I've bought youth's Nike trainers and Kicker shoes - both were slightly smaller / narrower than the adult version.
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!
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!
discount runner...if you are the size and weight of an 11/12 year old then the fact they have less cushioning is fine
Junior shoes are despecced compared to adult shoes plus the VAT.
Doesn't mean they're not suitable but they are different.
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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