New Balance KV554 Running Shoe (Infant/Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

4.0 out of 5 stars 49 customer reviews

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He hate tying so these are perfect, stylish and he said they feel so good!
He wears orthotics and they fit really well in his new sneakers.
In less than three months of moderate wear, the closure strap has ripped apart where it rubs on a metal loop.
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Big Kid (8-12 Years)
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Black/Purple
  • 75% Leather/25% Mesh
  • Imported
  • Rubber sole
  • Low-top running shoe with leather-and-mesh upper featuring zigzag elastic lacing finished with hook-and-loop strap
  • Logoing at side

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New Balance is dedicated to helping athletes achieve their goals. It's been their mission for more than a century to focus 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.

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 x 8 x 4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B008HMF3HI
  • Item model number: KV554 Running - K
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 13, 2013
  • 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: #39,977 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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    Size: 4.5 M US Big KidSpecial Size Type: Big Kid (8-12 Years)Color: Grey/Red Verified Purchase
    My son loves these shoes. He knows how to tie shoes, but why bother? He can put these on and be out the door in seconds. He told me they were his favorite, and he can run and jump in these. He is 11, and we bought size 4.5, size seems pretty standard.
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    Size: 6.5 W US Big KidSpecial Size Type: Big Kid (8-12 Years)Color: Grey/Red Verified Purchase
    I do not normally order wide fit but the way these are made you could not really loosen up the laces. From prior experience with New Balance shoes I knew to go wide fit and they are perfect!! Very happy with my purchase and good deal on school shoes too!!
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    Size: 2 W US Little KidSpecial Size Type: Little Kid (4-8 Years)Color: Grey/Red Verified Purchase
    I have boys that are tough on shoes and New Balance shoes are the only ones that have stood up to their wear and tear. The shoes fit great and are available in Wide widths which are nice for a better fit. These shoes are no exception to the great shoes I've gotten for them from New Balance. They fit well, look great, hold up to all kinds of abuse, and the Velcro is a nice touch for a kid learning to tie shoes but hasn't quite mastered it yet. :)
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    Size: 13.5 M US Little KidSpecial Size Type: Little Kid (4-8 Years)Color: Grey/Red Verified Purchase
    Not the best quality that I expected from New Balance - the Velcro closure wore out really quickly, therefore making the shoes really loose.
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    By TaVans on January 21, 2015
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    Length: 0:14 Mins
    PROS: Rubber soles!!: have good traction, good weight, and durability (no foam soles). Construction of materials is solid. Wide-width options makes this a rock-star for us. Bonus: we like the color choices. What a sneaker SHOULD be but often is not.

    CONS: Sadly, a big one: the strap is far too short.
    We needed wide, z-strap shoes leaving our options limited. I knew going in that the straps had issues. Received the shoes today. Clearly a basic engineering/manufacturing problem.

    The shoes are built wide but the z-strap hasn't been adjusted to accommodate the wider size. The strap has been plunked on from a regular shoe fit. We loosened the strap to get it to fit on the foot but could only get it to secure across the top of the foot by tightening the strap waaaay up. Basically making the wider size moot because it's pinching and pulling across the widest part of the foot again.

    Otherwise, without the strap issues, it's a good fit. No heel rubbing. No pinching across the width.

    For the price I paid for these children's shoes--sad to see New Balance skin-flinting on the strap! If I'm gonna purchase corner-cutting shoes I'll go to a cheap discount store for one-third the price.
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    Size: 12 M US Little KidSpecial Size Type: Little Kid (4-8 Years)Color: Grey/Red Verified Purchase
    I love these shoes...the Velcro laces are the best. My kiddo has to wear a uniform to school and the school issued socks made the shoes fit a,little to tight in his regular size. Will be trading these up for a larger size!
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    By Myturn on November 13, 2013
    Size: 2 M US Little KidSpecial Size Type: Little Kid (4-8 Years)Color: Grey/Red Verified Purchase
    I purchased this shoe for my grandson for the start of the new school year and it is still going strong. Often I purchase sneakers for him and they look old and worn our in a month. I will definitely purchase New Balance for him again
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    Size: 3 W US Little KidSpecial Size Type: Little Kid (4-8 Years)Color: Black/Purple Verified Purchase
    I had read the reviews that others gave about the velcro popping open, but since my daughter absolutely loved this color, we went with it. Also, being an engineer, I wanted to see what all of the fuss was about. (We're weird that way). The shoes fit very nicely, but after a bit of walking at the zoo - pop! the velcro came loose. She fixed her shoe, walked for another half hour and - pop!, it came loose again. Now it was my turn to try. As I put the velcro together, I could tell there was plenty of velcro, but the strap end that the velcro is attached to,is pretty stiff, and doesn't allow the velcro much contact area. So instead of getting over an inch of velcro "latch", you only get about a quarter of an inch. Not much if the kids are moving around.I compared to my son's older New Balance 688's and the strap end on that shoe is much more flexible. We never had a problem with his shoes popping open. Would I buy them again? Jury is still out. If I can work on the strap end to make it a bit more flexible, then I would consider it.
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