How Do New Balance Shoes Fit?

How do new balance shoes fit? New Balance shoes fit true to size. But just to be clear, we have a convenient set of charts showing the exact measurements used for New Balance sizing. We also have some insight into widths. Read on to put your worries aside.

Getting shoes that fit is an issue I’m sure we’ve all had. You get new shoes in your “usual” size. Your foot is crushed to death.

As a result, you’re a 9 in Brand A, 12 in brand b, and a ridiculous 7 in brand C! Then there’s brand D, where you’re a 9, but extra-extra-wide.

So when you buy from a brand, you want to know what size to get in advance, right?

Let’s dive into the question, how do new balance shoes fit? This includes Foam Fresh New Balance, the older shoes, and everything in between.


New Balance Shoes Fit

New Balance Size Charts

For your shoes to be the perfect fit, you want:

  • Wiggle room in the toe box.
  • Snug but unrestrictive heel fit.
  • Arch support in the correct area.

For more, check out our fitting and sizing guide.

 

Men’s Width Size Chart

Shoes using width letters to fit are a confusing topic. We cover it all in our article, what does shoe width letters mean?

There are so many letters to pick from—usually A–E. But some brands will use C over B, or B over A. Some have combination width-sizes. How are you supposed to know how one brand of shoes fit over another?

New Balance does things the simple way. Unfortunately, there’s no specification of foot width compared to size. But, since New Balance fits true to size, it’s easy to assume your most common width size fit will suffice.

Extra Narrow Narrow Standard or Medium Wide Extra Wide Extra-Extra-Wide
AA/2A B D EE/2E EEEE/4E 6E
  • Pro Tip: If you take “EEE” in any shoe, that’s the same as EE/2E for New Balance.

 

Men’s Length Size Chart

Length is a trickier beast to fit, and more variable. We’ve included sizes and conversations for you, regardless of where you are in the world.

US UK EU Inches Centimeters
4 3.5 36 8.6 22
4.5 4 37 8.8 22.5
5 4.5 37 9 23
5.5 5 38 9.25 23.5
6 5.5 38.5 9.4 24
6.5 6 39.5 9.6 24.5
7 6.5 40 9.8 25
7.5 7 40.5 10 25.5
8 7.5 41.5 10.2 26
8.5 8 42 10.4 26.5
9 8.5 42.5 10.6 27
9.5 9 43 10.8 27.5
10 9.5 44 11 28
10.5 10 44.5 11.2 28.5
11 10.5 45 11.4 29
11.5 11 45.5 11.6 29.5
12 11.5 46.5 11.8 30
12.5 12 47 12 30.5
13 12.5 47.5 12.2 31
14 13.5 49 12.6 32
15 14.5 50 13 33
16 15.5 51 13.4 34
17 16.5 52 13.8 35
18 17.5 53 14 36
19 18.5 54 14.4 37
20 19.5 55 14.8 38

Women’s Width Size Chart

New Balance womens shoes running similar sizes to men’s is expected. Except, like in most shoes, New Balance D is medium for men and wide for women. And B is standard, rather than narrow.

The chart below should help with your sizing, whether it’s for older or Fresh Foam New Balance women’s shoes.

Extra Narrow Standard Wide Extra Wide Extra-Extra-Wide
AA2A B D EE/2E EEEE/4E

Women’s Width Size Chart

This time we’re looking at New Balance women Fresh Foam, and otherwise, shoe lengths fit; they’re largely the same as the men’s lengths.

US UK EU Inches Centimeters
4 2 34 8.2 21
4.5 2.5 34.5 8.4 21.5
5 3 35 8.6 22
5.5 3.5 36 8.8 22.5
6 4 36.5 9 23
6.5 4.5 37 9.25 23.5
7 5 37.5 9.4 24
7.5 5.5 38 9.6 24.5
8 6 39 9.8 25
8.5 6.5 40 10 25.5
9 7 40.5 10.2 26
9.5 7.5 43 10.4 26.5
10 8 41 10.6 27
10.5 8.5 41.5 10.8 27.5
11 9 42.5 11 28
11.5 9.5 43 11.2 28.5
12 10 43.5 11.4 29
12.5 10.5 44 11.6 29.5
13 11 45.5 11.8 30
13.5 11.5 46 12 30.5
14 12 46.5 12.2 31
15 13 48 12.6 32

Kids Shoe Sizing

New Balance has an enormous range of sizes for kids, from infant to little kid, to big kid.

However, there’s a kids size chart on New Balance’s website. The sizes are measured in inches, with the US, UK, and EU sizes listed. Be aware that the age ranges provided may vary.

You’ll also find men’s and women’s size charts on the page. However, their measurements are in centimeters. That’s why we provided the inch measurements for you, too.

Make sure to use the measurement system you feel most comfortable with. You need an accurate measurement.

 

Shoe Sizing Tips

  • Make sure there’s an inch of room between the longest toe and the end of the shoe.
  • See if you can slot your index finger behind your heel without a struggle.
  • Ensure there are no areas of the shoe pinch.
  • Check that the shoes are flexible with your feet in them.
  • Avoid chafing—if shoes rub and cause blisters, they may be the wrong size.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is D Shoe Size?

D shoe size is standard for men, wide for women.

Do New Balance Run Small?

New Balance shoes don’t run small, but it depends on your feet and the shoe in question. Most customers report a perfect fit.

What Is a 2E Shoe Size?

A 2E shoe size is wide for men, extra-wide for women. It may also be called EE, 3E, or EEE.

What Does 4E Mean in Shoe Size?

In shoe sizing, 4E is extra-extra wide for men, extra-extra-extra wide for women. You may also see it listed as EEEE.79.

Are New Balance Shoes Good for Running?

New Balance shoes are excellent for running. Fresh Foam New Balance women’s and men’s are particularly great for the sport because of their high level of cushioning and stability.

The Final Fitting

So, how do New Balance shoes fit? Very well, according to customers, with a wide array of sizes and widths available.

Unlike some brands, New Balance straight out answers the question, “How do new balance shoes fit.” Their comprehensive sizing charts are difficult to beat.

Yes, we made some improvements to the men’s and women’s size charts. But New Balance’s attempts were almost as great.

If you have friends who struggle with finding their shoe size, please share this article with them. Leave your comments down below, too.

 

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