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
67% of reviewers recommend this product
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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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11/22/13 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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