New Balance Women's W 442
Very comfortable, light and looks great. About to purchase my second pair. Love these!
January 20, 2013
For style not support
Let's face it. We didn't get these because we wanted good orthotics in a shoe. We got these cause they look cool. And they do. I'm afraid to wear them outside for fear of getting them scuffed.
They have a very low cut out at the ankle and in the back of the heel. So if your heel is prone to slip out of shoes, you might want to pass. I don't have that problem.
Also, the space from the base of the shoe up is very narrow. I'm not talking from side to side, but from bottom to top. This doesn't bother me either, cause I have narrow skinny feet.
If you have (eh-hem) fat feet (?), these will definitely not fit you.
But they look great and they are comfortable and simple. Just don't expect to going running in these sneaker-look-alikes. These are for comfortable show, only.
September 14, 2012
average comfort but looks great. Shoes should have more options in color!
August 14, 2011
I bought these shoes hoping that they would be lighter than my old Asics. They were definitely that among other things. Although they were supposed to be made out of leather, the upper felt more like plastic. The interior was akin to the lining of a suit jacket--thin and flimsy, and the cushion/support was nearly non-existant. I ordered a half-size larger, and even with thin socks on the shoes still pinched my toes. I guess these are the few compromises that had to be made in order to offer a light weight shoe. But, I'm not willing to accept them. My overall impression is that these are cheaply made shoes, and that is why I returned them.
September 26, 2009