Rated 4.7 out of 5┬áby 36
Rated 5 out of 5┬áby Morgan32 I love these sneakers!
I love these sneakers. I am 5'10" and usually a solid size 10 in shoes, however, I've realized that in certain styles of New Balance sneakers I am a 9 1/2. The 696 is definitely a looser fitting style. I would suggest trying these on in store before buying. Also, they are INCREDIBLY comfortable. I purchased the ones with the navy blue/cream contrast, and I got tons of compliments on them. New Balance are classic sneaks, they can do no wrong.
February 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5┬áby Viacarrozza Uber Cute Sneaks!
I bought these in the navy mix and the blue (tone on tone) coloring is adorable. I have an old pair of New Balance sneakers that I love so I've been searching for the same vibe. This J Crew incarnation is both lightweight and good-looking. Best of all, they make your feet look small! As for sizing, everyone says they run big, so this is my take: I'm usually a size 9 medium but occasionally an 8 1/2 and the 8h (8 1/2) in this sneaker is a perfect fit without socks (I do not own a pair of socks...). If you're always a 9 and wear socks with your sneaks, I'd consider getting the 9, especially if you lean toward a 9 1/2.
June 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5┬áby VintagePixie My Second Pair!
I originally bought the New Balance 620s at J Crew...way too narrow and had to be returned. These 696s have a little more width to them, so fit much better. I do NOT have a wide foot, just definitely NOT narrow. I'm normally a 6.5 in most shoes, but got these in a 7 to insure there would be plenty of room and it was a good bet, even in the length. Comfortable fit, if still ever so slightly narrow. I'd recommend ordering a half size up.
The style can't be beat. I first got them in the beige/lavender/neon yellow combo. A very comfy shoe, but the light color makes it a definite fashion-over-function sneaker. Now getting them in the blue/red/yellow for Fall and to have more color choices. Can't wait to get them!
July 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5┬áby karen The Perfect Pair (of Sneaks)
These shoes are stylish and comfortable. I bought to trek around europe and they were perfect for the trip! They are a little flat for me so I threw in an orthodic and they fit just right. I originally bought these in a size 8 and wore around my house before my trip. They just seemed really large! So I went back and got the 7 1/2 and that was perfect. I almost never size down, so these do run large. I got the tonal navy and I am so happy with them!!!
April 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5┬áby strumpette the color scheme i was waiting for
i'd been wanting a pair of new balances in "cute" colors for over a year because my little sister has adorable ones from crewcuts, and these took the cake. jcrew's color schemes are awesome. NB seems to run small, i had to order a half size up from my usual and now they're almost too roomyÔÇô but most of my socks are pretty thick so it works out. the bonus neon laces are great too.
February 26, 2016