet grow too fast to stress about the strap lasting longer than 3-4 months because their feet will outgrow the shoe before that happens!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 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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September 29, 2013

Summer

from Washington, D.C.

My 4 year old active daughter loves these shoes! I did too, but four weeks later rips in the seams! I need shoes that can last at least six months for this price Zappos!

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

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 12, 2014

Tracy E

from Raleigh, NC

The shoes are super cute. My daughter loved them. Notice I said loved in past tense. The threads in the front of the shoe came loose & left a gap (hole) in the front of the shoe. Never had this issue with sneakers before. She's a 4 year old in school. She plays on the playground. She wore the shoes for about a month before we had to get rid of them. Too bad...she really loved the colors of the shoe. And I did too!

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

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March 26, 2014

Anonymous

 

My girls love the look of these shoes, and I know we'll eventually get the size right! Their current shoes are size 3 and 5, so I ordered a 4 for the youngest and a 5.5 for the oldest. Both shoes seemed too short (way too small), so back they went. The 2nd order (I ordered a size 5 and a size 6) seemed okay, but way too wide. So I'm going to order these again in narrow and we'll see what happens. The girls love the rainbow tops. The shoes look really nice and I think will go well with uniform skirts as well as pants. Thank you, Zappos, for the excellent, quick service.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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March 19, 2014

Anonymous

from Atlanta, GA

Cute shoe, but didn't last. They were comfortable and easy to put on, but my daughter only had these for a few months before the strap broke.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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August 30, 2013

Mary P

from New York, NY

My 6 year old thought these were so cool with the rainbow laces. She soon complained that she couldn't make them tight enough. Even when I closed it, she still said they weren't tight enough. Cute shoe though.

Brands I'd also recommend: superga, saucony, and naturino

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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March 21, 2014

Anonymous

from Atlanta

All my kids weber New Balance & I buy these for my 6 year old because of the Velcro strap. It TORE off today! First time I've had an issue with durability with a pair of NB.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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December 5, 2013

Anonymous

from Washington, DC

The shoe is cute, but the elastic/velcro strap is not very strong. We had to purchase a new pair already, and this time we went with traditional laces.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 7, 2013

Anonymous

 

These shoes are poorly built and with no laces they provide poor support. The insole kept falling out and the toe came apart. I was surprised at the poor quality of a New Balance product.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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October 28, 2013

Erick

from NYC

Nice shoe but Velcro strap came apart a month into use. This model needs to go back to the drawing board.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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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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October 17, 2013

Anonymous

 

I think I am seeing a trend here. The shoe looks great. The shoe fits great on my little girl. Unfortunately, the velcro tab on the strap ripped off. I thought she used scissors to cut them off but I guess I was wrong. I will still purchase NB for my girl but I will just stay away from this defective model.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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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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October 11, 2013

Monica

from United States

Like another reviewer, my daughter, age 10, wore these for only a short time (probably 6 school days) and the tab attaching the colorful strap to the velcro piece separated on one shoe. It was obvious that the tab on the other shoe was nearly separated as well. I was able to superglue them back together temporarily and my daughter is now carefully pulling on the strap instead of the tab to fasten the shoe. A very cute shoe for a girl who loves rainbows, but not a durable design.

Brands I'd also recommend: Saucony, Keen

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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Runs Wide

 

October 10, 2013

Anonymous

from Cedar Park, TX

We loved these while they lasted. They were comfortable and easy to fasten for my Kindergartener. After a month of wear the grey top surface of the velcro tab started to pull off. We glued it back on - problem solved. Today the entire velcro tab ripped off of one lace, making the shoe unwearable after just two months. The other shoe is showing similar wear. I still really like the shoe and would give it another chance if the fastener were replaced with a different style.

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 true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 28, 2013

Heather

from Pearland, TX

I bought these shoes for my daughter to wear to school. The style and fit are nice but quality on this shoe is a little questionable. She wore it for a month and a half and the velcro tab has already fallen off on one shoe. We buy New Balance shoes all the time and they have always lasted until she outgrew time so I am surprised these didn't hold up. Maybe it's a defective pair but there's no way to repair it so money down the drain on these shoes for us.

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

 

June 29, 2014

Anonymous

from Pikesville, MD

I ordered this style for both of my girls. They wear sneakers 2 times per week for PE. Within a few wearings, both girls' shoes broke in the same place - the Velcro tab used to attach the pre-laced straps broke off. Zappos was excellent and replaced both pairs - one with the same product and the other with a different product. I received a letter from my daughter at camp that her new replacement shoe had broken. Ugh. Obviously this style is defective. What a shame - it's adorable and my daughters were so psyched when the shoes arrived.

Brands I'd also recommend: Converse, Brooks

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

 

March 25, 2014

Jennifer P

from Southbury CT

Terrible. I always buy New Balance for my 3 kids and these were junk. My daughter was fastening her shoe and the plastic piece that holds strap and Velcro together broke right off. These only lasted about 5 months...Junk totally disappointed.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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November 14, 2013

Debbie G

from Oviedo, FL

I read the reviews and should have listened. My daughter wore these shoes for about three weeks and the rainbow Velcro strap broke. I am very disappointed in the quality.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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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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