Rated 5 out of 5 by AZwalker High Quality Shoe!
Bought these New Balance 577s to replace the 576 model purchased previously from LLBean. I walk 2 to 3 miles per day mostly on desert paths with some hills. Firm soles, sturdy sides, leather top (so big toe will not wear through) give excellent support and durability. Ample room for orthotics. The tread does not trap small stones--a big plus for walking off-sidewalk. Leather upper requires some "wear-in" time but it's worth it for ultimate comfort, support and protection. The 577 is ideal for my walking regimen. Love this shoe!
July 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jasoph Great fit
I purchased these for a trip. I wanted leather so that they would be more impervious to rain. I have orthotics to support fallen arches, so I bought these in one half size up and in wide width. Excellent!! I have begun breaking them in, but there is really no need. Since they are leather, they are heavier than a summer weight mesh sneaker, but to me this is not very noticeable. I LOVE the fact that they are made here in the U.S.A., too! Very pleased.
July 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by agilityjunkie good shoes
The fit is as advertised, no surprises there. They seem a little stiff still, I would have to break them in some more before I would say they're comfy. My biggest complaint at this point, is the tongue of the shoe seems very long and has been rubbing against my ankle. I hope that once they're worn in a bit the tongue will soften and not rub so much.
July 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by acadia6 All day comfort
I wear these sneakers for work, 8 to 12 hour shifts, standing most of the day. Even though I have flat feet, no foot pain at end of day. They have great support and last at least 5 to 7 years. On my second pair now. Would recommend, if you do a lot of walking.
July 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nomad3 comfortable
I've worn this same New Balance style for years. I like the fact they're all white and New Balance shoes run wider than most, which I need. I ordered a half size bigger this time (because of your free return policy) and I'm glad I did. We don't always wear the size we should!!
July 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sidiana Exactly what I wanted
I needed a pair of shoes to get me back into walking. I have very wide feet and often problems that shoes don't fit and then I get blisters and my feet hurt intensely. But these shoes fit just right. I'm walking for an hour every second day and my feet are fine.
I thought at first that the price was a bit steep, but the shoes are exactly what I needed and they match the description, so I'm quite happy I got them.
June 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cinn Cincy
Nice fit for new shoes. Wore them for long periods of time without blistering or feeling cramped. Toe box wide enough for comfort.
May 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by freshairnut thought they were comfy
I wore these for a couple days with a lot of sitting in between walking and they were fine. then I went for a 2 mile walk(no sitting) and started getting a blister on the top of my big toe. 2 things-they were either to big or my feet don't do well with all leather. I'm used to running shoes that are mesh. Had to send them back. I don't remember if this was a buy 1/2 size up or not. I would not buy the bigger size as this might have been part of my problem.
May 14, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Goaussie Order a full size up
Nicely constructed shoe but is shorter and narrower than typical size. Order a full size up to get a better fit.
May 1, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by beverlyfarmsdoglady NOTHING WRONG, JUST NOT RIGHT
These are perfectly wonderful shoes but just right for me.
While I always buy everything at a reduced price I splurged on these since they would be my most crucial tool for work . . . I am a nurse. I am on my feet 13 hours at a time. I've worn New Balance many times before as a runner and for walking. I love that NB is a MA company.
The shoes were so hard and inflexible I knew immediately they wouldn't work. I didn't even bother to try on the left shoe and walk around in them because they were so uncomfortable. No spring to the step, no bounce and no give. I choose this pair over others because of the high customer ratings. They just weren't the right shoe for me. I buy so much from LL Bean because of the wonderful customer service and return policy. These have been returned cheerfully. LL's customer service makes the whole experience a 5 star even though the shoes were a 1 star.
April 25, 2014