This New Balance 237 Sizing Guide uses direct comparison photos where I put my 237 shoes next to other popular shoes so you can see the difference in sizing. I will also discuss things like weight, width, flexibility, heel drop, and sole height. After trying these shoes, do New Balance 237 shoes run big or small?
New Balance 237 shoes fit true to size for most people. They have a fit that is very comparable to other types of athletic casual shoes. I ordered my normal sizing and they fit comfortably. New Balance now also has it’s own sizing guide available at NewBalance.com that has helpful sizing tips for the 237 – click here to view that sizing guide at NewBalance.com (paid affiliate link takes you to NewBalance.com).
Click here to jump ahead on the page to view my side-by-side comparison sizing photos that compare the sizing of New Balance 237 to the sizing of other popular shoes. Let’s also discuss how the design specs of this shoe differ from other options.
New Balance 237 Sizing Photos
All photos below use a size 12 men’s shoe. The exact version used for these sizing photos is the New Balance 237v1.
New Balance 237 On Foot
To give you an idea how the 237 responds on a foot, here I am wearing mine:
New Balance 237 vs Adidas Superstar Sizing
New Balance 237 vs Adidas Gazelle Sizing
New Balance 237 vs Brooks Adrenaline Sizing
New Balance 237 vs Under Armour HOVR Sizing
New Balance 237 Sizing vs Converse Chucks
New Balance 237 vs Reebok Classics Sizing
New Balance 237 vs Adidas 2k Boost Sizing
New Balance 237 vs Vans UltraRange Sizing
New Balance 237 vs Vans Slip On Sizing
New Balance 237 vs Vans Old Skool Sizing
New Balance 237 vs Skechers Go Walk Sizing
New Balance 237 vs Saucony Shadow 6000 Sizing
New Balance 237 vs Numeric 272 Sizing
New Balance 237 Sizing vs Nike Cortez
New Balance 237 vs Nike Blazer Sizing
New Balance 237 vs Nike Air Max Excee Sizing
New Balance 237 vs Nike Air Max 90 Sizing
New Balance 237 vs Nike Air Force 1 Sizing
New Balance 237 vs Hey Dude Wally Sox Sizing
New Balance 237 vs Crocs Sizing
New Balance 237 vs Converse Pro Leather Sizing
New Balance 237 vs 5740 Sizing
New Balance 237 (right) vs 997 Sizing
New Balance 237 (right) vs 990 Sizing
New Balance 237 (right) vs 574 Sizing
New Balance 237 (left) vs CT302 Sizing
New Balance 237 (left) vs XC-72 Sizing
New Balance 237 (left) vs 327 Sizing
New Balance 237 (left) vs 992 Sizing
New Balance 237 (left) vs 993 Sizing
New Balance 237 Sizing (left) vs 720
Do New Balance 237 Shoes Run Big or Small?
When I compared New Balance 237 sizing to other types of popular athletic-style casual shoes pictured above, I found the fit to be very similar. In my experience, the New Balance 237 shoes fit true to size.
To read more about sizing, visit my New Balance Shoe Sizing Guide.
Do New Balance 237 Shoes Fit Wide or Narrow?
In my experience, New Balance 237 do not fit too wide or too narrow. The material of the upper is very flexible (the 237 was originally a running shoe in the 1970’s), so it almost feels like it forms to my foot.
But overall, the toe box area has what I would describe as average width. For example, here is my New Balance 237 compared to my Nike Cortez shoes. The Nike Cortez are well-known for having a narrow design and toe box.
As you can see, the 237 shoe fits wider than the narrow Nike Cortez. Also, as I mentioned above, the material is flexible and doesn’t choke the foot.
But the 237 standard also isn’t noticeably wide.
