New Balance 813 vs 577 Shoes Compared [What’s the Difference?]


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When I compared the New Balance 813 vs 577, this is what stood out the most to me:

  • These shoes are very similar. The 813 delivers a bit more rearfoot stability and the 577 delivers a bit more shock absorption under the heel. To deliver more stability, the 813 has New Balance’s ROLLBAR technology which helps prevent improper rearfoot movement. To deliver shock absorption, the 577 has New Balance’s ABZORB midsole for extra absorption. This is where you can see how both shoes respond on a foot.
  • The sizing length of these shoes is basically the exact same. For most people, these shoes fit true to size regarding length. However, some people find that these shoes fit just a little bit smaller than their normal shoe sizing regarding length. This is where you can see sizing comparison photos for each shoe.
  • The sizing width of these shoes is also similar. They are both built using the SL-2 last, which is designed to create a wider forefoot and deeper toe box. It’s important to understand that the SL-2 won’t be enough on its own to overcome the need for wide sizing, but it does make the shoe a bit roomier than “normal” shoes. This is where you can see photos of how wide these shoes are (in standard sizing) compared to extra wide shoes.

In this article let’s take a closer look at the New Balance 813v1 and the New Balance 577v1 by using the videos and pictures I took of the shoes that I own.

Table of Contents

New Balance 813 vs 577 Comfort

How They Respond on Foot

To give you an idea how these shoes respond on a foot, here I am wearing mine:

As you can see, the New Balance 813 has New Balance’s ROLLBAR technology, which is a medial post below the heel that helps prevent improper rearfoot movement and improve heel stability.

When comparing the under-foot comfort of the New Balance 813 vs 577, I thought the comfort was very similar. The 577 does have New Balance’s ABZORB midsole for extra impact absorption. Ultimately, both have a comfortable fit.

It’s important to emphasize that although both of these shoes are comfortable under the foot, they are built to prioritize support and stability. They won’t be as “squishy” under the foot as certain types of modern New Balance running shoes.

For comparison, the 1080v12 is my favorite lightweight New Balance running shoe. It provides that “squishy” feeling under the foot. Although the 813 and 577 don’t have this same “squishy” softness, they offer much more support and stability, which is important for many people.

Here is how the 1080v12 responds on my foot:


New Balance 813 vs 577 Flexibility

Although the 813 has more rearfoot stability, the 577 is made with a polyurethane midsole to help improve the stability of the entire shoe. Because of this, I found the 813 to be surprisingly more flexible (and twistable) than the 577.

In the videos below, I tried to capture how flexible these shoes are:


I also found a difference in the weight of these shoes. This is where you can learn more about how these shoes compare regarding weight.

New Balance 813 vs 577 Padding

Both the 813 and the 577 have quality padding around the collar and tongue. Here are mine (813 first):

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Insole Thickness

Yes, both the 813 and the 577 have removable insoles, so you can clean or swap them as needed. First, here is the insole of the 813:

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And below, is the insole for the New Balance 577:

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As you can see, I found the insole thickness for these two shoes to be basically the exact same.

I did, however, find a small difference in weight. This is where you can learn more about how much these two shoes weigh.

New Balance 813 vs 577 Design

Upper Material

Both the 813 and the 577 are part of New Balance’s leather walking shoe line. You will notice below, the tongue is a little different. The 813 has a breathable tongue and the 577 has a leather tongue. Here’s the material on mine (813 first):

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Sole Height

Below is the height measurements I took for the men’s size 12 New Balance 813 vs 577 (813 first):

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Outsole Width

Below is the width measurements I took for the men’s New Balance 813 vs 577 (813 first):

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As you can see, the height and width of these shoes is very similar.

If you are concerned about fit, I would highly suggest you view these side-by-side sizing photos I took of each shoe to get a better idea how both the 813 and the 577 fit.

New Balance 813 vs 577 Weight

The 813 weighs 1.04 pounds and the 577 weighs 1.01 pounds per shoe for a size 12 men’s.

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Recently I tried over 30 different types of New Balance shoes and I found the average to be 0.89 pounds per shoe for a size 12 men’s. Because these are both leather walking shoes, they weigh a bit more than average.

To view the full list of weights (in a chart) I took for over 30 New Balance shoes, click here.


