I too love New Balance shoes, but last year I was able to get a pair of Nike at a local Burlington Shoe Outlet for quite a reasonable price. Unfortunately, they came unglued at the toe, so I called Nike to see what they would recommend for regluing them. Nicely, they told me that most Nike shoes carry a 2 year warranty! My shoes are now heading back to them for inspection, and if they determine that the ungluing was a manufacturer defect I'll get a brand new pair of Nike shoes free of charge!
For those that would like to know whether their Nike shoes have that same 2 year warranty, it's simple. Look inside at the tag that has the shoe size.......if you see two dates at the bottom corners of that tag, that shoe has the warranty. :^) Look at the right side date, and if the current date is within 2 years of that date then it's still under warranty for manufacturer defects.
Debra in NC