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750v3 (Infant/Toddler)
750v3 (Infant/Toddler) Posted: 1/23/15
Reviewer: Linda S from Irvine, CA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

My daughter will be participating in Kids Run the OC this year and wanted to find some comfortable running shoes for her. I bought these based on the reviews and she loved them. When she tried them on, she had a huge smile on her face. She said, "Wow! They are really bouncy." These shoes do glow in the dark as another review stated. I did not see this stated in the description. She just grew out of her size 9 shoes so she has some wiggle room in the 9½ which she says she prefers and how I believe shoes should fit.

KV574 (Little Kid/Big Kid)
KV574 (Little Kid/Big Kid) Posted: 1/23/15
Reviewer: from New York, NY
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Cute shoe that straddles a nice line between a no-support low profile shoe, and a bulky athletic shoe. My biggest complaint is that the velcro doesn't attach all the way across the foot, only at the very end, so isn't really adjustable. I have a high instep, so I was hoping I could fasten the velcro part-way across the top to give my foot more room. Also, there is not a lot of support - there is no shape at all to the footbed, although there is some cushioning. The insert is easily removable to upgrade to one with more arch support, though.

KJ990G (Big Kid)
KJ990G (Big Kid) Posted: 1/22/15
Reviewer: from Patterson, New York
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

My son has very wide feet and a very high instep. He usually complains that a shoe or sneaker is too snug even when it is an x-wide. No complaints with these sneakers. He said they feel really good!

KV750 (Little Kid)
KV750 (Little Kid) Posted: 1/21/15
Reviewer: kg from oklahoma
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

My seven year old son loves these. I am going to order him another pair, as he is outgrowing his current pair. They have really held up. He wears a wide, and the wides in this style fit him well.

KJ990G (Big Kid)
KJ990G (Big Kid) Posted: 1/21/15
Reviewer: from Long Island, NY
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

NB are the only sneakers I buy for my 8 year old son whose foot is on the wide side. Wish they came with longer laces so it's easier for him to tie but that's easily remedied. These are a great basic sneaker.

KV990P (Little Kid)
KV990P (Little Kid) Posted: 1/20/15
Reviewer: Lisa Tornello from
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

This particular shoe wasn't very wide. New Balance tends to fit my 6-year-old but the design of this shoe - specifically the velcro latch - was too narrow for him. Bummed.

KJ554 (Little Kid/Big Kid)
KJ554 (Little Kid/Big Kid) Posted: 1/20/15
Reviewer: from Honolulu
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Grandson loves these shoes and says they are comfortable. He needs Wide shoes and NB seems like the only brand that is comfortable for him. Loves the color or the shoe, too. Good quality.

KJ990G (Big Kid)
KJ990G (Big Kid) Posted: 1/20/15
Reviewer: Marlene O"Neil from Columbus, Ohio
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Purchased these for my 12 year old daughter who needed running shoes and has wide feet. She loves them. Good styling and very comfortable. She's tough on shoes, and so far they are holding up well.

KV696 (Little Kid/Big Kid)
KV696 (Little Kid/Big Kid) Posted: 1/17/15
Reviewer: Andrea W from Cherry Hill. NJ
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

My sob loves them. Nice colors. Fits well. He has wide feet, and they are comfortable.

KL574 (Infant/Toddler)
KL574 (Infant/Toddler) Posted: 1/16/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

These seem to run quite small and very narrow compared to other New Balance styles. I ordered and 8 wide for my youngest in the pink and a 9 1/2 wide in the blue for my oldest. The 8 wide was way too small for my little one even though that's the size she wears in all other shoes. The 9 1/2 wide was long enough for my older daughter, but far too narrow. We had to return them both and look for other styles. Also, the blue is VERY bright blue. The pink is also bright, but it's pretty.

KV696 (Infant/Toddler)
KV696 (Infant/Toddler) Posted: 1/16/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Even though these say they come in Extra Wide, the Extra Wide is no where near as wide as the Extra Wide in some of the other New Balance styles like the solid gray style. We even tried going up a half size and then a full size and they still weren't wide enough. So we gave up and returned them even though they are quite cute.

KV990P (Little Kid)
KV990P (Little Kid) Posted: 1/16/15
Reviewer: Laura Timblo from
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

The shoes are easy for my 6 year old to put on, however after just a few times of wearing them the threads on the front of the shoe (near toes) are fraying. While my son is hard on shoes, for the price, I would expect the shoes to hold up a bit longer.

KL574 (Big Kid)
KL574 (Big Kid) Posted: 1/16/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

I gave these to my son for Christmas and the fabric has already torn on the front of the shoe. Very disappointing.

KV990P (Little Kid)
KV990P (Little Kid) Posted: 1/16/15
Reviewer: Laura Timblo from
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

The shoes are easy for my 6 year old to put on; however, after just a few times of wearing them the threads on the front of the shoe (near toes) are fraying. While my son is hard on shoes, for the price, I would expect the shoes to hold up a bit longer.

82 (Little Kid/Big Kid)
82 (Little Kid/Big Kid) Posted: 1/15/15
Reviewer: Heather Hartley from Urbana, IL
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

My 10 yr old is playing basketball for the first time this winter and had never worn a high top. He chose these as they are a more mid to low top. He say's they are comfortable and fit well. We have gone to New Balance for our boy's baseball cleats as well. New Balance seems to be on the cutting edge of sports shoes, etc... They hold up well to our 2 hard playing baseballer's. would recommend.

890v4 (Little Kid)
890v4 (Little Kid) Posted: 1/12/15
Reviewer: from Seattle, Washington
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

My daughter loved the color of these shoes, and they seemed very comfortable, but they were not quite as tough as I expected. On the tops of the shoe over the toes where the softer material joined the stiffer seam, several large holes appeared after 5 months of use. The bending of the shoe seemed to rub the stiffer material against the thinner, softer material, quickly wearing out the top of the shoe. The shoes did not have a chance to become too small.

KJ996 (Little Kid/Big Kid)
KJ996 (Little Kid/Big Kid) Posted: 1/11/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

For a tennis court shoe it is pretty good. I'm guessing the other reviewers didn't understand you wear this shoe when playing tennis only as the rubber is softer than a regular shoe so it grips the court. A Court shoe won't hold up like a running shoe.

KJ750 (Little Kid/Big Kid)
KJ750 (Little Kid/Big Kid) Posted: 1/11/15
Reviewer: from New Jersey
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

They are really comfortable, but within 2 weeks, the stitching on the toe broke. Now with each wearing the mesh and the "leather" separate a bit more, so no longer wearing them -- sending them back to Zappos.

980 Takedown (Little Kid/Big Kid)
980 Takedown (Little Kid/Big Kid) Posted: 1/10/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

For orange lovers these are the perfect shoes. I bought them for my 12 year old son who says they are extremely awesome! New Balance has always fit him well and last despite the beating they take. They have good support and cushioning. My son gives them the highest rating possible! But I think that is mostly due to their awesome color.

KV990P (Little Kid)
KV990P (Little Kid) Posted: 1/8/15
Reviewer: from Colorado
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

My 7 year old and I love these shoes! He has really wide feet, and these are so comfy for him (size EXTRA WIDE). (We have so much trouble finding shoes that fit him.) We got these shoes last year, too, and now that he outgrew them, we bought another, bigger pair.

KV990P (Little Kid)
KV990P (Little Kid) Posted: 1/8/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

My son wore these shoes for 2 days and then the thread holding the rubber on the toe unraveled. It still appears to be glued but will eventually separate. Very disappointed because of the cost vs. quality.

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