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Womens New Balance 857 Running Shoe

Women's New Balance 857

Item #NBA1233
MSRP:$79.99
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New Balance® 857: Choose the 857 for a solid stability shoe. You'll feel stable support because of the low arch and wide, sturdy construction. Accomodates orthotics wearers with ease. 10.9 ounces

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Specifications:

  • Predecessor Product Type:  856
  • Shock Absorption: Heel|ABZORB|Forefoot|ABZORB
  • Toebox Width: Medium
  • Shoe Construction: Slip Last
  • Country of Origin: China

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Womens New Balance 857 Running Shoe
 
3.8

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3.0

The sole started to ...

By Betsy

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens New Balance 857 Running Shoe:

The sole started to separate from the shoe on the sides after only about 200 miles.

 
5.0

I just ordered my 5th pr. ...

By nancy

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Comments about Womens New Balance 857 Running Shoe:

I just ordered my 5th pr. Sending back the 858's I got, they gave me horrid blisters in 10 mi & trail marathon races (never a blister ever before). 857s wider in toe box, I am a 112 lb mild over pronator w/low arch & I LOVE my 857s, please keep these NB!!!

 
5.0

Always have been a great ...

By jayne

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens New Balance 857 Running Shoe:

Always have been a great shoe. These were my answer to the gt 2k series. Tried the gts 7's and prefer these more. will get a second pair.

 
2.0

loved the 856 and am so ...

By mm

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens New Balance 857 Running Shoe:

loved the 856 and am so disappointed with the "upgrade" to 857. need to find another shoe instead.

 
5.0

I'm an average runner; ...

By Jennifer

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens New Balance 857 Running Shoe:

I'm an average runner; not a marathoner by far. I have wide fee (I'm 130lbs, 5'5"--avg. build)--well, my foot is shaped like a triange--very wide in the forefront and slender in the heel. I have to wear orthotics for my VERY high arches and the NB857 fit with my orthotics wonderfully! I have never had any pain while running in them and my toes have plenty of wiggle room. They are "boxy" though and I use a different shoe when I want to do a fast run and/or intervals. To each, their own...

 
5.0

When I first tried these ...

By Running Monrovia

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens New Balance 857 Running Shoe:

When I first tried these on, I thought, "uggh, weird. No way" but I thought about how it directed my foot and decided to try them anyway. Glad I did because after breaking them in, I think it is becoming my favorite shoe.
I'm a mid-weight, medium overpronator with a tendency towards shin-splints. I've been on that quest for the "right" shoe. I rotate shoes and swapped between trying various Asics, Saucony and other NB while keeping the NB 763s as my preferred known shoe. The problem with the 763 though is that it wears quickly and after 6 miles, my toes are reliably squeezed just enough to cut each other (and the next width is too wide). The 857s seem to have that bit more room and give me the similar comfort as the 763s, but without the toe problem. They also seem to wear more slowly. I really focus on what is best for my shins though and the 857 roll my feet a little more inward at the toes relieving some strain on the insides of my shins. Good shoe that works for me.

 
5.0

Excellent fit; they have ...

By Deb Weinberg

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens New Balance 857 Running Shoe:

Excellent fit; they have some give with lots of toe room. Good support with just enough cushioning to give some spring. Love the new shoelaces: they grip without having to double tie.

 
4.0

I've been a NB loyalist ...

By GRRunner

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens New Balance 857 Running Shoe:

I've been a NB loyalist for years but was unfortunately persuaded by a shoe salesman to switch to the Brooks Adrenaline. What a mistake! I'm a mild overpronater with medium arches and love the support and spring the 857 provides, without the weight. Like running on a cloud! Like a previous review, I wonder about the durability too, but at least I won't have the arch and foot pain the Brooks shoes gave me. I won't leave NB ever again.

 
1.0

These felt great when i ...

By Jim

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Comments about Womens New Balance 857 Running Shoe:

These felt great when i put them on and started walking. As soon as i started running i started getting terrible pain in rt heal. 763 a much better shoe

 
1.0

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By Monica

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5.0

I have a very wide ...

By SHF

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Comments about Womens New Balance 857 Running Shoe:

I have a very wide forefoot with bunyons and I moderately overpronate. The 856 had been the only shoe I had found which fit. I like the 857 better--no shin splints. The support is built in more than the 856. I had to lace the 856 tightly to get the support; otherwise got shin splints. The 857 works no matter how I lace. It also has more cushion on the bottom.

 
2.0

I bought this shoe about ...

