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Shoe Sizing


N is for fit. Not fashion. No two athletes are alike. No two feet are alike either. Fit is the optimum combination of several variables including length, width, girth and arch. B is for better performance. Not pretending. Shoes that fit better, perform better, over every inch, every yard and every mile. New Balance is the only sports footwear manufacturer to offer a majority of shoe models in multiple widths, from narrow 2A to extra wide 4E. Our heritage is to create the most extensive combinations of widths and sizes in our most popular shoes for men, women and children. In addition to our variety of widths, lasts are an important factor in ensuring proper fit. N is for starting out on the right foot. New Balance recognises that children's feet aren't simply smaller versions of adult feet. Children's feet are growing, vulnerable and unformed. If possible, a proper fit is even more important for children because you need the shoe to flex in the same places the child's foot flexes. So New Balance carefully crafts their children's shoes in a wide range of widths and sizes.

Width Sizing

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.


Men's Shoe Widths

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


Women's Shoe Widths

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


Kids' Shoe Widths

N M W X-Wide
Narrow Standard Wide X-Wide


Kids’ Sizing Charts

Crib/Infants 0-12 Months
Size Shoe Type Approx. Inches
0 Crib -
1 Crib 3½"
2 Crib/Infant 3¾"
3 Crib/Infant 4 1/8"
4 Crib/Infant 4½"
5 Crib/Infant 4¾"
Infants/Toddlers 1-4 years
Size Shoe Type Approx. Inches
5.5 Infant 5"
6 Infant 5 1/8"
6.5 Infant 5¼"
7 Infant 5½"
7.5 Infant 5 5/8"
8 Infant 5¾"
8.5 Infant 6"
9 Infant 6 1/8"
9.5 Infant 6¼"
10 Infant 6½"
Pre-School/Young Children 4-8 years
Size Shoe Type Approx. Inches
10.5 Pre-School 6 5/8"
11 Pre-School 6¾"
11.5 Pre-School 7"
12 Pre-School 7 1/8"
12.5 Pre-School 7¼"
13 Pre-School 7½"
13.5 Pre-School 7 5/8"
1 Pre-School 7¾"
1.5 Pre-School 8"
2 Pre-School 8 1/8"
2.5 Pre-School 8¼"
3 Pre-School 8½"
Grade School Children 8-12 years
Size Shoe Type Approx. Inches
3.5 Grade School 8 5/8"
4 Grade School 8¾"
4.5 Grade School 9"
5 Grade School 9 1/8"
5.5 Grade School 9¼"
6 Grade School 9½"
6.5 Grade School 9 5/8"
7 Grade School 9¾"

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.