New Balance Sizing

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New Balance has long been a giant on the sneaker scene. If you are looking to add a pair of these classic kicks to your wardrobe, you need to make sure you choose the correct size.

This New Balance size guide, complete with sizing charts will tell you everything you need to know about buying your next pair.

Disclaimer: This guide was created for educational purposes and neither offers nor replaces medical advice.

Table of Contents

Men’s Sizing Chart

US UK EU
4
4
36
4.5
4
37
5
4.5
37.5
5.5
5
38
6
5.5
38.5
6.5
6
39.5
7
6.5
40
7.5
7
40.5
8
7.5
41.5
8.5
8
42
9
8.5
42.5
9.5
9
43
10
9.5
44
10.5
10
44.5
11
10.5
45
11.5
11
45.5
12
11.5
46.5
12.5
12
47
13
12.5
47.5
14
13.5
49

Women’s Sizing Chart

US UK EU
4
2
34
4.5
2.5
34.5
5
3
35
5.5
3.5
36
6
4
36.5
6.5
4.5
37
7
5
37.5
7.5
5.5
38
8
6
39
8.5
6.5
40
9
7
40.5
9.5
7.5
41
10
8
41.5
10.5
8.5
42.5
11
9
43
11.5
9.5
43.5
12
10
44

1

New Balance Shoes: Do They Run Big or Small?

Generally, New Balance shoes run true to size. They are available in half sizes and some models are even offered in various widths.

If you are buying a pair of New Balance sneakers that only offer the standard width and you have wide feet, you may need to size up half a size.

2

What Do New Balance Widths Mean?

New Balance prides itself on producing some of the comfiest sneakers around.

As such, it is possible to buy many of the models in a variety of different widths. These range from extra narrow right up to extra wide. Most people will find that the standard width suits them.

To help you choose the best width New Balance shoes for you, please use the following width size charts for reference.

Men’s Shoe Widths: New Balance Sizing

2A B D 2E 4E 6E
X-Narrow
Narrow
Standard
Wide
X-Wide
XX-Wide

Women’s Shoe Widths: New Balance Sizing

4A 2A B D 2E 4E
X-Narrow
Narrow
Standard
Wide
X-Wide
XX-Wide

3

How Should New Balance Sneakers Fit?

Your New Balance sneakers should fit snugly to your feet. There should be no slipping at the heel and some wiggle room in the toe box. The space between the end of your toes and the toe box wall should be no more than a thumb’s width.

4

New Balance Compared to Nike

Nike is one of New Balance’s biggest competitors. As such, it is normal to wonder how the sizing compares between the two brands.

When compared to Nike sneakers, New Balance tends to run a little big for both men and women.

If you are a size 8 in Nike, you should consider going down a half to full size in New Balance shoes.

New Balance Sizing FAQ

How do I clean my New Balances?

To clean your New Balance shoes, first, remove the laces. Then get a soft bristle brush and a solution of laundry detergent to clean the upper. Scrub the shoes lightly, removing any dirt.

Are New Balance shoes sustainable?

New Balance is making changes to the way that it does business to limit its climate impact. New Balance uses recycled polyester as an alternative to virgin polyester and chooses environmentally preferred leather when possible.

Good to Know

  • New Balance sneakers generally run true to size
  • Some models are available in different widths
  • If you have wide feet, you may still need to size up
  • New Balance offer half sizes
  • The sneakers do not need breaking in

Final Words

New Balance shoes run true to size for most people. If you have wide feet, consider purchasing one of the models with wide sizing or size up half a size. To make sure you pick the right size pair for you, don’t forget to look at our sizing charts.

Writer:

Colin Slager

Last Updated:

March 26, 2022

DR. KARIM MAGHRABY

Dr. Maghraby is a medical doctor and published physician scientist. He’s an avid runner and a user of sports compression gear.