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The New Balance 883 is a straight-lasted neutral running shoe designed for full volume feet. If your feet have low arches but remain neutral, then the 883 is a great option for you. The shoe is very stable and readily accepts most orthotics.

Model Number:

Weight: 11.6 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (30mm), Forefoot (18mm)

How It Fits (based on width D) Width D=Medium, Width 2E=Wide

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium and deep
  • Mid-foot: Medium to full volume fit, will accommodate a higher instep or thick feet
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toe-Box height: Deep and roomy
  • Arch Structure: Low height

Product Lifecycle

  • Release date: January 2009
  • Model discontinued: April 2011
  • Model update: July 2011, 840
  • Heritage: 882


The 883 is a moderate feature, moderate neutral shoe designed for daily training and can accommodate most orthotics. It is built with a straight shape. The 833 is built on the New Balance SL-2 last.


  • ABZORB is positioned in the heel and forefoot and is New Balance's top of the line foam. It is composed of Dupont Engage and Isoprene rubber for improved cushioning.
  • ABZORB FL is a full-length midsole unit. ABZORB FL is the highest grade midsole from New Balance and is composed of DuPont Engage and isoprene rubber. This midsole offers great durability and a cushioned ride.
  • Open mesh spans the entire upper to allow for air to flow through the upper.
  • NLOCK is located on the external midfoot of the upper and is provided to help secure the midfoot fit.
  • LockDown liner is an internal liner that is integrated into the lacing to help secure the midfoot fit.
  • Dual Density Collar Foam lines the heel collar to provide a comfortable and secure heel fit.
  • SURE LACE shoe laces are designed to reduce the chance of unwanted lace loosening.
  • Full Length ABZORB Strobel Board enhances cushioing and comfort.
  • 360 Degree Reflectivity reflects light back in the direction of the source of light.
  • Ndurance Rubber is a highly durable outsole material and it is located in the heel and lateral forefoot.
  • Blown Rubber located in the medial forefoot to increase cushioning and responsiveness.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: I really like the 883. I recently needed to start wearing custom orthotics and they fit great in these shoes. I've always been a NB fan so I'm really glad I found these.
From: Tom, St. Clair Shores, MI

Comments: I just now see Tonygio's comment above on sizing which I wish I'd read before I ordered these. I'm usually a small 10. The 10-1/2s I bought were least a half-size too big. Yes, I know I could return them (Running Warehouse is great to deal with), but I had them sent to me overseas from where it would be just too much hassle. I bought these because I had a pair of the now-discontinued size 10-1/2 NB 881s which fit so well. That's the idea behind the Shoe Fitr tool, which I think is marvellous, but to be effective it will be essential that older models which are the basis for comparison be added to the database. Since the 883 is built on the same last and is the descendant of the 881 & 882, I assumed (wrongly) I couldn't go wrong ordering the same size. 
From: Gord, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Comments: Tried these and Saucony Echelons. These are lighter, wider (I ordered a 2E width in both and these have a much fuller, better fitting toebox), more cushioned and much more flexible. By the way, sizing is standard shoe sizing for this NB model, so no need to order up a 1/2 size as usual with NB running shoes. I kept these and sent the Echelons back. The 883's are considerably less expensive than the Saucony Echelons...

From: Tonygio, Bartlett, IL