In this article I will directly compare Nike Air Jordan 1 vs New Balance 550 sizing using photos of the shoes that I own. Do New Balance 550 and Air Jordan 1 shoes fit the same?
In my experience, Air Jordan 1 and New Balance 550 shoes have a similar length that fits true to size for most people. However, the New Balance 550 has a slightly narrower design that may feel a bit tight until the leather breaks in. I would suggest you view my side-by-side comparison photos so you can judge for yourself. Click here to jump ahead on the page to view the sizing comparison photo for the Air Jordan 1 vs New Balance 550.
Air Jordan 1 vs New Balance 550 Sizing Photos
Photo Comparing New Balance 550 to Air Jordan 1 Sizing
Below is a photo of my New Balance 550 compared to Air Jordan 1 sizing. The length for these shoes is very similar. However, the New Balance 550 shoes have a narrower design that can feel a bit snug until the shoe if fully broken in.
Both of these shoes fit within the realm of true-to-size for most people. However, if you have wide feet, sizing up a half size may be need to create extra space inside the shoe (especially for the New Balance 550).
This is where you can view more New Balance 550 comparison sizing photos.
This is where you can view more Air Jordan 1 comparison sizing photos.
Sizing Advice for New Balance 550 and Air Jordan 1
In my experience, both the Air Jordan 1 and New Balance 550 fit within the realm of true to size. I ordered my normal sizing for both, and they fit comfortably.
It is worth noting that I do not have wide feet. If you have wide feet, you may need to size up a half size for the New Balance 550.
You can also view my other sizing resources linked below:
- New Balance 550 Sizing vs Air Force 1
- Dunks Compared to Jordan 1 Sizing
- Converse Compared to Jordan Sizing
- Jordan vs Vans Sizing
Air Jordan 1 vs New Balance 550 Sizing Conclusion
In my experience, New Balance 550 and Air Jordan 1 sizing is very similar regarding length. However, some people feel like the New Balance 550 has a narrower fit than normal shoe sizing. This is where you can read more about the width of New Balance 550 shoes.