Our verdict


The New Balance 770 has been a massive hit for active people who prioritize comfort in their walking footwear. This model never fails to impress with its sufficient support and cushioning, glove-like fit, and style. Its retail price is there to seal the deal!


  • Well-cushioned
  • Supportive design
  • For athletic and casual wear
  • Hardwearing
  • Reasonably priced
  • Snug fit
  • Orthotic-friendly


  • Lacks ventilation
  • Not a stylish sneaker

Who should buy New Balance 770

The New Balance 770 is an excellent choice for those who are after:

  • a walking shoe that offers enough support for all-day wear
  • a slip-on shoe for easy on-and-off
  • a budget-friendly option (its asking price is $80 while the average price of New Balance walking shoes is $99)

Who should NOT buy New Balance 770

If you are looking for a men's slip-on shoe with a bit more style, consider the OluKai Nohea Moku or the Skechers Arch Fit Motley - Oven. Both shoes also happen to be noticeably more breathable than the NB 770.

You might as well consider other breathable walking shoes if that is a top priority for you.

Lightweight and supportive cushioning of NB 770

The shoe was highly praised for the cushioning and support it provided to many wearers. The brand’s proprietary ABZORB material is used for cushioning.

The full-length ABZORB compound on the midsole is a foam-based polymer, which incorporates consistent cell size, shape, and thickness to maintain its form upon compression. It is also a lightweight material that doesn’t drag the foot down during walking. 

The brand’s Response 1.0 Performance insert is also placed on top of the midsole. It affords extra underfoot padding for comfort.

An NB walking shoe that can log in miles

Most purchasers found the product to be well-built and durable.

Durable rubber shields the bottom of the trainer. It is able to withstand abrasion from concrete pavements, rocky trails, and other types of terrain.

On the upper, the shoe uses layers of pretty hard-wearing suede and synthetic leather. These do not scratch easily, based on the users' feedback.

The NB 770 has a consistent fit

A handful of users appreciated the size and fit consistency of the shoe. So, it is advised to go with your normal shoe size.

Despite being a slip-on shoe, its upper creates a snug enough wrap around the foot that was found to prevent heel slippage.

It pairs well with any outfit

A good number of buyers lauded the versatility of the trainer: it was suitable for both athletic walking and casual wear. It can go with both Bahama shorts and jeans. 

It can get hot on the feet

Despite having some ventilation pores throughout the upper, the New Balance 770 is still lacking in the breathability department.

More than a few people report that the shoe is on the warm side and is better suited for cooler temperatures.

Wear your own orthotics if you need

The NB 770 is recommended as an orthotic-friendly walking shoe. It accommodates custom inserts.