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Old 01-16-21, 11:45 AM
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Shoe Size Situation

With the current situation of the "19" No store is open to come inside here to try on shoes. All is order and curbside pickup where I am at right now.
Right now I need some new running shoes.
However this it the situation. I have 2 pairs that need to be changed. one is a Brooks other is Adidias .
The Adidas are a size 9 and the Brooks are a size 10 mens.
Not sure what shoe size i should order since not able to try them on?
For buying a running shoe, do i want some room in them or go tight? suggestions
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Old 01-16-21, 09:05 PM
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Personally I wouldn’t go “tight.” I have always gotten running shoes 1 to 1˝ size larger than non running shoes. Running shoes the actual size of your foot causes your toes to to jam against the front of the toe box which causes things like black toe. Additionally I get wider shoes too. All helps with comfort as your foot splays out when it comes back in contact to the ground.

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Old 01-16-21, 10:54 PM
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Most shoe companies use the same foot last to make their shoes regardless of the shoe model. So if you wear a 9 in Addidas - all Addidas size 9 should fit.
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I can wear between 10.5 and 11.5, usually 11, depending on the shoe and how I plan to use it.

For winter shoes, I know I'll wear thicker socks, so I want more wiggle room. I'll go for 11 or 11.5. Especially if the shoe doesn't offer enough arch support. I'll add a ProFoot Miracle insole, my favorite, trimmed to leave toe room. Combined with thicker socks that means I'll need an 11 or larger.

For cooler weather shoes I'll be wearing thinner socks. And if I don't need an arch support, I can go smaller to 10.5.

BTW, while adidas tends to run true to size and consistent from shoe to shoe, there are exceptions. I have a pair of Adizero Prime shoes in size 11 that should have been labeled 10.5, and other owners have said the same. It's fine with thin socks and doesn't need an extra insole for arch support. And it has an open weave knit upper for summer wear, so it'll be fine.

But my other four or five pairs of adidas size 11 all run true to size and consistent.
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