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Womens New Balance W 766 GR - Water Resistant Running Shoe

Women's New Balance W 766 GR - Water Resistant

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The 766 is a supportive trainer featuring the transitional support system and ABZORB® in the heel and forefoot which offers a combination of cushioning and stability.

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Womens New Balance W 766 GR - Water Resistant Running Shoe
 
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5.0

Excellent shoe for me. ...

By ken

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens New Balance W 766 GR - Water Resistant Running Shoe:

Excellent shoe for me. Comfortable out of the box. I have switched from the 815, and find this as supportive as the motion control shoes I wear. This actually has a bigger toe box than the 815, which is important to me.

 
4.0

I have had two pair of ...

By Scott

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens New Balance W 766 GR - Water Resistant Running Shoe:

I have had two pair of these and loved them. I'm a neutral runner at 5'09" and 170 lbs. I avg 20 miles per week and have only one small complaint. I seem to develop the "black toes" during hill work. I trained for Reach the Beach in these and ran in postion 8 and had no probelms besides the black toe. In my opinon toe nails grow back therefore I think they are a great shoe!!!! I am trying the Omni 5's based on a shoe experts adivce for the black toe issue but haven't started the hills yet. The Omni 5 is also a very compatible shoe which I enjoy so far (125miles). Remember in the words of Herb Brooks -- "The legs feed the wolf"

 
4.0

Good stability, good ...

By wrecks

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens New Balance W 766 GR - Water Resistant Running Shoe:

Good stability, good cushioning and flexibility. It's a light shoe and works well for me, 6'3, 215 lbs w/high arches.

 
1.0

This is a terrible motion ...

By Kris

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens New Balance W 766 GR - Water Resistant Running Shoe:

This is a terrible motion control shoe!!! The laces are cool, but the sho actually does nothing for the arches. The company rates it as a stability shoe, but even in that category, it is not even close to the Asics Gel Kayano XI or XII. The NB 815 is actually a much better motion control shoe and is cheaper! DOnt believe the editor's rating on this shoe- It is junk! I ended up injuring my ITband on short gentle runs with these shoes- There is no way I am using it again.

 
1.0

I rated this shoe back in ...

By Tom T

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens New Balance W 766 GR - Water Resistant Running Shoe:

I rated this shoe back in October and I can't believe what I wrote. I did injure myself. My left knee started hurting in December and I am still unable to run. I had to stop running for two months now and I missed my first half marathon. Again these shoes are in no way a substitute for the 765. Maybe it was already happening but I will hopefully start running in my first pair of Asics soon. So long New Balance.

 
1.0

forget about the rating

By pinky

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens New Balance W 766 GR - Water Resistant Running Shoe:

forget about the rating

 
1.0

I loved the 765, and my ...

By Bill

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens New Balance W 766 GR - Water Resistant Running Shoe:

I loved the 765, and my question is, what did New Balance do to the 766. My legs literally hurt after running with the 766, so much so that i have no choice but to try another shoe.

 
5.0

These are probably the ...

By DW

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens New Balance W 766 GR - Water Resistant Running Shoe:

These are probably the best fitting, most comfortable running shoes that I have purchased to date. They were great right out of the box.

 
5.0

I had plantar fascitis ...

By J

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens New Balance W 766 GR - Water Resistant Running Shoe:

I had plantar fascitis and was given these to wear at my running store. The plantar fascitis has gone away and I am back on track for marathon traaining. I have a neutral gait, but I have a pretty heavy heel strike, so the support works for me. I have now run about 100 miles in them and love them.

 
4.0

Despite the reviews I ...

By Rock

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens New Balance W 766 GR - Water Resistant Running Shoe:

Despite the reviews I read - I actually really like this shoe. I tried 1221's and these feel great. Also really helped relieve bad heel pain and run a 3:30 in Chicago last year!

 
3.0

What happend to the ...

By Tom T

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens New Balance W 766 GR - Water Resistant Running Shoe:

What happend to the 765's? I had to order the 766 and I am a little miffed. It is a totally different shoe for me. I like the cushion and the room in the toe is OK. I rub more on the top of my toes then I did with the 765s. The arch in this shoe seems a bit lower and the size seems to run a bit larger. I used the 765s for 2 years and they were perfect. I have a feeling I am going to be hurting before too many miles.

 
5.0

This shoe felt great from ...

By Wayne Crandall

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens New Balance W 766 GR - Water Resistant Running Shoe:

This shoe felt great from the start.It feels like a motion control shoe. My only problem with the shoe is I broke the shoe lace in a race and you can't buy new ones. The laces really are really important to the shoes design.

 
2.0

I miss the 765. From the ...

By ras

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens New Balance W 766 GR - Water Resistant Running Shoe:

I miss the 765. From the moment I started to run in them the 766 seemed to overweight the medial forefoot. Kind of rolling me towards the big toe. I cancelled my marathon due to tendonitis in my foot. coul be a coincidence.

 
5.0

I love my shoes. Theres ...

By Karen

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens New Balance W 766 GR - Water Resistant Running Shoe:

I love my shoes. Theres ample room for my toes and cant wait to run.

 
5.0

I had quit running with ...

By jpaul4

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens New Balance W 766 GR - Water Resistant Running Shoe:

I had quit running with too many pains to mention. The support and comfort are better than anything I've worn before and more importantly, I can run again!

 
5.0

I love this shoe from the ...

By brian Curtis

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens New Balance W 766 GR - Water Resistant Running Shoe:

I love this shoe from the moment I put it on. Took very low mileage to break in and has maintained support and cushioning. I run 20-30 miles a week. Ran in 764 and 765 and this shoe is by far the better of the three.

 
3.0

I bought these after ...

