I had to have steel toe shoes/boots for work. I bought both. I have poor circulation in my feet and wanted to be comfortable for summer and winter. I love my boots and I hate these shoes. I wasn't sure how to buy a man's size shoe. I also was not sure of the width of men's shoes. I normally wear a ladies 8M. But I wanted to have room in my shoes and boots for my heavier socks. In these shoes, I originally ordered a 7M in men's. Very tight width and length. (Mind you they say between a man and woman's sizing to go 1 1-2 to 2 sizes in difference). I only went 1 size different. But as I said, very tight. I went up 1-2 size and went to a wide width. They fit much nicer. So be careful if you are a woman trying to buy a man's shoe. I only ended up going down a 1-2 size and going wider. I feel the end of the steel in the shoe. This makes them uncomfortable and I thought being from New Balance that there would be much better comfort. Yea, not so much. On a side note, I was also upset that the original pair was purchased during one of their sales. Needing to do the exchange, I lost the sale price, plus had to pay return shipping, etc.. I will think twice about ordering something that I may be unsure about from Overstock. Hazzle if it is not exactly what is needed.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color was as pictured
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Steel toe uncomfortable
- How accurate was the sizing? Unsure of accuracy of sizing
The shoe is of good quality but it is difficult to break in. I expected and received blisters on my heels the first week I wore the shoes. But the shoes are very rigid on the sole of the foot. The shoe came with a removable cushion insert which was insufficient to keep my forefoot and toes from blistering. So I added a Dr.Scholl's thin foam cushion insert. This helped stop the rubbing/blistering on my forefoot, but the forefoot area of the shoe is still quite rigid and I still keep getting blisters on the plantar surface of my toes. I have been using these for nearly a month; hoping this gets better by next month. One additional complaint: I like New Balance shoes because they are comfortable, you can buy them in normal colors (as opposed to so many goofy-looking shoes with mutliple flourescent colors mixed in), and they are made in America. Unfortunately, these Dunham by New Balance shoes are made in China. I was very disappointed to learn that.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Was correct color.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Solid quality.
- How accurate was the sizing? Was a little narrow in the forefoot area.
They are very comfortable and are lasting a long time since purchase. Have put quite a few miles on them.
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes
- How is the quality of the product? Good
- Did the product fit true to size? Yes
Received these shoes promptly in excellent condition (new). My son-in-law works on his feet 12 hrs a day and says his feet hardly get tired. Thanks for the service and being there when needed. OH I forgot, the price was outstanding for the quality.