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


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Recently I purchased over 30 of the most popular types of New Balance shoes so I could compare them on many things, including weight. Here’s what you need to know regarding New Balance weight:

  • Out of the 30+ styles I weighed, I found the average New Balance weight for a size 12 men’s shoe to be 0.89 pounds (13.86 ounces) per shoe.
  • The most lightweight New Balance shoes that I tried were the New Balance FuelCell Rebel v2 shoes which weighed 0.54 pounds (8.64 oz) per shoe for a size 12. This is what the New Balance FuelCell Rebel v2 shoes look like (paid affiliate link takes you to NewBalance.com).
  • The New Balance Nergize, which is a women’s athletic shoe, was also very lightweight. It weighs 0.34 pounds (5.44 ounces) for a size 7 women’s shoe. This is what the New Balance Nergize women’s shoes look like (paid affiliate link takes you to Amazon.com).
  • In my opinion, the most comfortable type of New Balance shoes that I tried were the 1080v12 shoes. They provide that “squishy” comfort under the foot. Click here to view the New Balance 1080v12 shoes, which are available for both men and women (paid affiliate link takes you to NewBalance.com).
  • Not surprisingly, the New Balance running shoes weigh less than other types of New Balance shoes (with a few exceptions). Some casual lifestyle shoes (574, 515, 720, 237, 327, 997) are, in part, inspired by retro running shoes, and therefore have a lightweight design. New Balance chunky shoes are the heaviest on average, as expected.
  • If you want to see a comparison chart of all the weights I took, click here to jump to that section.

In this article let’s take a closer look at how these New Balance shoe weights compare. I will also link to more information for each of the shoes that I tried.

New Balance Weight Chart

Weights below are based off of one size 12 men’s shoe. I found the average New Balance weight for a size 12 men’s shoe to be 0.887 pounds (13.86 ounces) per shoe.

StylePoundsOunces
FC Rebel0.548.64
FF Roav0.619.76
FC Propel0.6510.4
FF Arishi0.6510.4
FF Cruz0.6911.04
7200.6911.04
FF More0.6911.04
FF Hierro0.7411.84
5150.7411.84
997H0.7411.84
2370.7712.32
3270.7712.32
10800.7712.32
5740.7812.48
8800.7812.48
2002r0.8213.12
8600.8313.28
6240.8613.76
AVERAGE0.88713.86
8400.8914.24
MW8400.8914.24
XC720.9314.88
8770.9515.2
6080.9715.52
5771.0116.16
9901.0116.16
Numeric1.0116.16
8131.0416.64
9931.0616.96
13001.0717.12
15401.0717.12
57/401.0717.12
9281.0817.28
8471.0917.44
9921.2720.32
CT3021.5324.48

New Balance Shoe Weight by Style

New Balance FuelCell Rebel v2 Weight

The New Balance FuelCell Rebel is a lightweight, breathable running shoe with a “squishy” foam cushioning under the foot. I thought this shoe and the 1080 were the two most comfortable New Balance shoes that I tried.

Here I am weighing my size 12 shoe:

new-balance-rebel-weight

To read more, visit my article about the weight of New Balance FuelCell Rebel Shoes, and how it compares to other options. To see video of how this shoe responds on my foot, click here.

New Balance Fresh Foam Roav v2 Weight

The New Balance Fresh Foam Roav v2 is another lightweight running shoe. I found it to fit a bit more narrow in the toe box than other types of New Balance shoes.

Here I am weighing my size 12 shoe:

new-balance-roav-weight

To read more, visit my article about the weight of New Balance Fresh Foam Roav Shoes, and how it compares to other options. To see video of how this shoe responds on my foot, click here.

New Balance FuelCell Propel v3 Weight

The New Balance FuelCell Propel v3 uses the same lightweight “squishy” FuelCell foam midsole that the New Balance Rebel uses. This is another very comfortable option.

Here I am weighing my size 12 shoe:

new-balance-propel-weight

To read more, visit my article about the weight of New Balance Propel Shoes, and how it compares to other options. To see video of how this shoe responds on my foot, click here.

New Balance Fresh Foam Arishi v3 Weight

The New Balance Fresh Foam Arishi v3 has a lower profile than some of the other lightweight New Balance shoes. It’s also offered in a trail-running version.

Here I am weighing my size 12 shoe:

new-balance-fresh-foam-arishi-weight

To read more, visit my article about the weight of New Balance Arishi Shoes, and how it compares to other options. To see video of how this shoe responds on my foot, click here.

