Fit & Sizing

Men's and Women's Running Shoes

We generally recommend that you order your Brooks running shoes 1/2 size to one size larger than normal dress shoes. For men's footwear, "D'" is the default width when no width is otherwise specified. For women's footwear, "B" is the default width.

Whenever possible, it is best to visit your local running and walking footwear store for a proper fitting and guidance to help you find just right Brooks shoe for your foot and gait. You can also refer to our online Shoe Advisor for assistance. If you've been running in another brand and want to try Brooks, check out our Running Shoe Comparison Chart.

Kids' Running Shoes

Children's shoes are sized in two waves. The first wave starts at size 1 for prewalking tots and extends to size 13.5 (measuring 7 3/4 inches from heel to toe.) The second wave again starts at size 1 (at just under 8 inches from heel to toe), and extends through adult sizes.

Our Kids' Defyance, with sizes 10.5-13.5, 1-7, starts in the first size wave and then continues into the second wave. The rough age range for this shoe begins around 3 years old.

Our Kids' Adrenaline™ GTS, offered in sizes 1-7, fits the second (larger) wave of children's shoe sizes. This range would normally accommodate children aged six years and older. 


Fit and Measurement Guide

Women's Body Measurements (inches)
  XS (2-4) S (6-8) M (8-10) L (12-14) XL (16)
bust 30-32 32-34 34-36 37-39 40-42
waist 22-24 24-26 26-28 29-31 32-34
hip 34-36 36-38 38-40 41-43 44-45
inseam 29 29.5 30 30.5 31

Men's Body Measurements (inches)
chest 34-36 36-38 38-40 41-43 44-46 47-49 50-52
waist 26-28 29-31 32-34 35-37 38-40 44-46 47-49
inseam 31 31.5 32 32.5 33 33.5 34

Fit Descriptions
Fitted: Semi-Fitted: Relaxed: Bras and Bra Liners:
Snug to the body throughout the garment. Contoured to the body. Drapes loosely on the body.

Two types of support

  1. Compression/ Encapsulation (A)
  2. Compression (B)

How to Measure
Bust/Chest: With arms relaxed down at sides, measure fullest part of bust/chest, keeping tape parallel to the floor.
Waist: Measure around your natural waistline; keep your measuring tape comfortably loose.
Hips: Stand with heels together. Keeping tape straight and parallel to the floor, measure around fullest part.
Inseam: Measure inside length of your leg from crotch to bottom of ankle.

Sock Sizing
Sock Size US Men's Shoe Size US Women's Shoes Size Euro Shoe Size
S 6-8 7-9 38-41
M 8-10 9-11 41-44
L 10-13 11-13 44-48
XL 13-16   48-51

Glove Sizing
Glove Size Length from Palm to Fingertip
S 7.5" or less
M 7.5"- 8"
L 8" - 9"
XL 9" or larger