Any difference in Ladies/Junior trainers?

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02/04/2013 at 22:08
Hi. Looking for some advice - I wear a size 5.5 trainer and always had the ladies style. I have found a pair the same size and model as my usual brand but they're a junior shoe and wondered if anyone knows if there's any difference? Thanks in advance
03/04/2013 at 08:01
Dunno, ask the person in the shop ?
03/04/2013 at 16:50
Thanks. They're on eBay tho... :/
03/04/2013 at 17:45
Usually it's just tax ! Kids products have no tax, so are cheaper,

the shoes won't be technically poorer quality as they are junior version. Good quality sports shoes will do their job regardless of kids/adults
my girl has netburners
03/04/2013 at 17:47
iPod gave up on typing !
I was going to say her netburners - asics- trainers are junior size but same quality ,
try googling the brand/ model of shoe and see what you find, but I doubt any real difference
K80
03/04/2013 at 19:08

I've bought youth's Nike trainers and Kicker shoes - both were slightly smaller / narrower than the adult version.

03/04/2013 at 20:08

ive worn Nike junior lunarglides for past year or so. they are narrower and fit better, cetainly got me through a lot of miles so cant be that bad! cheaper too!

04/04/2013 at 14:46

Often, there is a difference.  As children are usually lighter than grown women with the same shoe size, they use different densities of cushioning, are usually more flexible and sometimes have less support.  Of course, how much difference this makes is debatable.

Asics children's shoes are nothing like the adult versions.  If you want me to bore you with the details, just let me know! 

04/04/2013 at 20:12

discount runner...if you are the size and weight of an 11/12 year old then the fact they have less cushioning is fine

07/04/2013 at 17:37

Junior shoes are despecced compared to adult shoes plus the VAT.

Doesn't mean they're not suitable but they are different.

07/04/2013 at 17:44

Loulabell - that's why I said "usually"!   I also said that the difference is debatable - you'll always find someone (usually a minimal shoe wearer) who will tell you that extra support cushioning either makes no difference or is actually worse!  Each to their own - I just wish I could get VAT-free shoes!


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