By steven ellsworth

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Comments about Womens New Balance 857 Running Shoe:

I bought this shoe about 3 weeks ago. I have a pair of brooks adrenaline that I was looking to switch out. The NB 857 do not near matchup with the Brooks. I will sideline these shoes to walk in, but I will be getting another pair of brooks. the front of the shoe has alot of space and your feet slide around. If you have Mickey Mouse feet, you should be just fine

 
5.0

Still performing well at ...

By jgg

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Comments about Womens New Balance 857 Running Shoe:

Still performing well at 350 miles.

 
4.0

Just right for me--a ...

By Kewawoman

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Comments about Womens New Balance 857 Running Shoe:

Just right for me--a moderate overpronator. This shoe may not feel initially like the most comfortable in the world (c.f., Nike Air Pegasus), but comparing the marathon I ran in the Nikes to the marathon I ran in NB 857, NB is far and beyond the best for me. With the Nikes I had shin splint pain starting half way through, and for weeks after. With the NB 857 I was ready to start training for my next marathon just two days later. Seriously, and I'm not a particulary fit person--just average. I tried my Nikes for comparison five more days later, and started getting shin pain just 2 mi into my run. SO the evidence clearly indicates that for me, a medium frame, moderate pronator, the stability of the 857 was perfect, in constrast to the lighter,more flexible and cushier Nike, but ultimately the latter shoe was worse for my feet and legs.

 
3.0

I've had nothing but ...

By Fearless Fred

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens New Balance 857 Running Shoe:

I've had nothing but NuBalance all my life. The 857 is the lightest and the only question I have is can they last 300 miles.

 
5.0

Wow!!!. I have hammer ...

By Bernie

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens New Balance 857 Running Shoe:

Wow!!!. I have hammer toes because I followed along with what most stores told me, that I am a 15D. I went to a specialty store and they designed custom orthotics for me and told me that I am a 15 4E. I have tried New Balance once before, the 856 and they were harder than concrete. So I had been wearing Asics and Adidas for their softness for a while. They recommended this shoe to me and they are amazing. Considering my tarsal coalitions, my gait is actually semi normal. Good Job NB. Will buy again. If you compare the 856 to the 857, the 857 has more than twice the ABZORB SBS and in the forefoot its on top of the midsole, not in the bottom like the 856. Switching from the Rollbar to the Extended Stability Web was a good idea too. Its a stability shoe, not a motion control. They better hold on to this design for a while.

 
5.0

great shoe. 180 lbs, mild ...

By Rich

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens New Balance 857 Running Shoe:

great shoe. 180 lbs, mild overproanator, wide foot,medium arch. Felt very comfortable right out of the box, love the wide toe box. The arch support is made for people who don't have any real arch issues. I have to buy a couple of pairs before they "improve" them

