Thanks Colmeister. Glad to hear that as I had just ordered a pair before I got email notification that you had commented on this thread! Ha ha! So I'd have been a bit miffed if you were going to say, "No. You have to order a size up!"
Thanks folks! I'll give them a try then - I'm also an 8 in 'normal' shoes and up a half size for runners. In any case, if they don't fit I can always change them. Just thought it worth seeing if anybody had bought them and found they had funny sizes. (Apparently there's sometimes a need to go up a half or full size with running spikes because they can be a little narrower than road running shoes. Wasn't sure whether the more minimalist Kinvaras would be similar - sounds like not.)
Hi! I've decided to have a go at some Saucony Kinvara 2's as I'm a midfoot striker and apparently these have a smaller heel-toe drop than most regular shoes.
I'm a Saucony type of guy already, having used Ride and Phoenix in the past and I'm a UK8.5 in size. Am I likely to take the same size for these shoes? I'd be interested in anyone's views, especially if you have bought a pair of Kinvaras and needed to tinker with the size or needed to get a size up perhaps, as nobody sells these where I am. So it'll be a case of buying online without trying them for size!
@BDB - wow, those are cheap. Thanks for the tip. I think I must have "cyclist's quad disease" though; I can't help thinking that they'd be really, really tight on me. Heck, I even find regular fit jeans tight on my upper legs! But everyone's different though, and at that price they definitely sound like they're worth a go.
@Capt Beaky - I think this thread is just becoming a thesaurus of euphemisms for unspeakable body parts! lol.
Anyway, I ended up ordering some Ronhill Trackster Peak running "pants". These are the ones with the zips on the legs. You have to be a bit careful on Amazon because they also have the tighter trousers with those foot-loops, which look suspiciously like leggings or tights, but they're calling them tracksters.
I always go the manufacturers' sites when I buy running gear so I can get a better picture of sizings. That's always a problem for my body shape, because if I get the waist right, they're always too long - I'll have to shrink into the ones I've ordered I guess (having put on 10 pounds during my 11 wks of injury-induced rest!)
Here's are some links:
Amazon's Tracksters (I paid £24.40 with free delivery):