Rated 5 out of 5 by weezerguy Good quality, support and appearance.
The New Balance shoes appear to be a better buy than the crowd of other "sneakers" on the market. This model is one of the few actually made in the USA. Had a problem with toe cap coming loose, but LLBean took care of it 6 months after purchase and had good service, although there was confusion regarding an exchange rather than a return. Glad to know that it could have been a return after that long. I need orthotics and these work well with good side support in the shoe. Look forward to many yrs. of use.
April 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Karl46 Great!
Comfortable, good fit and support. The mesh upper makes them comfortable in warm weather.
April 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JoyceD Great Shoes Even for a Walker!
I bought these running shoes for my husband. I had been looking for a suitable Christmas present for an obsessive walker and I came upon these New Balance shoes in a wide width (hard to find). My husband loves these shoes. He said they are the most comfortable shoes he owns. Granted, they are a bit pricey but for the comfort aspect, they are totally worth it. And I love the color - gray! I would recommend them to anyone looking for a comfort shoe. You don't have to be a runner to enjoy these shoes!
January 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by badeye19 Great shoe
This is my fourth of fifth pair of this model I have purchased. Great shoe. Comfortable and provides a stable foundation for most activities. And "made in the USA"
November 27, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Disappointed999 longtime favorite disappoints
I've been wearing the NB 990 shoes since the mid '80's and have always been amazed at how light and comfortable they've been right out of the box. This was probably my 7th or 8th pair of these long lasting sneakers over the years and when it was time to replace them there was never a question of what model I would get. The quality has always been unsurpassed and the fact that it is made in the US was a big plus. The pair I recently received was a big disappointment. Right out of the box they were heavy and stiff. The previous models I've had were made with supple pigskin uppers, this was not. I'm sure the "suede" materiel used contributed to them being heavier and very stiff. Sadly I returned them and have a lot of work to do researching a replacement for a longtime favorite.
November 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JimmyPBuffalo Best Ever
I have tried many running shoes over the years and these are the best ever! They have excellent support, are comfortable and work well on the road or off. I have have run injury free for many years since using this shoe!
October 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AncientGeek Nice Shoes - Assembled in the USA
These are well made shoes. I bought them for walking, even though they are running shoes. I wanted the extra cushioning.
They look and feel good and I am happy to know they were assembled in the USA. I am willing to pay a little extra for to give a fellow American a job.
September 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tamagnu New Balance 990 Running Shoe
This is an excellent shoe. It is well constructed to meet my needs. The fit is good. A half size larger accomodates the ball of my foot that has spread due to my regular walking. On average I walk five miles a day in my shoes. I own two pairs of this shoe in order to have a change. This is the only walking shoe I have bought within the last ten years.
September 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jake3 Comfortable
Purchased this shoe for my husband and he is very happy with the fit as well as the length .
The best part is they are made in the USA.
Would definitely recommend to a friend ,,,
May 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by shopperpatrick very good running shoes
I have been a New Balance consumer for decades and have never been disappointed. They are comfortable, nice-looking (not too flashy); of course they are a bit expensive, but their quality is excellent and they're made in America! Although LL Bean didn't advise it this time, I ordered as usual the 9 size instead of my normal 8 1/2 size and they fit perfectly
May 15, 2013