Rated 4 out of 5 by JDL33 Very useful
I bought these as my in-house and dog walking shoes to replace NB 577s I was attracted by the leather top and water-resistant design. I usually wear a 10 1/2 M and the 11D just fits, but with no extra room, so I would say that the size runs small. I have worn them every day for the past two weeks and walked the dogs in 15 degree weather and in 2" (5cm) of snow. I have been comfortable in those conditions although these are no better on ice than other rubber bottom shoes. Another reviewer has said that they lack cushioning. I found that they seemed so at first but after a day the footbed formed to my feet and the cushioning was adequate. I believe that these will become my default shoe.
February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by GreensboroLLBean Light and comfortable
Shoes were a little stiff to start, but were light and comfortable. I wear them daily in the office and walk about 30-minutes at lunchtime. I ordered the wide width - these fit me okay, but seem a little snugger than the New Balance cross-trainers that I wear on weekends. Styling is good for business casual.
February 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLmotto A perfect waterproof walking shoe
During the off summer months, walking outside is more challenging because of the wet and cold. I have been a New Balance fan forever because they offer wide widths. I have been looking for a comfortable, wide, waterproof walking shoe that was also preferably not white. I found them in these New Balance 983 walking shoes!
February 4, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by kennd Wouldn't Work for Me
The shoes were ordered because they look stylish and sporty, and they are quite classy, but I returned them when after putting them on found there was very little heel cushion and arch support. Needless to say I was disappointed, but if your feet can handle that type of sole...get 'em; they're a nice looking pair of shoes.
December 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by j1748 Nice product-- do order 1/2 sz larger
These shoes are excellent. Follow the advice posted on the product, order 1/2 size larger than your normal shoe.
I've owned many pairs of NB running shoes and never needed to order at 1/2 size larger; always used 'thick' socks, too. So -- I didn't 'go larger' on the Walking Shoe. Had to exchange the first pair. Thanks LL Bean, for your excellent, speedy exchange!
December 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RIander Great Shoes
I love these shoes. Great style. Great fit. Very comfortable!
December 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dadsrelaxedlook My new shoes
I like them! They are comfortable and look good with my jeans. And most of all, my daughter and wife like them too.
October 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Yakira Like walking on air...
I received the shoes, took out the box and and put it on. It was HEAVEN!! The shoes feels like a sneaker, looks very professional with its sleek brown color. Very understated for the office. Thank you New Balance.
October 7, 2014