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ADJUSTING TO THE SMALLER/NARROWER FIT
on March 9, 2014
I've been wearing the same size New Balance sneakers for 15 years, mainly because they offer different widths. I've always been a 9.5, 4E width, but these MX623, with the standard 001 last are definitely smaller and narrower. They also appear to be stiffer and need a break-in period. I'm hoping that they widen as they soften. As a temporary measure, I've loosened the shoelaces from bottom to the top, and skipped the top pair of holes, and has eased-up the fit. (NB also has some lacing variations to check online, which can personalize the fit.) Other than the stiffness coming from the water resistant material, how can the identical last fit differently? Is there a problem with quality control in Indonesia? My last pair were made in the USA.