The New Balance 689 takes a performance comfort fit and combines it with an aggressive lugged outsole and a split suede and mesh upper, creating a multi-sport shoe that works just as well supporting your feet all day at school as it does protecting your feet off-trail in the woods.
"My old pair of a different style (but still a New Balance) is a D width, and I ordered a D width in these. All I can say is I'm not sure what sort of standard they use for width, but I have noticed that of all the pairs I have had, or tried on, there seems to be no standard size for width at all. My other pair was a little over half an inch wider than these. That's quite a significant difference and they definitely don't feel like a D width at all. Having said that, they are absolutely cute and don't make my feet look long so I probably will end up keeping them."