Rated 4 out of 5áby Otra no breaking in required
These shoes are very comfortable, no breaking in required, however they do indeed run quite small. Normally wear a 10 1/2 (hard to find, I know) and 11s are always too big. Ordered the 11s and did keep them but have to wear with extremely thin summer socks. No way could I wear a normal weight sock with these. I've walked 3 miles twice in these and will say that they were just fine - however, I could use more support in the arch.
It's quite difficult finding good walking shoes that fit and don't make one's feet look as though they belong to Frankenstein. They do look great, and I've received quite a few unsolicited compliments...just wish they were a bit longer and had more support - but I'm keeping them!
June 13, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5áby tasteful Not as cute as pictured
The color on this is way off. I was expecting a light gray with a pink trim. In reality, it is an ugly, dark gray and almost neon orange trim. Yuck. The shoe has a cheap feel, is ill-fitting, and not sized properly. I needed something to walk in for hours, and even if the fit was good on this, I could not imagine it providing adequate support. I will add that I wear an average size, 7M, and rarely have problems finding shoes that fit which I also like. How disappointing.
June 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Smage New Balance Walking Shoe
Very comfortable and style is great. Definitely run a half size smaller so when ordering, take this into consideration.
June 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby RNLOVESBEAN Second pair as comfortable as the first pair
Although the color is advertised as black, these shoes look mid- to dark navy. The color is very pleasing and versatile though. I wear these to work as a nurse. I am on my feet a lot. The shoes are not confining or hot. I have knee problems and the shoes let my feet adjust themselves to position depending on what I am doing. I wear these shoes to the gym as well and shopping; anywhere I'll be walking/active. LL Bean and New Balance are a winning combination. I love them both.
January 20, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5áby sarah2eq what's with the sizing?
These shoes may be perfectly fine, but the New Balance sizing is WAY off. I wear an 8 Ż in my Salomon hiking shoes. I ordered a 9 in these shoes. They were unwearably small, as in I could hardly get my foot in them. I tried some NB shoes on in a store and found that I need an 11 (ELEVEN!).
Obviously, I have sent these shoes back for a refund.
December 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
áby Gramdjm Very comfortable.
New Balance shoes just work for me. They fit just right. There was no breaking in for these, comfortable from the first time I put them on. They felt tight but it was because they were new! I highly recommend them. I forget I have them on unlike some athletic shoes that I am anxious to change out of after wearing awhile.
October 7, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5áby TheEducator Lightweight, but unsupportive walking shoe
I really wanted to like this walking shoe. It was fashionable, lightweight, and fairly priced. But I had to return it. I am over 55 and it just didn't seem to offer good support like a standard, old-style athletic shoe.
September 23, 2015