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New Balance 956 GORE-TEX® Men's

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New Balance 956 GORE-TEX® Men's

MSRP $144.95
Our Price: $95.95

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Trail. Take on trails, snowy streets, or casual weekend getaways with confidence thanks to the New Balance 956's GORE-TEX® design. Designed to be waterproof, these shoes have a laid back, outdoor style that looks great anywhere!

Upper: GORE-TEX® upper construction is waterproof. Leather and mesh upper is both stylish and functional. Rich eyerow hardware adds a great accent to the upper and helps keep your foot locked down in the shoe. Gusseted tongue design keeps trail debris out of the shoe. Padded tongue and heel collar improve comfort.

Midsole: Abzorb®, New Balance's top of the line cushioning foam, features DuPont™ Engage® and Isoprene rubber for the ultimate ride. C-Cap® compression molded EVA improves midsole cushioning and flexibility. ¾ length rock stop plate protects your foot from uneven and harsh trail features like protruding rocks or roots. Removable polyurethane sockliner for added comfort and cushioning.

Outsole: NDurance rubber compound is used for maximum durability in high wear areas. Non-marking outsole with aggressive traction pattern.

Available in widths D (Medium) and EE (Wide).

Item #: 630486
Style #: MW956GT
Color : Brown
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New Balance 956 GORE-TEX Men
 
4.3

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (7)
  • Water resistant (7)
  • Durable (4)
  • Great traction (4)
  • Ankle support (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (8)
    • Day hikes (6)
    • Backcountry (4)
    • Wet weather (4)
    • Cold weather (3)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        88% 

        (7 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        78% 

        (7 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (8)
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Wears out too quickly

    By average joe

    from Ontario, Canada

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Ankle Support
    • Comfortable
    • No Break-in
    • Water Resistant

    Cons

    • Squeaks
    • Wears Out Quickly

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about New Balance 956 GORE-TEX Men:

    The leather on this shoe is great. They are very comfortable. Great for casual work or recreation. The problem with the pair that I purchased is, the entire sole is falling off. The rest of the shoe looks great. I would recommend these shoes as average. Unfortunately I overpaid for them at a specialty shoe store. I have other gortex hiking boots that are 15 years old and still work great and are holding up well.

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

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Excellent Product

    By Smilin Mike

    from Reading, Pa

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Ankle Support
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Great Traction
    • Pronation Control
    • Sole Rock Guard Great
    • Water Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backcountry
      • Cold weather
      • Day hikes
      • Everyday
      • Wet Weather

      Comments about New Balance 956 GORE-TEX Men:

      Excellent shoe for walking and causual/rugged hiking

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

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Grate Services and Product

      By Gabrielsg

      from San Diego, CA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Great Traction
      • Water Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Day hikes
        • Everyday

        Comments about New Balance 956 GORE-TEX Men:

        Grate Services and Product

        Service and delivery comments:

        Grate Services and Product

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

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Great Shoe

        By Ross

        from Colorado

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Great Traction
        • Water Resistant

        Cons

        • Stiff

        Best Uses

        • Backcountry
        • Day hikes
        • Everyday
        • Wet Weather

        Comments about New Balance 956 GORE-TEX Men:

        I like to use this shoe everyday and, also, to hike trails in the foothills. It is a little stiff, but that makes it more stable for hiking over tree roots and rocks. I've only had the shoe for about 10 days, but so far it has been an excellent shoe for my needs.

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

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        NB 956 Gore-Tex

        By Zipple

        from Mount Pleasant, MI

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Ankle Support
        • Better Lacing System
        • Comfortable
        • Great Looking
        • Pronation Control
        • Water Resistant

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • Stiff
        • Wears Out Quickly

        Best Uses

        • Backcountry
        • Cold weather
        • Day hikes
        • Everyday
        • Wet Weather

        Comments about New Balance 956 GORE-TEX Men:

        I will be wearing these all-weather shoes/boots during the winter months in Michigan. They are sturdy enough to wear everyday, but the previous year models had the soles wear out quickly. I hope these last longer. This years model seems to have a really narrow toe box, which is strange, since I ordered 4E width.

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

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        2 Questions | 4 Answers
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        • Q:

          I normally take a size 12 in street shoes and a size 13 in running shoes. Should I take a 12 or a 13 in these shoes? Thanks very much.
          Asked on 4/29/2013 by Kent from Minnesota

          2 answers

          • A:

            The New Balance 956 GORE-TEX runs true to size. You should order the same size as your regular athletic footwear.

            Answered on 4/30/2013 by Community Answer from None
          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            When purchasing athletic shoes, we generally do recommend that you go up a half- to full-size, depending upon the foot and the shoe. We would recommend that you try the size 13, unless you are planning to use these strictly for casual wear, in which case the 12 may be OK.

            Answered on 4/30/2013 by Ryan from Holabird Sports
        • Q:

          I am looking for a hiking shoe with a deep toe box such as the New Balance SL-2 last, that comes in a 2E width. Does this New Balance 956 hiking shoe fit my needs? Or, would you have another recommendation?
          Thank yoou,
          Robert E. Leach
          Asked on 2/19/2013 by Robert from Liverpool, NY

          2 answers

          • A:

            This boot may be what you're looking for. It has a deep toe box and is available in an EE width.

            Answered on 2/19/2013 by Community Answer from None
          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            This shoe is available in EE and 4E width. It is built on an MOL-01 last. Like the SL-2 last, the MOL-01 offers a deep, wide toe box so it certainly should meet your needs.

            Answered on 2/21/2013 by Ryan from Holabird Sports
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