Mens New Balance 993 Running Shoe

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Men's NEW BALANCE® 993 :: If you're looking for a shoe that'll give you resilience for your runs, you'll love the durability and comfort of the men's New Balance® 993. Your feet will feel supported from heel to toe, with the awesome cushioning technology of the ABZORB® system. Along with a pillow-soft ride, you'll experience exceptional responsiveness, ideal flexibility, and a cushioned step that'll keep you going for miles. You can expect a smooth and stable ride with the least possible impact on your feet thanks to all these amazing shock aborbing features built right in! 13.0 ounces

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Get the guidance and support you need to keep you running strong and feeling stable mile after mile. If you have an average arch but like extra cushioning and support, Stability+ shoes are your perfect pick. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

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Features & Benefits:

  • Foot is cushioned from heel to toe with ABZORB® engineered foam technology
  • Get a smoother transition at each heel strike with ABZORB® DTS - Dynamic Transition System in the heel
  • Reduce shock on impact with the full-length ABZORB® insert
  • Feet will feel flexible and secure with mesh uppers
  • Get even more cushioning on impact with the Blown NDurance rubber compound outsoles
  • Shoes stay springy even longer thanks to the compression-resistant Durable Acteva polyurethane
  • Feel light on your feet with midsoles that are 12% lighter than traditional midsole foam
  • Enjoy mild to moderate over pronation prevention
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  • Predecessor Product Type:  992

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Mens New Balance 993 Running Shoe
 
4.5

(based on 146 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (92)
  • Cushions impact (81)
  • Durable (57)
  • Breathable (50)
  • Arch support (40)

Cons

  • Heavy (16)
  • Poor arch support (3)
  • Wears out quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (35)
  • Walking (35)
  • Pavement (14)
  • With orthotics/inserts (8)
  • Gym (7)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      95% 

      (95 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      93% 

      (91 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (69), Low arch (20), High arch (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (44), Enthusiast (33), Gym rat (21)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (46), Yes (5)

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best shoe for the money!

By Dan

from Twentynine Palms, CA

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens New Balance 993 Running Shoe:

    I run 40 to 60 miles per week (year-round) and compete in everything from 5K to 50K races. I train and compete in these shoes. I have worn Asics Gel Kayanos, NB991s, NB992s, NB2001s, and I currently alternate between the NB993s and the NB2002s. Of all the shoes mentioned above, the NB993s are the best. They provide great cushioning, they are very durable, they look great, and they are reliable. I never get any surprises when I'm running in these shoes. They perform the best on pavement, but are fine on firm gravel surfaces or dry trails. If you need more traction, the NB2002s are better. On the whole, this is the best shoe on the market. You get better durability, reliability, and appearance than the similarly-priced Gel Kayanos, and they have better durability in the heel, and are a better overall value than the NB2002s[...]Additionally, when these shoes inevitably outlive their life span for running, they are great for the gym, casual wear, or yard work.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Low Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The Perfect Mode Of Transportation

    By Chris

    from Philadelphia PA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Durable
    • Good Traction

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens New Balance 993 Running Shoe:

    The New Balance 993 is the perfect running shoe. While not light weight and intended for racing, it does provide the cushion, comfort, and stability for harsh training conditions. If a racing shoe would be compared to a Porsche, the New Balance 993 is a BMW M5 (high performance luxury sedan).

    The New Balance 993 is a trustworthy shoe, it is going to take you hundreds of miles without concern. The durable soles and well designed uppers have never failed me over the years. The Abzorb technology in the heel and forefoot reduce your impact energy from being sent back up to your body.

    I once went to a runners clinic where a representative had a ball made of the Abzorb technology. Even though it felt similar to rubber, no matter how hard you threw this ball to the ground, it would not bounce. It transferred all downward energy outward and not back up. This demo alone sold me on New Balance and got me out of a brand I had been loyal to for years. No regrets.

    Styling? Well, it has been said these shoes are a bit old fashioned looking, a little retro. While they don't have glitz, glare, and wild colors, this runner could care less. New Balance designed a great shoe many years ago and only made slight tweaks of improvement. It must be tough for New Balance to redesign perfection!

    I ran as a collegiate athlete to many accolades. My body as acquired many aches and pains over the years but I still run because I love it. My New Balance 993 allow me this opportunity 75 miles a week, where so many other shoes have failed.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels too wide
    • Arch Type:
    • High Arch

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Not for me...

