Great narrow fit - I have a narrow foot and these shoes
provide excellent support and fit. New Balance is one of very
few athletic shoe companies who make a large number of their
styles in narrow widths so I am a regular customer. I
treadmill-walk on an incline setting and this shoe gives me
enough support for that kind of exercise. Basically
Comfortable - New Balance is always very comfortable and with
the removable insole, orthotics friendly. The wider heel base
makes it very stable for walking but not as bulky looking as
some other brands. Comfortable and nice-looking - The only
reason I don't give this 5 stars for comfort is that I wish
there was no breaking-in period. Maybe that's too much to ask.
Otherwise, it's a great shoe for cardio and for walking, which
is when I wear it. It is not too clunky or heavy looking, and
the ankle notch is just right for preventing blisters, which
is my usual problem.
I'm still trying to break them in - These shoes are fairly
true to size. However, they are very stiff and hard leather. I
am on my feet up to eight hours a day and after wearing these
shoes my osteoarthritis in my large toe joint is so swelled up
that it takes a full day and double doses of glucosamine to
have it stop hurting. Thought, I do believe that once these
are broken in, they will be comfortable.