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Comfortable, Great Arch Support, Runs Small
on September 27, 2013
I just got this shoe, walked a couple miles just on sidewalks around town and they are very very comfortable. I usually get a new insole for arch support, but these have great arch support built right into the sole so I don't need that.
I took the advice of other reviewers, and it resulted in a great fit the first time. Based on their advice, even though I usually wear a size 11 in New Balance shoes, I went for a size 12. I take a normal width usually, I went with normal width on this shoe, and it was just fine. So, I'd say keep that in mind when ordering.
I haven't checked the waterproofness of them yet though. But, I'll be taking them to Antarctica for their "summer" soon, so I'll hopefully check back with an update then!
EDIT: I've been wearing these shoes all winter instead of winter boots. They are...amazing. I live in Cleveland now, grew up in Minnesota, so those both have serious winter. Still, these shoes are amazing...my feet have never been this dry before. Once, just once, when walking around after a snow/rain/mess situation that left basically two-inch deep puddles everywhere, I got just a little water in my shoes because the puddle was so deep a little overflowed over the top of the shoe. It evaporated away through the pores in the gore tex after a couple hours anyway, and all my friends were soaking wet everywhere, so I actually call this yet another success of the shoes. Just buy a pair already!
The government shutdown last fall kept me from Antarctica this past season, but when I go this fall I know what I'll be wearing!