New Balance 993 – good service and good quality

2 detailes that made me buy these shoes were, that i am wearing similar product ( new balance 470), right size and width. Additional reason was colour, because they fit almost to every event and dresscode ( opera, theatre and black tie are special category). Grip and performance are great. Few minutes after putting them on, you have the feeling that you’re barefooted ( lightweight and comfort ). Although i am heavyweight they can keep up with me.

I took a punt on these and i’m really glad i did. Hearing steve jobs used to wear them did influence me. I did a bit of research which said new balance are good for,ahem, ‘heavier’ runners. They are so comfortable i’m tempted to get a going out pair. Just bought done nb shorts and they are gr8 as well. Some of the kit is also made in uk.

Hi, i found these shoes very comfortable and stable; i am not a runner, but i’m a overweight person (kg 105 x cm 178) , so i do appreciate both qualities. If you can allow the shoes to rest for 24/36 hour, they regain the original ‘stiff softness’, which tends to disappear after 2/3 day of continuative use. Anyway, a great shoe at a great price ( euros 80, +/-). Here in italy i have never seen them for less than euros 160 thank you amazon,luigi.

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I have to tell you the truth: i am a nike fan, and i bought this shoes just because they are the shoes used by steve jobs and the price was a good deal for my number. The day after i received and walked with this shoes, i immediately ordered a second pair ‘just in case’. They are the most comfortable shoes i probably owned and they are just perfect for the middle season where it’s not to hot but still cold enough to use an ‘heavy’ running shoes. I can’t judge the running performances, i am not a runner, but for walking around, even for long distance, they are superb.

I have been wearing new balance mr993 and its previous model m992 for 5 more years. This is the first time i got mr993 which is made in england. The shoes’ quality is as great as made in usa mr993. I always feel comfortable when i walk around with wearing mr993. They are very solid made shoes, and have nice cushioning. I would love to recommend many people that love walking to buy mr993. I only spent 50gbp on the shoes and 20gbp on the shipping. This price is 1/3 of the standard price in japan. Hopefully, new balance japan will reconsider the price.

I’m so happy with this shoe, it has lasted runs and walks, on road and off road, in door and outdoor. It really takes a hell of a beating. I find support is limited when venturing off road on loose terrain, but still completely possible, but then again that shoe was really made for the track i guess. Made in the uk so obviously its going to be better quality than the standard far east shoe, and buying it shows support for unionized labour. Great shoe, highly recommended.

In search of some comfortable shoes that give me good heal support (as i tend to walk out of the right heel), i tried a pair of 993’s on after trying on dozens of shoes of various styles both from on-line sellers and in the shops. It was instant comfort, i got the immediate feeling that they were just the right shoe for me and even walked out of the shop wearing themafter wearing them for a week now i have not changed my mind, the heel support is exceptional and i can not recommend them highly enough. I must also add that even though i bought these in july during the hot weather, my feet are still comfortable and not overheating. New balance are one of the very few sports shoes that are available in different width fittings and although amazon don’t stock all 4 widths, they can be found by searching the internet. An added bonus for uk buyers if you are at all patriotic is they are made in england.

I bought my first pair of new balance running shoes in 1981 when chris brasher returned from running in the new york marathon and gave his report on them. I have used them ever since. They are a most comfortable shoe and, in my opinion, cannot be beaten.

I needed a wide fit so the fact this shoe comes in size 4e was a major factor in choosing it. New balance are a well known and respected brand for running shoes and this particular model is very popular so there were plenty of positive reviews about it. They also do a good selection of wide sizes. These shoes are comfortable, lightweight but cushioned and reasonably durable for city use. The grey colour is not very striking but it does mean you can wear them ‘understated’ with jeans or casual trousers during the day without looking too much of a rebel :)these are versatile shoes that are good for taking on holidays where you can use them for several different purposes (e. G travelling, walking, sports) obviating the need to carry several pairs. However, being trainers they’re not suitable for smart wear.

I have had the 991, 992 and now these 993 gls and would not consider any other shoe for my needs. They are comfortable, supportive, relatively non-sweaty and they last for ages. Having wide feet and a high instep, the 2e fitting works perfectly for me in the 8. 5 size (although i am usually a size 8 uk) so you may want to go the extra half size up when ordering.

I’m a fan of new balance, and these trainers are a great fit for my feet & they look good.

Good and comfortable shoes, maybe suited best for walking. Quite soft, like some nike air shoes.

I would like to recommend it to every one who is keen of new balance 993 or jogging.

Summary
Review Date
Reviewed Item
New Balance 993, Men's Running Shoes
Rating
4.1 of 5 stars, based on 16 reviews
Price
£180.36

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  1. Size: 10 UKColour: Grey says:
    I took a punt on these and i’m really glad i did. Hearing steve jobs used to wear them did influence me. I did a bit of research which said new balance are good for,ahem, “heavier” runners. They are so comfortable i’m tempted to get a going out pair. Just bought done nb shorts and they are gr8 as well. Some of the kit is also made in uk.
    • Size: 10 UKColour: Grey says:
      I took a punt on these and i’m really glad i did. Hearing steve jobs used to wear them did influence me. I did a bit of research which said new balance are good for,ahem, “heavier” runners. They are so comfortable i’m tempted to get a going out pair. Just bought done nb shorts and they are gr8 as well. Some of the kit is also made in uk.
  2. Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : New Balance 993, Men’s Running Shoes

    When i first bought these trainers the unusually snug feel initially felt quite satisfying. However, after using them a few times for short [60 minute] gym sessions, my left foot started to hurt, my toes began to feel really cramped and i eventually began to develop a callous on my left toe. On inspecting the trainers, i realised that the size guide that new balance use, is a little unusual. Whenever i buy shoes, i’m sent a uk size 9 / us size 10 / euro 44. New balance use a different sizing system. 5’s / euro size 43’s are labelled as uk size 9. Whilst the trainers feel nicely snug when first put on, after running [when feet get hot and expand slightly] they begin to cause pain. I ordered the standard width fitting.
  3. Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : New Balance 993, Men’s Running Shoes

    When i first bought these trainers the unusually snug feel initially felt quite satisfying. However, after using them a few times for short [60 minute] gym sessions, my left foot started to hurt, my toes began to feel really cramped and i eventually began to develop a callous on my left toe. On inspecting the trainers, i realised that the size guide that new balance use, is a little unusual. Whenever i buy shoes, i’m sent a uk size 9 / us size 10 / euro 44. New balance use a different sizing system. 5’s / euro size 43’s are labelled as uk size 9. Whilst the trainers feel nicely snug when first put on, after running [when feet get hot and expand slightly] they begin to cause pain. I ordered the standard width fitting.