Outsole feature that helps stabilize and guides the foot through the walking gait cycle.
87% of reviewers recommend this product
Size 4 of 5
Fit 1 of 5
Comfort 5 of 5
Dec 1, 2016
Ralph - Lebanon, PA
"I have purchased the same type of shoe since the year 1982, and have always been satisfied. I need a wide shoe, and have ALWAYS gotten a 4E width. This shoe now only has an option for a 2E width, no 4E available. It is most uncomfortable, and I hate the shoe, as it is so tight. I would never recommend this shoe, unless they bring back the 4E width option."
Nov 21, 2016
clairet - Tacoma
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"This was a quick solution to a need: prompt delivery and excellent fit and comfort, just like my previous purchases of 577s and 928s. Love New Balance!"
Oct 3, 2016
holsenya - Cobleskill, NY
"I wear a 7 1/2 W, I get this shoe 2 times a year, black for winter and white for summer. You could probably wear them 2 years cause they keep their shape. I have a high arch, not to high, and New Balance is all I can wear in a sneaker, I've tried them all. This sneaker is great for walking and that's what I use it for. I replace every year cause I wear my shoes out on the outside of the heal, so I get new ones once a year. They are so comfortable. Size 7 is a little to tight, no toe room so the 1/2 size does the job."
Jul 23, 2016
null - Waldorf, MD
"Very poor design with top strap digging into my leg when I walked. Was going to replace with pairthat uses aces but have not seen them advertised anymore."
May 29, 2016
Julayne Ealy - Pewaukee, WI, USA
"Six years ago I had three back surgeries in six weeks which causes me not back and leg damage. For this reason I need to have shoes with good support allowing to walk better. I have purchased at least 12 pair."
May 11, 2016
Barbara Hess - Beaverton Oregon
"I began wearing the Women's Walking shoes a number of years ago, for their stability and comfort. Due to some arch issues I had long before the New Balance shoes, I wear them with custom made orthotics at the direction of my podiatrist, and have had NO further foot problems. I bought the first hook and loop pair when I broke my arm 2 years ago, and since then have bought 4 more pairs."
May 4, 2016
Marie Sarazin - Denver, CO, USA
"This shoe is easy to get on and fasten. They are very well cushioned and fits my hammertoe. The sole is a little squeaky at first but it wears in. They wash off dirt nicely after gardening. I like them!"
Apr 30, 2016
Lucy Tang - Hong Kong
"It is very convenient with the velco straps. i don't give 5 stars because it's not a fashionable style like some of the other New Balance product."
Apr 30, 2016
Kathryn Olmstead - Deerfield, IL, USA
"Great shoes, very comfortable and love the easy on and off, no laces."
Apr 6, 2016
Elizabeth Remsnyder - Mifflinburg, PA 17844
"I am thrilled with my new 577 walking shoe with velcro straps! I have a polio crippled left leg and in my whole life (I am 81) I have never had a shoe that held my foot straight and gave me so much support and confidence in walking. It holds me tightly but comfortably and I walk so much better. The straps are so much better than laces. I thank your designers so much for their thoughtful designing! I will never wear anything else. Do you make them in brown? Thank you again, ER"
Apr 6, 2016
Alice Montlack - Lynbrook, NY, USA
"My mother, who is 93 years young, loves these shoes. They are available in both a D and extra wide choice, as well as velcro closing. They are comfortable, and so easy for her use every day, We have them in both white and black."
Apr 4, 2016
Patricia Portenier - Kansas, USA
"I have been wearing New Balance crossover, running and walking shoes for several years and this one is the best because of the Velcro closure. I have tried other brands and always end up with hip and knee pain until I go back to New Balance. I will be getting a black pair soon if they are still available."
Mar 18, 2016
Helen Christensen - Wilbraham, MA, USA
"Have used this Hook & Loop 577 for years. Very satisfied!"
Mar 5, 2016
JOSEPH RICH - Dothan, Alabama
"My wife lost a big toe years ago. The only shoe she can wear for any time is New Balance. We searched every where for a pair with velcro. The only one we found was on your site. It was on sale. I purchased one just like it yesterday for myself, (male). It is one of the best walking shoes I've worn."
Feb 23, 2016
Johnsand18 - Cedarburg, WI
"I purchased the Hook & Loop 577's and they are God-Like. These will be the only shoes I wear for the rest of my life, I have the White, Black, and Tan shoes. I rate them 11/10, they're so comfortable and fit great on my foot. Don't waste your time on the regular 577's, you need to get the Hook and Loop with it. It is so easy to get on and off. Your feet will be thanking you later, Trust me."
Feb 12, 2016
Christine Lloyd - Brooklyn, NY, USA
"I'm slowly breaking them in. I got the 11 Wide, due to bunions. And the shoes gave me blisters for the first couple of days. Also the hook and loop isn't very long and doesn't fasten as well as hoped. It's okay, I'm not returning them, but I won't be buying these again. Miss being able to buy them through the stores - which no longer carry walking shoes -- due to the insane running/jogging trend."
Feb 9, 2016
Joyce Jones - Oklahoma
"Have had several pairs of the 577 in the black and bone and have not found a shoe I liked better."
Feb 6, 2016
Elizabeth Rose - SC
"These shoes fit well and are very durable. I like the velcro for the convenience but need to find a way to manage the uncovered portion. I will purchase a third time if they are available."
Jan 11, 2016
Christine Meisenheimer - kingman, az
"comfortable, durable and appearance. peace:-) chris"
Dec 30, 2015
William Lightcap - 15 years
"i was able to order the exact size and shoe that I needed. The customer service was great. I highly recommend this shoe and New Balance."
Dec 26, 2015
Robert Bailey - Corpus Christi, TX, USA
"This walking shoe is easy on the feet. The two point Hook and Loop makes it easy to adjust the fit."
Dec 23, 2015
Nancy Weber - Grayslake, IL
"I love these shoes ... they fit so well ... I wear them out and purchase another pair"
Dec 14, 2015
JANEE GARNES - United States
"It gets only 3 stars because the front of the foot is too wide for the narrow back width. With such a large front walking it it feels like walking in a clown shoe until getting used to it. That is, I have to spread my feet farther apart so the shoe tips do not collide. It feels clumsy for an older person. Where are the days and models like the 811 of New Balance shoes that fit the entire foot? It's OK enough but not exceptional. This model is neither recommend nor discourage because the last is great. If the shoe fits, buy it."