Rated 3 out of 5 by 300LetsBuy New Balance 577 Walking Shoes, Hook and Loop Closu
The straps for hooking and looping to fasten the shoes were too short. Each strap was about an inch shorter than the ones that my husband just stopped wearing.
May 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by cmg219 Awesome
These are the most comfortable sneakers I ever purchased. The fit and durability was beyond my expectations..ordering a 2nd pair..
May 12, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by ssa461 Unsat
These were purchased to replace the only product from LLB that failed. The "collar" on the right outside of the the right shoe disintegrated.. I had purchased an identical black pair at the same time which are fine so I had no problem ordering a replacement pair in white.
May 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PeppyG Really like - very comfortable
Really like - very comfortable
May 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by HMKBS Sizing runs small
I failed to notice the warning about New Balance shoes suggesting to order a half size larger and ordered the typical shoe size. Had to return the shoes. Decided to order a full size larger because my husband prefers extra room in the toe box. NB shoes are a great product -- just heed the suggestion to order a larger size.
April 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Serves a specific purpose well.
I was scheduled for a total knee replacement. I knew that I would be unable to tie a shoe but that I would need something more substantial than a slipper to wear on my feet during re-hab and for walking outside. These shoes are perfect for my immediate needs. I was fortunate to find them through LLB.
April 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by AncientLady A fine solution for a problem
These shoes proved to be the best solution for my husband, who has one foot grossly swollen and the other still slim. I am grateful to LLBean's customer service that was so helpful in determining best size. The only improvement I could wish for is a slight extension of the velcro on the adjustable straps, which would make it even easier to put on the shoes and keep them neatly closed..
April 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by leoguy New Balance Walking Shoes
These shoes met all expectations. I have a developing "hammer toe" problem, requiring good toe room clearance. This shoe provided me with a good, comfortable shoe fairly priced.
April 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DanS Perfect for my feet
I'd originally purchased the 576 model of these shoes in 2009, and this year bought the 577 as the 576 was finally showing some wear. Tough and long-lasting.
I will say that the 577 model does seem to have slightly shorter velcro straps than the 576, I was surprised at first but once the shoe loosened up a bit, this wasn't a problem for me.
In the past, I've had issues with my feet swelling due to medications, foot injuries, ingrown toe nails from too-tight shoes and other foot issues.
A podiatrist recommended that I might loosen my shoes or even remove them when sitting in order to relieve some of the pressure or else not tie them so tightly...
Ok, have you ever tried re-adjusting the tightness of your laces constantly? Or how does it look to slip your shoes off in a workplace and then you have to hurriedly put them on and tie them before you can walk somewhere else??
These are PERFECT, I can adjust the fit just perfectly in an instant without removing them completely. If one foot is giving me a problem I can even wear one shoe much looser than the other, thanks to the velcro straps.
When sitting, I can loosen them up almost completely and let my feet have the room to relax and yet cinch them back up almost in an instant in case I have to walk off somewhere. Much nicer than sitting at your desk "shoeless", in my opinion.
So these were just perfect. And New Balance construction is awesome, and also one of the better shoes that is still MADE IN AMERICA. Hooray!
So for me, these shoes were winners, any way you look at it. I would recommend that you order up a half-size as that is how New Balance tend to fit. I did get my correct shoe size at a local New Balance store, but they did not have these hook-and-loop closure kind of shoe.
Once again, thank goodness for LL Bean!
March 30, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Willlilac Shoe tongue was too thick stiff for me
The tongue was also an impediment for me to getting them on and to the velcro closure tightened
March 21, 2013