Rated 3 out of 5 by Maridani Wrong size
New Balance does not keep consistent sizes. I had ordered shoes in the past with 4E width but these came much too narrow. Had to send back because they had no wider size.
March 19, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 Extremely small
So disappointed. These looked & felt like great shoes. Especially for my job in healthcare where i stand 15 hours a day. I essentially wear a size 12. Sonetimes 11.5. These 12's were so small I could barely get in them. Returned them & will stick with another mfr that is more true to size.
March 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by greggpsky Consider ordering a larger size than normal.
I found these shoes very comfortable and light. I'm writing this review to affirm what some other reviewers have said.
Other reviewers indicated that these shoes seem to be sized smaller than normal. So I ordered 1/2 size larger than I normally wear based on their comments. Although I never tried my normal size off 11 medium, the 11 1/2 size fit very well and is very comfortable right out of the box.
March 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by loyaldecadecustomer 965 was a much more comfortable shoe
Years ago LL Bean offered New Balance 965's. Which, in my opinion, were much more comfortable. I am a retail pharmacist on my feet all day and the 965's were just better. Wish LL Bean would offer them again
Like all LL bean products this is a good shoe but 965 was better.
March 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wardawg Comfortable and good looking!
The NW Balance 969's are just what I have been looking for as an everyday shoe at work. Business Casual is my requirement, but comfortable shoe is a must. I have been looking all over for a brown shoe to meet those needs....these are perfect! Comfortable, water proof and good looking. They do run small though so go up a complete size. This is the first size 11's I have ever owned, LOL!
February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Retireeee I buy my shoes from LL Bean whenever I can.
The walking shoes are great. I have bought numerous pair of shoes over the years. Now they are available from box stores,Wide width I need. LLBean has my loyalty. they stand behind their goods, pay shipping, and give outstanding service. The web site works great. I am totally sold on them.
February 20, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by ednavy Pass these by
These shoes are a huge disappointment. I had gotten a pair of NB 968's a year ago and they fit very well and were comfortable. These 969's seem to be the successor but they are a different story. In the 968's, like every other shoe I've worn in my adult life, I wear a size 10 extra wide. I originally started off with a 10.5 2E(width) for these but they were still too small in both length & width. I exchanged them for size 11 2E and while they fit, I can't lace them up all the way, and although they're new, they look very stretched-out after I take them off. I don't expect them to last very long. Pretty bad for a $120 pair of shoes.
February 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ClaireD Very comfortable!
i live in Sleep[y Hollow/Tarrytown NY. I ordered these for my husband whose other shoes were getting soaked in the snowy sleety icy weather we've been having. He loves them!!! i ordered a half size up as recommended and the fit is perfect. His feet stay dry and the deep tread helps him negotiate partially cleaned sidewalks. Best investment I've made this winter!
February 19, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Vince99 Men's New Balance 969 Walking Shoes
Call me a glutton for punishment but the last pair of New Balance shoes from LL Bean were a major disappointment. Within a few weeks the laces started to wear and after a year they were falling apart. However they were very cheap and I concluded that you get what you pay for.
This pair was much more expensive and, as you might expect, are much better. You can see the quality workmanship in the look and feel. Upon arrival I noticed that were not quite my size -- a little smaller -- but that worked out with wear.
Ask me to review this product in a year's time and I can give a more authoritative response.
February 18, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by K7LA Not On A Normal Sized Last
If you are used to New Balance sized fit on athletic shoes, you will be disappointed in these walkers. Their sizing runs small and compared along side with other product from this manufacturer it is obvious. The shoes were returned for credit, and I am out the shipping charges.
February 4, 2015