Recently I purchased over 30 types of New Balance shoes, including the New Balance 608, so I could compare them on many things, including weight. How much do New Balance 608 shoes weigh?
New Balance 608 shoes weigh 15.52 ounces (0.97 pounds) per shoe for a size 12 men’s shoe. When I tried over 30 different types of New Balance shoes, this is how the 608 compared to other options.
When I weighed over 30 New Balance shoes, I found the average weight to be 0.89 pounds for a size 12 men’s shoe. This means the New Balance 608 does weigh less than the average weight based on the shoes that I tried.
In this article let’s take a closer look at New Balance 608 weight and how it compares to other popular New Balance shoes.
New Balance 608 Weight
My size 12 men’s New Balance 608 shoes weigh 0.97 pounds per shoe (15.52 ounces):
The New Balance 608 is a leather trainer that can be used for a wide variety of reasons, including exercise and for all-day use. It is not a running shoe.
608 Weight Compared to Other Shoes
After trying over 30 different types of New Balance shoes, below is a weight chart comparing the New Balance 608 weight to all the other New Balance shoes that I tried:
*Weights below are based off of one size 12 men’s shoe.
This is where you can see the list of shoes that I liked better than the 608 shoes.
To read more about each of these shoes, visit my article that lists the total weights of different New Balance shoes.
What Affects the New Balance 608 Weight?
Because the 608 is made with a leather upper, it is heavier than the New Balance shoes that use suede, nylon, and mesh on the upper. That said, after trying over 30 types of New Balance shoes, this shoe does weigh less than many other types of New Balance leather shoes.
So although this shoe is made with leather, it won’t feel like a brick on your foot. One small detail that helps keep the weight down a little bit is the tongue is made of mesh and not leather.
Here’s the material on my shoes:
In the videos below, I tried to capture how flexible these shoes are:
And to give you a better idea how the New Balance 608 shoe fits and responds on a foot, here I am wearing my shoes:
Shoes Similar to the New Balance 608
If you are interested in the New Balance 608 because you like casual athletic shoes, New Balance actually has several options you should consider. Here’s what you need to know:
- New Balance 624 – The 624 is another leather trainer that often gets compared to the 608. Although similar, the 624 does weigh less. To read more, visit my article about the 608 vs the 624.
- New Balance 574 – This is probably New Balance’s most popular shoe. It has a retro athletic design, but it has a rugged outsole which makes it a more versatile shoe than other retro athletic shoes (show me how the 574 responds on a foot).
- New Balance 840 – The 840 is a running shoe that also offers plenty of support and stability under the foot. It weighs a little bit less than the 608, and has a more athletic design (show me how the 840 responds on a foot).
- New Balance 990 – The 990 is similar to the 608 in that it falls under the description of “casual athletic shoe”. That said, the 990 is made more for running (and is made in the USA).