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New Balance 696 classic trainers padded for comfort. Breathable and durable mesh upper fabric with tonal suede trims. Lightweight with treaded rubber soles.
I purchased in the green in an 8 1/2. They fit perfectly. Good support and great traction. I love New Balance and am glad FP offers such unique styles that you can't get anywhere else. Lots of compliments.
Half size up to accommodate wide forefoot
I bought the Classic Outdoor Hikers in red, size 8.5. I'm a comfortable 8 in most casual shoes and sneakers. On occasion I have to size up to 8.5, to accommodate my wide forefoot (but narrow heel), which results in extra toe room. I have plenty of extra toe room with these NBs. If I don't tighten the laces enough, my feet will slide forward into the extra space, especially since the inside of the shoe is covered with soft microfiber. I tried on classic-style NB shoes at a shoe store (this style wasn’t available) in a few different color combos (in 8 and 8.5) so I could get an idea for sizing and decided 8.5 was best to accommodate my wide forefoot. Love the brick red color, love the comfort of the thick sole. These are my first NBs in the classic style. I wear neutrals and have black or tan shoes...minimal, so these red shoes are going to take some getting used to. They look chunky; my feet appear huge with these shoes on, but my current everyday shoes are tiny, black leather shoes that are like a second skin so they might skew my perspective.
Loved these shoes the moment I saw them! I usually wear a 7-7.5, but had to get a 6.5. Unless NB are similar to Converse or Vans--its common knowledge to order these an entire size smaller, and I had no idea. Order a smaller size than your usual.
OMG i love them
I got the 7.5 size... but i lean more towards an 8 i would say they are a little bit tight but thats because i just wore them. I LOVE THEM AND THEY ARE SO CUTE IM NOT A SHOE PERSON BUT I MIGHT BE NOW