Adidas shoes

RW reviews of Adidas shoes, and Adidas contact details

Posted: 17 June 2000

PO Box 39, The Adidas Centre, Pepper Road, Hazel Grove,
Stockport, Cheshire SK7 5SD;
0161-419 2500;

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Quick question - I have heard that Adidas shoe sizes tend to be very small. Does anyone know what would be the Adidas equivalent to a New Balance or Saucony UK size 8?

Manu thanks.

My FLM charity (Cancer Research UK) are giving away some running shoes donated by Adidas, and we need to say what size we want. I assume these are end of line clear-outs as they don't even say what model they are.
Posted: 13/01/2003 at 11:15

Probably compared to the Saucony shoe, at least a half size up, to UK 8 1/2, but I always find that when people try on shoes where I work, they have to take a larger size in New Balance as well, as NB comes up small compared to Saucony?

But generally, I always bring out Adidas shoes a half size up from the other makes and start from there. Adidas can come up narrow as well, especially compared to Saucony and the wide fit in New Balance

Best thing to do, if you can pop into a running shop or even a sports shop, is to try on a couple of sizes in the shoe that you want to get, or a shoe that is similar. You have the right size if you can fit the width of your thumb in between the end of your toe and the end of the shoe.

Posted: 13/01/2003 at 11:18

just seen that you didn't know which shoe you are getting, so ignore what I just said about trying on a particular model, just make sure you are trying on running shoes
Posted: 13/01/2003 at 11:20

Quick question on this topic annajo. I find Saucony a really comfortable fit because of the nice wide toe box (also got long toes) but would you suggest a half size up when using Nikes as well?
Posted: 13/01/2003 at 11:30

I'm usually a size 9 (in any type of shoes running or otherwise). When I bought my last pair of running shoes I tried on numerous shoes of different makes. The best fit in every make was a size 9, except the ones I ended up buying (Adidas Supernova Control) which were a 9.5.
Make of that what you will :)
Posted: 13/01/2003 at 11:46

My UK shoe size is 7.5, I run in Supernova Cush 8.5 UK. In the old Response I used an 8.


Posted: 13/01/2003 at 11:55

Thanks everyone. I have wide forefeet so maybe it will have to be a 9 rather than 8.5, but will try to get a shop first.
Posted: 13/01/2003 at 14:21

Parky, I have a Nike and Saucony pair of trainers on the go at the moment and I have found that I am the same size in Saucony and in Nike, but it is best to go and try them on as it is different for everyone. Generally people only go up a half size in Nike from Saucony for the extra width, but usually it isn't a massive problem
Posted: 13/01/2003 at 14:33

You'll need half a size bigger in Adidas and they are quite a narrow fit. They are making some brill shoes though. Well worth a look
Posted: 13/01/2003 at 14:56

Skip - I've been running in Addidas for the last six months alongside Asics. The addidas are half a size bigger.

I noticed you mention wide forefoot and I would advise you that the addidas are a VERY snug fit so be careful.
Posted: 13/01/2003 at 16:00

Whoops - just realised I almost exactly replicated the previous post......doh!

Agree with the sentiment though, the ride of the addidas shoes is IMHO excellent and better than the Asics - insole tends to slip a bit which is irritating.
Posted: 13/01/2003 at 16:02

I'd agree with half a size bigger - I'm currently in 11s New Balance and Nike - my last pair of adidas were 11.5.
Posted: 13/01/2003 at 20:30

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