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    Need help with trainer sizes

    I wondering if any of you very clever people on here could help me with trainers, and their supposed sizes? You see, I'm a 9.5 and have quite wide feet (and have to wear insoles, for an on-going problem - should I go up a size to a ten?) and I'm really struggling to find shoes that fit. Does anyone on here know what shoes are wider than others? And which ones are true to size? Adidas and Puma seem very narrow........

    I'm just been into a well-known footwear retailer, and have come out with nothing.

    Many thanks in advance

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    New Balance do trainers in different widths, so do other makes.

    Original Poster

    Wow, that's a quick reply

    I think I'm a "D" width (which I believe is average) but a lot of the trainers now, seem very narrow. Just wish I could buy trainers online, without buying the narrow ones, all the time!

    Go to a different sports footwear retailer and take some new insoles with you, ask which brands are wider and tell them what you need them for which the person doing their job should be able to help you with and then bring a selection for you to test. Try on the shoes and trot around the store trying to look casual but you are intensely evaluating the fit but don't stay long enough to overstay your welcome as you are not going to purchase. Be polite and hand back the shoes casually noting the model name and remembering the size. Return home and search here/online for the best price,being aware of fakes, then find discount codes and free delivery codes Spend the money you have saved on things to eat from here that will impede your performance Come back and share the bargain and If you feel guilty for not purchaing from the store you may leave an online positive review for the helpful assistant.

    If you are picky you may have to repeat this several times,

    Original Poster

    Thanks, geesepeace. I have just tried the very same thing in Sports Direct! Only problem was, they had no shoes that fitted correctly. I even quizzed the bloke in the store about widths etc (He was very good to be fair)
    Edited by: "ValiantSaint" 8th Jan 2015

    ValiantSaint

    Thanks, geesepeace. I have just tried the very same thing in Sports … Thanks, geesepeace. I have just tried the very same thing in Sports Direct! Only problem was, they had no shoes that fitted correctly. I even quizzed the bloke in the store about widths etc (He was very good to be fair)

    son and husband have same need as you, some good trainer/sports shop have machine and mat for you to walk on and stand on so they can point you to right brand etc. New Balance and Asic's both work for them.
    Edited by: "yorkslass" 8th Jan 2015

    I find k swiss rinzler best for my wide size 11 feet, they're worth a try anyway. good luck

    Sketchers do wide fit mens trainers too. Depends what you want to use them for though.

    I've found Reebok are true to size and are generous width size.

    Would also say go half a size up with Adidas.

    Another New Balance fan here, if you have a store near you. They do a gait test too which may help

    Dabooka

    Another New Balance fan here, if you have a store near you. They do a … Another New Balance fan here, if you have a store near you. They do a gait test too which may help



    Actually that's assuming you mean proper trainers as opposed to General Purpose Drinking Shoes (I. e. Sambas). Adidas trainers vary greatly in width depending on style, so try a few out.

    Original Poster

    Thanks for all the feedback. Would you say I would be better to go up half a size on all trainers due to the insoles I have to use? (I have bought 10s in K Swiss trainer before, and they were massive.....) I tend to buy leather-topped trainers, rather than the fabric ones, due to the lovely weather in England........will this make them more harder to break in/narrower?

    Cheers

    EDIT: I've looked for a New Balance store, near where I live, but there's only stockists, not actual stores. I have had my feet measured in Clarks, though. They told me I was a 9.5 and a standard "D" width. I suppose with the insoles in, this tends to throw all that out the window......
    Edited by: "ValiantSaint" 8th Jan 2015

    yes it does, the only way is to take a new pair of insoles with you and try them on and wear them in the store for a little while to make sure that they fit. If you are buying a decent pair then the fabric and stitching will let them stretch a little bit and mould to the shape of your foot but you don't want them to feel tight especially at the toes. Maybe open your search to fabric trainers which will give you more choice and they won't get much wetter than leather trainers really. trainers for sport and trainers for fashion are entirely different things, if it's for sport you will more than likely find a brand you like and stick to them as this makes it easy for the future. go to a few stores and ask advice and try the ones on as suggested in the responses above and look at nike they have adequate room and are not the slim type, give good support and take the rainy weather fine. good luck hope you get ones easy, and one more thing stores will have low stock just now so it might be a little difficult x

    Air jordans are wide also
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