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Mens New Balance 978 Walking Shoe

Men's New Balance 978

Item #NBW1923
MSRP:$154.95
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Product Description:

Men's New Balance 967 :: A rugged country walking shoe with the stability of Rollbar® and the protection of Rock Stop®. Combined with GORE-TEX® and a gusseted tongue this shoe is the ultimate shoe for adventurous explorations. 17.9 ounces

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Category Type:

STABILITY+ [?]
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.

Features & Benefits:

  • C-Cap® midsole
  • ABZORB®
  • Rollbar®
  • Rock Stop®
  • Full Grain Leather
  • GORE-TEX®
  • PU Insert
  • Gusseted tongue
Product NBW1923 Review

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Mens New Balance 978 Walking Shoe
 
5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (4)
  • Arch support (3)
  • Durable (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Walking (4)
    • Wet weather (4)
    • With orthotics/inserts (3)
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        100% 

        (4 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

    Reviewed by 4 customers

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    5.0

    A comfortable shoe right out of the box.

    By BikerT

    from Huntington, WV

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Good Arch Support
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Haven't Found Any "cons"

    Best Uses

    • Walking
    • Wet Weather

    Comments about Mens New Balance 978 Walking Shoe:

    I purchased this shoe as a casual "walker" to wear in place of "sneakers". With absolutely no break-in period, I managed to hike 4 hours in a state park in total comfort. The trail was mixed surface and crossed several streams, wet surfaces were no problem. The shoe is basically brown in color with no contrasting colors which make it a perfect choice for the "more mature" walker...

    • Sizing:
    • Feels half size too small
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Much Better!

    By Steve

    from Rockford, MI

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Absorbs Shock
    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Good Arch Support
    • Pronation Control

    Cons

    • Narrow / Tight

    Best Uses

    • Pavement
    • Walking
    • Wet Weather
    • With Orthotics/Inserts

    Comments about Mens New Balance 978 Walking Shoe:

    I posted a prior review stating my order came in and was a bit tight..I exchanged for a size 11 to a size 12 and they fit great...so if you order these be aware they run almost a full size small...
    Great product and the exchange time was two weeks and I was expecting the normal 4-5...Super job RRS!

    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great Product, Bit Small

    By Steve

    from Rockford, MI

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Absorbs Shock
    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Good Arch Support
    • Lightweight
    • Pronation Control

    Cons

    • Narrow / Tight

    Best Uses

    • Walking
    • Wet Weather
    • With Orthotics/Inserts

    Comments about Mens New Balance 978 Walking Shoe:

    I ordered these after a phone conversation with RRS service staff. I was concerned about reviews stating the boot was a bit shorter than normal. I was assured my normal size would be OK. It wasn't. I am now returning for longer length boot but now I have to wait 4-5 weeks for an exchange.
    Other than that, these look like great walking boots.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels half size too small
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great travel boot

    By Bill the Hiker

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Supportive
    • Water resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel
      • Walking
      • Wet Weather
      • With Orthotics/Inserts

      Comments about Mens New Balance 978 Walking Shoe:

      I bought this for a 2 week trip to soggy Ireland. They were great for travel, easier than my running shoes to remove for security, supportive when walking the Burren rocks and Dublin streets. With Gore-tex liner, they are warmer than unlined boot, but provided ample protection. Very pleased.

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

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