New Balance 859

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New Balance 859
Heavy heel strikers will be pleased with the extra support from the stability web.

Our Review

The 859 has barely changed from its predecessor (858). But there are a couple of notable differences in the updated version: the upper has been changed to become less bulky and more flexible; and material has been removed from the toebox to give it a closer fit. This is a great ...  Continue reading

Reader Reviews

7 user reviews of New Balance 859 See all

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Shame you cant get these,i got on with them so well...really comfyand wide..7.5 2e. got the new 850 but was not good for me now on 760`s Continue reading...
A great shoe and a good price on Amazon. Continue reading...
Excellent. Not cheap - but can you put a price on comfort and support when running...? Continue reading...
I think the shoe has actually gone backwards in that the fit isn't the greatest, looks 'boxey' on the foot and not sure the overall design has improved. Still think a few tweaks required - mostly with the actu Continue reading...


What has happened to New Balance sizing? I have run in NB's for 25 years - am a flat footer and need a stability shoe and NB's have been just fine until .... I bought a pair of 1224's (£100).

Apparently a 2E width became a D ! so my stockist told me. So we duly tried a D - bit tight in the shop but I took home and thought I just need to get used to it. No, I knew something was wrong so duly ordered a 2E. Absolutely huge!! Still I thought better large than small and feet swell on a run don't they??

Total disaster, and complete waste of money. I'm now injured and it's actually put me off after all these years. Been loyal to NB but they certainly aint been loyal to me! Take note NB don't mess with something that works.


Posted: 05/08/2009 at 21:40

Nick, D is the standard width and 2E is wide, if you have received an incorrectly fitting shoe you have every right to take it back and either exchange it for a proper fitting pair or ask for your money back (may need receipt)

You dont say when you purchased these shoes but any reputable sports shoe shop would only be too happy to resolve your problem.

Posted: 06/08/2009 at 11:29

I have had the same problem in that you cant find out what has replaced it I have search the internet but not found the answer please someone help!!!

Posted: 03/01/2011 at 07:07

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