The sizing comparison of New Balance and Nike can be a little tricky.

The starting shoe number is different for both the brands and that makes understanding the sizing a bit tricky.

For example, New Balance 11.5 UK size for women is an 11 UK size in Nike, whereas both US and EU sizes denote the same number.

Then again the size jump for some sizes is by 0.5 whereas for others the jump is by a full whole number.

Also, for Nike, some of the lengths actually represent two shoe numbers whereas some sizes are not present at all in New Balance.

If you are confused about all these sizes of New Balance and Nike, I would recommend using the cm or the inches measurement.

This will not change from New Balance to Nike and you can pick a shoe with somewhat ease.

Below we have presented a detailed New Balance size comparison to Nike for all the sizes available.

You will find the New Balance size guide vs Nike in the US, UK, EU/FR, CM/JP, and inches. We have created a downloadable pdf also for ready reference.

New Balance Size Chart Vs Nike

New Balance Size Chart Vs Nike: Women’s Shoes (cm, inches)

cm

(inches)

NB

US

Nike

US

NB

UK

Nike

UK

NB

EU/FR

Nike

EU

21 cm (8.27 in)

4

4

2

1.5

34

34.5

21.5 cm (8.46 in)

4.5

4.5

2.5

2

34.5

35

22 cm

(8.66 in)

5

5

3

2.5

35

35.5

22.5 cm

(8.86 in)

5.5

5.5

3.5

3

36

36

23 cm

(9.05 in)

6

6

4

3.5

36.5

36.5

23.5 cm

(9.25 in)

6.5

6.5

4.5

4

37

37.5

24 cm

(9.45 in)

7

7

5

4.5

37.5

38

24.5 cm

(9.65 in)

7.5

7.5

5.5

5

38

38.5

25 cm

(9.84 in)

8

8

6

5.5

39

39

25.5 cm

(10.04 in)

8.5

8.5

6.5

6

40

40

26 cm

(10.24 in)

9

9

7

6.5

40.5

40.5

26.5 cm

(10.43 in)

9.5

9.5

7.5

7

41

41

27 cm

(10.63 in)

10

10

8

7.5

41.5

42

27.5 cm

(10.83 in)

10.5

10.5

8.5

8

42.5

42.5

28 cm

(11.02 in)

11

11

9

8.5

43

43

28.5 cm

(11.22 in)

11.5

11.5

9.5

9

43.5

44

29 cm

(11.42 in)

12

12

10

9.5

44

44.5

29.5 cm

(11.61 in)

12.5

12.5

10.5

10

45

45

30 cm

(11.81 in)

13

13

11

10.5

45.5

45.5

30.5 cm

(12.0 in)

13.5

13.5

11.5

11

46

46

31 cm

(12.2 in)

14

14

12

11.5

46.5

47

31.5 cm

(12.40 in)

N/A

14.5

N/A

12

N/A

47.5

32 cm

(12.6 in)

15

15

13

12.5

48

48

32.5 cm

(12.8 in)

N/A

15.5

N/A

13

N/A

48.5

33 cm

(13 in)

N/A

16

N/A

13.5

N/A

49

33.5 cm

(13.2 in)

N/A

16.5

N/A

14

N/A

50

34 cm

(13.38 in)

N/A

17

N/A

14.5

N/A

50.5

34.5 cm

(13.58 in)

N/A

17.5

N/A

15

N/A

51

35 cm

(13.78 in)

N/A

18.5

N/A

15.5

N/A

51.5

35.5 cm

(13.98 in)

N/A

18.5

N/A

16

N/A

52

36 cm

(14.17 in)

N/A

19

N/A

16.5

N/A

52.5

36.5 cm

(14.37 in)

N/A

19.5

N/A

17

N/A

53

37 cm

(14.57 in)

N/A

20

N/A

17.5

N/A

53.5

37.5 cm

(14.76 in)

N/A

20.5

N/A

18

N/A

54

38 cm

(14.96 in)

N/A

21

N/A

18.5

N/A

54.5

38.5 cm

(15.16 in)

N/A

21.5

N/A

19

N/A

55

39 cm

(15.35 in)

N/A

22

N/A

19.5

N/A

55.5

39.5 cm

(15.55 in)

N/A

22.5

N/A

20

N/A

56

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New Balance Vs Nike Sizing: Men’s Shoes (cm, inches)

cm

(inches)

NB

US

Nike

US

NB

UK

Nike

UK

NB

EU/FR

Nike

EU

22 cm

(8.66 in)

