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Mens New Balance 978 Walking Shoe

Men's New Balance 978

Item #NBW1923

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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

This web exclusive item ships separately within the continental U.S only. Your item will ship direct from the vendor and arrive in 4-6 business days.

Features & Benefits:

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

A comfortable shoe right out of the box.


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...


Huntington, WV


Great Product, Bit Small


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.


Rockford, MI


Much Better!


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 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!


Rockford, MI


Great travel boot


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.

Bill the Hiker

Atlanta, GA


Too little toe room.


I bought these to replace NB waterproof walking shoes, which NB no longer makes. I wear NB walking shoes in size 14AA. The 978 does not come in a narrow width, so I ordered size 14B. Unfortunately, they left my toes with very little room. I'm used to having a "tall" toe box, but these don't have it. Giving the shoes one last chance, I replaced them with a 978 D width, in size 15. Don't have the new ones yet but the old ones were too uncomfortable to wear.



Great for daily wear


I've been wearing these as my everyday shoes now for 2 months and they are very comfortable and showing no signs of giving up any time soon. 4E fits great with plenty of room for my feet inside. Fit is true to size.



Sold on fit, function, and quality


I finally found a dedicated walking shoe in a narrow width that doesn't require me to take a D width shoe and load it up with insoles to get a halfway decent fit. These 978s fit fine right out of the box.



Comfortable shoes


Wear these everyday very comfortable, this is my second d pair.




4.5 8


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