Rated 2 out of 5 by PhillyPete1181 Disappointed....
These sneakers are light and comfortable, and did support my feet very well.
But for $125 I expected a top-notch pair of walking sneakers. As in many previous pairs of New Balance sneakers I've owned, the tongues were stitched in slightly crooked to the right, so they have to be pulled and centered often. And they are not long enough...having the laces on the top holes means they can fall off the tongue and be directly on your sock. Also note that the leather is synthetic, not real. Why not real leather at this price?
Then, after only 3 months of occasional wear, the inside left heel material wore a hole through it, causing pain in the back of my heel. I expect that kind of wear in 2 year old sneakers, not in brand new (expensive) ones. Obviously the material used in the liner is not wear-tolerant.
I'll be sending them back for a refund, and will shop for replacement high-end walking sneakers elsewhere since this is all that LL Bean offers.
July 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by JTMCalifornia Men's New BalanceŽ 847 Performance Walkers
Much lighter in weight than my previous walking shoes. (Of course, those are leather; these are mesh.) Very comfortable. Probably worth the $25 more in cost than my former shoes.
July 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Warlord Comfort and fit
Injuries and multiple joint replacements have reduced me to walking. These are advertised as being walking shoes and they appear to do an excellent job. While still new I have walked around 25 miles in them so far. They are very comfortable and the fit is right on. Support is very good for this type of shoe. Too early to tell about durability and wear pattern but I am very satisfied with them so far and definitely would recommend them. I have added a Spenco orthotic.
July 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kevin Instant cure for my achey hip and knees
These are about the fifth iteration of NB performance walkers I've owned. When my hip a/o knee begin to ache during my daily power walk, I know it's time to replace. I'd say the sizing is just right. They're nice and light. The sole bed seems flat at first, but quickly conformed to my foot and slightly high arches. Plenty of room in the toe box. Well worth the modest premium in price.
July 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by flip49 typical new balance
have only worn NB for many years.this shoe like all others gives me no reason to change
July 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by REGISGILMORE GREAT SHOE SO FAR
JUST STARTED WEARING THEM, BUT I AM IMPRESSED. VERY LIGHT, VERY COMFORTABLE. I NORMALLY TAKE A 9-EE. THAT'S WHAT I ORDERED, AND THE FIT IS PERFECT.
July 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by thesutterbug Good product. This is my second pair
This shoe runs a little narrow. I usually wear a D width, however, I went to the EE width and it fits me perfectly. A very good wearing shoe as I had my first pair for a year before having to replace it. A very comfortable shoe with very little break-in period.
July 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by laneyb Good Quality
I bought theses shoes for my husband, and we both liked the look and the quality. Unfortunately they were too short for his foot. He is a standard size 9 Med or C. His toes rubbed the front tip of the shoe. I have found the same to be true for the New Balance women's shoe line. I order a half size up for myself, but my husband has always found in any shoe when he orders a half size up that the arch support is off for his foot, so he didn't try another pair. New Balance shoes do hold up very well for daily walking, and we're disappointed that they didn't fit him.
June 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by becomingabeanfan Good cushioning, minimal arch support
Sizing (12 wide) was accurate. Very good cushioning while walking many miles in Washington D.C. on pavement. During hot and humid weather, they allowed moisture to escape. I always use inserts due to having flat feet, but I think most folks would want to add something since these seem to have very little arch support. My order ended up being delayed due to problems by the carrier; I called to let LLBean know I would have to return them because I would be purchasing a pair locally since I was leaving on my trip in a few days. ( I have always had luck with New Balance shoes not needing much of a break-in period) LLBean customer service apologized for carrier delay, sent another pair by airmail along with a free return sticker. The carrier must have been contacted by LLBean; they airmailed the original pair. Both pairs showed up two days before I left. I have returned the extra pair and am very satisfied.
June 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JohnHB New Balance 847
Shoes are comfortable and getting better at each wearing. New Balance has very comfortable and durable shoes in general. The wider size helps the shoe fit comfortably for wearers with wide feet.
I also appreciate the cushoning in the sole.
June 11, 2014