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Converse: should I size up?

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HateSummer Wed 09-Nov-16 12:36:46

That's it really. I'm a size 6 with average width feet. I'd like to wear thicker socks with them in the winter. Watcha say?

HateSummer Wed 09-Nov-16 12:37:20

Oops, this is supposed to have been in chat. Aibu to size up when buying converse shoes? 😋

HateSummer Wed 09-Nov-16 12:52:14


AngelsWithSilverWings Wed 09-Nov-16 12:59:30

I'm a Clarkes ( and just about everywhere else ) size 4.5 but I wear size 4 converse. They start off snug but loosen up gradually.

mynachos Wed 09-Nov-16 13:02:38

i wear my natural size 4 in the converse trainers and team them up with the little shoe liners. but go up to a size 5 in the chuck taylor boots so i can wear snuggly socks this time of year

FleurThomas Wed 09-Nov-16 13:08:38

I had to size down because I have narrow feet.

BarbaraofSeville Wed 09-Nov-16 13:09:27

Hard to say. I bought some recently and I got a pair of Chuck Taylor low tops and a pair of similar ones that were described as girly slim or some other nonsense - they are like the Chuck Taylor low tops but slightly less bulky and all black.

Both are in different sizes and for one of them, there was advice about sizing on the website, buy I went the other way. So the website said something like 'these fit small, order a bigger size' and I found they were massive and had to go down a size. Or it could have been the other way round.

Anyway I am a 7 and I have one pair in a 7 and one in a 6 or 8, I can't remember which. If you can find somewhere that does free returns, you're probably best ordering both sizes and trying them on, it's the only way unfortunately.

ByeByeLilSebastian Wed 09-Nov-16 13:10:07

My size has always done the job for me

Allthebestnamesareused Wed 09-Nov-16 13:10:11

My feet are so small I can wear the kids cheaper ones but do have to size up because they are narrower

BasicMadeira Wed 09-Nov-16 13:50:31

I have perfectly normal feet but converse tend to give me sore feet if I wear them for a long day. I went to a podiatrist and happened to mention this and she said the box of converse is narrow so they do rub. I would urge half a size up especially in winter with heavy socks.

pointythings Wed 09-Nov-16 13:52:10

Dd2 has 2 pairs and has stayed true to size in both - one pair of hi tops and one pair of boots.

TheCakes Wed 09-Nov-16 13:52:43

I'm 5.5 so I bought 5s this summer. They rub my heels like mad.
Think I'm going to have to get a 6.

toastytoastbear Wed 09-Nov-16 14:10:40

I'm a 4 and I wear a 4 and they fit perfectly

TheWernethWife Wed 09-Nov-16 14:50:53

I'm a size 7 and wear size 7 converse, have 5 pairs so very happy with them.

HarleyQuinzel Wed 09-Nov-16 14:53:29

They're always true to size for me

FunkinEll Wed 09-Nov-16 14:56:19

I think they're true to size/ slightly on the big side especially length wise.

2legit2knit Wed 09-Nov-16 14:59:25

I'm a 6.5 and wear a 6 in ordinary Chucks. They are bloody uncomfortable shoes though, hard and rough inside. And really, really cold.

BreatheDeep Wed 09-Nov-16 15:07:33

They're too narrow for me. Length is fine. Had to get rid of mine as they were so uncomfortable. I do have slightly wider feet than average though. But if you want to wear thick socks I'd probably go up a size.

19lottie82 Wed 09-Nov-16 16:27:40

I'm a 6 and wear a 6. Hope that helps!

Revealall Wed 09-Nov-16 17:17:50

They are narrowish and the rubber toes mean there isn't much give in the toes. But even with my wide feet I still wear " my size".

CurlyMango Wed 09-Nov-16 19:33:13

Do make sure it's uk sizes. Lots are USA sizes. As a 5.5/6 I am a USA 8 in converse.

Cocolepew Wed 09-Nov-16 19:42:12

I always buy my size and can wear insoles in them.
I got these today 😍

RestlessTraveller Wed 09-Nov-16 19:42:15

Or you could buy shoes from a company that doesn't continue to sponsor a guy who went to prison for hanging and drowning dogs that wouldn't participate in his dog fighting ring.

Slowtrain2dawn Wed 09-Nov-16 19:53:31

Found converse too narrow and always rub. Love Rocketdog though. I think converse are boring too so YABU smile

CurtainsforRonnie Wed 09-Nov-16 19:58:37

True to size. Im a 6. Just have the laces a bit looser if you wear thick socks. The length still seems fine.

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