Customer reviews for New Balance 990v3

New Balance 990v3

The legendary Made in USA 990 series comes full circle with the newest release from New Balance! The women's 990 features a classic design with a universal appeal, from its premium pigskin upper with mesh inserts for breathability to the stability-enhancing ABZORB® midsole plus ENCAP to promote a healthy gait. Whether you're running five miles a day or rushing from class to class on your feet, the seriously comfortable 990 takes you everywhere in timeless casual style.
Overall rating:
3 / 5
3
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5
(4 reviews) 4
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating breakdown 4 reviews
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Star
1
2 of 450%of customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for New Balance 990v3
Review 1 for New Balance 990v3
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

everyone has different needs

PostedFebruary 26, 2014
shirk04
from Hobart, IN, USA
Used Product For: 8 or more weeks
Miles with Product: 20+ miles
Avg Miles Per Week: 20+ miles
Primary Activity: Running
Product Experience:
Runs Small
5
Runs Large
Runs Narrow
5
Runs Wide
Probably Would Not Purchase Again
7
Would Purchase Again
Not Very Easy
7
Very Easy
Falls Off Too Easily
7
Stays on Well
"I have slightly wider feet, medium gate, but I need a good support shoe with decent cushioning. I've been running 20-30 miles a week for a couple years now and have been through several pairs of shoes to know what works for me. I have back arthritis, get shin splints and fasciatis very easily, and this is the first shoe I've used that have been pain free for me for this long ( I've had the shoes several months now). I do put in gel orthotics to add cushioning, which I do with all my running shoes. I have no issues with smell, but then again I use these for running, wear good socks, and I haven't gotten them soaking wet yet. The tongue does slip a little to the side, but all my shoes did that, and it doesn't bother me. Maybe I'm a rare exception to the rule, but then again everyone has different needs and what works for one may be horrible for the other. As for now I'm thrilled to be pain free, my shoes are quite in tact, and I'm adding more miles to my runs. TAKE ALL REVIEWS WITH A GRAIN OF SALT, fyi the most popular shoes mentioned here happened to be the worst for my feet and knees."
Yes, I recommend this product.
+70points
82of 94voted this as helpful.
Review 2 for New Balance 990v3
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Love These Shoes!

PostedFebruary 24, 2014
SexyKugel
from Sayreville, NJ, USA
Used Product For: 8 or more weeks
Miles with Product: 0-5 miles
Avg Miles Per Week: 0-5 miles
Primary Activity: Other
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Probably Would Not Purchase Again
7
Would Purchase Again
Not Very Easy
7
Very Easy
Falls Off Too Easily
7
Stays on Well
"I wear gym shoes to and from work each day, as well as on the weekend. I purchased these after trying them on at my local store and fell in love. 8 months later, I still love them! They are super comfortable, and I can stand in them for hours at a time.
I have not had any of the problems that other reviewers have mentioned: cat urine odor, loose tongue, sole falling off.
My worst problem is the all-weather mats in my car that are black and make the heels of all my shoes black, too! So my next pair will be the black-on-black.
I do plan to purchase another pair when these become a bit more worn."
Yes, I recommend this product.
+16points
16of 16voted this as helpful.
Review 3 for New Balance 990v3
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5

Disappointed

PostedNovember 20, 2013
Pensfan
from Ohio, USA
Used Product For: 4-6 weeks
Primary Activity: Walking
Comfort 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Style 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Runs Narrow
5
Runs Wide
Probably Would Not Purchase Again
1
Would Purchase Again
Not Very Easy
7
Very Easy
Falls Off Too Easily
2
Stays on Well
"I love New Balance shoes. These shoes felt great, but have no arch support. I feel like I'm walking flat footed and stomping around. Hard to get the tongue to stay in place and get the shoe snug on foot."
No, I do not recommend this product.
+19points
20of 21voted this as helpful.
Review 4 for New Balance 990v3
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5

Not an acceptable substitute for model 993

PostedJune 9, 2014
JerseyGirl1295
from Stillwater Lake, NS B3Z, Canada
Used Product For: 6-8 weeks
Miles with Product: 0-5 miles
Avg Miles Per Week: 16-20 miles
Primary Activity: Walking
Product Experience:
Runs Small
1
Runs Large
Probably Would Not Purchase Again
1
Would Purchase Again
Not Very Easy
1
Very Easy
Falls Off Too Easily
1
Stays on Well
"I have been a loyal wearer of model 993 and was sold this shoe as it's replacement. The tongue of the shoe has been shortened; it doesn't stay in place at all. My run turned into more like "stop and fix the tongue"!
Why fix something that wasn't broken? Model 993 was a great shoe! I just wasted a ton of money on an unwearable shoe. Very dissatisfied with model 990. Sadly, I may no longer be a loyal NB customer :("
No, I do not recommend this product.
+1point
1of 1voted this as helpful.