Recently I purchased over 30 types of New Balance shoes, including the New Balance 327, so I could compare them on many things, including weight. How much do New Balance 327 shoes weigh?
New Balance 327 shoes weigh 12.32 ounces (0.77 pounds) per shoe for a size 12 men’s shoe. This put the New Balance 327 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 327 weight and how it compares to other popular New Balance shoes. To read about comfort, visit my article that discusses the comfort of the New Balance 327 shoes.
New Balance 327 Weight
My size 12 men’s New Balance 327 shoes weigh 0.77 pounds per shoe (12.32 ounces).
The New Balance 327 is inspired by retro running shoes, so it has a lightweight, flexible design. However, New Balance does make running shoes that weigh less.
The 327 is unique in that it has an outsole that wraps up the back of the heel:
327 Weight Compared to Other Shoes
After trying over 30 different types of New Balance shoes, below is a weight chart comparing the New Balance 327 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 discussing the weight of New Balance shoes.
Why is the New Balance 327 so lightweight?
The New Balance 327 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 New Balance 327 shoe fits and responds on a foot, here I am wearing my New Balance 327 shoes:
Shoes Similar to the New Balance 327
If you are interested in the New Balance 327 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 a low profile casual shoe inspired by retro running shoes. It sits lower than many other types of New Balance shoes, and has a lightweight design.
- New Balance 574 – This is probably New Balance’s most popular shoe. It has a retro running design, but it has a rugged outsole, which makes it a more versatile shoe than other retro runners. To read more, visit my article that compares the New Balance 327 to the New Balance 574.
- New Balance 237 – This New Balance shoe is inspired by 1970’s running shoes and has an overall design that is reasonably similar to the 327, although the 237 has a more traditional appearance (237 vs 327 shoes).
- New Balance XC72 – The XC-72 combines a retro athletic style with a more-modern, aggressive midsole and outsole. The midsole itself sticks out from the back of the shoe to create what New Balance calls an “experimental edge” and a “time-bending design”.
Overall, the New Balance 327 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.