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New Balance Men's 659 Country Walker Shoe

Item # 452520
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Key Features

  • C-CAP compession-molded EVA midsole

  • ABZORB cushioning in midfoot for shock absorption

  • Stability Web delivers optimal arch support

  • Ndurance rubber compound outsole for traction

  • Men's-only AL-1 last designed for country walking


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Product Description
new_balance This shoe is built for the casual walker who seeks a walking shoe that can take on a variety of terrains, while providing the protection and comfort that New Balance is known for. The C-CAP compression-molded EVA midsole offers superior cushioning and flexibility. ABZORB cushioning in the midfoot yields exceptional shock absorption. The Stability Web delivers optimal arch support that's both rigid and lightweight while preventing midfoot flex. The Ndurance rubber compound outsole delivers exceptional traction and durability on all kinds of surfaces. Designed especially for country walking, the men's-specific AL-1 last offers a standard fit across the board. Available in medium and extra-wide widths. Imported.
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Specifications
Recommended Usage Hiking, Walking, Trail Running
Waterproof No
Insulation None
Height Ankle
Weight (pair) 13.6 oz.
Closure Lace-Up
Technical Features C-CAP, ABZORB, Ndurance

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New Balance Mens 659 Country Walker Shoe
 
4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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    (3)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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      Best Uses

          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Casual/ recreational (4)
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (4)

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        5.0

        comfort and support

        By Jack

        from Dallas

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Support

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Walking And Exercise

          Comments about New Balance Mens 659 Country Walker Shoe:

          Great for walking and exercise

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          I really like them.

          By user1938

          from Colorado

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about New Balance Mens 659 Country Walker Shoe:

                I've been wearing these for about 6 weeks now, mostly for hiking mountain trails, and walking the dog around town on mixed dirt and concrete. I've probably put 60 miles on them at this point, maybe a bit more, and they're holding up very well. I honestly couldn't be happier with them, especially for the price. I've been a huge fan of Merrell for more than a decade, and it's not an apples to apples comparison, but I do think I prefer these to any pair of Merrells I've ever had. If you're considering switching from essentially a light boot (Merrell) to a sturdy shoe, this is the way to go.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Tough, light, comfortable

                By Joe the Hiker

                from MN

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Absorbs Shock
                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Good Arch Support
                • Lightweight
                • Stiff Arch

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Hiking
                  • Wading
                  • Walking

                  Comments about New Balance Mens 659 Country Walker Shoe:

                  I purchased a pair of these for a trip southwest to multiple national parks. While these shoes don't look like the stylish Keens and Tevas and Columbias I tried, neither do they cost as much. They seem to run about 1/2 size larger than how my shoes typically fit, but they don't seem to slip and slop either as long as I cinch them up firmly. Of the shoes/hikers I tried, the 659s seemed the lightest and least hot and frankly the most comfortable, with a great summer feel. The rubber grips provided sure footing across dusty rocks, sand, gravel, and slippery boulders. Additionally the outer sole arch support is a hard plastic while the balls and heals are very comfortable absorbing material. Less flex in the arch means less foot fatigue on long hikes, especially in rocky areas. And based on personal experience, a stiff sole means less plantar fasciitis pain if you are prone to that, which I am. I have zero plantar fasciitis heal pain wearing these NewBalance shoes. On the southwest trip I hiked a total of close to 50 miles in hot temps across rough rocky terrain and waded in water, shoes completely submerged across slippery rocks, in the Zion Narrows. While not waterproof, they proved very sure-footed wading through water on slippery rocks and dried out in the desert sun in an hour. I'm not sure why NewBalance merely calls these shoes 'casual walkers'. After all I put the shoes through on the trip, they still look like new and I wear them daily to work.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels half size too big
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  nb 659 country walker

                  By NA

                  from Cedar Rapids, IA

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Absorbs Shock
                  • Attractive Design
                  • Comfortable
                  • Durable
                  • Good Arch Support
                  • Pronation Control

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Pavement
                    • Trail Running
                    • Walking
                    • With Orthotics/Inserts

                    Comments about New Balance Mens 659 Country Walker Shoe:

                    I was very satisfied with my purchase at Gander Mountain.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Arch Type:
                    • Average Arch
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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