How Much Do New Balance 840 Shoes Weigh? [Comparison Weight Chart]

Recently I purchased over 30 types of New Balance shoes, including the New Balance 840, so I could compare them on many things, including weight. How much do New Balance 840 shoes weigh?

New Balance 840 shoes weigh 14.24 ounces (0.89 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 840 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 840 weighs the same as the overall average weight based on the shoes that I tried.

In this article let’s take a closer look at New Balance 840 weight and how it compares to other popular New Balance shoes.

New Balance 840 Weight

My size 12 men’s New Balance 840 shoes weigh 0.89 pounds per shoe (14.24 ounces):


The New Balance 840 is a running shoe that prioritizes support and stability under the foot. If you prefer lightweight, ultra-flexible running shoes, there will be better options (see my favorites).

840 Weight Compared to Other Shoes

After trying over 30 different types of New Balance shoes, below is a weight chart comparing the New Balance 840 weight to all the other New Balance shoes that I tried:

*Weights below are based off of one size 12 men’s shoe.

FC Rebel0.548.64
FF Roav0.619.76
FC Propel0.6510.4
FF Arishi0.6510.4
FF Cruz0.6911.04
FF More0.6911.04
FF Hierro0.7411.84

This is where you can see the list of shoes that I liked better than the 840 shoes.

To read more about each of these shoes, visit my article that lists the total weights of all New Balance shoes.

What Affects the New Balance 840 Weight?

The 840 is made with a breathable mesh upper which helps keep the weight down. Here’s the material on mine:


There are, however, different types of New Balance shoes that are even more breathable. To illustrate how breathable these shoes are, here I am holding them up to the light:


There isn’t any light passing through.

Compare that to the New Balance FuelCell Rebel v2 shoes below, which actually show light passing through the material:


Still, you can expect the 840 to be lightweight and breathable, but it isn’t quite as breathable (or lightweight) as some other types of New Balance running shoes.

Remember, the 840 is built more for stability and support. If you want a lightweight, super-flexible running shoe, there will be better options (see my recommendations).

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

And to give you a better idea how the New Balance 840 shoe fits and responds on a foot, here I am wearing my shoes:

Shoes Similar to the New Balance 840

If you are interested in the New Balance 840 because you need athletic/running shoes, New Balance actually has several options you should consider. Here’s what you need to know:

  • New Balance FuelCell Rebel v2 – The FuelCell Rebel was the most lightweight New Balance shoe that I tried. The FuelCell foam midsole was extremely flexible, and provided a soft, “squishy” feeling under my foot (show me how the Rebel responds on a foot). It will be much more lightweight and flexible than the 840.
  • New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v12 – This 1080 shoe was the only other New Balance shoe that I felt like was just as comfortable as the Rebel shoe above. Both have that “squishy” feeling to provide comfort under the foot (show me how the 1080 responds on a foot). But the 840 will provide more support.
  • New Balance Fresh Foam 860v12 – The 860 is another good option if your prefer support. It actually weighs less than the 840, so if you are looking for lightweight support/stability, the 860 might be a nice option (show me how the 860 responds on a foot).

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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