Compression-molded EVA for superior midsole cushioning and flexibility.
A core of soft cushioning EVA in the midsole with a tough polyurethane rim for more support and durability.
A resilient engineered elastomer designed to provide shock absorption and responsiveness for the optimal ride. Designed in multiple configurations to deliver unique consumer benefits.
A posting system designed to reduce rear-foot movement.
Seamlessly fit and the ultimate in comfort and construction, super-smooth panels distribute pressure evenly across the foot.
Overall Product Rating
29% of reviewers recommend this product
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June 9, 2014 by PhillyDog | Southern California
"Very disappointed in this 857 replacement for the stellar 856 which was a rock in the New Balance line for years. The 857 is made much narrower and smaller with a standard shoe "last" instead of the much roomier "SL-2" last in the 856. Also, the 857 quality is inferior and started tearing apart after only 6 weeks. My suggestion is a factory recall and bring the 856 back into production."
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May 19, 2014 by Mary | Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
"Not the same fit as the 856. This one runs narrow from the arch to the toe bed…..and a bit short, especially on the right foot! Causes discomfort from toes through lower back after use."
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December 22, 2013 by jerseygram | New Jersey
Yes, I recommend this product.
"A little pricey and not the most stylish. BUT--great comfort and support. I have arthritis in my hip and wear orthopedic inserts. This sneaker keeps my alignment straighter than other sneakers I have tried. I play tennis, walk, and play golf and these shoes support all my activities. PLUS, at my local NB Store, they give me a 10% discount because my podiatrist recommends them."
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December 3, 2013 by Tebbyo54 | West Grove, PA 19390, USA
"I have been purchasing the 856 and was looking forward to the new shoe....however I do not like the 857. It runs tight up where you lace the sneaker up.the quality of the leather is not the same. At the end of the day my feet hurt. I would not buy these shoes again. Fortunately for me I found a pair if 856's on line in a new balance discount store, so I switch every other day to try and break in the 857's....never had to do that before with a pair of new balance..very disappointed."
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November 3, 2013 by Nelda | Delaware, USA
"Disappointed in the quality of this 857 model. Returned the first pair due to inside overstitched wrinkle. Replacement shoes sent aren't comfortable with sport sock--too tight (4E). In daylight, it appears it is not all leather but off-color vinyl in areas. Can wear only for a short time--hope I can find the 856 again because this one won't do for me."
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