New Balance WW928 Shoe Review

New Balance WW928 Shoe Review
Finding the right shoe to accommodate my needs is not easy. Currently, the shoe that I most often wear is a pair of extra-depth walking shoes made by New Balance (model WW929).

I find that I get excellent support for my feet and ankles in this shoe. I wear them for my low-impact fitness activities and daily activities.

These shoes are very comfortable and I tolerate wearing them all day. In order to accommodate the contractures in my feet caused by CMT, as well as allowing extra room for orthotics, I need the shoe to be about one size up and one step wider than my measured size.

The WW928 by New Balance is designed to be a walking shoe. This shoe would most likely be inappropriate for high-impact activities such as running. This is not an issue for me, however, as physical restrictions related my diagnosis of the neuromuscular disease Charcot Marie Tooth (CMT) limit me to low-impact activities.

According to the New Balance website, the WW928 shoes feature technology for durability, motion control and stability, as well as cushioning to allow for shock absorption and comfortable extended wear. It weighs 13.3 ounces (378 grams). The shoe also has a seamless liner, and is treated to be odor-resistant. The WW928 is available in widths from X-Narrow to XX-Wide. The shoe may be eligible for Medicare reimbursement for some diagnoses.

I bought these shoes from a local shoe store for about $135.00. At the New Balance website, this WW928 sells for $134.99. On the New Balance website, this shoe is available in white and black. My local shoe store carried the shoe in white but not black, but indicated that they would be able to special-order the shoe for me in black if I wished.

The shoe that I own has an all-leather upper, which I prefer for increased stability and durability. A similar shoe with a leather and mesh upper is also available. This shoe also comes in men’s sizes in white black and brown, with the model name of MW928.

I have found these shoes to be comfortable, supportive, and good for all-day wear. I highly recommend the New Balance WW928 as a high-quality and sturdy walking shoe, and as a good option for an extra-depth shoe that will accommodate orthotic bracing.


New Balance, (n.d.). New Balance website. Retrieved on 8/4/15 from

FTC Disclosure: The shoe reviewed in this article was bought by the author for her own personal use at her own expense.

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