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
14% of reviewers recommend this product
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1/7/15 by LindaR | ATLANTA, GEORGIA
"You used to make a great sneaker ! What has changed ? I have a pair of 857's and am SO disappointed in them. They make noise when I walk. Like I have something stuck to the bottom of my shoes ! Not good when you walk down the hall where you work and everyone looks at you like "get that gunk off the bottom of your sneaks" ... and your sneakers are "squeaky" clean. I have worn New Balance for YEARS. Now, when I wear these sneakers ... I have heel pain in my right foot and my left leg feels like it has a shin splint. I change to a pair of clogs ... and all the pain goes away ! Suggestion ... don't buy these."
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12/8/14 by excellance | Bradenton, FL
"The shoe was initially fine. I did not encounter the squeaking others mentioned but after less than 3 months of wear, the sole began separating from the upper at the toes of both shoes. This allows dirt and crud to get in there and get carried indoors with you. I also had a real problem with mold in the shoe that I have never had before."
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12/1/14 by mr balloon | tucson, az
"I have been buying NB shoes for years but this shoe is horrible! The sole squeaks and it is not only irritating but very embarrasing as well....."
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10/24/14 by DeepShoes | Ft Wayne, IN
"856 has been my shoe ever since I got custom orthopedic inserts. This 857 has seams that cause my little toe to have blisters. I had my shoe stretched, the orthotic insert modified and added padding to try to get the 857s to work...but I just hate walking in them due to the pain...I am done with them."
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9/30/14 by Jeff B | Fremont, CA
"I've been using the NB 850 series for many years. For some reason the new 857 has a newly designed insole that has 4 raised rectangles in the arch area of the insole. Not surprisingly, these caused some pretty bad blisters on my first long walk with them. I can't recommend the 857 with the new design insole."
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