New Balance 813 vs 577 Sizing

Length: The sizing length of these shoes is basically the exact same. For most people, these shoes fit true to size regarding length. However, some people find that these shoes fit just a little bit smaller than their normal shoe sizing regarding length. Here are mine (813 on left):

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Width: The sizing width of these shoes is similar. They are both built using the SL-2 last, which is designed to create a wider forefoot and deeper toe box. It’s important to understand that the SL-2 likely won’t be enough on its own to overcome the need for wide sizing, but it does make the shoe a bit more roomier than “normal” shoes.

Here is a look at both of my shoes on my foot (813 on left):

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To give you a better idea how wide these shoes are, here they both are (in standard width) compared to the Nike Air Monarch 4E, which is a popular extra wide shoe (813 first):

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In the sections below, I compare both of these shoes to other popular shoes so you can get a better feel for sizing. To read more about sizing, click here.


New Balance 813 Sizing Photos

These photos below all use a size 12 men’s shoe. If you would like to skip ahead to 577 sizing, click here.

New Balance 813 vs Skechers Afterburn Sizing

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New Balance 813 vs Adidas 2k Boost Sizing

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New Balance 813 vs Reebok Classics Sizing

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New Balance 813 vs Skechers Go Walk Slip On Sizing

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New Balance 813 vs Vans UltraRange Sizing

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New Balance 813 vs Vans Slip On Sizing

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New Balance 813 vs Skechers Go Walk Sizing

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New Balance 813 vs Saucony Shadow 6000 Sizing

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New Balance 813 (right) vs 1540 Sizing

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New Balance 813 vs Nike Air Max Excee Sizing

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New Balance 813 (right) vs 840 Sizing

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New Balance 813 vs Crocs Sizing

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New Balance 813 (left) vs 993 Sizing

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New Balance 813 vs Under Armour HOVR Sizing

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New Balance 813 vs 574 Sizing

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New Balance 813 (left) vs 5740 Sizing

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New Balance 813 (left) vs 877 Sizing

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To read more, visit my article about the sizing of New Balance 813 Shoes.


New Balance 577 Sizing Photos

New Balance 577 (right) vs Adidas 2k Boost Sizing

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New Balance 577 vs Reebok Classics Sizing

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New Balance 577 vs Skechers Go Walk Sizing

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New Balance 577 vs Skechers Afterburn Sizing

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New Balance 577 vs Skechers Go Walk Slip On Sizing

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New Balance 577 vs Vans UltraRange Sizing

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New Balance 577 vs Vans Slip On Sizing

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New Balance 577 vs Saucony Shadow 6000 Sizing

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New Balance 577 (right) vs 1540 Sizing

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New Balance 577 (right) vs 860 Sizing

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New Balance 577 vs Converse Chucks Sizing

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New Balance 577 vs Keen Sizing

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New Balance 577 vs Nike Air Max Excee Sizing

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New Balance 577 vs Nike Air Max 90 Sizing

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New Balance 577 (right) vs 840 Sizing

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New Balance 577 vs Crocs Sizing

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New Balance 577 vs Nike Air Force 1 Sizing

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New Balance 577 vs Under Armour HOVR Sizing

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New Balance 577 (right) vs 624 Sizing

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New Balance 577 (right) vs 574 Sizing

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New Balance 577 (right) vs 997 Sizing

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To read more, visit my article that discusses the sizing of New Balance 577.


New Balance 813 vs 577 Conclusion

When I tried both of these shoes I found that the 813 delivers a bit more rearfoot stability and the 577 delivers a bit more shock absorption under the heel. To deliver more stability, the 813 has New Balance’s ROLLBAR technology which helps prevent improper rearfoot movement. To deliver shock absorption, the 577 has New Balance’s ABZORB midsole for extra absorption.

Although the 813 has more rearfoot stability, the 577 is made with a polyurethane midsole to help improve the stability of the entire shoe. Because of this, I found the 813 to be surprisingly more flexible (and twistable) than the 577. This is where you can watch as I test the flexibility of these two shoes.

I found the weight and sizing of these two shoes to be very similar (the 577 weighs a little bit less). Regarding sizing, both shoes are designed to have a wider fit with a deeper toe box. Although many people feel like these shoes fit true to size, some people find that they fit just a little bit shorter than their normal shoe sizing regarding length.

These shoes are both part of New Balance’s leather walking shoe line. To see other options, visit my article that discusses the different types of New Balance leather walking shoes.

Paul Johnson

Paul is a lead content creator for Workwear Command. He has had several blue-collar jobs which have provided him a wide range of experience with tools and gear. He also has a business degree and has spent time in business casual office settings.

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