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Tackle damp conditions and rugged terrain in style with the New Balance 969. This shoe features an ABZORB® midsole, generous tread and a water resistant Nubuck upper.
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With rugged styling and versatility, you often have to sacrifice comfort. Not the case with the New Balance 969, which offers a new water-resistant Nubuck upper. The dual-density collar foam along with the ABZORB® midsole and rugged tread provide durability and comfort mile after mile. The 969 is perfect for a walk in the country.
  • 10 mm drop: due to variances created during the development and manufacturing processes, all references to 10 mm drop are approximate
  • Dual density collar foam
  • Gusseted tongue sewn in place to keep debris out for midfoot protection
  • Non-marking outsole
  • Seam-sealed
  • Water-resistant 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.

    Outsole feature that helps stabilize and guides the foot through the walking gait cycle.

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    Overall Product Rating

    2.8 / 5
    9 Reviews

    44% of reviewers recommend this product

    1 of 9

    Not durable

    7/23/15 by | SW Asia

    • Used Product For: 8 or more weeks
    • Primary Activity: Walking

    "I bought a pair of these shoes for wear in a mountainous desert climate. I walk 7-11 miles daily on a variety of uneven, dusty surfaces, many of them gravel of varying sizes. The rubber soles of these shoes began to disintegrate within six months. Within this same time frame, the uppers became unglued from the soles on both shoes, presumably from exposure to something in the dusty soil. I should note that other shoes with non-Vibram rubber soles have had similarly short life spans for me. However, I don't understand why New Balance would offer a hiking shoe for rough terrain that does not have a Vibram sole."

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    Comfort: 4 / 5

    Style: 4 / 5

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    2 of 9

    I like the shoe but am tired of spending Money and getting the wrong size.

    5/26/15 by | Stehekin, Wa.

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

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    "These shoes are way shorter that other NB that I've had. The first pair they sent, which was my normal size was far too short. I ordered the next size up and it seemed ok until after I'd worn it enough that I couldn't return!! Now I'm out the price of a shoe i can't wear! Desperately need new shoes so I'll order another pair, which will be 1.5 sizes larger than I normally wear. Crazy. What happened to quality control??"

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    Comfort: 2 / 5

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    3 of 9

    Shoe runs short in length!

    3/6/15 by | Jacksonville, FL

    • Used Product For: less than 2 weeks

    "I bought a pair and found them to be too short. I love my 967s but these just just don't fit the same in a size 11. Gave them away and will try to get by the local New Balance Store so I can try on a pair."

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    Comfort: 1 / 5

    Style: 4 / 5

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    4 of 9

    This shoe runs one full size smaller. I wear a 9.5 but had to get a 10.5.

    2/25/15 by | Houston, Texas

    • Used Product For: 2-4 weeks

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    "I ordered this shoe on line about a month ago, but had to return it twice to get the size right. I had to order it one full size larger than the rest of my shoes to get a pair that fit. The shoes are fine now that I have the right size."

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    Comfort: 4 / 5

    Style: 4 / 5

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    5 of 9

    Shoe runs VERY small

    2/24/15 by | Frederick, MD

    • Used Product For: less than 2 weeks

    "I've been buying New Balance for years. I wear a size 15. This shoe is tight and seems to get tighter as I wear it. Unfortunately I had to have mine modified with a lift and cannot return the shoe. Very disappointed."

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    Comfort: 3 / 5

    Style: 4 / 5

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