Thursday, December 15, 2005

One size too big - or not?


About my new shoes: I accidentally ordered them (whoops!) one size too big. BUT! They fit great! Who knew!? My foot slips just a bit, but there's tons more room for my toes now. I've been thinking of trying a larger size shoe to help deal with foot swelling and toenail bruising during marathons, but I'm not certain that I'll actually trust these for a marathon until I go in a very long run in them.

As it just so happens, I'm supposed to do a long run this weekend.

10 comments:

Geek Girl said...

Let us know how this works out. I just bought some that were a half size big because my usual size wasn't available. I'm crossing my fingers that they'll work out.

mipper said...

my running shoes are a size (or is a half? don't know) "too big". when they tried my "real" size on, my toe kept hitting the front of the toe box when i ran, so they upped me a size. never had a problem. but last night they were wearing hard on my heel. i noticed my socks are thinning and i think that is why. just wear cushy new socks with them and you really should be good to go. they're CUTE too!

Fe-lady said...

I have always purchased my running shoes a half size "bigger" than my street shoe size. This realy comes in handy especially if you are doing any downhill running and want to save your toenails!
If your heel is slipping there is a special way to lace the shoe so that when you tie it it pulls up that portion of the shoe...I wish I could show you here. But anyone who works in a running shoe store could probably show you! (You use those little "extra holes, run each lace straight back, then before you tie it run the opposite lace through the little bridge or loop you just made and pull, then tie...) I am sure that that explanation is as clear as MUD!
Good luck! Maybe if we get our scanner fixed I can post some pix!

before I sleep said...

I always but my running shoes one size too big, like yourself I stumbled on this by accident and have kept doing it.No more bruised toenails.

'Zilla said...

My first running shoes were a half size bigger than the shoes I wear now... I loved them, lots of room in the toe box. I'd say as long as the body of the shoe isn't too floppy, you're fine.

Comm's said...

running shoes vary between companys. A Nike size 8 female is different from an All Day I Dream About Sex (its the only way I can spell Adidas folks)size 8 which is a different size than a Brooks and on and on.

It's because shoe companies all use a different 'Last' in their shoe footbed. the only way to be sure is to ask a qualified shoe guy at a running store, they know.

Till then never assume and Nancy...don't you dare do a loooong run in new shoes over 5 miles.

LouBob said...

What's with that? The last two pair I've bought have been 1/2 size bigger that the half size they should be just to get the right fit.

nancytoby said...

Oh yeah, I know! It's the same make and model that I already have 3 other pairs of. I just ordered the wrong size!

Bolder said...

i started buying 1/2 size bigger to accomodate an orthotic, then stopped using the orthotic, and kept going with the 1/2 size bigger... need a roomy toe box... you mileage may vary.

Julia said...

I've been wearing running shoes that are 1.5 sizes bigger for years now. Now if I try anything smaller on they feel funny.