New Balance Men's MO790 Light Hiking Boot,Black/Red,7.5 D US

4.3 out of 5 stars 117 customer reviews

Size: 7.5 D(M) US
Color: Black/Red
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  • Synthetic and fabric
  • Imported
  • Rubber sole
  • Water-resistant hiking shoe with secure ghillie lacing and thick padded collar
  • REVlite foam midsole
  • ABZORB shock-absorbing cushioning
  • Ndurance durable outsole
  • Heel-to-toe drop: 10 mm

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Product Description

New Balance guards feet against the obstacles of light hiking while maintaining a natural stride.

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: 13.7 x 9 x 5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • ASIN: B00C6AG8E4
  • Item model number: MO790 Light Hiking Boot-M
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 1, 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: #101,336 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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      4.3 out of 5 stars 117 customer reviews
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    By B. Lee on February 8, 2014
    Size: 8 4E USColor: Black/Red Verified Purchase
    These shoes were trike two for New Balance fitting me. But I don't think I'll give them the chance for a third. I have wide (4E) feet, and three other pairs of New Balance shoes the same size as these that fit me great. And two of those pairs replaced others before them, for a total of five pair of four different kinds of New Balance shoes from hiking boots to walking shoes to casual in the same size purchased over the last few years. These (and another pair of New Balance shoes I tried recently) have both had a more narrow and much more pointed toe box, slightly tight across the widest part of my foot and squishing my smaller toes. Compared to my older New Balance shoes it's like they took a 45 degree cut across the outer side of the toe box. I tried on several other shoes today, and many manufacturer's 2E width is wider than these New Balance 4E's. It's a completely different fit of shoe from the older New Balance shoes, so I'm giving up on New Balance.
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    Size: 10.5 D(M) USColor: Black/Red Verified Purchase
    These fit the same as a new balance sneaker but with a higher top and stiffer/firmer sole and cushioning. They have the same sole pattern as the 2012 era trail running shoes which is not particularly deep lugged but is perfectly adequate in my opinion. They are not heavy duty back packing boots and I expect that they will wear out after a few seasons of use as does a running shoe. I have bad knees and can no longer tolerate my heavy leather boots and these are both dramatically lighter and provide ample cushioning. My hiking philosophy has changed along with the condition of my knees to a more minimalist approach and these light hikers are working out great. They provide sufficient support with very minimal weight and have significantly reduced the impact on my knees. Hiking is fun again with these and I will certainly buy another pair when these are worn out.

    If you want something with more support and a stiffer sole than a trail sneaker but don't need or want a full blown hiking boot these are a great option to consider.
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    Size: 13 D(M) USColor: Black/Red Verified Purchase
    shoes comfortable right out of box. Did a great job on a ten mile hike and scramble in the catskills. had 15lb day pack and hike in complete comfort. Boot handled all conditions well including 6 inches of snow. would rate higher but have not put enough miles in these boots.
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    Size: 13 4E USColor: Black/Red Verified Purchase
    Excellent light hiking boot, but would also like to have it in tan . The boot is so light it is almost like going barefoot so the walking will probably increase. You can't go wrong with New Balance.
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    Size: 10.5 D(M) USColor: Black/Red Verified Purchase
    They are lightweight and fit my feet perfectly. They fit very comfortably with minimal break in time and I am excited to take them out hiking and use them for work!
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    Size: 11 D(M) USColor: Black/Red Verified Purchase
    Very comfortable all around shoe. Need something more sturdier for my feet .Once I put on the shoe you could feel the support from under the foot and around the ankle area. Shoe is very light it's like wearing a running shoe. Not heavy and bulky.
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    By Rich on March 31, 2014
    Size: 12 4E USColor: Black/Red Verified Purchase
    I just got back from the Buffalo River Trail and now have about 50 miles on my boots total. I am happy to report that these hiking boots have performed well.

    Sizing. I have wide feet. I also am "natural" walker and runner and only wear mimimal shoes so my feet are actually bigger due to my toes being spread and my feet are muscled. As a result I have high arches. I wear 124E New Balance Minimus shoes that are first versions(V1) and I have a pair of New Balance 610 trail running shoes. These light hikers are exactly like the 610's but have the mid ankle height and heavier duty stitching. I spend a lot of effort making sure the shoes are laced properly with a slight loose feel to the them and had zero blistering on some challenging terrain. The toe box is wide. When I step I spread my toes and grip the ground through the sole. This helps spread the load and saves my joints as well as gives stability.

    Durability. These are light weight shoes and I expect that they aren't going to be as wear resistant as more traditional boots. That's why I own heavier duty boots for tougher conditions. So far the stitching is still ok. This past weekend there were a lot of rocks so I am going to be proactive and put some shoe goo on a couple of stitches near the soles that may become issues later on to prevent a chance of a blow out. Also the boots are not designed to carry heavy loads. My combined weight with loaded pack is 230lbs which is I guess actually heavy, and they should hold for at least for another 150 miles or more. My experience is that is acceptable on the price/performance comparison.

    Performance. My walking style is on the balls and toes and I grip the trail and stones with my feet and the shoes deform enough to allow this.
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    Size: 11 D(M) USColor: Orange / Black Verified Purchase
    Unlike some reviewers, these do not run small. I normally wear a 10 1/2 D in NB, so I ordered 11 D and they are too big! Guess I have to blame this on someone's feet getting fatter. With $10 for shipping and $15 to send them back I will be keeping them and wearing my thickest socks. I need to stay with Joe's New Balance, which is free shipping both ways, normally.
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