    By ahinton54

    from Casper, WY

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Good Traction

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • Poor Cushioning

    Best Uses

    • With Orthotics/Inserts

    Comments about Mens New Balance 993 Running Shoe:

    Heard lots of good things about this shoe, but it is not for me. For those with inserts/orthotics, this may be a good shoe, but alone it is not cushioned enough for me.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels too wide
    • Arch Type:
    • Low Arch

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    I have used the 990 ...

    By halhiker

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens New Balance 993 Running Shoe:

    I have used the 990 series for many years and have had multiple pairs of each one. This is the only one I will NOT be getting another pair of.

    The problem is the sole. It falls apart. Instead of a solid one piece rubber sole it is made of a few different pieces and those pieces come unglued from the midsole. It is a stupid design and should be discontinued ASAP. I loved the previous incarnations of this shoes due to their fit and durability but this one is VERY disappointing.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I have been running in ...

    By tim

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens New Balance 993 Running Shoe:

    I have been running in New Balance, 900 model shoes since they first came out in the 1980'S ,the shoe has continued to improve, while the price has stayed pretty close to its original 90 bucks.Furthermore, I now run 20 miles a week on four running days ,about 1000 miles per year.I have found I can do this on one pair of shoes and not get hurt. This shoe is very durable ,supportive, stable,and comfortable.What it is not is fast ,but neither am I anymore. I WANT TO RUN INJURY FREE AS LONG AS I CAN.With this shoe I am able to do just that.I have tried other shoes over the years often because someone at a running shoe store told me no real runner uses those things . So I tried something lighter,faster made with the lastest technology only to have shin splints, knee pain,calf pulls,and even a stress fracture in my ankle. I will continue to run in these shoes, because despite what all the running shoe experts say I Have found nothing that compares,I love them!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    GREAT SHOE

    By Daddy Rich

    from Lansdale, PA

    About Me Gym Rat

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Good Arch Support
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens New Balance 993 Running Shoe:

      Best running shoe I've ever owned. Have worn this style (when I can find it) for years. I'm a big guy (6'6", 250lbs) with long, narrow feet (14B). It's amazing to be a tall, 'fat guy' with long, skinny feet - NB is the only shoe I've found that provides shoes that cater to the heavy runner with narrow feet AND the shoes run true to size. Just wish they were a bit less pricey, but my Club discount injected some reality into what I paid. I will never buy another style running shoe as long as I can get these or ones like them from NB & RRS.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Outstanding Durability and Comfort

      By Weightlifter, part time runner

      from Dahlonega, GA

      About Me Gym Rat

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Good Traction
      • Great with Jeans

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • Poor Arch Support

      Best Uses

      • Gym

      Comments about Mens New Balance 993 Running Shoe:

      I am a heavier runner (240 lbs) and this is a great shoe for me. Great cushioning and comfort.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I was elated to learn ...

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Mens New Balance 993 Running Shoe:

      I was elated to learn though that the company had again upgraded to 993s which includes a combination of foam and gel. I think they're lighter than 992s too and the feel on first putting on a pair of 993s is very similar to putting on a pair of 991s. They did keep the multiple color options of the 992 line so you can get these in black, grey, white.

      Overall, I am extremely happy with this product.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      These are the worst shoes ...

      By oldrunner

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Mens New Balance 993 Running Shoe:

      These are the worst shoes I've worn in 37 years of running. Feel cheap, look cheap, fit cheap--the only thing not cheap is the price. heavy runner, 35 miles a week, i've run over 100 marathons and ultra incl. 8 iron man distance tris. lots of good and bad shoes--never one this bad.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Heaven in a Shoe

      By Jim Lightspeed

      from Walnut Creek, CA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Feels Great
      • Good Arch Support
      • Great with Jeans
      • Promotes Happy Feet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Walking

        Comments about Mens New Balance 993 Running Shoe:

        I have wide feet. They were never comfortable in shoes until they tried the New Balance 993. Now they are the happiest feet on Earth.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • High Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best running shoes I've owned

        By Dave

        from Florida

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable
        • Good Arch Support
        • Good Traction

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens New Balance 993 Running Shoe:

        I've tried two different Asics before settling on this shoes. I've always worn New Balance and should have stuck with it. Roadrunnersports replaced both shoes without any problem.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great shoe, period.