By Zach

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens New Balance W 766 GR - Water Resistant Running Shoe:

I bought these after running in the 765, which I thought was awesome. These shoes aren't horrible, but they are now more like a motion controll shoe, which is too supportive for me.

 
5.0

I'm a heavier (200+ lbs) ...

By SeamusTom

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens New Balance W 766 GR - Water Resistant Running Shoe:

I'm a heavier (200+ lbs) clydesdale with history of Morton's N syndrome. Bought the NB 766 looking for a roomy toe box but with a cushion ride. Seem to got just what I was looking for. So far all is well and Morton's N is not an issue. Bought my normal street shoe size but with 2E width.

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1.    Scott rated this product 4 stars
Mon, April 17,2006:
I have had two pair of these and loved them. I'm a neutral runner at 5'09" and 170 lbs. I avg 20 miles per week and have only one small complaint. I seem to develop the "black toes" during hill work. I trained for Reach the Beach in these and ran in postion 8 and had no probelms besides the black toe. In my opinon toe nails grow back therefore I think they are a great shoe!!!! I am trying the Omni 5's based on a shoe experts adivce for the black toe issue but haven't started the hills yet. The Omni 5 is also a very compatible shoe which I enjoy so far (125miles). Remember in the words of Herb Brooks -- "The legs feed the wolf"
2.    wrecks rated this product 4 stars
Wed, April 12,2006:
Good stability, good cushioning and flexibility. It's a light shoe and works well for me, 6'3, 215 lbs w/high arches.
3.    Kris rated this product 1 star
Wed, March 15,2006:
This is a terrible motion control shoe!!! The laces are cool, but the sho actually does nothing for the arches. The company rates it as a stability shoe, but even in that category, it is not even close to the Asics Gel Kayano XI or XII. The NB 815 is actually a much better motion control shoe and is cheaper! DOnt believe the editor's rating on this shoe- It is junk! I ended up injuring my ITband on short gentle runs with these shoes- There is no way I am using it again.
4.    Tom T rated this product 1 star
Tue, February 28,2006:
I rated this shoe back in October and I can't believe what I wrote. I did injure myself. My left knee started hurting in December and I am still unable to run. I had to stop running for two months now and I missed my first half marathon. Again these shoes are in no way a substitute for the 765. Maybe it was already happening but I will hopefully start running in my first pair of Asics soon. So long New Balance.
5.    ken rated this product 5 stars
Thu, February 09,2006:
Excellent shoe for me. Comfortable out of the box. I have switched from the 815, and find this as supportive as the motion control shoes I wear. This actually has a bigger toe box than the 815, which is important to me.
6.    Rock rated this product 4 stars
Fri, February 03,2006:
Despite the reviews I read - I actually really like this shoe. I tried 1221's and these feel great. Also really helped relieve bad heel pain and run a 3:30 in Chicago last year!
7.    Wayne Crandall rated this product 5 stars
Sun, December 04,2005:
This shoe felt great from the start.It feels like a motion control shoe. My only problem with the shoe is I broke the shoe lace in a race and you can't buy new ones. The laces really are really important to the shoes design.
8.    pinky rated this product 1 star
Fri, November 11,2005:
forget about the rating
9.    Karen rated this product 5 stars
Mon, November 07,2005:
I love my shoes. Theres ample room for my toes and cant wait to run.
10.    ras rated this product 2 stars
Mon, October 31,2005:
I miss the 765. From the moment I started to run in them the 766 seemed to overweight the medial forefoot. Kind of rolling me towards the big toe. I cancelled my marathon due to tendonitis in my foot. coul be a coincidence.
11.    Tom T rated this product 3 stars
Wed, October 26,2005:
What happend to the 765's? I had to order the 766 and I am a little miffed. It is a totally different shoe for me. I like the cushion and the room in the toe is OK. I rub more on the top of my toes then I did with the 765s. The arch in this shoe seems a bit lower and the size seems to run a bit larger. I used the 765s for 2 years and they were perfect. I have a feeling I am going to be hurting before too many miles.
12.    Bill rated this product 1 star
Sat, September 24,2005:
I loved the 765, and my question is, what did New Balance do to the 766. My legs literally hurt after running with the 766, so much so that i have no choice but to try another shoe.
13.    DW rated this product 5 stars
Tue, September 20,2005:
These are probably the best fitting, most comfortable running shoes that I have purchased to date. They were great right out of the box.
14.    jpaul4 rated this product 5 stars
Mon, August 08,2005:
I had quit running with too many pains to mention. The support and comfort are better than anything I've worn before and more importantly, I can run again!
15.    brian Curtis rated this product 5 stars
Mon, August 08,2005:
I love this shoe from the moment I put it on. Took very low mileage to break in and has maintained support and cushioning. I run 20-30 miles a week. Ran in 764 and 765 and this shoe is by far the better of the three.
16.    J rated this product 5 stars
Tue, July 05,2005:
I had plantar fascitis and was given these to wear at my running store. The plantar fascitis has gone away and I am back on track for marathon traaining. I have a neutral gait, but I have a pretty heavy heel strike, so the support works for me. I have now run about 100 miles in them and love them.
17.    Zach rated this product 3 stars
Thu, June 16,2005:
I bought these after running in the 765, which I thought was awesome. These shoes aren't horrible, but they are now more like a motion controll shoe, which is too supportive for me.
18.    SeamusTom rated this product 5 stars
Wed, June 15,2005:
I'm a heavier (200+ lbs) clydesdale with history of Morton's N syndrome. Bought the NB 766 looking for a roomy toe box but with a cushion ride. Seem to got just what I was looking for. So far all is well and Morton's N is not an issue. Bought my normal street shoe size but with 2E width.
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