4

N/A

3.5

N/A

36

N/A

22.5 cm

(8.86 in)

4.5

3.5

4

3

37

35.5

23 cm

(9.05 in)

5

4

4.5

3.5

37.5

36

23.5 cm

(9.25 in)

5.5

4.5/5

5

4/4.5

38

36.5/37.5

24 cm

(9.45 in)

6

5/5.5

5.5

5.5/6

38.5

38/38.5

24.5 cm

(9.65 in)

6.5

6.5

6

6

39.5

39

25 cm

(9.84 in)

7

7

6.5

6

40

40

25.5 cm

(10.04 in)

7.5

7.5

7

6.5

40.5

40.5

26 cm

(10.24 in)

8

8

7.5

7

41.5

41

26.5 cm

(10.43 in)

8.5

8.5

8

7.5

42

42

27 cm

(10.63 in)

9

9

8.5

8

42.5

42.5

27.5 cm

(10.83 in)

9.5

9.5

9

8.5

43

43

28 cm

(11.02 in)

10

10

9.5

9

44

44

28.5 cm

(11.22 in)

10.5

10.5

10

9.5

44.5

44.5

29 cm

(11.42 in)

11

11

10.5

10

45

45

29.5 cm

(11.61 in)

11.5

11.5

11

10.5

45.5

45.5

30 cm

(11.81 in)

12

12

11.5

11

46.5

46

30.5 cm

(12.0 in)

12.5

12.5

12

11.5

47

47

31 cm

(12.2 in)

13

13

12.5

12

47.5

47.5

31.5 cm

(12.40 in)

N/A

13.5

N/A

12.5

N/A

48

32 cm

(12.6 in)

14

14

13.5

13

49

48.5

32.5 cm

(12.8 in)

N/A

14.5

N/A

13.5

N/A

49

33 cm

(13 in)

15

15

14.5

14

50

49.5

33.5 cm

(13.2 in)

N/A

15.5

N/A

14.5

N/A

50

34 cm

(13.38 in)

16

16

15.5

15

51

50.5

34.5 cm

(13.58 in)

N/A

16.5

N/A

15.5

N/A

51

35 cm

(13.78 in)

17

17

16.5

16

52

51.5

35.5 cm

(13.98 in)

N/A

17.5

N/A

16.5

N/A

52

36 cm

(14.17 in)

18

18

17.5

17

53

52.5

36.5 cm

(14.37 in)

N/A

18.5

N/A

17.5

N/A

53

37 cm

(14.57 in)

19

19

18.5

18

54

53.5

37.5 cm

(14.76 in)

N/A

19.5

N/A

18.5

N/A

54

38 cm

(14.96 in)

20

20

19.5

19

55

54.5

38.5 cm

(15.16 in)

N/A

20.5

N/A

19.5

N/A

55

39 cm

(15.35 in)

N/A

21

N/A

20

N/A

55.5

39.5 cm

(15.55 in)

N/A

21.5

N/A

20.5

N/A

56

40 cm

(15.75 in)

N/A

22

N/A

21

N/A

56.5

Download New Balance size compared to Nike (Men)

Do New Balance Run Bigger Or Smaller Than Nike?

For men, New Balance sizes from 4.5 to 6 run smaller than the corresponding sizes of Nike for US sizes. For women, all the sizes of New Balance from 2 to 13 run smaller corresponding to the same size of Nike for the UK sizes.

This size disparity is generally due to the different starting numbers of the sizes in Nike and New Balance.

So rather than trying to compare the sizes based on shoe number, it is always a better way to check the length of the shoe in cm or in inches.

A 22 cm shoe will be a 22 cm shoe be it Nike or New Balance. However, it may represent a different shoe number in Nike and New Balance.

Are New Balance And Nike The Same Size?

Length-wise, New Balance and Nike are the same sizes. From a shoe number perspective for women, all the sizes of New Balance are the same as that of Nike for the US version, and for men, the New Balance sizes from 6.5 to 20 are the same as that of Nike in the US version.

However, for both men’s and women’s shoes, Nike has bigger sizes available for some of its models and the sizes go up to 22.5 for women and 22 for men.

Also, the sizes are spread more evenly for Nike with sizes increasing by 0.5 and there is rarely any jump in the sizes.

For New Balance, you will be able to see such an increase in the sizes up to 12 (US). Beyond that, the increase is generally by 1.

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