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Strange Shoe opportunity

Old 03-03-07, 01:46 PM
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Strange Shoe opportunity

So my local shop has a pair of shoes ridiculously on sale. Only, the reason they are on sale is that they are different sizes, 43 and 44.

So my question is - if they fit me, and they do (my left foot is larger than my right), - could an unequal sizing cause some type of over-use problem somewhere down the road? Will I disperse energy differently through each different leg?

I want to buy local but I don't want to do something stupid.
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My .02 is as long as they fit you ok AND you can get your cleats aligned with the ball of your feet you should be fine
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no, if your feet are different sizes, by all means buy the shoes.

it's better for your shoes to fit both feet, rather than one shoe fit and the other too large or small.

you see this often with pro-return or custom hockey skates. they will fit the skate to each foot, and often times there are differences in sizes. some skate manufacturers even go down to quarter-sizes on their custom skates. you often find a set of pro-return skates for NHL players, where one skate is a different size than the other.
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you probably disperse energy differently through each leg anyway. don't over-think it.

just buy them already.
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Originally Posted by gce
So my local shop has a pair of shoes ridiculously on sale. Only, the reason they are on sale is that they are different sizes, 43 and 44.

So my question is - if they fit me, and they do (my left foot is larger than my right), - could an unequal sizing cause some type of over-use problem somewhere down the road? Will I disperse energy differently through each different leg?

I want to buy local but I don't want to do something stupid.
Go for it! just make sure the left one is the 44...
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