How Do New Balance Shoes Fit?

New Balance is proud to offer many shoe models in multiple widths, from narrow (2A) to extra-extra-wide (6E). Just like people, feet come in all shapes. A proper fit means multiple widths, not just multiple sizes. The best way to determine your shoe size is to have your feet measured by a professional. The table below shows our full selection of widths: 

 

Extra Narrow

Narrow

Medium

Wide

Extra Wide

XX Wide

Women's

 

2A

B

D

2E

4E

Men's

2A

B

D

2E

4E

6E

 

To view the measurement differences for width and length between half sizes, please see the attached men's and women's fit comparison guides.

Sizing Tips

  • With respect to feel, your heel should fit snugly into the shoe with no slipping; the midfoot of the shoe under your arch and over the top of your foot should be snug but not tight; and you should have enough room in the toe box to wiggle your toes.
  • People are more than twice as likely to buy a shoe that is too small than too big. Clues that your shoes are too small or narrow include, foot cramping or "falling asleep" while running or immediately after running or the formation of blisters and calluses between or on your toes.
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