Recently I purchased over 30 types of New Balance shoes, including the New Balance 237, so I could compare them on many things, including weight. How much do New Balance 237 shoes weigh?
New Balance 237 shoes weigh 12.32 ounces (0.77 pounds) per shoe for a size 12 men’s shoe. This put the New Balance 237 in the top third for the most lightweight New Balance shoes that I tried.
In this article let’s take a closer look at New Balance 237v1 weight and how it compares to other popular New Balance shoes.
New Balance 237 Weight
My size 12 men’s New Balance 237 shoes weigh 0.77 pounds per shoe (12.32 ounces).
The New Balance 237 is inspired by retro running shoes, so it has a lightweight, comfortable design. However, New Balance does make running shoes that weigh less.
237 Weight Compared to Other Shoes
After trying over 30 different types of New Balance shoes, below is a weight chart comparing the New Balance 237 weight to all the other New Balance shoes:
*Weights below are based off of one size 12 men’s shoe.
To read more about each of these shoes, visit my article that talks about the weight of New Balance shoes.
Why is the New Balance 237 so lightweight?
The New Balance 237 is made with a lightweight suede/mesh upper which helps keep the weight down compared to other types of casual shoes:
This material, in combination with the foam midsole, allows the shoe to be both lightweight and flexible. In the videos below, I tried to capture how flexible these shoes are:
And to give you a better idea how the 237 shoe fits and responds on a foot, here I am wearing my New Balance 237 shoes:
Shoes Similar to the New Balance 237
If you are interested in the New Balance 237 because you like the retro running style, there are other options you will want to consider. Here’s what you need to know:
- New Balance 720 – The 720 is very similar to the 237, but a little slimmer. It weighs 11.04 ounces per shoe for a size 12 men’s shoe, which brings it in under the New Balance 237 weight. To read more, visit my article about how the New Balance 237 compares to the 720.
- New Balance 327 – The 327 also has a retro running style, but the design is much different than the 237. It has a rubber outsole that wraps up the back heel of the shoe. But I found the 327 weight to be the same as the New Balance 237 weight (237 vs 327).
- New Balance XC-72 – The XC-72 has a retro running style, but with a modern design that New Balance describes as a “time-bending design” with an “aggressive, experimental edge.” It weighs 14.88 ounces per shoe for a size 12 men’s, which means it weighs more than the New Balance 237. To read more, visit my article about the New Balance 237 compared to the XC 72.
- New Balance 574 – The 574 is one of New Balance’s most popular shoes and also has a sort of retro running style, but it has a more rugged outsole which makes it more versatile. The 574 weighs just a bit more than the New Balance 237. To read more, visit my article about the New Balance 574 compared to the 237.
Overall, the New Balance 237 is lightweight compared to casual shoes, but it does weigh a bit more than more modern-style running shoes that New Balance offers, like the Rebel and the Roav.