Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Comfortable leather walking shoe.
These shoes are very well made of real leather not synthetic materials. They come in black which is hard to find in women's. They have an ample toe box which is good in a walking shoe. The fit is true to size. This is the second pair that I have bought from L L Bean. I am going to order another pair to have in reserve, that is proof that they are very comfortable and durable. I highly recommend this shoe to all walkers.
May 18, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by OzarkRider Decline in orthotics design and fit
No reflection on Bean and their service/company. I used to own several pair of New Balance athletic shoes - very comfortable and supportive. This pair had very poor arch support(should not have to insert an orthotic in a pair of properly designed athletic shoes) and the shoe was just short enough to probably cause issues going forward. A half size larger would have been too sloppy and the arch support being inadequate made these shoes a return. Very disappointed in New Balance as they used to be a "go to" shoe. I will have to go to a brick and mortar so that I can try on several different makes/models and I will make a purchase that way. The pricing was very good (on sale) for this model, but that is the only compliment I can offer.
May 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by JBBshopper Good Balance Shoe
These shoes are excellant for people who may have balance problems and the wide toe area is just great as so many of the other shoes have pointed toes. Have a couple white pair and have been wearing 2 black pairs since purchasing them. They seem very tight at first but break in comfortably after wearing them a short while
May 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by klrossman Will Wear No Other Walking Shoe
I am an aerobics instructor, and supplement my studio workouts with regular treadmill walks. This must be the 10th pair of NB walkers that I have purchased, as no other shoe comes close. They have great support, wear well and are comfortable straight out of the box. I wear no other walking shoe and hope that NB never stops making them!
May 4, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Kengle13 nice shoes but...
These shoes fit nicely, but they need more ventilation. My feet are quite sweaty..
May 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by slee Back for more!
I think the pairs I just ordered are numbers 5 and 6, 1 white, 1 black. I love these shoes - their support, their endurance, their different widths, the fact they're assembled in the USA.
One little thing - why is the hook/loop strap closure available only for men? You used to have them for women (the pair I'm wearing right now!) but don't anymore. Women get arthritis in their hands too, you know, and that strap closure is lovely!
April 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by GDBBK Great walking shoe and a good value
These shoes are very comfortable after the initial breaking in period and I have found them to be lighter than similar NB styles that I have purchased in the past. And the price is right too.
April 24, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by LLBeanLoverForYrs They're getting smaller
I have been wearing these walking shoes for years. I like the spacious toe box. But this pair seemed a little tighter than previous pairs of the same size.
April 21, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Molloy Not what I expected
I wear New Balance and needed a new pair of walking shoes so was eagerly awaiting the delivery. They were a bit stiff but figured they would break in. They were roomy throught the toes and that's what I wanted. But I could not break them in and then I noticed one of the tongues was longer than the other and the shoe with the short tongue was rubbing my ankle. Therefore I am sending them back.
April 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by frequentshopperofllbean comfortable and very good fit
this is the fourth or fifth pair of new balance 577 walking shoes.
I have a black pair for work, on my feet all day and my feet never bother me. I have a white pair for everyday walking. They are the best. I hope I will always be able to buy these shoes. Highly recommend.
March 16, 2016