        By JustinPhD

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Pavement

          Comments about Mens New Balance 993 Running Shoe:

          If you're a casual runner and on the edge -- just spend the money and get this shoe. I'm 6'5" 190 lbs and run a few times a week. I feel like the support and comfort provided by these shoes encourages me to run more and leaves my knees/ankles feeling good.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Super!!

          By Harry

          from Vienna, VA

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Good Arch Support
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Walking

            Comments about Mens New Balance 993 Running Shoe:

            I walk/jog about 15 miles a week, and workout for about 10 hours a week. Shoes are just great. I have four pairs - one gray and black (for office wear); one black for walk and exercisel and the last black for indoor workout at home.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Redundant

            By Sgt. Grunt

            from Hutchinson, KS

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Durable
            • Good Arch Support
            • Good Traction
            • Great with Jeans
            • Lightweight
            • Low-Light Illumination

            Cons

            • Painful Price

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens New Balance 993 Running Shoe:

            I already wrote a glowing review of this product (31 Jan. 2011) that has yet to appear on the website.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Perhaps the best pair I have owned

            By MisterT

            from Charleston, SC

            About Me Gym Rat

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Good Arch Support
            • Lightweight
            • Pronation Control

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens New Balance 993 Running Shoe:

              Let me start by saying that I lift weights 5 days a week and do cardio 3 days a week. I got these shoes, although they are running shoes, to wear to work. I work in a hospital and am on my feet all day long. I have plantar fasciitis and these shoes seem to really help with heel pain.
              Since wearing these to work, I don't have any heel pain. I have great arch support and the shoes are very cushion-y and comfortable to wear. They are stylish and very breathable. I wore a pair of Sketcher Shape Ups to help with low back pain, but was not getting relief of my heel pain. With the NB 993s, I can have both and don't feel like I am wearing moon boots.
              I have owned some really good shoes, NB, Adidas, Reebok, etc. and must say that these do the trick. I just want another pair so I can wear them to the gym. :)

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • High Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great shoe

              By Tim

              from Buffalo, NY

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Good Traction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens New Balance 993 Running Shoe:

                I've been wearing these shoes or their predecessor (the 992) for 10 years. I run 4-6 road miles in them 5 days a week. They're great - comfortable & supportive. However, I'm a bigger guy (~190lb) & the cushion blows out after 3 or 4 months. The shoes are still good for a wearing-around town then, but it would be nice if they lasted for 6 months, since they're not cheap.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                NB 993

                By tom

                from Philadelphia, PA

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Durable
                • Pronation Control

                Cons

                • Not Breathable

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens New Balance 993 Running Shoe:

                I first got these for my dad, and then after hearing how much he liked them, I decided to get a pair for myself. My dad had used the 991, but after being disappointed by the 992, I switched him over to the kayano series. after hearing how the 993 was more of a return to the 991 (his favorite shoe), he decided to give the 993 a try.
                After wearing them myself, all I have to say is I am very impressed with this shoe. The fit really is great right out of the box, and the cushioning in the shoe is better than anything I've ever worn (previously ran in the nike air max 2009). I am 185 lbs and my dad is 210, and we both love the cushioning this shoe provides. It is both soft and supportive at the same time. Another plus is that the shoe wears extremely well. The upper is very well constructed, and since I was used to seeing my dad's kayanos' uppers begin ripping after a few months, i was quite surprised to see the 993s still looking more or less new after 3+ months of wear.

                having said that, there are 2 areas where I think this shoe can be improved. the first is with the breathability. the mesh on the shoe is not the same open mesh most modern running shoes, and while this helps the appearance, it does make the shoe a little hot. obviously, this is not a problem on winter runs. also the lining of the shoe is not a moisture wicking material. the second and more important issue I have with the 993 is the outsole durability. surprisingly, it is the forefoot, not the heel, that is the area of concern. New Balance used a lot less rubber in the forefoot because they added more flex grooves for added flexibility than in previous models, but this comes at the expense of the forefoot outsole durability. also the somewhat aggressively designed outsole, which helps with traction, only causes the already limited amount of rubber to wear down even faster.

