New Balance Men's MW968 Country Walking Shoe,Black,7 4E US

4 out of 5 stars 205 customer reviews

Size: 7 4E US
Color: Black
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  • Leather
  • Synthetic sole
  • Lace-up walking shoe in seam-sealed waterproof construction and water-resistant leather
  • Padded collar
  • External heel support
  • ABZORB shock-absorbing cushioning
  • Slip-resistant, non-marking outsole

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Product Description

  • Seam-sealed waterproof leather repels moisture to keep feet dry and comfortable.
  • Dual-Density Collar uses both a softer-density foam against the foot for cushioning and a firmer-density foam for support.
  • Removable premium foam insert offers high density, open-cell foam to gently conform to the foot and disperse pressure.
  • Central lacing system with reinforced metallic eyelets for great fit and feel.
  • Padded, gusseted tongue for added comfort and helps keep debris out.
  • External heel counter enhances rearfoot stability.
  • STABILITY WEB® delivers midfoot support and reduces the weight of the shoe.
  • ABZORB® cushioning in the midfoot provides shock absorption.
  • C-CAP® midsole provide cushioning and support.
  • Slip-resistant outsole meets the ASTM F1677-96 standard on the Mark II Machine.
  • Non-marking rubber outsole won't mark floors.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 1 lb 1 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 11. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • ASIN: B005UVNV6O
  • Item model number: MW968 Country Walking-M
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 15, 2012
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #70,760 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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    Verified Purchase
    I wear this shoe in my job as a security guard at a college. I walk at least 5 miles a day, 3 days a week, on a broad variety of surfaces and in every weather condition. I have about 25 miles on them presently and have to say that they are the most supportive and comfortable shoes I have used in the past 10 years. I have tried running shoes, walking shoes, hiking boots...in an effort to find a shoe that was supportive and that absorbed shock. My knees are bad and all the walking is hurting my feet also. I am 61, have high arches, use arch supports, have had knee trouble for a long time....
    These shoes are firm like hiking boots (I used Lowa Renegades last)and have a cushioned feel like running shoes. The soles seem to work well when walking from a wet surface such as a rainy sidewalk, onto a dry surface such as a marble floor. My knees and arches are feeling much better because of the reduced trauma to them.
    I am not sure whether these are genuine leather or synthetic leather.
    I recommend them.
    One more thing, I ordered 4E because that was all that was available in wides, and they fit like 2E, so this model must run a bit small.
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    Size: 12.5 4E USColor: Brown Verified Purchase
    I've been a New Balance fan for almost two decades, but I always considered a pair of Airwalk shoes I once owned to be the most comfortable pair of shoes ever (even though all of my NB shoes were not too far from the top).

    That was the case until now. Theses new NB MW968 shoes are perfect and now my all-time favorite pair of shoes! Perfect fit for my long and wide feet. Perfect amounts cushioning surround the entirety of both my feet. The "brown" coloring is perfectly neutral and they work with shorts or jeans, t-shirts or polos, slim socks or thick. Good for mild hiking or just everyday walking on any surface. There is nothing wrong with them from my point of view, and like all of the other NB shoes I have owned, I only expect them to get better as I continue to wear them and break them in.

    I definitely recommend these shoes to anyone looking for a great pair of all-purpose walking shoes!

    Note: Know your sizes for NB shoes! If possible, go to a local NB retail store and get measured using their custom shoe sizer. You will typically save about $10 buying their shoes via the NB store on Amazon compared to prices and taxes charged in their own retail and online stores. If you typically get running or tennis shoes from NB, add 1/2 to the size (length) for their walking shoes. If you have very wide feet, consider the 4E width, or consider the 2E width for just wider than normal feet.
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    Size: 10.5 D(M) USColor: Brown Verified Purchase
    Fit is fine. Comfortable, no "break-in" needed. If I walk in wet grass more than 10 minutes my feet start to get wet. If they look more grey or purple in the pictures, , , that's the way they are, more grey than brown. If my favorite waterproofing "Snowseal" works, I may order (recommend) more of these shoes. Walk carefully on wet floors, the tread pattern is good for loose ground but not for wet floors.
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    Size: 11 2E USColor: Brown Verified Purchase
    A somewhat nice fitting shoe, but stiff, roomy toe box and TIGHT around the collar. Even after loosening the laces, the tightness around the collar was unbearable to wear for two hours around the house. It put undue pressure all around my ankles. So I will be sending these back.

    While walking or standing, the overall stiffness probably contributed to the discomfort in the collar.
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    Size: 12 2E USColor: Brown Verified Purchase
    This is a great walking shoe, it fits very well and is very comfortable.
    New Balance is an excellent company.
    One word of warning to prospective buyers - learn about shoe lasts. New Balance uses a number of different lasts. This shoe uses a narrow heel, deeper toe box, wider width and has a high instep. This last is MOL-01. This last and the SL-2 last are perfect for me but may not be right for you.
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    Size: 11 4E USColor: Brown Verified Purchase
    I bought these as a replacement for my pair of three-year-old MW965's that I wore everyday. The MW968 does have leather uppers and are supposed to be waterproof -- both good things -- but they fit differently than the MW965. I got the same size -- 11 4E US -- but these seem to run a little wider, I might have gotten a narrower width had I tried them on. The padding around the ankle is both thicker and higher than the MW965 so the shoe feels a bit more boot-like and heavier (whether it is or not), and I prefer the lower cut and thinner pading of my old shoes. They do feel more comfortable as they break in, and heavier socks makes the width OK, but I just don't understand why New Balance has to keep changing shoes just to be changing them.
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    Size: 10.5 B(N) USColor: Brown Verified Purchase
    This is supposed to be the updated format for the 967 shoe. It is a disaster. The side seams hurt your feet and the width is very sloppy. I ordered a B width and the shoe said B width. I have a friend with a D width, get into the shoe comfortably, but had the same issue with the side seam hurting the side of his foot as well. I returned my shoes, if this is the best New Balance can do to replace an already good shoe, then they need to go back to the drawing board.......read other reviews of this 968 disaster shoe and save your money and buy some other brand.
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    Size: 13 4E USColor: Brown Verified Purchase
    I always buy New Balance shoes. Ever since my first pair, years ago, I'm hooked. No other brand I've tried is quite as good. That said, I was very nervous about ordering these 968s because of all the reviews here about sizing problems. I finally bit the bullet and ordered my usual huge size (13), but I asked for 4E instead of my usual 2E. I like the new look, a nice mocha brown suede with dark brown and gray trim. The sole is very solid, and it seems to be put together well. But, to tell the truth, the 4E feels like 2E--it is not significantly roomier than my last pair. So take everyone's advice and order the next width larger than usual. I hope New Balance fixes this sizing problem, but they still make the best walking shoes I've ever owned.

    UPDATE 7/12/13.: After 2 days of trying to wear these shoes, I had to return them for the next size larger. This is the first time in my 50+ years I've ever had to wear a size 14, not to mention 4E! (I usually wear size 13/2E.) These shoes are good, but DEFINITELY TOO SMALL! You should order accordingly.
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