New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz v1 Weight

The New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz v1 was the smallest fitting New Balance shoe that I tried. It fit about a half size smaller than my normal shoe sizing, which obviously reduces weight. Still, it has a lightweight, breathable design with a stretch-knit upper that fits against the foot almost like a sock.

Here I am weighing my size 12 shoe:

new-balance-cruz-weight

To read more, visit my article about the weight of New Balance Cruz Shoes, and how it compares to other options. To see video of how this shoe responds on my foot, click here.

New Balance 720 Weight

The New Balance 720 is a lightweight “lifestyle” casual shoe that is inspired by retro running shoes. Not only is it made with lightweight material, it also has a low-profile which helps reduce weight.

Here I am weighing my size 12 shoe:

new-balance-720-weight

To read more, visit my article about the weight of New Balance 720 Shoes, and how it compares to other options. To see video of how this shoe responds on my foot, click here.

New Balance Fresh Foam More v3 Weight

The New Balance Fresh Foam More v3 is a comfortable, lightweight running shoe, but because it has a thicker midsole, it weighs a bit more than some of the other running shoes we discussed earlier.

Here I am weighing my size 12 shoe:

new-balance-fresh-foam-more-weight

To read more, visit my article about the weight of New Balance Fresh Foam More Shoes, and how it compares to other options. To see video of how this shoe responds on my foot, click here.

New Balance 997H Weight

The New Balance 997H is a casual shoe that is inspired, in part, by retro running shoes, therefore the design is reasonably lightweight, especially for a casual shoe.

Here I am weighing my size 12 shoe:

new-balance-997-weight-1

To read more, visit my article about the weight of New Balance 997 Shoes, and how it compares to other options. To see video of how this shoe responds on my foot, click here.

New Balance 515 v3 Weight

The New Balance 515v3 is a casual shoe that is very similar to the 574. These two shoes are styled like retro athletic shoes, but feature a more versatile design that makes them better equipped for all-day use.

Here I am weighing my size 12 shoe:

new-balance-515-weight

To read more, visit my article about the weight of New Balance 515 Shoes, and how it compares to other options. To see video of how flexible this shoe is, click here.

New Balance Fresh Foam Hierro v7 Weight

The New Balance Fresh Foam Hierro v7 is a trail running shoe that has a bulked-up outsole for rugged terrain, but also has the same lightweight, comfortable Fresh Foam midsole that makes New Balance running shoes popular.

Here I am weighing my size 12 shoe:

new-balance-fresh-foam-hierro-weight

To read more, visit my article about the weight of New Balance Fresh Foam Hierro Shoes, and how it compares to other options. To see video of how this shoe responds on my foot, click here.

New Balance 237 v1 Weight

The New Balance 237 v1 is another casual shoe that is inspired by retro running shoes. This shoe has a lightweight mesh/suede upper with a foam midsole and retro exposed-foam tongue.

Here I am weighing my size 12 shoe:

new-balance-237-weight

To read more, visit my article about the weight of New Balance 237 Shoes, and how it compares to other options. To see video of how this shoe responds on my foot, click here.

New Balance 327 Weight

The New Balance 327 is another casual shoe that is inspired by retro running shoes. This shoe has a lightweight mesh/suede upper with a foam midsole and retro nylon tongue. The outsole wraps up the backside of the heel, which adds a bit of weight.

Here I am weighing my size 12 shoe:

new-balance-327-weight

To read more, visit my article about the weight of New Balance 327 Shoes, and how it compares to other options. To see video of how this shoe responds on my foot, click here.

New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v12 Weight

The New Balance Fresh Foam X 1080v12 is another lightweight running shoe. I think this shoe is the most comfortable shoe that New Balance makes. It has a thick foam midsole that feels “squishy” under the foot.

Here I am weighing my size 12 shoe:

new-balance-1080-weight

To read more, visit my article about the weight of New Balance 1080 Shoes, and how it compares to other options. To see video of how this shoe responds on my foot, click here.

New Balance 574 Weight

The New Balance 574 is a casual shoe that is very similar to the 515. These two shoes are styled like retro athletic shoes, but feature a more versatile design that makes them better equipped for all-day use.

Here I am weighing my size 12 shoe:

new-balance-574-weight

To read more, visit my article about the weight of New Balance 574 Shoes, and how it compares to other options. To see video of how this shoe responds on my foot, click here.

New Balance Fresh Foam 880v12 Weight

The New Balance Fresh Foam X 880v12 is another comfortable running shoe. I personally thought the New Balance Rebel and New Balance 1080 were the two most comfortable running shoes that I tried, but the 880 was a very close third place. It is very comfortable under the foot.