                Still, the comfort this shoe provides is unbelievable, and in my opinion, the positives of the shoe far outweigh the negatives. Don't let the retro look fool you; this shoe is loaded with modern tech and it feels great. I would definitely get this shoe again.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Peerless

                By Sgt. Grunt

                from Hutchinson, KS

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Durable
                • Good Arch Support
                • Good Traction
                • Great with Jeans
                • Lightweight
                • Low Light Illumination

                Cons

                • Painful Price

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens New Balance 993 Running Shoe:

                I have been using this model shoe and all of its previous incarnations since 1979. I typically get two-pair and rotate each daily.

                Normal life expectancy is approximately 1000 miles: Sometimes 200-300 miles more. Never had a pair fail to reach 1K.

                They run out of tread before they run out of cushion, and as a bonus, they are Illuminated Well for Evening/Night/Early AM/Runners/Joggers/Walkers.

                No other brand, or other New Balance model, I have experimented with has managed to compete with this shoe in comfort, fit, finish, durability and style. It has been an exceptionally dependable product for many, many moons.

                That's the facts Jack. Don't know where I will turn if the quality of this shoe goes south.

                FYI: I am a 63 year old male--Height: 5'7"/Weight: 130 LB--Mileage: 20-25 Mi/Wk.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Tried and true

                By CaptB

                from Hertford, NC

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Durable
                • Great with Jeans

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Walking

                Comments about Mens New Balance 993 Running Shoe:

                Always love these heavy duty New Balances. Haven't had any in a few years, but I may not go back to Brooks again.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Low Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                20 years... and still running Strong!

                By Gordo

                from Cincinnati, OH

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Fast
                • Good Traction
                • Great with Jeans
                • Lightweight
                • Pronation Control

                Cons

                • Poor Arch Support
                • Poor Cushioning

                Best Uses

                • Walking

                Comments about Mens New Balance 993 Running Shoe:

                I started buying the 993's when they were still 992's, and have kept right on replacing the ones I've wore out. Great shoes for just about any occasion. Running, walking, Nautilus,or business casual. The combination of gray suede leather and nylon fabric construction wears like iron. But, a friend told me that he had a problem with the toe stitching coming loose in several of his 993's. I've not had that problem, but New Balance might consider cutting the suede toe cap slightly larger to avoid the problem. All in all, its a great shoe and at 71 years of age, I'm still kicking, running and walking in my 993's...

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Can't get enough

                By Stevo

                from Sebastopol, CA

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Pavement

                  Comments about Mens New Balance 993 Running Shoe:

                  I loved the old 991's and hated the 992's. The 993's are everything that I loved about the 991's - fit, comfort and durability but much better comfort.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Very comfortable shoe

                  By Ricky

                  from Baghdad, Iraq

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Durable
                  • Good Arch Support
                  • Good Traction
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Pavement

                    Comments about Mens New Balance 993 Running Shoe:

                    Run about 12 to 16 miles a week very good shoe another plus is that it is made in the USA. Really just use on asphalt road sometimes on the treadmill depending on the weather. Would buy this shoe again read the reviews there are a lot of them and the majority are all good.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Arch Type:
                    • Average Arch
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Running Shoe and Made in the USA

                    By Alabama Road Runner

                    from Birmingham, AL

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Durable
                    • Good Traction
                    • Pronation Control

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Mens New Balance 993 Running Shoe:

                      I recently had some brooks running shoes that wore out in 3 months and went back to new balance because it is hard to find a running shoe in my width. Nothing feels as comfortable as the 993's after trying on 50 different pairs of shoes. And to the people out there that think the USA is tacky on the back are crazy. Everyone should buy a pair of new balance because they are made in american and it keeps americans employed.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Arch Type:
                      • Low Arch
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Support

                      By theWritist

                      from Charleston, SC

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact
                      • Durable
                      • Great with Jeans
                      • Pronation Control

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Pavement

                      Comments about Mens New Balance 993 Running Shoe:

                      I am tired of shoes that quickly wear out and lose their integrity. I don't run regularly, but when I do I want to rely on shoes that can withstand my admittedly harsh routine and daily lifestyle. I am not easy on shoes, and I have finally found some that can stand up to me. My 993s are the most durable, stable, and useful shoes I have ever purchased, and I can't believe the deal we found on them at Road Runner. We will definitely be back for more 993s and more Road Runner Sports.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Arch Type:
                      • Average Arch
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Very Comfortable Shoe

                      By Fuzzy

                      from Hills of East TN

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Mens New Balance 993 Running Shoe:

