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Nice shoe, but mis-leadingly sized too tight.
on September 24, 2015
Nice shoes, bought about a year ago as replacements for the last pair of my beloved original-issue Chariots (before the recent revival of that model). (I'm slow to submit reviews!) I can always count on Brooks for good construction, good support, etc.
However, I ordered the same size as my old Chariots and most other shoes that I wear, and these were definitely too tight, though wearable. It feels great to take them off. As a result, they are not my favorite shoe as I had hoped.
I should have returned them promptly for a bigger size, but kept hoping the material would somehow loosen up. My mistake, they did not loosen -- as usual, Brooks uses good quality materials that maintains their dimensions well (though that worked against me in my case).
I'm not sure what/who/where their foot model molds ("lasts"?) are recently based on, but it no longer seem to be American-sized feet based on my experience and that of other reviewers. Perhaps only the better quality-controlled units are sent to the bricks-and-mortar stores?