Recently I purchased over 30 types of New Balance shoes, including the New Balance XC-72, so I could compare them on many things, including weight. How much do New Balance XC-72 shoes weigh?
New Balance XC-72 shoes weigh 14.88 ounces (0.93 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 XC-72 compared to other options.
I found the average weight to be 0.89 pounds for a size 12 men’s shoe across all the 30+ New Balance shoes that I tried. This means the New Balance XC-72 weighs more than the overall average weight based on the shoes that I tried.
In this article let’s take a closer look at New Balance XC-72 weight and how it compares to other popular New Balance shoes.
New Balance XC-72 Weight
My size 12 men’s New Balance XC-72 shoes weigh 0.93 pounds per shoe (14.88 ounces):
The New Balance XC-72 is marketed as a futuristic design on retro running shoes. It has an aggressive edge along with a midsole that extends out from the backside of the shoe. If you are looking for a retro running shoe, New Balance has other options (see my favorites).
XC-72 Weight Compared to Other Shoes
After trying over 30 different types of New Balance shoes, below is a weight chart comparing the New Balance XC-72 weight to all the other New Balance shoes that I tried:
*Weights below are based off of one size 12 men’s shoe.
What Affects the New Balance XC-72 Weight?
The XC-72 is made with a suede upper and has a futuristic midsole that adds a bit of weight compared to similar options made by New Balance (see a list of other options).
Here’s the material on mine:
There are, however, different types of New Balance shoes that are much more breathable.
For example, the New Balance FuelCell Rebel v2 shoes – when I hold them up to the window, you can actually see light passing through the material:
In the videos below, I tried to capture how flexible these XC-72 shoes are:
And to give you a better idea how the New Balance XC-72 shoe fits and responds on a foot, here I am wearing my shoes:
Shoes Similar to the New Balance XC-72
If you are interested in the New Balance XC-72 because you like retro athletic shoes shoes, New Balance actually has several options you should consider. Here’s what you need to know:
- New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v12 – This 1080 isn’t a retro shoe, it is a running shoe, but I wanted to include it because it was the most comfortable New Balance shoe that I tried. It has that “squishy” feeling that provides comfort under the foot (show me how the 1080 responds on a foot).
- New Balance 720 – The 720 is a low-profile retro running shoe that sits lower on the foot that many other types of New Balance shoes. Click here to see how the 720 responds on a foot.
- New Balance 327 – The 327 has a retro running style, but the design is much different than the XC-72. The 327 has a rubber outsole that wraps up the back heel of the shoe. Click here to see how the 327 responds on a foot.
- New Balance 237 – This New Balance shoe is inspired by 1970’s running shoes and has a traditional design. It is very comfortable to wear and has a thick foam midsole for support. Click here to see how the 237 responds on a foot.