New Balance 978

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Blaze your own trail in the men’s 978 trail walking shoe. Leading with some of our best trail technology, this adventure companion features a durable nubuck leather upper that forms a protective barrier around your feet, given flexibility by a gusseted tongue that allows for freedom of movement. The lower unit features ABZORB responsive midsole cushioning, a 3/4 Rock Stop plate for added protection against roots and rocks, and a Rollbar posting system to help reduce rear-foot movement. Last but not least, Gore-Tex® material on the upper helps resist water while letting your feet breathe.
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Designed for superior support throughout many years of use, the men’s 978 trail walker also features NDurance rubber in the sole for maximum durability in high-wear areas and classic C-Cap midsole support.
  • Dual-density Collar uses both a softer density foam against the foot for cushioning, and a firmer density foam for support
  • Durable hardware
  • Gusseted tongue sewn in place to keep debris out for midfoot protection
  • Nubuck leather upper
  • Polyurethane insert provides excellent cushioning for all-day comfort
  • Solid rubber outsole
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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.

GORE-TEX® offers waterproof protection and durability.

Rubber compound for maximum durability used in high wear areas.

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Rollbar®

A posting system designed to reduce rear-foot movement.

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customer reviews
4.4 out of 5 stars
Runs Small
True to Size
Runs Large
57% of customers say it fits true
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jim
charlotte, nc
May 19, 2019
Overall Fit True to Size
poor soles
jimcharlotte, nc
May 19, 2019
Overall Fit True to Size
I have had two pair of these boots in the last ten years. Very comfortable, BUT the glued on rubber soles have had to be replaced once or twice a year. When I got rid of my last pair the uppers were in good shape and comfortable, but the soles were shot. I wore them for yard work and casual hiking. I've had my current pair for three years and have "shoe gooed" the soles three times. The store offered no relief. Get a tube of Shoe Goo when you buy these.
Jim
Bowling Green, OH
May 18, 2019
Overall Fit True to Size
Great Dog Walking Shoe
JimBowling Green, OH
May 18, 2019
Overall Fit True to Size
Fit and comfort were great. The black bottom sole tread separated from the shoe in the cold weather. Tried to repair with Shoe Goo, but no luck. Would like to find a pair of 974's ( wore out 3 pairs).
GW
SCARSDALE, NEW YORK
May 16, 2019
Overall Fit Runs Small
GOOD SHOE BUT NARROW
GWSCARSDALE, NEW YORK
May 16, 2019
Overall Fit Runs Small
This is a good trail shoe but the 2E width is narrower and especially in the toe area than say my 990, so one may want to go up a width
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Clint
Colorado
April 25, 2019
Overall Fit Runs Small
MW978GT Boots are available in Narrow
ClintColorado
April 25, 2019
Overall Fit Runs Small
I bought my first pair of 978 boots in late 2012. The reason that I selected them was that they were available in Narrow Width. I have a very narrow foot that is very difficult to fit with boots. I knew the 978 boots were for me the first time I put them on. They were also very comfortable, lightweight, waterproof and they fit my narrow foot. I walked over 300 miles with them in Spain and never got a blister. I loved them so much that I tried to buy a second read more
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RJM
IL
March 31, 2019
Overall Fit True to Size
great custom shoes for a good price
RJMIL
March 31, 2019
Overall Fit True to Size
shoes come as advertised, true to size, nice to pick your own colors.
teddy
south carolina
March 27, 2019
Overall Fit True to Size
good boot
teddysouth carolina
March 27, 2019
Overall Fit True to Size
good boot for the money. a little stiff, but may be Gore tex.I really loved your model 974, but apparent it's not made anymore. Purchased three of the 974 over the years
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John
Milwaukee
March 19, 2019
Overall Fit True to Size
Great fit
JohnMilwaukee
March 19, 2019
Overall Fit True to Size
This is my second pair of the 978. Wears well. Ordering and shipping thru New Balance was seamless.
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Daniel
Georgia
March 10, 2019
Overall Fit True to Size
Excellent products!
DanielGeorgia
March 10, 2019
Overall Fit True to Size
I always buy my hiking boots and walking shoes at New Balance. Not only do they fit well, but they're attractive and provide good service for urban exploring and rugged-hiking environments.
Sparky
Hawley ,PA
March 09, 2019
Overall Fit Runs Small
Good materials but little toes tight/slight heel rub
SparkyHawley ,PA
March 09, 2019
Overall Fit Runs Small
Good materials but little toes tight/slight heel rub. My first new balance boot bought.Weatherproof.
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Travis Ota
Molokai, Hawaii
March 09, 2019
Overall Fit Runs Small
Very narrow shoe
Travis OtaMolokai, Hawaii
March 09, 2019
Overall Fit Runs Small
These shoes had a great look and tread pattern however they are built very very narrow. The 4e width is more like a 2e or standard width so I can't imagine what the standard width shoe must be like. I have returned the pair I ordered and will be looking for another model that is trail worthy.
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