Who should buy the New Balance 877

This pair of New Balance walking shoes offers cushioning that delivers comfort whether worn during work, traveling, doing chores, or running. It is a solid option if:

  • You are looking for a shoe with enough toe box depth that accommodates custom orthotics, prosthetics, and braces.
  • You suffer from plantar fasciitis, bunions or corns.
  • You are looking for a shoe that bears the A5500 code, is suitable for those with diabetes, and is covered and reimbursable through Medicare or health insurance. 

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Who should NOT buy the shoe

If you want a walking shoe that would be just as comfortable and supportive for all-day wear, consider Skechers Arch Fit or the Arch Fit - Big Appeal. In fact, these shoes are even more supportive for flat feet and overpronation.

Supportive cushioning

Responsible for the comfortable ride is the ABZORB midsole. It is the brand’s most durable foam and it provides impact reduction when the foot hits the surface.

New Balance 877 Midsole

Wearers say that it feels comfortable from day one and is perfect for all-day wear. ABZORB does an amazing job keeping the feet supported for long hours of walking.

Reliable traction

Feel surefooted when walking on concrete, asphalt, wood, tile, and other urban surfaces with its full rubber outsole. 

New Balance 877 Outsole

NB 877 is a durable walking shoe

A lot of wearers have described the 877 as a well-made and durable shoe. Its quality makes it well worth the price.

Heel-to-toe guidance

It also features the Walking Strike Path innovation that helps the foot smoothly roll forward with each step.

New Balance 877 Heel to Toe Guidance

New Balance 877 is heaven for wide feet

People with wide feet are delighted with the Wide and Extra Wide widths of this walking shoe. One of them emphasizes that Extra Wide is indeed wide.

Tongue is too short, laces are too long

More than a few wearers have complained about the tongue not being long enough to cover the instep to protect it from lace pressure. To help the issue, one of the wearers suggested leaving the laces out of the last pair of eyelets.

New Balance 877 tongue

Meanwhile, the laces are "ridiculously" long and end up getting in the way. One reviewer claims that they are 10 inches long. On the bright side, laces are reported to stay tied without the need for a double knot.

Removable airy insole

The NB 877 has an insole with perforations that help with breathability. It can also easily be replaced with custom orthotics if needed. 

New Balance 877 Insole

Go with your regular shoe size

The majority of reviewers agree that the New Balance 877 runs true to size. So, most likely there is no need for you to play around with the sizing. But you can check with the brand's size chart to be sure.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 12.2oz / Women 9.8oz
Arch support: Neutral
Use: For standing all day, City
Closure: Lace-up
Material: Suede
Features: Orthotic friendly / Removable insole / Cushioned
Condition: Plantar fasciitis, Diabetic (A5500), Heavy person

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