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WLS442 Casual Athletic Running-W
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This product is not made very well. The elastic shoe string broke after two days. I wore the shoes to work and I have a desk job. Imagine if I did hard labor. The top of my foot would also go numb because of how tight it is because of the way the shoe strings are on the shoe. Overall the shoes look very nice but are not made adequately.
I find the New Balance Women's WLS442 Casual Athletic Running Shoe to be comfortable as well as attractive. They run a little narrow but the length seems right. I bought them for use both in and out of the gym. They don't have traditional laces, instead they have fixed stretchy laces that don't tie. I recently purchased these sneakers, so I can't say how they are over time.
I have used New Balance 442 casual shoes like this for years now as every-day shoes with jeans or shorts. I have always gotten the classic lace-up grey and white. Thought I would try these. They are comfortable and a great grey/purple combo. Not too bright, but still fun. Love the lack of shoe laces. Makes getting on and off super easy. Snug fit so there is no slipping. I am interested to see how the elastic "laces" hold up over time. If they stay tight and don't stretch - this shoe will be perfect.
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