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
33% of reviewers recommend this product
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12/1/14 by Lindablue | Oregon
"I have worn these shoes for six years. This year's version is very different. Finally, I compared old and new shoes. The collar around the ankle is so thick, it rubs into my ankles with each step. My toes don't have the room either. Wasted money. Wish I had seen reviews beforehand. Too late to exchange."
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5/9/14 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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4/19/14 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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