Rated 5 out of 5 by Thanksmuch Depend on NB 969 for Great Product
Bought these to replace older NB style that is wearing out. First ordered full size up--too large! Exchanged per NB notation
"one half size larger than normal": perfect. These walkers look good and feel good. Rely on LL Bean service and New Balance for satisfaction. Now, no excuses...get walking today!
February 1, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by rehabrn Comfortable and acceptably stylish.
I have been wearing sneakers for the last few years because of the comfort. Sneakers are great but they do not do well in any wet environment, especially in snow. I choose these shoes because they offer the comfort of a sneaker but are quite water resistant and warm. They are so warm, I may have to move back to sneakers during the summer months.I usually wear a men's size 8 and with some shoes an 8 1/2. I had to return my originally purchased size 8 1/2 and re-order size 9's (wide). Now they fit quite well and I am happy with the purchase.
January 13, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by pnotes Sole has better grip
My husband has very wide feet that requires me to hunt for the widest shoes available. I can usually find XX to XXXX wide at LLBean. It seems like New Balance has the best wide selection and the quality is good.
I had to order 1/2 size bigger than usual. The style is great for his work. One thing he really liked is that these shoes have metal grommets around the shoelace holes. The sole was the next best thing he liked; it reminds me of the old waffle stompers of the 70's.
December 26, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Coop76 NOT MADE VERY WELL. DIDN"T FIT VERY WELL!
I HAVE BEEN BUYING NEW BALANCE WALKING SHOES FOR MANY YEARS.
THIS IS MY FIRST BAD EXP. WITH THEIR SHOES.
December 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NedCT My new favorites
The New Balance 969 is the replacement for my old standby favorite, the New Balance 956. These fill the bill: a great walker, a good light-duty hiker, and fit my personal style, somewhere between sneaker and extreme hiker.
December 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Javar Don't often pay LL Bean prices but very Glad I did
Checked out all the major brands LL Bean fit the best.No support humps sticking up in the wrong place. Picked them Up in Free Port thinking I could always send them back. I think the secret to the fit was the salesman's advice that there should a fingers distance between the toe and the shoe. They have become my go to shoe. I have bad knees; these shoes offer shock absorption and stability from foot twisting. Slightly heavy, there is a lot of shoe here. But like I said your foot is firmly planted. Heel wear is not a problem as I thought there might be either.
November 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by XNAVCAD New Balance Shoes
Manufactured in America. Well made comfortable, shoe. Comes in EE width.
November 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Odin1014 New Balance 969
The shoe is nice looking and comfortable but it does run small. I have taken a size 11 for 45 years and I had to return both the size 11 and a replacement pair that was a11 1/2. Finally went with a size 12 and am very satisfied.
November 11, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Shoenofit Great shoe but they don't fit
Shoes are greatmade well but don't fit. I ordered 1/2 size larger as directed, they didn't fit. Reordered 1size larger didn't fit again. I didn't reorder again I din't want to order 1 1/2 - 2 sizes larger since I don't know if they will fit.
I never have a problem ordering shoes I order my size and they fit.
September 23, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by envengineer Will not fit, save your money and time.
Very poor for supposedly top of the line New Balance walking shoe. Ordered size 11 2E, actual size is about 9 C. Will not fit even when you follow ordering instructions to order 1/2 size larger than normal shoe size.
August 8, 2015