Here I am weighing my size 12 shoe:

new-balance-880-weight

To read more, visit my article about the weight of New Balance 880 Shoes, and how it compares to other options. To see video of how this shoe responds on my foot, click here.

New Balance 2002r Weight

The New Balance 2002r is a lifestyle athletic shoe inspired by early 2000’s running shoes. It is lightweight and breathable.

Here I am weighing my size 12 shoe:

new-balance-2002r-weight

To read more, visit my article about the weight of New Balance 2002r Shoes, and how it compares to other options. To see video of how this shoe responds on my foot, click here.

New Balance Fresh Foam X 860v12 Weight

The New Balance Fresh Foam X 860v12 is a lightweight running shoe. This shoe has more support under the foot, but isn’t as “squishy” as the 880 and the 1080.

Here I am weighing my size 12 shoe:

new-balance-860-weight

To read more, visit my article about the weight of New Balance Fresh Foam 860 Shoes, and how it compares to other options. To see video of how this shoe responds on my foot, click here.

New Balance 624v2 Weight

The New Balance 624v2 is a trainer shoe that can be worn both casually and for exercise. It has a leather upper, which adds weight.

Here I am weighing my size 12 shoe:

new-balance-624-weight

To read more, visit my article about the weight of New Balance 624 Shoes, and how it compares to other options. To see video of how this shoe responds on my foot, click here.

New Balance 840v5 Weight

The New Balance 840v5 is a running shoe that offers more support than some of the ultra-lightweight shoes we discussed earlier.

Here I am weighing my size 12 shoe:

new-balance-840-running-shoe-weight

To read more, visit my article about the weight of New Balance 840 Shoes, and how it compares to other options. To see video of how this shoe responds on my foot, click here.

New Balance MW840v3 Weight

The New Balance MW840 is a walking/casual shoe that has a comfortable fit and, in my experience, is very good at stabilizing the heel.

Here I am weighing my size 12 shoe:

new-balance-840-weight

To read more, visit my article about the weight of New Balance MW840 Shoes, and how it compares to other options. To see video of how this shoe responds on my foot, click here.

New Balance XC-72 Weight

The New Balance XC-72 is a casual shoe that is inspired, in part, by retro running shoes, but these shoes also have a more modern, aggressive-edge midsole, which makes them unique. We are now above the average weight of New Balance shoes (based on the 30+ shoes I tried).

Here I am weighing my size 12 shoe:

new-balance-xc-72-weight

To read more, visit my article about the weight of New Balance XC-72 Shoes, and how it compares to other options. To see video of how this shoe responds on my foot, click here.

New Balance 877v1 Weight

The New Balance 877v1 is a walking shoe that I found to be more breathable and lighter-in-weight than most other types of New Balance walking shoes. Still, it weighs more than New Balance running shoes.

Here I am weighing my size 12 shoe:

new-balance-877-weight

To read more, visit my article about the weight of New Balance 877 Shoes, and how it compares to other options. To see video of how this shoe responds on my foot, click here.

New Balance 608v5 Weight

The New Balance 608v5 is a trainer shoe that can be used as a casual shoe or an exercise shoe. It is often compared to the 624. This shoe has a leather upper.

Here I am weighing my size 12 shoe:

new-balance-608-weight

To read more, visit my article about the weight of New Balance 608 Shoes, and how it compares to other options. To see video of how this shoe responds on my foot, click here.

New Balance 577v1 Weight

The New Balance 577v1 is a leather walking shoe that provides nice cushioning and support. It is made with a leather upper.

Here I am weighing my size 12 shoe:

new-balance-577-weight

To read more, visit my article about the weight of New Balance 577 Shoes, and how it compares to other options. To see video of how this shoe responds on my foot, click here.

New Balance 990v5 Weight

The New Balance 990v5 is part of the New Balance Made-in-USA collection which features premium materials for added comfort and support.

Here I am weighing my size 12 shoe:

new-balance-990-weight

To read more, visit my article about the weight of New Balance 990 Shoes, and how it compares to other options. To see video of how this shoe responds on my foot, click here.

New Balance Numeric 272 Weight

The New Balance Numeric 272 is a skate shoe that I found to fit a little bit bigger than similar skate shoes made by Vans.

Here I am weighing my size 12 shoe:

new-balance-numeric-272-weight

To read more, visit my article about the weight of New Balance Numeric 272 Shoes, and how it compares to other options. To see video of how this shoe responds on my foot, click here.

