New Balance 857

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New Balance 857
It is a completely different shoe to the 854, and not everyone will like this, but it is very stable, nicely cushioned and smooth.

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The 857 could prove controversial. Why? Its launch will finally see New Balance withdraw the 854, a shoe that it had kept selling in the UK despite introducing the 855 and then the 856, and there's a chance that fans of the 854 just won't like the 857. Instead of ...  Continue reading

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40 user reviews of New Balance 857 See all

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My first proper running shoes fitted by proper running shop.Have been excellent. Done around 450miles and still plenty of life left in them. Pretty versatile as good both on and off road. Now replaced by New Ba Continue reading...
Just about to buy my second pair. Highly recommended to anyone suffering pains from the longer runs. Continue reading...
A good shoe but can be improved. Mind you never found a 4E shoe that was light weight. Mind you when I did put my lighter racers on they never felt so light. Continue reading...
A very good shoe, perhaps a bit heavy for racing and speedwork, but maybe that's why they last so long! Replaced by the 858 which I've not tried. Continue reading...
Have ordered another pair without hesitation. I wonder what the 858's will be like in comparison? Continue reading...


Just started running - bought the trainers (New balance) white - now they are dirty. What's the best way of cleaning them? Ideas gratefully accepted.

Posted: 26/05/2006 at 20:09

run in wet grass!

Posted: 26/05/2006 at 20:12

R*n on a rainy day

Posted: 26/05/2006 at 20:12

AsI'm off to Barcelona and Sitges tomorrow I'll be lucky to find wet grass or rain.

Posted: 26/05/2006 at 20:14

you dont wanna be seen in WHITE trainiers
the muck proves you have run
let em dry out, and bang togwther to get rid of excess mud
that is it

Posted: 26/05/2006 at 20:15

Done that - but dirt stain on fabric prove difficult to move - have washed tops with nail brush and hot soapy water. Still not 100% clean.

Posted: 26/05/2006 at 20:17

just leave it babes
seriously-really white trainers look naff

Posted: 26/05/2006 at 20:18

I don't go for colour - just comfort and the right shoe.

Posted: 26/05/2006 at 20:20

so dont worry about the mud

Posted: 26/05/2006 at 20:21

Off to watch Big Brother - (haven't watched for a week as I've been looking after 36 children in Llangollen!)thanks for the advice.

Posted: 26/05/2006 at 20:23

you will enjoy that then mate

Posted: 26/05/2006 at 20:24

Just bought a pair myself this afternoon, replacing a well used pair of Brookes Adrenaline GTS 4s.

Felt brilliant on in the shop (Running Bear, Alderley Edge) so I'm looking forward to trying them out tomorrow. My first comments about them though were 'theyre a bit white?!', but I thought I'll soon sort that out :-D

If you want a pair of white trainies, try a pair of adidas classics and don't forget the 20" 24ct gold bling chain ;-)

Posted: 28/06/2006 at 23:24

It's never occurred to me to try and clean my trainers

Posted: 28/06/2006 at 23:28

Lukewarm water, washing up liquid and a nail brush. Rinse with cool water and allow to air dry.

You'll never get them 'box fresh' but who cares?! Real runners go for the 'lived in' look.

Posted: 29/06/2006 at 16:17

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