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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
Size Shoe Type Approx. Inches
Crib/Infants 0-12 Months
0 Crib -
1 Crib 3½"
2 Crib/Infant 3¾"
3 Crib/Infant 4⅛"
4 Crib/Infant 4½"
5 Crib/Infant 4¾"
Infants/Toddlers 1-4 years
5.5 Infant  5"
6 Infant 5⅛"
6.5 Infant 5¼"
7 Infant 5½"
7.5 Infant 5⅝"
8 Infant 5¾"
8.5 Infant 6"
9 Infant 6⅛"
9.5 Infant 6¼"
10 Infant 6½"
Pre-School/Young Children 4-8 years
10.5 Pre-School 6⅝"
11 Pre-School 6¾"
11.5 Pre-School 7"
12 Pre-School 7⅛"
 12.5  Pre-School 7¼"
 13 Pre-School  7½"
 13.5 Pre-School 7⅝"
 1 Pre-School 7¾"
1.5 Pre-School  8"
2 Pre-School  8⅛"
2.5 Pre-School 8¼"
3 Pre-School 8½"
Grade School Children 8-12 years
3.5 Grade School 8⅝"
4 Grade School 8¾"
4.5 Grade School 9"
5 Grade School 9⅛"
5.5 Grade School 9¼"
6 Grade School 9½"
6.5 Grade School 9⅝"
7 Grade School 9¾"

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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.