To get a better idea of how wide these shoes are, below is the width of my New Balance 237 shoes (standard) compared to the Nike Air Monarch 4E (which is a popular extra wide shoe):
Below is a photo of me measuring the width of the outsole on the 237 men’s size 12 shoe:
It should be noted that the design of these shoes has an outsole that sticks out a bit wider than the upper itself (meaning this measurement above won’t give you a perfect indication of the width of the shoe – see the New Balance 237 on foot photo below). That said, I found the New Balance 237 sizing width to be very standard compared to other types of athletic casual shoes.
New Balance 237 On Foot
Here I am wearing my New Balance 237 shoes, which I found to have a true-to-size, comfortable fit:
Are New Balance 237 Shoes Lightweight?
My size 12 men’s New Balance 237 shoes weigh 0.77 pounds per shoe.
Recently I tried over 30 different types of New Balance shoes. Overall, these shoes are one of the most lightweight options that New Balance offers. To read about how these shoes compare to other New Balance shoes, visit my New Balance Weight Chart.
New Balance 237 Material
The New Balance 237 shoes are made using a lightweight suede and mesh upper. Here is a close-up look at the material on my 237 shoes:
How Flexible are New Balance 237 Shoes?
Flexibility can play a large role in the fit and comfort of a shoe.
The New Balance 237 shoes have a flexible design that feels responsive on my foot. Remember, this shoe was originally designed to be a running shoe in the 1970’s. That said, it won’t be as flexible and “twistable” as modern running shoes.
In the videos below, I tried to capture how flexible these shoes are:
Do New Balance 237 Shoes Fit Tall?
New Balance 237 Sole Height
I found the New Balance 237 sole height for my size 12 shoes to be approximately 1 3/8 inch tall near the heel. In the photo below, I tried to capture the heel height, and the overall height of the 237 shoe:
New Balance 237 Heel Drop
When I searched for New Balance 237 heel drop information, I couldn’t find solid data anywhere. And when I reached out to the New Balance customer care team, they told me that the heel drop information was not available for this style, but that comparable styles had a heel drop in the 8-10mm range.
I decided to measure the 237 heel drop myself. When I measured my New Balance 237 shoes using an 8-inch Digital Outside Caliper, I found the heel drop to be approximately 9mm.
Here I am measuring the heel drop of the New Balance 237 shoes:
**It is important to understand that although I tried my best to get accurate measurements, the best way to measure heel drop is to cut the shoes in half and use an industrial caliper. Obviously, I didn’t want to destroy my shoes, but this is a convenient alternative way to measure the New Balance 237 heel drop.
The point is, think of this number as an approximation. For all official measurements, it would be best to reach out to New Balance directly.
The heel drop won’t affect how New Balance 237 sizing, but it can affect how comfortable it is for you to use. To read more, visit my article that discusses the New Balance 237 heel drop and how it compares to other options.
Do New Balance 237 Shoes Fit Comfortable?
To read more in depth about comfort, visit my article Are the New Balance 237 Shoes Comfortable?
New Balance 237 Padding
The New Balance 237 shoes do have padding around both the collar and tongue. Here is a look at my New Balance 237 shoes:
Does the New Balance 237 Have a Removable Insole?
Yes, the New Balance 237 has a removeable insole in case you need to clean or swap your insole. Here is a look at the removable insole in my New Balance 237 shoes:
How Thick is the New Balance 237 Insole?
I measured my New Balance 237 insole to be slightly under a quarter-inch thick:
237 Compared to Other Options
To read about how these 237 shoes compare to other options, click my articles linked below:
New Balance 237 Sizing Conclusion
In my experience, New Balance 237 sizing is true to size. When I compared the sizing of the 237 to the sizing of other popular athletic casual shoes, I found the sizing to be very similar.
The New Balance 237 shoes have a regular width that I would describe as not too narrow nor too wide. The material used for the upper is very flexible, and feels like it forms to my foot. Because of this, if you have wide feet, the material on the New Balance 237 will be a bit more forgiving than a stiffer upper, and I think it allows this shoe to fit a wider range of feet.
If you need a wider design, the New Balance 574 is another athletic casual sneaker, and it comes in wide sizing.