Rated 4 out of 5 by PeterJNJ Love it
I wear these shoes all day for about 12 hours. I wear wide EE. I also bought NB 577 walking shows. Both pairs are EE wide, however, 1569 feels little narrower. Since I walk a lot during work day, 1569 feels little tighter as the day goes by. I was tempted to return it, but just dont want to go thru return or exchange for another pair of shoes. Other than that these are comfortable, even while walking on hard surfaces.
January 13, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Midwater Very comfortable.
I have had a lot of foot and ankle injuries. These shoes fit very well and give great support. Plenty of cushion in the sole and no rubbing around the ankles or heels. New Balance tend to run a little small so I ordered a full size up and they fit fine. The reason for the three stars and not five, is the top grommets are hard to grab with the lace, due to bad construction. With much effort, I am able to lace them up.
January 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by samcar people with bad backs
The 1569 Mid Country Walker shoe is the perfect shoe for people with bad backs! I have had 5 pairs of these shoes and have never found a better shoe for my bad back. They keep your feet from rolling, they are very comfortable. You can ware them for everyday and they polish very well, you could ware them for semi dress.
The price is higher than I have paid for them else ware, but you also get the extras from L.L. Bean, so it was not worth shopping else ware to save a little money.
December 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 4everMaine Feel great, fit well, run small
These shoes needed no break-in period, just like others customers stated. They are very comfortable, light weight, have worn them for a couple weeks. The size runs small, I usually wear a 12, ordered a 13 and they are just right, order up.
November 23, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by UsualySatisfied Runs small, small, small
I typically wear an 8 1/2 wide shoe, but this shoe, even in a size 10-wide, was too small.
October 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by bluestem Order one half size up
These were to replace a pair of similar New Balance "walkers" of the same size that were very comfortable. The new pair are definitely smaller. I am exchanging them for one half size larger.
They are well made and look good so, other than size, they are excellent shoes.
May 28, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Nick123456 Size Is Not Right
I have been buying New Balance shoes for many years because I can always count on the sizing .I normally take a 13.These shoes seem very well constructed but LL Bean has no replacement at one size up.They seem very narrow too.
Cant recommend these.
What happened with the sizing issue lately?
I'm sending them back.
April 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Annie1402 Hard to find the right size
As a woman with long, narrow feet, I find it hard to come up with women's walking shoes, so I look for narrow men's shoes and boots. 11N usually works well. In this case I ended up with a 12M, so these run even shorter than most New Balance and narrower. Gentlemen, beware! I also had trouble with the speed lace hooks at the top. The hooks were bent into the boot material and it was nearly impossible to get the laces under them. After all that and two exchanges, I have ended up with a nice pair of medium height walking shoes. I have not had a chance to find out if they are waterproof yet, but if that feature works well, I will be quite satisfied. I just keep wondering, why can't NB make shoes closer to the industry standard? It must make for a lot of unnecessary returns and expense for customers and retailers that they are so out of line.
March 6, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Jim8612 Too small.
Size shoe was correct. Shoe was too narrow and cramp[ted the foot. Very uncomfortable. Returned shoe to try a larger size.
February 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kokomo1 Very good hiking boots!
I purchased these boots for a trip to Peru where we would be hiking around Machu Picchu. I ordered these early enough to wear before the trip in case they needed to be broken in. ***Tip - the website recommended ordering one half size larger than normal which would have been the same size as some New Balance high top tennis shoes I have. When the boots arrived I found they were too short - I ordered one full size larger and they fit perfectly.
Our trip was in December 2013 which was the rainy season. I had read that these boots had good ankle support and were waterproof. I can say that both are valid claims. We were hiking where there were many rocks on the ground that were sometimes wet - I never slipped or turned my ankles. The terrain was also very uneven and steep. I went to take a picture of a waterfall and was standing in a pool of water that was probably two inches deep - my feet stayed dry!
I have found myself wearing these boots very often on weekends because they are so comfortable. They were comfortable from the first time I wore them and required NO break in.
January 25, 2014