"These are so cute and look great on--light and "compact" if you want something that could still be stylish with shorts or skinny jeans. However, they run VERY very short and narrow! I have thin but very flat, wide feet so I usually wear a 9.5W or a 10, but New Balance has run wide for me in the past so I ordered both a 9.5M and 10M to try. The 9.5's fit like 8.5's--I could get them on my feet but my toes were mashed in. And the 10's fit more like 9's, with toes less cramped but still touching the front of the shoe. They also seem quite narrow for medium-width shoes. I really wish DSW offered them in my size (seems like a 10.5W would do the trick), but it looks like it isn't meant to be for me at least. Too bad--I can never find supportive, comfy casual shoes that don't look like athletic shoes."
Review 2 for New Balance 442 Sneaker
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Location: Southern California
February 24, 2013
Ready for Action Shoe
"Great arch support combined with its light weight structure make this one very comfortable shoe for my active feet! I love the mix of textures along with the perky color combinations which aren't too visually loud but still fun. Another great athletic design by a great shoe company, thank you!"