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Superga - if you're thinking of getting some, size up

(23 Posts)
chartreuse Wed 08-May-13 11:23:11

A bit of a rant here, I just need to get it off my chest!

Ds1 needed new shoes, so we went into town. He was wearing size 5 converse and had plenty of room in them. He decided to go for Superga, we got the size 5, it felt fine in the shop. He wore them to school yesterday and was crippled as they are too damn small. Of course I should have felt the toes, but at 15 I trusted his judgement. Grr. When I held up the converse and superga sole to sole, the round toe of the superga makes it much smaller.

Off into town to get the next size up. These shoes will have cost nearly £100. Grr again.

DukeSilver Wed 08-May-13 11:28:58

I've found the opposite! I have a size 6 converse and size 6 supergas were massive on me. Must be different for the male sizes.

currentlyconfuseddotcom Wed 08-May-13 11:40:23

I found the opposite too? I bought some in 35.5 and they're a little big for me and I'm usually 36. Perhaps like dukesilver says they're different for men and women?

CheesyPoofs Wed 08-May-13 11:54:37

I find the opposite too. Converse are usually too narrow for me, but Supergra are ok because they're bigger.

gruffalocake Wed 08-May-13 12:03:13

I also had the opposite they are much too big for size stated. Dh's are the right size so maybe it's a difference in men's/women's sizing. Annoying either way.

chartreuse Wed 08-May-13 12:10:26

Really? That is odd. Maybe it's the mens sizes. Annoying one way or the other.

NotTreadingGrapes Wed 08-May-13 12:11:28

I am a 42 normally and a 41 in Superga!

(cheaper on Italian ebay btw)

SpottyTeacakes Wed 08-May-13 12:15:21

I haven't tried Supergra but my size 5 converse are too big for me and they are actually a good centimetre longer than my next size fives confused

Gillybobs Wed 08-May-13 12:16:26

I definitely find them big made too, Im always a 41 and I could have sized down in my new Superga

itsnothingoriginal Wed 08-May-13 12:22:05

I also found them on the bigger side - am normally a 5 and need thick-ish socks with my size 5 Superga.

Could you sell the other pair on eBay? Hopefully you can recoup some of the loss.

JustinBiebermakesmevom Wed 08-May-13 12:50:04

I'm super smug because I picked up a pair in TK MAXX yesterday for £17...I'm normally a 6 but tried on the 5 and they seem confused to fit. Hoping they will stretch a wee bit more....!

currentlyconfuseddotcom Wed 08-May-13 12:53:14

Was that the pink ones..? I seem to remember a thread about that! I really like Superga smile

JustinBiebermakesmevom Wed 08-May-13 12:55:07

Yes, they're a plummy/pinky colour...normally wouldn't be my first choice but they're actually pretty nice on. Also got a pair of Puma trainers that had been reduced to a tenner and a lovely pair of sandals for £16 so it was quite a successful day ! They also had pale pink and white but I'd only have to look at those to make them dirty !

currentlyconfuseddotcom Wed 08-May-13 12:57:38

Oh I love TKMaxx smile

I have a white pair of Supergas and although I love them, they do need frequent washes to look good!!

chartreuse Wed 08-May-13 12:57:58

I must have got a rogue pair, the 38 supergas are definitely smaller than the 38 converse. I have checked the inner labels in case they were put in the wrong box. confused

currentlyconfuseddotcom Wed 08-May-13 13:03:31

Can you not return them, chartreuse? Or are they worn slightly?

buttercrumble Wed 08-May-13 13:52:00

I found them on the large side too, can you swap them if you have your reciept...

MrsCampbellBlack Wed 08-May-13 13:59:23

I find them big too [helpful] wink

The OP can't return them as her son wore them to school.

MrsMills Wed 08-May-13 14:47:59

Just to add to the one sidedness, I've been wearing them for over 20 years and I consistently have to wear one size smaller than all my other shoes. Oh I wish it were true of Italian clothing.

MrsCampbellBlack Wed 08-May-13 14:51:31

Yes isn't it strange MrsMills as Italian clothing is teeny tiny

Mrsrobertduvall Wed 08-May-13 15:11:14

I have just bought some and they are exactly the same size as my converse.(very unhelpful)
I bought the linen ones.

bishboschone Wed 08-May-13 18:30:22

Superga are huge !! I wear size 5 in boots ,4 in shoes and flip flops .. Superga size 3 were too big !!

whoamiiam Wed 08-May-13 19:15:59

I must be the only person who also found superga small! Bought a pair few weeks back and found they pinched my toes and the widest part of my foot, whilst also slipping off the heel!

Returned and bought converse which are lovely and comfy on my wide feet.

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