Rated 3 out of 5 by NoraJean Order larger size
I only wear New Balance shoes and always size 10 to allow for socks, but this model runs short in the length compared to the many other models I've purchased over the years. Otherwise looks fine.
March 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by ptwoman Almost Perfect
These shoes look great and, after I added innersoles, they also feel great. And I like the Magnet/Soapstone colors, which go with my casual wardrobe. But New Balance could have made the laces a little bit longer. The innersoles I bought are only 1/8" thick, I am of normal weight and my feet are not any fatter than average, but the laces are barely long enough to tie.
February 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ILoveMyDogsWoman Lightweight fitness shoe for moderate exercise
These shoes are incredibly light and very nice looking. I would recommend them for light to moderate activities or just as a daily shoe to wear with jeans. The arch fits me a bit ahead of where I'm accustomed but otherwise these are very nice shoes. I thought they would be more true red but the watermelon description of other L.L. Bean customers is perfect! I haven't worn the shoes so can't attest to the durability or comfort over time. They definitely seem like the high quality that is the trademark of New Balance.
December 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KSCTexas Love New Balance sneaker
Bought for my wife she loves them. Fit almost prefect.
Great value with 20% off promotion on LL Bean.
October 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by misssprimp Comfortable
Very good sneaker for the price. I wear a size 8W and didn't think 81/2 would do. I just cannot wear orthotics' in med width. It would be nice if you could carry this sneaker, or one similar, for the same price.
October 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by GirlScoutArizona Good buy for the money and fit.
Shoes fit well---true to size. Good support. Will be using for a walking tour and at the gym. Didn't give them five stars--waiting to see how they stand up to regular wear.
October 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by LLBeanEmployeeANDShopper Lightweight work out shoes
This was the first time I bought "fitness shoes" and I'm glad I did. I usually were walking shoes or hiking shoes. I was impressed with how lightweight they were, but they also had a good amount of cushioning. I'm new to fitness classes and such products.
About the sizing, I agree with ordering half a size up. Unfortunately, being a normal size 10, I had to order a size 11. There probably just a bit longer than I needed, but the 10 would have been too short.
September 25, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Mommmmmmmmmmm Nice fit
I was pleased to see LL Bean now carries New Balance. These sneakers fit well and are perfect for Boot Camp!
August 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by cthamptonite Great fit
I bought these shoes a few weeks age, and I love them. I walk everyday and have a number of other brand fitness shoes. I read other reviews about this 711 shoe by NB and decided to try them. Some people said to buy a 1/2 size larger, but I take a 6 1/2 and they were perfect. I have to say this is the best shoe I have bought in a very long time. I bought the dark grey- great color - going to Freeport in a few weeks and I plan on buying the light grey with yellow. If you walk alot I think you will love these shoes. Also the price for these shoes was far less then I have paid for other brands. They are very well made for that price.
June 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by quiltingauntie GREAT
Love the shoes. I use them for exercise everyday either walking, biking or going to exercise classes. Would not exercise without them. Also I get compliments about the wonderful color, watermelon!
April 30, 2014