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New Balance Summit Unknown

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Customer Fit Survey:

74%"Felt true to size"

58%"Felt narrower than marked"

75%"Moderate arch support"

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Narrowest EE - Wide shoe I've ever tried on. It fits like a Nike. If you actually need a wide shoe don't bother.
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I just got these and ran a Spartan Super OCR race (8 miles) in them this past weekend with no break-in other than a 4-mile treadmill run. They are light and grip well both in the grass/dirt/mud and on the climbing obstacles. Although they do not have specific drainage holes, they ejected water quickly after I ran through streams. The race was at a ski resort, so very steep uphills and downhills. My feet did not slip forward too much on the downhills so my toes did not get crushed. I agree that they are narrower than the other NB shoes I have, but I was looking for something slightly snugger so they would not fall off in the mud (and they did not). I wear NB 940s for training and NB 1500s for road races in size 12.5 EE, and I bought these in that same size. They felt great the entire 8 miles and held up perfectly. After hosing them off after the race, I threw them in the washing machine and they came out like new. I only gave them four stars for style because I wasn't thrilled with the color choices. I opted for "flame", but wish they had something in olive or brown.
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INCREDIBLE... Need I say more. Will be on my feet this summer in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park & On the Appalachian Trail! Size 13 fits my foot like fine Italian driving gloves... Bought an Xtra pair to sit in my closet, until I need them... An outstanding value>>> This was steve jobs' fave brand of shoes... I think of him, every time I "head off down the trail of life"...
I'd also recommend:
Adidas running shoes
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I have narrow feet and as many reviews have noted this shoe runs on the narrow side. I come from a Salomon Speedcross and recently tried the Speedcross 5 which increased in width compared to the 3 and 4 so it wasn't a snug fit as before. If you are looking for a narrow trail running shoe with excellent traction and light weight this is the one to get.
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Beautiful shoe. i received many comments on them. I was as on my feet for 12 hours and they still felt good.
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SO happy to get my husband’s size 13 wide feet into cool looking shoes! He only added some gel inserts and he loves them, too.
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I bought these as a gift for my husband and he loves them! They fit TTS and the color is perfect!
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These are the most comfortable trail shoes I've ever worn. Provides good protection from rocks while not being too thick.
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Really comfortable fit. The midsole is a good height/thickness, not to thick, not too thin.
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Great shoes. Very comfortable. Very satisfied.
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Nice sneaker but the seem to be making them smaller. My old pair were 2E and fit fine but these were very tight/
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always get 2E in my new balance 880's but these I had to order 4E's to fit
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I wear 10 in women’s but have noticed I need a wider shoe so I’ve been buying men’s more. Men’s normal shoes are supposed to be comparable to a woman’s wide. But these shoes were still to narrow for me. I wore them around the house for a couple hours and it got worse and worse. Sending back.
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Too tight and I am ALWAYS a size 10 in New Balance, so not sure what's happening.
I'd also recommend:
I normally like New Balance.
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I typically wear a 14EE but these were far too narrow for my feet. Its a pity as they are one of the best looking shoes NB sells!
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I always wear a New Balance wide but these shoes are narrower than a regular width. As soon as I opened the box I could tell they were too narrow. They look like track spikes. I couldn't actually get my foot in them so I couldn't even begin to rate how they fit.
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The worst trail running shoe I have ever purchased. I'm former college athlete that use to be a huge New Balance fan but the Summit Unknown is absolutely the most uncomfortable pair for running shoes I have ever worn. Sure they may protector your feet from rocks but what is going to protector feet from begging for mercy while wearing this shoe? New Balance you earned an "F" on this shoe.
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really nice shoe, just super small!!! The 11 EE looked like a womens' 9.
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I really wanted to like these shoes for trails as I love my NB 880 V7's for running. They do have good toe protection at tip but that is it. They have a tongue like a water shoe which makes them a bit difficult to get in and out of. I don't feel this offers any more stability than a standard tongue at all. They are narrower than a standard EE width and short, I felt, for an 11.5. They have absolutely no support. The thin insert offers no shock absorption at all. Unfortunately if you want to put your own orthotic in there is no room. These shoes are too shallow. The tread has decent grip. They are also fairly light. However, there are way too many negatives about this shoe. Pass this one by.
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I love the appearance of the shoes but there's a huge flaw in the way they were constructed. After lacing up the shoes and walking a few steps, the tongue immediately slips below the laces and there's no way to keep it up. This results in having no padding between the laces and the feet, which is really uncomfortable. There is no loop in the tongue to keep the tongue in place.
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