                        Old style, heavier, very comfortable shoe. Much better foot "support" than shoes I^ve tried for the past 16 years.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Width:
                        • Feels true to width
                        • Arch Type:
                        • Low Arch
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        One Word "HEAVENLY"

                        By Mo

                        from KY

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Cushions Impact
                        • Good Arch Support
                        • Great with Jeans
                        • Pronation Control

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Walking

                          Comments about Mens New Balance 993 Running Shoe:

                          I have bought over 50 shoes looking 4 something that didn't hurt my feet. I have been diagnosed with Neuropathy and could not find a single shoe that wasn't hell on my feet. New Balance caters to the customer providing correct widths and one doesn't fully understand how important this is until you experience the pain from ill-fitting shoes. Will never buy another type of shoe. New Balance and Road Runner customer 4 LIFE.

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels true to size
                          • Width:
                          • Feels true to width
                          • Arch Type:
                          • High Arch

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Balance 993

                          By jrwcats

                          from Liberty Township Ohio

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Cushions Impact

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running

                            Comments about Mens New Balance 993 Running Shoe:

                            This product seems to be everything it is billed to be. So far the comfort and feel of shoe is very good

                            • Sizing:
                            • Feels true to size
                            • Width:
                            • Feels true to width
                            • Arch Type:
                            • Low Arch

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Better walking shoe than running shoe

                            By BillR

                            from Nashville, TN

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Cushions Impact
                            • Durable
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Walking

                              Comments about Mens New Balance 993 Running Shoe:

                              Although this shoe is categorized as a running shoe, I think it better serves as a walking shoe insofar as it isn't breathable and lightweight enough for serious running. I also don't feel that the sole tread design is condusive to running as some other shoes such as the ASICS. The shoe is nice looking/finished but a has an "USA" heel tag that isn't necessary. Shoe is comfortable, serves well for walking and periods of standing and has a nice secure fit, not to tight, doesn't bind in any stride. Although it might be a bit over priced, it should wear well based on construction is a good shoe and overall am satisfied.

                              • Sizing:
                              • Feels true to size
                              • Width:
                              • Feels true to width
                              • Arch Type:
                              • Average Arch

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Cadillacs for your feet

                              By USA Jeff

                              from Midlothian, VA

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Cushions Impact
                              • Durable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Gym

                                Comments about Mens New Balance 993 Running Shoe:

                                I was turned onto the 990 in the mid-1980s by a friend's father who worked 12+ hour days on movie sets. I figured if he had several pairs they must be good stuff and since then I always have at least one pair of 99x in the closet. Since these are a bit heavy albeit VERY comfortable I tend to use them either in the gym or bumping around while preferring Asics for running because they are cooler and lighter. People either tend to love the look of the 99x or hate it - my wife being of the later category and me, well I keep buying them ;)

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels true to size
                                • Width:
                                • Feels true to width
                                • Arch Type:
                                • High Arch

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                New Balance Has Done It Again

                                By Andy B

                                from Toms River, NJ

                                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Breathable
                                • Comfortable
                                • Cushions Impact
                                • Durable
                                • Fast
                                • Good Arch Support
                                • Good Traction
                                • Lightweight
                                • Pronation Control

                                Cons

                                • Getting Lighter

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Mens New Balance 993 Running Shoe:

                                I have a collection of New Balance shoes. After about 6 months of useage in the parks they become work shoes where I stand on them all day. They could last another 3 - 6 months. Beyond that they can cut the grass lasting another 3-6 months. The sizing has been the same for the many years that I have used them and that makes New Balance products easy to purchase.

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels true to size
                                • Width:
                                • Feels true to width
                                • Arch Type:
                                • Average Arch

