I have another similar pair of New Balance, size 7w. I usually wear 61/2 in wide shoes but they are often difficult to find, so i go with 7w, plus it gives me a bit more toe room. I have no idea what's up with these shoes in particular, but i can't even get my foot even half way in! I even loosened the laces as much as possible and still no luck. I can't believe they are wide. Looking at them they even look narrow! I can't help but wonder if they are mislabelled. Regardless, i was really looking forward to new shoes, i'm in desperate need and sadly can't go to the store (shoes are not something i buy online, its easier in person) I do like the black, it's a nice shade, but i wasn't keen on the silver outlines, it's tacky looking, almost like a space suit, for lack of a better reference! I am curious to see if my "negative" rating actually gets posted! I purchased a pair of track pants and after 3 washes they looked awful, completed balled. They were really comfortable but looked like a purchase from a discount store. My review was never posted and they never responded to my message!