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Ash virginy trainer. I'm currently wearing one 4 & one 5. Sizing help please!
I am normally a 5 but the 5 does feel a bit roomy & I've heard the sizing can be a bit generous. The 4 is ok though there's a tiny bit of pinching across the widest part or my toes.
I can't work out how much the shoe will stretch with wear and don't want to make an expensive mistake by getting pinchy 4's that might be ok after a good wearing or roomy 5's that might rub my heels or be stretched out boats after a good wearing.
Is there anyone out there with the same shoe that you've worn for a bit so can advise me on stretch please?
My gut reaction is to keep the ones with a little more room. Could you buy an insole for them. Works a treat for me. I dont have them so cant comment on a particular brand however i have bought trainers and shoes that were too small for me and pinched because the others seemed to big but feet swell and sometimes you need that extra space. I remember years ago doing this and my feet were so sore i had black nails with bruising.
I have Ash boots. I am a 4 and wear a 4. They do feel a little more roomy than other brands but they don't feel "too big". I wouldn't size down if they are pinching as I don't think my boots have given over time.
Going against other comments I do size down in these. A size smaller than my feet feel snug to start with but are fine after a couple of wears. A friend who bought her actual size is driven mad by how loose hers are.
Well I've definitely decided on the 5's. My feet were all hot from wearing my sheepskin slippers this morning and I went to put my feet into the 4's and just thought "hmm, no". Will report back in a month or 2 in case anyone else has a similar dilemma in the future!
I reckon you have made the right choice. keep wiyh your own size. If they do feel roomy, get a slim insole. It will make you boots feel a little snugger. I have a pairvof biker boots that are slighly roomy. I put an insole in and they are perfect. I buy just a slim odour eater. If you need them snugger buy thicker ones.