Men's Shoe Sizing Guide

When ordering New Balance shoes, please order your normal athletic shoe size.

  • If the majority of shoes you own fit adequately, consider ordering a standard men's width (D)
  • If your shoes tend to feel overly spacious in width, consider selecting a narrower width (B or 2A)
  • If your shoes tend to feel noticeably narrow or snug, consider selecting a wider width (2E, 4E, or 6E)
Men's Shoe Widths
2A B D 2E 4E 6E
X-Narrow Narrow Standard Wide X-Wide XX-Wide

Feet swell during the day, and we encourage you to try on your shoes later in the day when your feet are at their largest:

  • New Balance shoes are made to fit directly out of the box and do not need to be broken in. Your heel should fit snug with no slipping
  • The midfoot of the shoe under your arch and over the top of your foot should be snug but not tight
  • You should have enough room in the toe box to wiggle your toes
  • If your feet are "between" sizes and you cannot decide which size to select, we suggest you choose the larger size
  • You can make adjustments for a better fit with socks, insoles or a different lacing pattern

We encourage you to have your feet measured every year because 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 noticeable foot cramping or "falling asleep" while running (or just after running)
  • Formation of blisters and calluses between or on your toes
  • If your new shoes feel tight, remember that feet typically get bigger with age
  • Your left and right feet may differ in length or width by as much as a full size
  • Measure and try shoes on both feet, and always buy shoes to fit your larger foot
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