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Great Shoes; Weird Sizing Standards
October 19, 2017
These are great shoes. However the sizing is weird compared to some other brands. I have worn a wide shoe all my life and there are few choices. Before trying Asics the only proper fit was an 11.5 4E with the large 'N' on the side. In that 'other brand' every type of shoe fit the same in that size. The Asics feel the same in a 13 4E.
My first pair was purchased at a running store in a size 12 4E. They fit perfectly when crisp and new. The construction of the upper allows the toe-box to collapse back a little as the shoe breaks in. This change is small; but for my feet it takes a full size out of the fit. The 12's went from perfect to blisters as I went for distances.
I am not a cobbler. I don't know which brand sells a 'true size', or how I would find a proper measurement for online shopping. My advice is don't assume these will fit like any other brand. If you feel between sizes, choose the larger one. Toe space is critical! If I buy Asics in any other style it will be at a store where I can try them on.