If you’re an avid runner, you may have heard of New Balance. They make shoes that are comfortable and last for a long time. So if you have a pair of New Balance shoes, you may have wondered about fitting them with your feet.
If you’ve ever tried it, you know how painful it can be. And you know how difficult it is to find a good shoe store in your area.
That’s why I wrote this guide to fit your new shoes with your feet. With my simple steps, your shoes will become as comfortable as they were when you first put them on.
I’m sure you’ll like the results. So let’s begin the discussion.
How To Fit A Balance Shoe?
Following are the easy steps that you should follow to fit a balance shoe.
STEP 1: Make sure you Take the Time to Measure your Feet Properly
A good pair of sneakers will have a mark inside the shoe that measures the length from your foot to the floor. While this is very helpful when buying a new pair of shoes, it’s not much help when trying to size your existing pair.
Measure your feet with an old pair of socks on so that you know how long your feet are. Then, place both feet on a piece of paper and draw a line down the middle.
Measure the distance across the top of the sock and draw a second line across the paper, making sure it intersects with the first line at the center of your foot. This will give you the distance from the top of your foot to the floor.
STEP 2: Know your Shoe Size
It’s important to be aware of your shoe size if you buy a new pair of shoes, but it’s even more important if you need to resize an existing pair. The new Balance shoe has a large space between the forefoot and heel and a larger opening at the back of the shoe to accommodate a wider foot.
You’ll know your shoe size by the letters on the inside of your shoe. There should be two letters on each side of the shoe: one for the width of your shoe (W) and another for the length (L). For example, my left shoe says L-W, while the right shoe says W-W. These numbers are very approximate, so it’s best to measure your feet first.
If you’re buying a new pair of sneakers, take the measurements from your old pair and look them up online.
STEP 3: Choose the Proper Size
A good rule of thumb for most people is to choose a 1/2 size smaller than your shoe size. If you’re wearing an 8 in sneakers, you should wear a 7. However, if you have a particularly wide foot, or you’re concerned about ankle support, you may want to go up a size.
You may not like the fit right away because your old shoes were just a little too big, but eventually, the difference will disappear. As long as you don’t start walking around with loose ankles, you should be fine.
It’s important to understand that the extra space between your foot and the shoe’s sole provides a lot of stability. If you find your feet slipping around when you walk or run, you may want to try a narrower shoe to see if this helps.
The Proper Way to Fit A Shoe:
For the best fit, I recommend that you have a good sense of your size and body type. This means knowing your true width in centimeters (CM), your arch height (AH), and your heel-toe length (HT). You can measure your feet at home using a simple tape measure or buy yourself a foot tape measurer to take them professionally.
You can find these measurements online on shoe fitting calculators and on websites dedicated to measuring the feet.
Once you have those measurements, compare them to the shoe’s size chart. For example, you can check whether you are a normal fit in Nike’s normal or wide widths (N/W) or if you need an extra-wide fit (X/W).
Most running shoes have a letter inside the label on the side that indicates the brand and model number. Look for the words “Narrow” (N), “Wide” (W), or “Extra Wide” (X/W).
Tips to Fit the New Balance Shoes:
If you’ve just purchased a pair of new balance sneakers, you may have a hard time figuring out how to get them to fit your feet. There are a few things that you need to consider when trying to determine how to fit the shoes
Length of Shoe:
The length of your foot is a factor in this. To measure your foot, wrap a piece of paper around your foot and measure the length of the paper. Next, cut the piece of paper down the center.
Align the Sole of Shoe:
Now, place the shoe on top of the paper so the sole is aligned with the middle of the paper. Now, mark a line down the outside of the shoe where the inner edge of the shoe meets the outside of your foot. This is your line.
Measure the Distance From Line to Toe:
Measure the distance from this line to the toe of your foot. This measurement should be between 8-11mm. If it is too long, it needs to be shortened.
To do this, start at the side seam of the shoe, slide your finger into the opening of the shoe, and bring it down until you hit the bottom of the shoe. Repeat this step on the opposite side, and adjust accordingly.
Measure the Width of the Foot:
Next, use the same technique to check the width of your foot. The measurement should be between 9-11mm.
Align the Toes:
To properly fit the new balance sneakers, make sure the toes are aligned and the heel is in the back of the shoe. Then, the side seam should be placed about 1-2cm from the side of the shoe.
The best way to do this is to insert one hand into the shoe, and the other on the outside of the shoe where it meets the toe.
Then, place your fingers into the middle of the shoe, and pull them back to find where the side seam should be. Make sure it is close to the side of the shoe. If it is too far away, it needs to be brought in a little more.
Place the Shoe Under Foot:
Lastly, you need to make sure the inside of the shoe is placed directly under your foot. If it is too far away, it will cause you pain, or even injure you when you walk.
Try on the shoes to see if they are snug. If you feel any discomfort, adjust the fit in the shoe. If you don’t like the way they fit, you may want to consider
Wrapping It All Up!!!
There are many great shoes out there that are comfortable and will provide you with a secure fit. The one you choose will depend on how your feet will be used. If you wear high heels and spend a lot of time standing, you may want to buy a pair with a higher heel and lower arch support.
If you like to run or walk a lot, try wearing athletic shoes with a supportive arch. And if you plan on standing most of the day at work, a flat shoe is going to give you the most comfort.
It all comes down to what you feel will be most comfortable for your situation.