New Balance 813v1 Weight

The New Balance 813v1 is a leather walking shoe with motion-control support and New Balance’s “RollBar” technology. It has a leather upper. If you prefer stability, you can find more options by visiting my article about New Balance shoes with Rollbar Technology.

Here I am weighing my size 12 shoe:

new-balance-813-weight

To read more, visit my article about the weight of New Balance 813 Shoes, and how it compares to other options. To see video of how this shoe responds on my foot, click here.

New Balance 993 Weight

The New Balance 993 is part of the New Balance Made-in-USA collection which features premium materials for added comfort and support. I thought this was the most comfortable New Balance Made in USA shoe.

Here I am weighing my size 12 shoe:

new-balance-993-weight

To read more, visit my article about the weight of New Balance 993 Shoes, and how it compares to other options. To see video of how this shoe responds on my foot, click here.

New Balance 1300v1 Weight

The New Balance 1300 is a New Balance hiking shoe that has a reasonably lightweight design considering it fits much higher than the other shoes on this page.

Here I am weighing my size 12 shoe:

new-balance-1300-weight

To read more, visit my article about the weight of New Balance 1300 Shoes, and how it compares to other options. To see video of how this shoe responds on my foot, click here.

New Balance 1540v3 Weight

The New Balance 1540v3 is built to be a running shoe, but don’t think of this as a lightweight running shoe. It weighs much more than the modern ultra-lightweight running shoes that New Balance offers. This shoe is built for support.

Here I am weighing my size 12 shoe:

new-balance-1540-weight

To read more, visit my article about the weight of New Balance 1540 Shoes, and how it compares to other options. To see video of how this shoe responds on my foot, click here.

New Balance 57/40 Weight

The New Balance 57/40 is a casual shoe that is designed to be a more modern-take on the popular New Balance 574 shoe. The added foam mud-guard makes this shoe bulkier and heavier than the 574.

Here I am weighing my size 12 shoe:

new-balance-5740-weight

To read more, visit my article about the weight of New Balance 57/40 Shoes, and how it compares to other options. To see video of how this shoe responds on my foot, click here.

New Balance 928v3 Weight

The New Balance 928v3 is a walking/casual shoe that I found to fit a little bit bigger than other New Balance walking shoes. It has a leather upper.

Here I am weighing my size 12 shoe:

new-balance-928-weight

To read more, visit my article about the weight of New Balance 928v3 Shoes, and how it compares to other options. To see video of how this shoe responds on my foot, click here.

New Balance 847v4 Weight

The New Balance 847v4 is a walking/casual shoe that despite having a breathable mesh upper, does weigh a bit more than many other types of New Balance walking shoes.

Here I am weighing my size 12 shoe:

new-balance-847-weight

To read more, visit my article about the weight of New Balance 847 Shoes, and how it compares to other options. To see video of how this shoe responds on my foot, click here.

New Balance 992 Weight

The New Balance 992 is part of the New Balance Made-in-USA collection which features premium materials for added comfort and support. I found this shoe to run about a half size too big, which added weight.

Here I am weighing my size 12 shoe:

new-balance-992-weight

To read more, visit my article about the weight of New Balance 992 Shoes, and how it compares to other options. To see video of how this shoe responds on my foot, click here.

New Balance CT302 Weight

The New Balance CT302 is a platform New Balance shoe. As you can imagine, the platform design adds weight. This was the heaviest New Balance shoe I tried.

Here I am weighing my size 12 shoe:

new-balance-ct302-weight

To read more, visit my article about the weight of New Balance CT302 Shoes, and how it compares to other options. To see video of how this shoe responds on my foot, click here.

Lightweight Women’s New Balance Shoes

The New Balance Nergize shoes are lightweight women’s athletic shoes. Here I am weighing a size 7 women’s shoe:

new-balance-nergize-women-weight

To read more about the sizing and design of this shoe, visit our New Balance Nergize Sizing Guide.

New Balance Weight Conclusion

After trying 30+ styles, I found the average weight of New Balance shoes to be 0.89 pounds (13.86 ounces) per shoe for a size 12 men’s shoe. The New Balance Rebel v2 was the most lightweight.

As you would expect, New Balance running shoes, as a whole, were more lightweight than other options. The New Balance leather walking shoes were heavier, and the casual lifestyle shoes varied.

Many of the casual lifestyle shoes (574, 515, 720, 237, 327, 997) are, in part, inspired by retro running shoes, and therefore have a lightweight design. But, as expected, the leather casual shoes weighed more than average.

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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