Rated 5 out of 5 by WorkShoes Comfortable, great fit
I have very problematic feet with arthritis and a severe bunion. It takes me a long time to find a pair of shoes that will actually work on my feet all day long. These are great. Gives flexibility to the bunion and they are very comfortable.
November 20, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by dickswife disappointed
Nice looking, versatile walking shoe. Runs short in size.
September 5, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by A2WV NB959 - Not the shoe it used to be
I've owned two pairs of these, so buying a third pair (I wear them out!) seemed like a safe option. I was wrong. New Balance changed the cut of the heel portion and, as a result, the shoe does not hang on to my heel. The 'dip' at the back (centered above the heel) is 1/4" lower, and the points on each side of the heel are 1/2" shorter, than the previous shoe. Also, the color is darker brown than the previous versions, looking more like a man's shoe (NOT a good look for a woman wearing shorts). What a disappointment. I sent them back.
August 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by dylan76 Great sneakers
I'm very satisfied with these sneakers. I bought them in a wide width and the fit is great. Some reviewers mentioned that the heel was loose, but I haven't found that. The fit is perfect for me and they are light-perfect for summer.
June 26, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by happytobeme 959 Walkers New Design is a failure
If you're considering buying these shoes-DON'T!!! Save your money and look for something else. I've worn New Balance shoes for years AND had the pleasure of wearing the prior version of their 959 Country Walker. I was so happy with them, I never hesitated in purchasing another pair. I could always depend on New Balance having the shoe that fit my feet just right and looked great too. For years I've been able to order any pair of their shoes from L.L. Bean with the confidence I was buying a quality product and always more than satisfied with a great fitting shoe. NOT ANYMORE. After this experience I no longer have that confidence. New Balance has clearly decided to cheapen this shoe and then call it improved? Frankly, L.L. Bean should re-examine this product before agreeing to sell any more of them. I think if they did, they would save their customers a lot of trouble and disappointment. I am more than disappointed in this shoe with absolutely nothing to like about it. While they've kept the shoe brown, they've changed every thing else about it with cheaper materials-right down to the shoe laces. The new foot bed is less than comfortable. The shoe wraps around your foot like a cast (as in broken foot type cast) making it rather unattractive and fails to provide the support it claims. I think you'd find a better pair of shoes for $29.99 at your local discount shoe store. I will not buy these shoes again and will have to reconsider whether to buy New Balance again as well as go back to a store to look for a quality, well made, comfortable and supportive shoe for my day to day activities around my rural mountain home. I don't know what happened New Balance, but please go back to making great shoes!
June 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by sashinko Perfect
Light and comfortable but ruggedly constructed. Plan to purchase a second pair.
June 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by wefi New Balance 959
The shoe was nicely made and of good quality to my eye. The length fit me well, and the toe box although a bit larger than normal, was comfortable.
I returned this shoe because the heel fit was too large, and my heel slipped as I walked in them.
I would still recommend these, especially if you don't have thin heels!
May 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AnnArborSue Very sturdy and comfortable shoes for hiking
This is my second pair of these shoes.. I liked the first pair so well that I wanted another pair before they stop making this model. You can easily waterproof them by spraying them and they are very comfortable for walking and hiking. They provide excellent protection for your feet and lots of stability so you are less likely to slip or twist your ankle.
April 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by chaps60 I love these shoes
This is my third pair of these shoes. They are comfortable and wear well. I am on my feet all day at work, and my feet never hurt when I am wearing them.
April 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by zellie124 comfortable
I love wearing those shoes.They are so comfortable.
February 6, 2013