New Balance Women's WX608 Training Shoe,Black,5 B

4.3 out of 5 stars 71 customer reviews

Size: 5 B(M) US
Color: Black
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  • Leather and mesh
  • Rubber sole

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Product Description

Energize your active lifestyle with the New Balance 608V2 cross trainers.

  • Synthetic upper
  • Lace-up front, perforated details
  • Padded tongue and collar
  • Textile lining
  • ABZORB(R) heel and forefoot cushioning for shock absorption
  • C-Cap(R) cushioning midsole
  • N-Grip(TM) slip-resistant rubber traction outsole

New Balance, is dedicated to helping athletes achieve their goals. It's been their mission for more than a century. It's why they don't spend money on celebrity endorsements. They spend it on research and development. It's why they don't design products to fit an image. They design them to fit. New Balance is driven to make the finest shoes for the same reason athletes lace them up: to achieve the very best.

  • Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 7.7 x 4.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • ASIN: B001MV7B94
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 3, 2009
  • 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.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #134,199 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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      4.3 out of 5 stars 71 customer reviews
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    As the headline says, this shoe is nothing like the "classic 608" that is in fact, the best selling athletic shoe of all time, men's or women's. I learned about this impostor the hard way (so did my wife), by believing what the company, and now the resellers like Amazon are trying to claim, that it "just the new version".

    It's a totally different sneaker; much harder, less cushy, the V2's break down faster, and are made of cheaper components. If you check other websites, you'll see reviews from other loyal NB customers, like myself, who've even bought and worn out a pair of these V2's. The reviews are remarkably similar.

    It's not just a small difference either, it's huge. I keep trying without luck, to get online stores to clearly state "V2", but as you can see, Amazon has not yet done this, I suspect, because the name 608 is literally sneaker legend. The V2 is a disappointing experience, especially if you've worn 30 or more pair of the REAL 608's like I have, starting way back in 1998. It's a disgrace & a misnomer to call this "608 anything".

    Here's how to tell. It's easiest on the white, or any of the light colors, the black is hard to distinguish. Look at the closeup that shows the side of the shoe. The V2 has a gray 'section' of different compound running from the back around to the side, the real 608 does not (this section doesn't show up on the inside of the sneaker, just the outside edge, if you will). The gray 'sections' also appear on the bottom running laterally across the sneaker. If you look at the pic of the tongue of the shoe you can see in small writing it says "New Balance 608V2". It very clear on Amazon's pics.

    One reviewer wrote that they contacted NB and they were told they were made the same way as the 608's.
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    I too have worn 608's for several years. When I purchased 2 new pairs last year from 2 different sources, though the number was the same, the arch support in the new ones was no where nearly as good. I tried several other places and found the same to be true on all the pairs. When I called the New Balance Company, they said that they didn't understand because the old ones and new ones were made the same way.
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    I am a long time user of the WX608 and recently tried the WX608V2. The WX608V2 looks nicer, but is a very different shoe. If you are looking for a shoe with great arch support and great for plantar fasciitis, stick with the WX608. I also found the WX608 on sale in store at Sears for $29.99. I can't find a price anywhere near that on the Web.
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    By NelliBBW on December 14, 2011
    Size: 11 C/D USColor: Black Verified Purchase
    I am a large woman and have had a lot of trouble finding shoes that fit, shoes that are comfortable and shoes that I can walk in that don't cause knee pain. This shoes works for all those things. I have a size 11WW foot and they are wide enough and have caused no blistering or rubbed areas on my feet. They are very comfortable and when I walk the soles provide plenty of cushion. I have bad knees and have not had a pair of shoes that I can walk in for any distance without pain after sometimes 20 feet. These shoes give me the support I need to correct my stride and allow me to walk distances I have not pain free for a long time.
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    If I had read the reviews before purchasing this shoe I would've saved myself some money and aggravation. Stupid, stupid, stupid. The shoe is a hard, stiff mockery of the old 608. This is the end of my association with New Balance. Shame on you!
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    I am disappointed with this shoe. I wore them for the first time today and found them to be uncomfortable. Now after reading the other reviews, I know why. I have owned New Balance shoes (for work) almost exclusively for the past 10 years. This is the first time I have been dissatisfied with them. Immediately, I noticed that the "cush" wasn't as it normally should be. The insoles are thinner than usual. Also, I have the wide version and them seem narrow. Kinda uncomfortable. Thought I just needed to break them in but now, after wearing them all day, them are still tight in the toe box. I do not recommend these shoes. I only wish I had read the reviews before buying them, but since I have been so highly satisfied with previous purchases of NB shoes, I didn't see the need. Oh, how wrong I was. These shoes are labeled 608v2, whatever that means. It wasn't mentioned the the description.
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    Size: 9 B(M) USColor: White / Pink Verified Purchase
    My wife is a nurse and is on her feet all day. These New Balance shoes are perfect for her. She has bought numerous pairs over the years and when she needs a new pair these are the brand and model she looks for.
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    By Broken on December 4, 2010
    Size: 8 C/D USColor: White / Pink Verified Purchase
    It was as described. I wear size 8 so that is what I ordered. fits really well. had a little problem with the tongue of the left shoe digging into my ankle. I just "squished" it around for a little bit, now it is good. I am a nurse in a hospital. I am on my feet 10-15 hours a day. These are very comfortable by themselves, but I do use a gel insert. I have been wearing New Balance for a few years now and have always been pleased with the look and feel.
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