Amazon Price: $104.95 – $129.99 (as of October 25, 2014 1:25 am –
Built for neutral runners seeking maximum cushioning and flexbility, the New Balance WR840 Running features a wider toe box to accommodate a variety of foot shapes. This women's running sneaker is lighter than ever, featuring Abzorb FL cushioning to provide you with the ultimate ride and keep you comfortable as you train. This New Balance sneaker also has a synthetic/mesh upper that provides lightweight comfort and support. Maintain an efficient stride in the New Balance WR840 Running.
Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Item model number: WR840WB
New Balance Running shoe
This is a neutral running shoe with a wide toe box that allows plenty of room for a bunion! I buy it one size larger so my orthotics will fit. It was recommended by my podiatrist. Every time New Balance comes out with a new model of this style of shoe, I get fitted at a store with my first pair to make sure they fit (they tend to change the width or length when they ‘upgrade’ the model number), then I go online to get my next pair cheaper. I change my shoes every 500 miles – about every 4 to 5 months, and have been using this style of New Balance for many years now.
THESE WERE RECOMMENDED BY NEW BALANCE WHEN I CALLED THEM. WAS HAVING A PROBLEM WALKING IN THE 1123 STABILITY SHOE–MY CALFS, LEGS, AND FEET REALLY HURT FROM FAST WALKING. THESE HAD NOT EVEN BEEN RELEASED ON THE NATIONAL MARKET EXCEPT TO A FEW PREVIEW STORES. HOWEVER, BUY AMAZON –GOT A PAIR QUICKLY AND THEY ARE VERY NICE. THEY DO RUN BIGGER THAN THE 1123 IN THE TOE AREA. HAVE BEEN WALKING IN THEM NOW FOR AT LEAST 2 MONTHS. RUNNING/WALKING PAIN IS GONE!!! HOPE THIS HELPS YOU DECIDE. THE RIGHT SHOE WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR YOU. IF YOU NEED HELP DECIDING ON A SHOE FOR YOUR NEED, CALL NEW BALANCE DIRECT FOR ADVICE. FAST FORWARDING DOWN THE ROAD…HAVE WORN THESE SHOES SINCE THEY FIRST CAME OUT, NOW THEY ARE DISCONTINUING THEM WHICH IS UNFORTUNATE. BEST ALL AROUND SHOE HAVE EVER FOUND. CUSHIONING IS GOOD, ROOMY TOE BOX, AND THEY WORK GREAT FOR WALKING, RUNNING, AND EVERYDAY USE. ONE OTHER POINT. MY SHOES HELD UP FOR A LONG TIME WITH ME WEARING THEM ALL DAY AND EXERCISING IN THEM AS WELL. WOULD HAVE TO SAY TO NEW BALANCE, BRING BACK WR840!
Love these New Balances
I did not buy these from Amazon only because I really needed to try them on and the retail store was offering them for the same price due to a sale. I have problems with plantar faciitis on my left heel and hammer toe on my right foot. These shoes are wonderful for both. I love the stability for such a nice looking pair of shoes. I did get a half size up from my normal size 8 since NB seems to run a half size smaller for me. I will buy another pair and will buy from Amazon when I do. Love them!
I am a runner and have two damaged nerves in my left foot. Not a good combination. These shoes, with my orthotics, are the most comfortable ever! New Balance hit it out of the park on this shoe. I already have more than 150 miles on them and they are just getting to the right place. Great price on a great shoe. Promise.
The only thing that I wish was a little different is they make my size 8.5 feet look bigger than other shoes I have worn. But comfort totally makes up for that.
This has saved my feet. The cushioning in this show is perfect for me. The only problem I have is they look like old people sneakers. I’m willing to sacrifice style for my feet not being my biggest problem when jogging.
My go to shoe
I have a very wide foot with arthritis. This shoe more than accommodates my issues. I wear a 7.5 wide, and ordered the 7.5 2E. It’s roomy, comfortable, and has the mesh toe that keeps me cool in the warm weather. The cushioning inside is very good. I wear them all the time, even though I don’t run. I walk over 50 miles per week and bike as well. Because finding a comfortable shoe to fit is hard, I wear these sneakers everyday. I wear them out in 3-5 months of hard wear. I recommend this shoe to anyone looking for a wide shoe for walking or running.
good reason for heritage series
I first bought this shoe in a shop about a year ago and was told that it is part of heritage series, a 20 year old design that despite all the new and more expensive frills, this shoe is perfect for a lot of people . Unlike many New Balance in the past which required buying half size larger to accommodate orthotics, my regular size 7 works perfectly. Very comfortable!
Love These Shoes!
I previously owned a New Balance Cross Trainer that was discontinued. I thought I’d never find another pair of shoes that I loved as much as them. However, I can finally replace them! The WR840 is SO comfortable and cushions my feet (especially the heel). They fit perfectly and give me great support. I’m somewhat old school and not really into a lot of bright or dark colors in my athletic shoes so I was very pleased that this shoe came in more toned down colors.
Great shoes but run about half a size small.
I returned the first pair I ordered (which were my normal size) and bought a half size bigger. I am very happy with them now!! Lots of toe room, fairly light, well-made and my orthotic fits well. I would especially recommend these to anyone who has a bunion or hammertoe because of the wide toe room and the way the tongue is attached. I’m so happy with them I’m thinking about buying an extra pair in case this style isn’t available when I wear these out.