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                                1.    Anonymous rated this product 5 stars
                                Wed, January 27,2010:
                                I was elated to learn though that the company had again upgraded to 993s which includes a combination of foam and gel. I think they're lighter than 992s too and the feel on first putting on a pair of 993s is very similar to putting on a pair of 991s. They did keep the multiple color options of the 992 line so you can get these in black, grey, white. Overall, I am extremely happy with this product.
                                2.    halhiker rated this product 1 star
                                Sat, January 09,2010:
                                I have used the 990 series for many years and have had multiple pairs of each one. This is the only one I will NOT be getting another pair of. The problem is the sole. It falls apart. Instead of a solid one piece rubber sole it is made of a few different pieces and those pieces come unglued from the midsole. It is a stupid design and should be discontinued ASAP. I loved the previous incarnations of this shoes due to their fit and durability but this one is VERY disappointing.
                                3.    Mark654 rated this product 5 stars
                                Sun, January 03,2010:
                                Love these shoes!!! After several months running in them I can't stand to look at other people's pathetic shoes I just point my finger and laugh
                                4.    Stephen Bliss rated this product 5 stars
                                Sat, January 02,2010:
                                Very comfortable, durable shoe. I buy two pairs a year. I am a walker. I walked my last half marathon in 2:44:24. Not bad for a 59yo man. I have been using the 99x series from new balance for 10 years.
                                5.    Alan rated this product 4 stars
                                Mon, December 07,2009:
                                no complaints--just trained for and ran the St. Jude Memphis Marathon in these shoes and they have 330 miles on them with no end in sight! Just ordered another pair due to the sale!!
                                6.    Mark rated this product 4 stars
                                Mon, November 23,2009:
                                How can I find the 809? Best ever.
                                7.    dc rated this product 2 stars
                                Wed, November 11,2009:
                                please bring back 991 everything else is a duck!
                                8.    Barry Heffner rated this product 4 stars
                                Mon, November 09,2009:
                                Use this shoe for walking around the hospital. Tried it on at a shoe store before buying and had to get 1/2 larger. Still a very good shoe for long hours on the feet.
                                9.    Ed rated this product 5 stars
                                Sat, November 07,2009:
                                A TRUE runners/walk sneaker. Very popular in the runner's circuit. Highly recommended!!
                                10.    Ron rated this product 4 stars
                                Sat, October 24,2009:
                                5'10/240 lbs. Not a runner, but the 990 series with SuperFeet Orange insoles are the only shoes I can wear without aggravating my plantar fasciitis. Only 4 stars because the 993 are cut smaller than previous models in the series, so I have to wear them with a dress sock instead of the padded SmartWool socks I prefer. Still okay for walking, but I don't think I could tolerate them as a runner.
                                11.    Dr. Doctor rated this product 5 stars
                                Wed, October 14,2009:
                                UGLY!!!!!!!!!!! But so am I so we're a perfect fit! EXPENSIVE!!! But so am I so we're a perfect fit! GREAT RESULTS & RECOVERY!!! Just like the work I do so we're a perfect fit. CHICK MAGNET!!! Not!!!! RUN UNINJURED!!! You can loose some weight and lift a little, buy these shoes... they're GGGGrrrrrrrrrrreeeeATE!
                                12.    Sam rated this product 5 stars
                                Sat, October 10,2009:
                                Noticed a huge difference in my after run soreness with these shoes .I did 5.7 miles first time out, over my standard 4.7 route and yet my legs felt great.I Know part of its new shoe cushioning but my outer right knee and calves felt sooo much better , i am totally sold on the 993's . a huge difference!!! i absolutely recommend these shoes!!!!
                                13.    Plap17 rated this product 5 stars
                                Mon, October 05,2009:
                                Been running in 1061s, 1063s. I kept going for pure cushioning. Being a 50-something runner I decided it would be smarter to have a more supportive shoe. The 993s are just the thing. Much more stable. They seem to take a bit longer to break in, but its well worth the wait.
                                14.    Mr. B rated this product 1 star
                                Wed, September 30,2009:
                                Wed, September 30, 2009: Tried on the 993s yesterday in the store. They are definitely cut 1/2 size too small. (How come?) Tried to go up 1/2 size but that was too big. BRING BACK THE 992!!! Also, as has been noted by others, less heel padding. Flimsier shoe.
                                15.    Jim Manion rated this product 5 stars
                                Sun, September 06,2009:
                                This is the best in the series. But I learned the hard way that "true fit" didn't work for me. One size up is better than the true fit which set my feet on fire near the end of an eight mile hill run. Support is superior. Lightness is uplifting. Think NB changed initial recommendation on sizing from one size up to true fit, but I won't make that mistake again.
