Ascis too big?

Size query

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08/09/2012 at 12:29

What size shoe you normally take and what size is marked on the inside of a trainer bears little or no relation to the size of running shoe you should actually be wearing. And you won't sort this out with online discussions about how different makes of trainer compare size-wise, or what sizes other people wear. And even if these trainers DO fit you size-wise, they might still be totally unsuitable for your feet or your running style. If I were you, I'd return them and get along to a specialist running shop for an in-the-flesh assessment of what shoes would suit you.

For the record, I'm usually a 6.5 in normal shoes, I wore Asics in a 6.5 for years then moved up to a 7 as I was getting blisters on the ends of my toes. After a couple of years of running in 7s I've now moved up to a 7.5 on the advice of my excellent shoe fitting guru.

Fair bit of wiggle room in an Asics size 7:

http://s4.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/345241/gallery/cimg3975.jpg?width=350

 

And even more in my new Brooks size 7.5:

 

http://s4.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/345241/gallery/cimg3976.jpg?width=350

I should probably have been wearing 7.5s years ago but they felt too weirdly big so I had to transition over time. Now when I put on a pair of my old 6.5s I wonder how I ever managed to run marathons in them as they feel tiny!

10/09/2012 at 13:41
IronCat5 in the Hat wrote (see)

Form a loop using the top 2 eylets on each side, then feed the lace ends through the opposite loops. Pull tight then do a normal knot.

Thank you for the advice. I think i understand. Will give it a go.

Barry B wrote (see)

James -   If its any help, I'm  shoe size 8 but 8.5 in Asics been wearing them for 4 years, not the same pair and 9 in Adidas. Your Asics do look a bit big in the photo.

I know hindsight is a  great thing but can you not return the Asics and  buy your first pair of decent running shoes from a running shop.

That is a help. Just goes to show that there is no regular sizing over all shoes.

I did go to a running shop originally and the tests came up with the 2170s. Only I chose to buy them online as they were £40 cheaper! Only thing is, i can't remember what size i tried in the shop. I was more focussed on the shoe!

runs-with-dogs wrote (see)

What size shoe you normally take and what size is marked on the inside of a trainer bears little or no relation to the size of running shoe you should actually be wearing. And you won't sort this out with online discussions about how different makes of trainer compare size-wise, or what sizes other people wear. And even if these trainers DO fit you size-wise, they might still be totally unsuitable for your feet or your running style. If I were you, I'd return them and get along to a specialist running shop for an in-the-flesh assessment of what shoes would suit you.

Unfortunately i don't have a shoe fitting guru so i'm making this up as I go along.

I did attened a running shop, went through the gait test and was recommended the Asics 2170. So, i've not just plucked something out of the air. Only thing is, i can't remember for certain what size i was trying on. If the truth be told i was more concerned in the shop about getting the right shoe, not necessarily the right size. I didn't expect size to be an issue.

 

 

10/09/2012 at 13:48

I'm coming around to the idea of keeping them.

It seems most people here have 'some' room in their shoe. Whether mine is too much room is the thing i'm finding difficult to ascertain.

I tried them on again last night for a final decision. It's not like they don't fit. The actual fit is fine. Nice and tight around the ankle. It's just that room at the toe end. That's all that's wrong with them. If I return them for an 8.5 it might get even tighter in terms of all round fit, which would be REALLY tight. All that for just a little less room at the toe end?

I tried my Nike 8.5s on one foot and the Asics on the other. There is absolutely no room in the 8.5s. Toe is right at the end, if not touching. Assuming there isn't that much difference in between Nike and Asics sizing i'm assuming an Asics 8.5 will be equally as close toe wise.

Based on the general all round fit and the extremely tight toe size of my current Nike 8.5s, i'm thinking of sticking to the Asics size 9.

Despite what the company said, i have concerns that dropping a half size may not have ENOUGH toe room and may subsequently ruin the all round fit.

Does that seem a logical conclusion? 

Thanks for the advice. I wouldn't know where to go if it weren't for this forum.

10/09/2012 at 15:07
Well, running in a slightly too-big shoe, as long as it's a snug fit round the ankle and the main part of your foot, won't really do you any harm. On the other hand, running in a slightly too-small shoe can be murder on your toes. If you got gait assessment and were recommended these shoes, that changes my previous thinking. The toe room on them looks fine to me.
10/09/2012 at 20:38
I was definitely recommended these shoes. I even made him write them down.

Only thing was I didn't jot down the bloody size I was trying on

Argh!
IronCat5    pirate
10/09/2012 at 22:08

Did you to pay for your gait test, or was it free, they recommended trainers and then you got them cheaper elsewhere?

12/09/2012 at 15:37

No way i was going to pay for the gait test. I went to sweatshop. Got it done there and then we looked at some possible shoes. They wanted £100 in store for the shoes so i said i would think about it.

Looked online. Same model, different colour, was £64.99.

I've sent the shoes back yesterday. I decided i would never know for sure until i actually try them in an 8.5. It may transpire that the 8.5 is indeed too small and i will have to deal with a larger 9. It's a pain in terms of postage but at least i will then know for sure that whatever decision I make was the right one.

Will be interesting to see if the 8.5s are too small or not.

12/09/2012 at 19:16

Why did you not just go back, get fitted again and write down the size?

13/09/2012 at 11:11

It's not local to me.

25/09/2012 at 14:58

Just to follow up here for those interested.

I got the re-ordered Asics 8.5 through in the post. They fit perfectly. They are nowhere near as tight as the Nike 8.5s i had been wearing.

So there is a definite difference between shoe sizes across the different makes.

Thanks for the help

25/09/2012 at 15:19

Congrats


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