Sandwichmaker from Charlottesville,
I have this sneaker in both the white/navy color, and in
brown. Both are nice quality comfortable shoes. The brown is
made with a suede-like finish rather than smooth, and makes
a nice choice when you don't want to point out that you're
wearing a sneaker. I wear them when I have to walk to a
business meeting, and they fit in just fine. Both colors
were smaller than marked by a full 1/2 size. Consider
ordering a 1/2 size up. Width was fine for me.
RussC from Ozarks in Missouri
I've worn NB's for years and my last pair of 622's just gave
out. I ordered the 623's in the same size hoping they would
be close. As it turns out, they're no different than the
622's when they were new. Yes, I need to break them in and
they're not as wide as I'd expect for a 4E, but that seems
to be normal for NB these days. For those of us with Hobbit
feet, some extra room would be nice, but overall, I'm
pleased with them for now.
ROLAND from HARTFORD CITY, IN
I wore size 15 Med. before ordering New Balance shoes, I
bought size 15 in N/B at another place and had to send them
back. So I suggest for anyone ordering N/B shoes to order
one size larger than your size, so they will fit. They also
seem more narrow then my other shoes. The shoe laces won't
tighten up like on my other shoes. I like them very much and
they help me with my balance problem and bad knee, & I would
buy another pair when needed.
Rodney from Phoenix, AZ
Love this shoe. I've bought this shoe 4-5 times now. I go
through a pair a year. It's pretty much the only shoe I wear
every day, so it gets a lot of wear. I started wearing this
brand because they seemed to always have my size (15), when
other brands didn't. Now I don't even look at other brands.
I just come here and order the same shoe!!
Chip Charge from Miami and
Clay court tennis players with wide feet (I'm a 4E) have
always been relegated to the "they have to buy it, we might
as well make it ugly" department by NB. Players on clay
courts need pretty flat soles, both for sliding, and because
normal sneakers leave divots when you play, and only NB
makes them that wide--up till now as ugly as they are wide.
But these are not unattractive, and are as comfortable as
good-fitting NB shoes get (which is pretty comfortable). I
tend to be an 11, but sometimes 11s are a little tight.
These 11 1/2, 4E shoes fit me perfectly.
Pat from Baltimore
I do not wear tennis shoes much, after some badgering, I
decided I should at least have a pair on hand. The shoe fits
pretty well. It feel like there is a lump at the front of
the arch near the pad of my foot. This may just be some
added support I am not used to, I did not realize that their
shoes were this complicated. Apparently you should contact
an adviser to get the best one for you. I don't know if I
picked the right one or not. In addition there are a number
of ways you lace the shoes depending on your feet.
Rod from San Diego, Ca.
I have been wearing NB X trainer shoes for many years. As
soon as I put on the new 623's I could feel the difference.
My heel sits lower, less foot and arch support. I decided to
keep the 623 as a everyday bumming around shoe but will not
wear them when working out. My old 608's have better support
than this new shoe. I understand NB trying to keep cost down
and stay competitive but they will be losing customers as a
result. NB had a winner with the 608's and older X trainers
so why mess with a good product.