                                16.    Robert rated this product 5 stars
                                Sat, September 05,2009:
                                A year ago my son and daughter'high school cross country coach suggested that the entire team by this shoe to train in. His rational was simple it will handle the mileage and get you through the season healthy.Both kids used them with much complaining at fisrt about weight and stiffness.After about a month break-in period they loved the shoe and still run in New Balance 993,s for their daily training
                                17.    Joel rated this product 4 stars
                                Thu, September 03,2009:
                                I'm 6'1" 230 and I've been wearing the 900 series NB since mid 1990's. I run about 20 miles a week and found them to work for about 4 months, then they seem to break down (probably my weight)so I buy 3 to 4 pair a year.I'm 51 and work to take care of my legs/knees. Has anyone out there gone to another type or brand of shoe with good luck (really interested in the heavier runners). Thanks Joel
                                18.    Rich rated this product 1 star
                                Wed, September 02,2009:
                                I have to agree with Mark654. These shoes are the worse things New Balance has come out with. They last maybe two months if your lucky. Tried the 1063's there not great either. What's up New Balance you haven't made a good shoe since the 991's(what's that seven years now). Need help whats a good neutral plus shoe for a person with 2E width.
                                19.    tim rated this product 5 stars
                                Wed, September 02,2009:
                                I have been running in New Balance, 900 model shoes since they first came out in the 1980'S ,the shoe has continued to improve, while the price has stayed pretty close to its original 90 bucks.Furthermore, I now run 20 miles a week on four running days ,about 1000 miles per year.I have found I can do this on one pair of shoes and not get hurt. This shoe is very durable ,supportive, stable,and comfortable.What it is not is fast ,but neither am I anymore. I WANT TO RUN INJURY FREE AS LONG AS I CAN.With this shoe I am able to do just that.I have tried other shoes over the years often because someone at a running shoe store told me no real runner uses those things . So I tried something lighter,faster made with the lastest technology only to have shin splints, knee pain,calf pulls,and even a stress fracture in my ankle. I will continue to run in these shoes, because despite what all the running shoe experts say I Have found nothing that compares,I love them!
                                20.    mark 654 rated this product 5 stars
                                Wed, August 19,2009:
                                me loves dees shoooes.
                                21.    Trenton rated this product 5 stars
                                Mon, August 10,2009:
                                I have been wearing shoes from this model series since the last model, the 992's. I like both models, after trying a few asics and other new balance shoes i had my foot measured and it turns out im a 2A in width. So, I guess that would explain why these shoes are so far superior for me. But definitely they may not look like other running shoes but i love this model, Great for high mileage.
                                22.    Thomas rated this product 1 star
                                Mon, August 10,2009:
                                mark654 I was right these shoes suck.
                                23.    Mark654 rated this product 5 stars
                                Mon, August 03,2009:
                                I stand re-corrected!!! I just realized that the 993 are the greatest shoes evah!!!!These shoes RULE!!!
                                24.    Rafa rated this product 5 stars
                                Fri, July 31,2009:
                                WOW!!!!! What a great shoe!!! I'm buying another pair!!!!!
                                25.    Mark654 rated this product 1 star
                                Tue, July 28,2009:
                                Some imposter, using my name Mark654, wrote that I got a pair of these and they are great after I wrote the 992 was so bad I would not get 993. Seems someone is pushing the 993 posing as me. I will not buy 993s. I always wore 900 series shoes until NB screwed up with the 992. Now I'm running 1063, good shoe better than 992.
                                26.    Mark654 rated this product 5 stars
                                Sun, July 26,2009:
                                I was wrong, I got a pair of these shoes and they are GREAT! I stand corrected.
                                27.    Aray rated this product 5 stars
                                Sat, July 18,2009:
                                im a 992 man! the greatest shoe in the world period. 993's in the mail, cant wait.
                                28.    Mark654 rated this product 2 stars
                                Wed, July 15,2009:
                                The 992 was so bad, a brick, that I'm concerned with so many negative reviews of the 993. While there are more favorable reviews I suspect the 993 is not much better than the 992 which sucked. So I don't know what model to buy but the 993 sounds like a no go.
                                29.    William White rated this product 5 stars
                                Mon, June 15,2009:
                                6'1 240lbs, average 20-28 miles a week. Tried all of them...Brooks, Mizuno, Nike, Asics,Saucony, Pearl Izumi. Tried these based on a friends recommendation. Needless to say they are not flashy. Tried them with some green SuperFeet Insoles...Remarkable!! Foot is stable, no more ankle pains, cushioning is all there, no sore legs or calves anymore. These are by far the GREATEST Running Shoe ever. I never considered New Balance Running Shoes in the past...wish I had..could had saved me some major Cash.
