Rated 5 out of 5 walking shoe
This is a great shoe. I have already put in about 30 miles in them and they have been very comfortable and durable.
February 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Basecampcamper Perfect in every way!
My husband really loves these shoes! He says that they are very comfortable (even right out of the box). They did not require a break-in period at all. In the brown color, they are a great alternative for having the comfort of a walking shoe without the appearance of a walking shoe.
February 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dirac Long Time Searching for This Shoe
I have generally tended toward light weight sneakers for walking shoes, having been willing to give up a certain amount of support for light weight and breathability. I have tried various more substantial waking shoes but always find them stiff and less agile than I would like. UNTIL NOW. The New Balance 659 is my perfect balance between the desire for light weight and agile and more support. My feet are comfortable and well supported. This makes a difference to me since I spend AT LEAST 6 hours on my feet everyday as an active classroom teacher and another hour or two walking for exercise daily routine. If you are looking for the perfect balance between light weight and support, not to mention acceptable style in an academic work environment, check these out.
January 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jeff9595 Excellent shoes
Very good shoes. From past experience with previous pairs, they last a long time. It's just too bad that there are so few selections for EEEE shoes... extra wide. I'd buy more pairs if there were more styles offered.
January 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Leon15 Perfect fit
My son has very wide feet so when I reviewed the New Balance 659 and it has 4E sizes,I ordered it even though it was back ordered up until January.Surprisingly,it came early from the factory wherever LLBean ordered it from.I do appreciate LLBean Staff for working hard and sending it early in time for Christmas even though they could have send it after .I was able to wrap it as a Christmas gift.That is what I call Excellent Customer Service at work!Too often,companies teach and talk to their employees about customer service and it remains as just a "talk". Thank You LLBean Staff.This is one reason why I am a loyal customer.
December 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Grama2 Great Shoes
I got these for my husband and they are very nice. They look even dressy due to the lush brown color. They are comfortable and this man is very hard to please! Try them and you will not be sorry.
December 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by mozgrumpy comfortable
After walking for four hours, felt like I could go another four hours
December 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Barrenshiker a walk in autumn
The shoes were immediately comfortable. I have an arthritic swelling in the left foot, so I always worry about that. But no worries this round I walk 2-4 miles everyday and have had no problems.
Given the amount of walking I do, shoes tend to wear out. I haven't had them long enough to comment on durability, but so far, so good.
November 25, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by PiedmontBoy Nice looking walking shoe
Really liked the look of this shoe. Unfortunately, the fit was way too narrow at a D-width and there is no width size other than EEEE available. I confirmed this with customer service. They were (and always are) very helpful and steered me to another similar shoe with EE width which I purchased (will arrive shortly). Width for this shoe seems to run narrow; I'm normally a D-width, but not in this particular one. Gave average rating only because of limited size availability.
November 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by panewsguy Walk Until Your Heart Is Content...
Your feet should be content, as well!
When I visit a city, I like to cover as much mileage on foot as possible. My recent trip to San Francisco was no different.
I knew I would be doing a lot of walking. I ordered these shoes based off of the reviews of other people. I was not disappointed.
I got the New Balance 659 Country Walker Shoes a couple of weeks before my trip. They were comfortable out of the box. I wore them a few times before the trip, which entailed three days filled with walking. The shoes held up, as did my feet!
L.L. Bean recommends ordering half a size above your dress/casual shoe size. I usually am a 9.5 (although I do have some 9s, too.) I ordered a 10, and it was good. (Because New Balance makes running shoes, I considered that in making my decision, as well. The smallest I wear in a running shoe is 10, so it seemed that would be the best choice.)
Wear them. Walk in them. Enjoy them!
November 7, 2015