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New Balance M1690 Reviews

14 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

44%Rated 5 stars

11%Rated 4 stars

11%Rated 3 stars

11%Rated 2 stars

22%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

57% "Felt true to size"

64% "Felt true to width"

86% "Moderate arch support"

Additional -6 M1690 New Balance Reviews

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October 1, 2013

Mitchell

from SoCal

Love New Balance. These M1690 fit perfectly. Width is spot on; toe box isn't constricted like some other pairs. I can wear these w/ or w/o socks. I'm a big guy with 13 4E's. These definitely work for me.

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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September 21, 2013

Anonymous

from Kansas City, Missouri

I have really short, really wide, really deep-arched feet. Any one of these would be surmountable, but combined, I can rarely (in reality, never) find a shoe that works. These are the best shoes I have ever owned. I was able to remove the foot cushion and insert a heel arch support. One of the few pairs of shoes I can actually move my little toe. I just ordered a second pair, size 9, 4E. I would normally get a 8.5 or even 8, but these seem to run a little short, which is perfect for my shoe box shaped foot.

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

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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August 14, 2013

Jim

 

Buyer beware! I really tried to make this shoe work. I normally wear a 2E in New Balance, but after trying 3 different sizes, all the way up to 4E, this shoe just doesn't cut it. Love the style, but have no idea what's happened to NB and how they're sizing things these days. Very disappointing, but appreciate Zappos patience and return policy after 3 attempts.

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

 

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Runs Large

Felt narrower than marked

 

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August 9, 2013

Anonymous

 

Re comment on fit. I'm a 10 1/2 with medium width. These shoes fit like a glove! True to size. I've worn many pairs of New Balance shoes in past, and these probably the most comfortable, best fitting to date!

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

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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March 13, 2014

David P

from Key West Fl

Second pair of minimal from NB, loved the first model. This was the closest I could find to the first pair. I will try another pair but do not this one. I wore them or I would have returned them. I like the concept

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

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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May 16, 2014

Paul D

from Pennsylvania

I ordered these shoes as there were many good reviews on the New Balance Minimus line. I have a wide foot and can pretty much wear any New Balance size 9 in 4E. These shoes do feel a bit short in the toe box for a size 9 but I still had some room in the front. My big complaint and the reason why I immediately returned them is that the material the shoe is made of is very plastic like. I know they are trail running shoes and maybe this helps keep the mud/water form getting your socks wet, but it has a very cheap feel and appearance. Not for me, I will keep looking.

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

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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October 27, 2013

Anonymous

from WDC

Zappos, is fantastic. New Balance not connecting with me so much. The sizing is off, the quality is not as good. I was a fan but not so much anymore.

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

Felt wider than marked

 

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May 21, 2014

Anonymous

from NW GA

Worst shoe ever. I bought 13 4E for my 14 year old son back in February. It is now the middle of May and he has already busted out the side of both shoes. Shoes were very light and had barely any tread on them when new. This shoe provides zero support. I'm not sure what New Balance was thinking when they designed this shoe. Will never buy this shoe again nor do I recommend it to anyone.

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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No arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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August 9, 2013

Anonymous

from New York, NY

So I'm not sure what's going on at New Balance, but I've worn their 2E or 3E for quite a while but having ordered this shoe in 2E and finding it to be like a vice grip, I returned and ordered the 4E. There is no way that this can be comparable to what a "normal" 4E is, as it is still extremely tight in the toe box. I'm returning frustrated w/NB, but appreciative of Zappos for their continued good service and ease of return. Still someone have a conversation w/NB. Very disappointing.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt narrower than marked

 

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