I have a bunion on one foot and a foot injury on the other, so my podiatrist gave me these criteria for shoes: wide width, a non-pointed roomy toe box, shock absorbing soles, and supportive arches. As a 30-something woman, I started having nightmares of lunch lady shoes and nursing home shoes and finding myself trapped in an orthopedic shoe store doing chair aerobics. Thankfully, these New Balance shoes rescued me and I still look fashionable (you know, like middle-aged, mom-fashionable. Let’s not get too ahead of ourselves).
The insoles are so comfortable. My feet melt into memory foam and they really help my feet to not feel tired/sore after an hour at work. The shoe bottoms are grippy and thick, but not heavy or clunky. The upper part of the shoe is also nice- the wide width was perfect. I can easily wear these laced up tight enough to feel secure on my foot, but still loose enough to not strangle my bunion.
Ideally, I will be getting bunion surgery in my future. I could see that these will be nice for recovery as well. Since I will most likely be recovering in winter, having an enclosed shoe with good tread is important to me. I feel like I won the lottery here.
My only complaint is that I wish the soles were the same charcoal grey as the upper. I don’t care much for white soles. But, that is literally my only complaint and let’s face it, in 2 weeks they’ll be grey enough with dirt. These are still a huge winner in my book.
The latest rendering of New Balance popular lightweight women's sneaker builds on the mix of style and performance features you love. Perfect for light jogging or everyday tasks, the 711v3 features comfort upgrades like a new sock insert and foam on the tongue and around the heel. The new upper is made with a combination of meshes that are breathable and stylish enough for upscale city streets. Plus, New Balance signature cush+ insole offers ultra-soft cushioning while maintaining stability.