Information about New Balance MW978 Gore-Tex® Hiking Boots - Waterproof, Nubuck (For Men)
Closeouts. New Balance's MW978 hiking boots feature the waterproof breathable power of Gore-Tex® with a stabilizing, rugged design that you'll love for everything from an impromptu country jaunt to an all-out backcountry trek.
Gore-Tex® waterproof breathable membrane
Oiled nubuck upper
Rugged, protective design with mid-level ankle protection
Gusseted mesh tongue
ABZORB® foam cushioning
Sturdy metal hardware
C-Cap® compression-molded EVA midsole cushioning
NDurance® rubber outsole with durable high-wear areas
Reviewed by BMW from Columbus Ohio on Sunday, March 09, 2014
At 60+ I'm very active but no looking to go on any extreme off trail mountain hikes. Nor do I need hard core hiking boots nor am I willing to pay more than $75 on sale for booths. I'm looking for quality and value boots/shoes in the ($75 to $45 range on sale at STP) that enable me to walk/hike 5 to 10 miles. My walks/hikes are always on trail which often include long patches of paved bike paths. I've bought three pairs of boots from STP. One insulated pair of high top leather Hi-Tec boots for winter snow/slush hiking/walking. One pair of comfortable non-insulated high-top leather boots. And one pair to replace my New Balance Cross-Trainer shoes I've worn out using for these 5 to 10 mile on trail walks. Since I've only tried these New Balance hiking boots on around the house I can't speak to their durability, breathability or waterproofness. But I can say they feel true to size (my size 9.5 Male M). The leather looks like quality comfortable soft hiking boot leather to me. While I don't know what waterproof processing was used I can say these leather low-cut boots should have a longer-more-durable life expectancy from the New Balance nylon/synthetic non-waterproof material tops of my New Balance cross-trainers they'll be replacing. Having made over 50 purchases from STP in less than 12 months I can also testify to the wonderful STP customer service phone center people, flexible return policy and IT customer dashboard to keep all your purchase records.....STP is 6 Star Outstanding!!!!
Reviewed by Joe from Missouri on Wednesday, February 19, 2014
This hiking boot runs small in length. While I read the previous reviews warning that it runs small, I assumed that ordering a half size larger would suffice. It did not so I must return the boot and hope that a full size larger will not be too big.
Reviewed by Wheeler Ted from Ventura CA on Monday, January 27, 2014
Nice quality and good looking shoe. It seems to be in between a cross training shoe and light hiking boot. You could easily wear it around town since it is such a nice looking shoe. Great for day hikes and short backpacks. Doesn't have a hard toe, so it would be a little little for long tough terrain hiking. Seems to fit true to size.
Reviewed by happy giver from Washington on Saturday, January 04, 2014
Ordered a half size larger than I normally would with NB... 9.5 4XW fit perfectly with hiking socks on my wide foot. A nice light weight boot for forest dog walks in the rain and mud at a good price point. Will save my heavy duty boots for backpacking trips that yearn for more support. I ordered a second pair to use in the future do to good fit and comfort.
I believe they are true to size, that said, I ordered them a half size larger so I can wear heavier socks in the winter without crowding my feet which works out well but they are still none to large. The width is perfect on them as I have 4E feet and they give me plenty of room in the toe box without the heel being to wide which happens on most extra wide shoes I buy. I have worn these in adverse conditions and they are holding up well, in fact these are the second pair I have owned because when I saw that they were on clearance I was afraid they would no longer sell them.
Answered on 2/21/2014 10:05:44 AM by Lazy H from Nebraska
Yes, these are fairy true to size. I wear a 10.5 to 11.0 and got the 11.0 and they fit well. They are a good looking boot.
Answered on 2/21/2014 7:09:50 PM by Wheeler Ted from Santa Paula CA