Customer Care

Size & Width Guide

Having the right fit is essential to performing your best, no matter what your activity. That's why New Balance offers the majority of our shoes in multiple widths, from narrow (2A) to extra-extra-wide (6E). We're the only manufacturer to offer so many width options, ensuring you the best possible fit.

Our shoes are sold in US sizes, which are the equivalent of AU sizes unless otherwise noted on the individual shoe. Please choose your AU shoe size to ensure the best fit. You can also view our shoe conversion chart here.

Choosing
The Right Width

Having the right fit is essential for comfort. That’s why we’re proud to offer
one of the largest selection of shoes in extended widths,
from X-Narrow to XX-Wide.

Not sure if you’re wearing the right width?
Stop by your local New Balance store
to get fitted by one of our experts.

Men's Shoe Widths
Women's Shoe Widths
Kid's Shoe Widths

What size are you?

  • The standard Men's width is "D". For Women, the standard width is "B". If the majority of shoes you own fit adequately, these are the widths you should select.

  • If the shoes you own tend to feel overly spacious in width, you should consider selecting a narrower width size. If the shoes you own tend to feel noticeably narrow or snug, then you should consider selecting a wider width size.

  • If your feet seem "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.

Sizing Tips

  • 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. New Balance shoes are made to fit directly out of the box. They do not need to be broken in.

  • 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 just after running or the formation of blisters and calluses between or on your toes.

  • Feet typically get bigger with age. We encourage you to have your feet measured every year. Women's feet often become a half-size (or more) larger after pregnancy.

  • Your left and right feet may differ in length or width as much as a full size. Be sure to measure and try shoes on both feet, and always buy shoes to fit your larger foot.

  • If your feet seem "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.

  • Since feet always swell during the day, we encourage you to try shoes on later in the day when your feet are at their largest.

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