Having the right fit is essential to performing your best, no matter what your activity. That's why New Balance offers the majority of their shoes in multiple widths, from narrow (2A) to extra-extra-wide (6E).
In general, the standard width for shoes are "D" for men, and "B" for women.
If the majority of shoes you buy fit fine, then these are the widths you should select.
If the shoes you own tend to be wide or feel spacious in width, then you should
consider selecting a narrower width. If the shoes you own tend to be narrow or feel
snug in width, then you should consider selecting a wider width.
Additional sizing tips
If you seem to be "between" sizes and can't decide which
size to select, we suggest you go with the larger size. You can make
adjustments for a better fit with socks, insoles or a different lacing
With respect to feel... your heel should fit snugly 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
your toe box to wiggle your toes.
Feet always swell during the day, we encourage you to try shoes on
later in the day when your feet are at their largest.
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...
your feet cramp while running or just after running; your feet fall
asleep while running; you get blisters and calluses between or on your
New Balance shoes are made to fit directly out of the box (they do
not need to be broken in).
Feet typically get bigger with age. We encourage you to have your
feet measured every year.
Many times women's feet become a half-size (or more) larger after pregnancy.
Your left and right feet may differ in size by as much as a full
size. Always measure and try shoes on both feet and buy shoes to fit
your larger foot.