Mercedes, for me the size was pretty much spot on with my Inspire 9's, maybe a tiny bit tighter in the toe box but nothing that caused an issue. Going up half a size would have given me clown foot syndrome.
The Paradox aren't vastly different in purpose but are noticeably heavier. They remind me of the Brooks Beast I had a long while ago, lots of support and cushioning.
Role on the 11's and fingers crossed they are a bit more robust.
I'm not really feeling the love for the Wave Paradox, too much support for me and the extra weight is noticeable. I've returned to my remaining pair of Inspire 10's and will use these until they drop to bits (shouldn't be long ).
I'd not run since Sunday (hilly 5 mile) and I managed to get out for a quick 5km tonight.
It was all going fine until I tripped over the lip of a man-hole cover and launched myself into a nearby junction head-first. Fortunately, no traffic and the road was wet so my hands skidded instead of grazed (bruised though). Also caught some impact on my right knee and it turns out this is grazed despite my running tights being intact (how does that work then?).
I got up, winced a bit (ok a lot), then cracked on for the last couple of km. Not the best outing but miles is miles I guess...
The problem with the uppers seems to happen suddenly. After the first pair went I was vigilant with the next ones checking them after each run. The left one went first, the right one on the next run.
On my feet at least the flex point seems to fall exactly across the back of the toe box where it joins onto the upper. I assume this is causing a stress point in the material which eventually becomes the hole.