Top positive review
28 people found this helpful
on June 16, 2013
My daughter is special needs and wears braces on her feet. New Balance were recommended by her Orthotist. Because of the braces, we needed a shoe in wide width, 2 sizes larger than her feet measure. She measures a size 7, exactly, so I purchased these in a 9 W. They fit over her braces perfectly, with the exception of the strings being a bit too short. A new pair of laces for $3 from a local store and we were all set. I will say, if the shoes were not going over braces, the laces would have been fine, but the braces add width, height, AND length to a child's feet, so we did need the new laces. I might purchase future pairs in Extra Wide to accommodate the braces even better, but these work as expected.
Also, we love New Balance as a family, because they are well made and seem to last longer than other sneakers. They also come in more sizes and widths than any other brand, meaning we can customize our shoes extensively for each family member. Thanks, New Balance!