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1.    Betsy rated this product 3 stars
Wed, November 07,2007:
The sole started to separate from the shoe on the sides after only about 200 miles.
2.    nancy rated this product 5 stars
Thu, October 18,2007:
I just ordered my 5th pr. Sending back the 858's I got, they gave me horrid blisters in 10 mi & trail marathon races (never a blister ever before). 857s wider in toe box, I am a 112 lb mild over pronator w/low arch & I LOVE my 857s, please keep these NB!!!
3.    jayne rated this product 5 stars
Sun, June 03,2007:
Always have been a great shoe. These were my answer to the gt 2k series. Tried the gts 7's and prefer these more. will get a second pair.
4.    mm rated this product 2 stars
Sun, March 25,2007:
loved the 856 and am so disappointed with the "upgrade" to 857. need to find another shoe instead.
5.    Jennifer rated this product 5 stars
Sat, February 17,2007:
I'm an average runner; not a marathoner by far. I have wide fee (I'm 130lbs, 5'5"--avg. build)--well, my foot is shaped like a triange--very wide in the forefront and slender in the heel. I have to wear orthotics for my VERY high arches and the NB857 fit with my orthotics wonderfully! I have never had any pain while running in them and my toes have plenty of wiggle room. They are "boxy" though and I use a different shoe when I want to do a fast run and/or intervals. To each, their own...
6.    Running Monrovia rated this product 5 stars
Sat, December 30,2006:
When I first tried these on, I thought, "uggh, weird. No way" but I thought about how it directed my foot and decided to try them anyway. Glad I did because after breaking them in, I think it is becoming my favorite shoe. I'm a mid-weight, medium overpronator with a tendency towards shin-splints. I've been on that quest for the "right" shoe. I rotate shoes and swapped between trying various Asics, Saucony and other NB while keeping the NB 763s as my preferred known shoe. The problem with the 763 though is that it wears quickly and after 6 miles, my toes are reliably squeezed just enough to cut each other (and the next width is too wide). The 857s seem to have that bit more room and give me the similar comfort as the 763s, but without the toe problem. They also seem to wear more slowly. I really focus on what is best for my shins though and the 857 roll my feet a little more inward at the toes relieving some strain on the insides of my shins. Good shoe that works for me.
7.    Monica rated this product 1 star
Wed, June 28,2006:
rating for below comments
8.    jgg rated this product 5 stars
Sat, June 10,2006:
Still performing well at 350 miles.
9.    Rich rated this product 5 stars
Sat, June 03,2006:
great shoe. 180 lbs, mild overproanator, wide foot,medium arch. Felt very comfortable right out of the box, love the wide toe box. The arch support is made for people who don't have any real arch issues. I have to buy a couple of pairs before they "improve" them
10.    Bernie rated this product 5 stars
Thu, May 25,2006:
Wow!!!. I have hammer toes because I followed along with what most stores told me, that I am a 15D. I went to a specialty store and they designed custom orthotics for me and told me that I am a 15 4E. I have tried New Balance once before, the 856 and they were harder than concrete. So I had been wearing Asics and Adidas for their softness for a while. They recommended this shoe to me and they are amazing. Considering my tarsal coalitions, my gait is actually semi normal. Good Job NB. Will buy again. If you compare the 856 to the 857, the 857 has more than twice the ABZORB SBS and in the forefoot its on top of the midsole, not in the bottom like the 856. Switching from the Rollbar to the Extended Stability Web was a good idea too. Its a stability shoe, not a motion control. They better hold on to this design for a while.
11.    steven ellsworth rated this product 2 stars
Sun, April 30,2006:
I bought this shoe about 3 weeks ago. I have a pair of brooks adrenaline that I was looking to switch out. The NB 857 do not near matchup with the Brooks. I will sideline these shoes to walk in, but I will be getting another pair of brooks. the front of the shoe has alot of space and your feet slide around. If you have Mickey Mouse feet, you should be just fine
12.    SHF rated this product 5 stars
Wed, April 19,2006:
I have a very wide forefoot with bunyons and I moderately overpronate. The 856 had been the only shoe I had found which fit. I like the 857 better--no shin splints. The support is built in more than the 856. I had to lace the 856 tightly to get the support; otherwise got shin splints. The 857 works no matter how I lace. It also has more cushion on the bottom.
13.    GRRunner rated this product 4 stars
Wed, March 22,2006:
I've been a NB loyalist for years but was unfortunately persuaded by a shoe salesman to switch to the Brooks Adrenaline. What a mistake! I'm a mild overpronater with medium arches and love the support and spring the 857 provides, without the weight. Like running on a cloud! Like a previous review, I wonder about the durability too, but at least I won't have the arch and foot pain the Brooks shoes gave me. I won't leave NB ever again.
14.    Donna Duffy rated this product 5 stars
Tue, March 21,2006:
Love them.
15.    Kewawoman rated this product 4 stars
Wed, March 15,2006:
Just right for me--a moderate overpronator. This shoe may not feel initially like the most comfortable in the world (c.f., Nike Air Pegasus), but comparing the marathon I ran in the Nikes to the marathon I ran in NB 857, NB is far and beyond the best for me. With the Nikes I had shin splint pain starting half way through, and for weeks after. With the NB 857 I was ready to start training for my next marathon just two days later. Seriously, and I'm not a particulary fit person--just average. I tried my Nikes for comparison five more days later, and started getting shin pain just 2 mi into my run. SO the evidence clearly indicates that for me, a medium frame, moderate pronator, the stability of the 857 was perfect, in constrast to the lighter,more flexible and cushier Nike, but ultimately the latter shoe was worse for my feet and legs.
16.    Jim rated this product 1 star
Fri, March 10,2006:
These felt great when i put them on and started walking. As soon as i started running i started getting terrible pain in rt heal. 763 a much better shoe
17.    Fearless Fred rated this product 3 stars
Thu, March 02,2006:
I've had nothing but NuBalance all my life. The 857 is the lightest and the only question I have is can they last 300 miles.
18.    rrr rated this product 1 star
Wed, March 01,2006:
poor fit
19.    Deb Weinberg rated this product 5 stars
Mon, February 27,2006:
Excellent fit; they have some give with lots of toe room. Good support with just enough cushioning to give some spring. Love the new shoelaces: they grip without having to double tie.