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Built for both the fitness walker and the person who tries to take 10,000 steps a day, the New Balance 659 casual walker exceeds expectations.
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Built for a casual walker that seeks optimal performance across a wide array of terrains, the New Balance 659 is equipped for protection and comfort while integrating an ABZORB® midsole for exceptional shock absorption.
  • 12 mm drop: due to variances created during the development and manufacturing processes, all references to 12 mm drop are approximate
  • EVA (Ethyl Vinyl Acetate) foam insert
  • Non-marking outsole
  • Suede/mesh upper
  • Technology
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    Abzorb®

    A superior blend of foam cushioning and compression set, featuring rubber.

    Compression-molded EVA for superior midsole cushioning and flexibility.

    Rubber compound for maximum durability used in high wear areas.

    Stability Web®

    Optimal arch support that’s both rigid and light-weight while preventing midfoot flex.

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    Overall Product Rating

    3.7 / 5
    21 Reviews

    33% of reviewers recommend this product

    1 of 21

    Good Shoes

    4/30/16 by | Pikeville, KY 41501, USA

    • Used Product For: 4-6 weeks
    • Miles with Product: 0-5 miles
    • Avg Miles Per Week: 0-5 miles
    • Primary Activity: Walking

    "I would buy these again! Just wish they were Made in USA!"

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    2 of 21

    Good shoes, but the color wasn't as represented

    4/30/16 by | Jacksonville, NC, USA

    • Used Product For: 2-4 weeks
    • Primary Activity: Walking

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    "Well, this is my new shoe type... trail runners and walkers. I've been using running shoes exclusively, and since I have been falling from a weak ankle, I decided to try a pair of trail shoes, and they do work much better. I wanted a lighter colored shoe for summer use, and these looked like the right color, but instead of having the strapping and mesh colored similarly, the strapping was much darker than the mesh, but since there aren't many trail shoes that are even this light, I stayed with these. They are comfortable, and maintain good stability for my weak right ankle, which under pronates in the extreme, to the point of instability, so on the whole, they work pretty well for me. They are a little heavy, but overall, they are a decent shoe, whereas other New Balance shoes have not worked so well for me in the past, more due to fit problems. I upped my width and that seems to have solved my problem. This may not sound so positive to some, but the only real complaint I have is the color variation from the web illustration. At least I learned of a shoe that will work well for me in the future, if they just keep making them in my size. Size is the problem for me in most shoes... they don't make the colors in the size I need. I guess they think that people with wide feet only want dark shoes. I don't necessarily want white, but I would like some that aren't dark or full fluorescent bright."

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    3 of 21

    So far so good.

    3/11/16 by | Cape Canaveral Florida area

    • Used Product For: 6-8 weeks
    • Primary Activity: Do Not Participate in Regular Physical Activity

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    "I've worn NB 608 for years then switched to 623 that split open after just a couple months. Very disappointed but now trying the 659. Did go to a 1/2 size bigger since consistency in fit seems to be a problem with Asian shoe makers. So far pretty good shoe."

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    4 of 21

    This is a very durable shoe

    3/5/16 by | Olympic Peninsula, Washington State.

    • Used Product For: 8 or more weeks

    "I live in the Pacific Northwest. I walk my dogs daily either at the beach or in the woods.. The current pair of 659s that i own I have had for almost a year. These shoes just keep on ticking. They either are exposed to sand, rocks and salt water or the moist forest floor. I walk approximately 2 miles a day...everyday. I love these shoes...definitely the most comfortable and durable walking shoes I have ever owned. This is my 4th pair in 5 years. I also have had a pair for work as well. I am on my feet the entire day at work. I put in a lot of miles in a day. At the end of the day my feet are not tired. Once I break a pair it is a joy to slip them on . Soooooo comfortable."

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    Comfort: 5 / 5

    Style: 5 / 5

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    Re-purchase Likelihood Probably Would Not Purchase Again Would Purchase Again

    5 of 21

    very nice product

    2/25/16 by | Louisville, KY, USA

    • Used Product For: 2-4 weeks

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    "a little tight at first but they very comfortable once they get broke"

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