The Velcro fastener started wearing out within the first week. There is a metal ring the connects it to the lace part which twisted around making it hard to get the fastener tight. Then one morning, while trying to get out the door to school, that attachment area broke. In the trash they went. I have seen that happen to other shoes that use that oval metal ring to attach parts, but not with so little wear. My son did love his 'running fast shoes' and I will likely purchase NB again, but not this style or one with that type of lacing system.
I brought this shoe for my 7 year old twin boys. They wear them to gym and so far the shoes have held up to their rough and tumble play. I have always been a fan of New Balance. I will definitely be making another purchase.
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