                                30.    mike rated this product 5 stars
                                Mon, June 08,2009:
                                Awesome shoes, lighter, more stable than its predecessor
                                31.    Chris Da Kid Meadows rated this product 5 stars
                                Thu, June 04,2009:
                                The best running shoe ever. The best part made in the usa.
                                32.    Andrew Rodney rated this product 5 stars
                                Fri, May 08,2009:
                                Like others, I've been using the 900 series for years. The 993 are by far the best yet. If you've used the 900 series, just pop on a pair of 993's, you'll instantly fell the difference. The fit is wonderful, the heel feels so much better than the 992's or 998's I wore in the past.
                                33.    Anonymous rated this product 5 stars
                                Mon, May 04,2009:
                                I have been running in these shoes for 5 yrs. and decided it was time for a change. I tried Nike, Adidas, neither of these compared. In the end i sent them back and ordered my 7th pair in the 990 series. The 993 is also in my opinion much better than the 992. Lighter and more stable. I will never think of switching again.
                                34.    Haggis rated this product 3 stars
                                Sun, May 03,2009:
                                I loved the 990 series, except for the 992. So, I was hoping for a return to form with with 993. No such luck. I now have terrible problems with one knee and with both IT bands! Never had this before. I wish the 991 was still available....
                                35.    Caroline rated this product 5 stars
                                Fri, May 01,2009:
                                Ohmy gosh! i love these shoes this is now my third pair. they really support my feet and have lasted a really long time! awesome shoes for any type of sports1
                                36.    das2d rated this product 5 stars
                                Wed, April 22,2009:
                                The 990's are the best running shoes ever. Twice I ran in different shoes and both times went straight back to the 990's. Also I got hit by a car in the 992, no joke, and I am still running. If that does not say it all I don't know what does!!
                                37.    Greg rated this product 5 stars
                                Sun, April 19,2009:
                                My third pair of NB 990 series shoes. They keep getting a ton better every model put out. I started with the 991s and then the 992s and now I have the 993s. I put a bit over 400 miles on each and they are all fantastic shoes. If you care about your hips and knees and put alot of miles in your legs, get these.
                                38.    Kadeem Lewis rated this product 5 stars
                                Tue, March 31,2009:
                                pretty good that you ask for a wide because sometimes stores say that they dont sell a wide n here you have em
                                39.    Jim Jam rated this product 5 stars
                                Tue, March 24,2009:
                                i'm 64 and my knees hurt. my glory days are well behind me. i need a shoe that absorbs shock and offers stability; in this respect, the 993 is wonderful.
                                40.    Nikolay rated this product 5 stars
                                Tue, March 17,2009:
                                oldrunner! These are one of the best shoes in general, not only for running!
                                41.    oldrunner rated this product 1 star
                                Sun, March 01,2009:
                                These are the worst shoes I've worn in 37 years of running. Feel cheap, look cheap, fit cheap--the only thing not cheap is the price. heavy runner, 35 miles a week, i've run over 100 marathons and ultra incl. 8 iron man distance tris. lots of good and bad shoes--never one this bad.
                                42.    FABIAN PINTO rated this product 5 stars
                                Thu, February 26,2009:
                                BEST SNEAKERS EVER IS LIKE RUNNING ON AIR.I USED TO GET KNEE PAIN BUT NOW I HAVE NO EXCUSE..
                                43.    Nightcore rated this product 3 stars
                                Mon, January 26,2009:
                                Much improved from the 992 (absolute low), the 993 finally recaptured the midsole of the 991 (still top design) as well as the heal support. I ran in these right out of box after 200 miles, the midsole gave out and plastic U on the back peeled off...suffice to say, I was not impressed.
                                44.    Bernie P rated this product 5 stars
                                Thu, December 11,2008:
                                Spam much Anonymous? Great improvement on the 992. 992 had very poor stability in my opinion.
                                45.    Gary rated this product 4 stars
                                Mon, December 08,2008:
                                For better or worse, no different than the 992.
                                46.    Tim rated this product 5 stars
                                Wed, November 19,2008:
                                Couldn't wait til Dec. so I ordered 993 from New Balance Express. Shoe is absolutely the best. Reminds me of the 991 but better. Shoe is awesome!! Finally got it right. I will be stocking up on these special shoes.

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