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Comfortable - very small
on January 16, 2012
I was so excited that I found these shoes on Amazon for such an amazing price. They're bright, they're brilliant, and they have the over-pronation support that I need in a running shoe. Having purchased Saucony Hurricanes in the past, I was confident that the size I ordered would work as well. My local running store have always told me that women should order their running shoes 1.5 sizes bigger than your normal shoe size. It worked beautifully with my other saucony shoes, so it should work with these too, right?
These shoes are VERY small. I read some reviews that said as much, but I figured that a size and a half bigger would be enough cushion for any discrepancy in size. This shoe will not work for running, at all, unless I got at LEAST a 9.5 or even a 10.
Let me give you a real-life example. When I put on the shoes, I thought "Huh...these are small." Not normal shoe small, just running shoe small. Curious, I went and grabbed some old Nike's that I had purchased and had been a DISASTER to run in because, notoriously, Nike's run small. These Saucony shoes, in a size 9, are equivalent to a size 8 in Nike's.
I've decided to keep them simply because they're adorable and decided to use them for everything BUT running and went out to purchase a new pair of running shoes from a local running store.
Runners, use extreme caution when purchasing these shoes. I HIGHLY recommend you go to a store and try them on first in order to determine your accurate size.