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Excellent Fit. Called Tingley Customer Service for sizing info before ordering.
on September 19, 2017
This review is for the Tingley 1300 "Work Rubber Stretch Overshoe" Size 2XL (12.5 - 14). Went with the 1300 over the 2300 series as it appears the 1300 is a simply larger version of the 2300. As I was aiming for WIDE Feet the 1300 seemed the safest bet. Both versions were for Round Toe shoes as opposed to the Pointy Toe dress shoe variety. I was hoping to use the 1300 for both my work shoes and sneakers.
Fit perfectly, or as perfectly as one could expect with shoes being basically random in size/cut/shape. In a Perfect World I should take a Size 10 Wiiiiiide, but on Earth at the local discount shoe places I end up hunting for Size 12s that have a "roomy" cut to them - if I am lucky.
Ex1: My sneakers are a Size 12US / 46.5 EUR and measured about 4.5" by 12.5" at the widest/longest points.
Ex2: My work shoes are a Size 12US / 46 EUR (smaller?) yet measured about 4.75" by 12.75" at the widest/longest points.
So I would assume the sizing of shoes isn't exactly standardized, so one should take this into account when ordering.
One Amazon reviewer mentioned calling Tingley directly, and I looked up their contact number off their website of Tingleyrubber.com.
I spoke with them on the various sizes and opted to go with what everyone suggested - the larger one - and it worked.
So far as how the larger of the Size 12s fit in the 2XLs, they fit with a tiny bit of room to spare, which seems logical as the 2XLs are supposed to hold up to Size 14 conventional shoes. The shoes in question were about 4.75" by 12.75" and I'd say the 2XLs measured (on the outside) about 5.25" x 13.5". It seems like I could have gone with the 1300 XLs, but then I would have to stretch them to insert the shoes and over time that could lead to tearing. Slightly Larger seems better as my old pair of Totes(?) was an Exact Fit, and after a few uses they tore to shreds with the added stress of stretching-to-fit. The 2XLs seemed to almost come up to the tops of the ankle-areas around both shoes, which were about 4" tall.
I slid them on-and-off the two different Size 12s a few times and tried walking around in them. No issues. Obviously they looked a bit on the weird side as seamless black rubber isn't a normal shoe style, but when the snow comes no one is going to notice or care. :)
Not much snow in September 2017, so can't say how well they handle, but at present would say So Far So Good.
Unrelated - Sizing Info:
Customer service gave me measurements on the various sizes, but I am not sure if the measurements were for the outside or the inside as my attempt to measure the 2XL was different. However the figures do show the variance between sizes, and that the width of the 2XL appears to be the same as the width of the 3XL. Here are some of the sizes for the 1300 (based on info over the phone).
XL 11-12.5 = 5.05" x 12.9"
2XL 12.5-14 = 5.12" x 13.3" - I measured about 5.25" x 13.5" and did not count the little .25" piece at the heel.
3XL 14-15.5 = 5.12 x 13.7"
Unrelated - Packaging:
The 1300s came in a thin cardboard box inside a "resealable plastic shipping bag". There was a note on the bag itself to "save the bag" so that one could re-seal it to return the product should that prove necessary.
Will try to include a picture if I can figure out which additional cross-site script setting needs to be "allowed" to include pictures. :)