Walk here, there and everywhere in the New Balance 846 shoe. This women's walking shoe sports a synthetic and mesh upper with a moisture-wicking lining and ABZORB® FL cushioning. The Walking Strike Path outsole of the New Balance 846 athletic shoe stabilizes and guides the foot through the walking gait for maximum efficiency.
If you have a high arch, these New Balance shoes are for you. They give great arch support. And there's plenty of room in the foot bed/toe area. They are attractive and made of quality materials. They are well worth the money. If you buy them at onlineshoes.com, you'll save a lot,[...]
Ordered without trying it on first or having had a pair of these before. They are just what I needed for walking a few miles and just getting around. I was able to order these because the SL2 last is what I knew I need for stability and motion control. I used the 811 New Balance for years with the SL2 .This is lighter and doesn't look orthotic. I use my custom othotics inside under the insole. I was ready for a change from the 811 and am glad I have these.
I have been buying the WW84x line of woman's walking shoes for many years. Until this latest model in the line-up, they had given excellent motion control, while at the same time providing great shock absorbency. They are SL-2 fit, which is supposed to be narrow in the heel and wide in the toe - and until this new model they had been true to that promise. The new WW846 shoes are now tight in the toe box. They no longer offer superior cushioning/shock absorbency. And they have been downgraded from leather to vinyl which is far less comfortable and which is HOT. Just trying these on in my living room caused my feet to burn. The new narrow toe box irritated my little toes and I could tell they would cause blisters. (The previous models never even needed to be broken in.) I returned these and I called their customer service department. I understand that other customers are calling in to complain, but New Balance has no plans to go back to the older fit and finish. There is no longer a leather top of the line Made in USA woman's walking shoe in SL-2 fit. (I do not know if there is a good walker in any last any more.) I was told that there is less demand for walking shoes, so they put less emphasis on them. They recommended two running shoes which I have tried and which do not offer the same support as the old WW84x line. I ordered and tried two "outdoor" shoes which appeared supportive. CHEAP CHINESE FIT! They were awful. I am extremely disappointed at New Balance. New Balance was our last bastion of quality. Now we can only hope that they return to that quality - or that another shoe maker steps in to fill the void.
I adore 846s, and have bought several pairs. This is my first Race for the Cure pair and they simply didn't fit the way the others have. The cushioning inside the heels is thinner; there was a rub on my heel, and the laces didn't feel right. I returned them and ordered plain 846s and there was no problem. (Although one pair of 846s I own made my socks blue).
I bought this shoe to take on a trip that involved a lot of walking. The black is a little more "formal" to wear with black slacks. I was totally comfortable the entire trip. The shoe is lightweight and fits true to size. i have a narrow foot but bought the medium width so it remained very comfortable even at the end of a day with lots of walking. i am very pleased with Natural Balance shoes.
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