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post #721 of 1414
If you have to size up just buy an insole or half insole. That's what I do with the boots because a 44 is too tight but 45 is too long.
post #722 of 1414
That's actually not a bad idea. If the 41 do feel a bit long after a few wears and stretch further, an insole could be a good option rather than getting a 40 and praying they stretch to be comfortable for daily wear.
post #723 of 1414

Inside of my Stan Smiths and Nike Roshes

US 8.5, UK 8, EU 42

 

So a 41 in Common Projects Achilles Low is a better option in this case?

post #724 of 1414
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Originally Posted by OccultaVexillum View Post

If you have to size up just buy an insole or half insole. That's what I do with the boots because a 44 is too tight but 45 is too long.

I wear a half insole with all my pairs for arch support, since CPs don't offer that. But I don't think a full insole is really going to solve the fit issue. If the shoes are only slightly too long then it might be a permanent improvement. But, for reference, I have a pair of the Retro Achilles which are slightly large and choose to only wear the half-insole with them, taking them as a slightly-loose shoe. The reason being: stacking a full insole on-top of the factory insole (which is what we're talking about doing here) simply forces your foot against the upper, which is only going to exacerbate the stretch over time. Add this to a shoe which is already notably bigger than your foot and you'll be clopping around within a few months.
post #725 of 1414
I didn't mention it earlier because of your comment on width, but you could try a Retro Achilles in 40 and see what that feels like. They are the same width as the Achilles but due to the design there is some added room i the toe box and overall.
post #726 of 1414
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Originally Posted by whorishconsumer View Post

I didn't mention it earlier because of your comment on width, but you could try a Retro Achilles in 40 and see what that feels like. They are the same width as the Achilles but due to the design there is some added room i the toe box and overall.


Thanks.  I don't think they have those in store here in Australia so can't try them on unfortunately.  Based on numerous forums it seems people with half sizes only go down one full size in the CPs Achilles which would technically mean a 41 for me.

 

Any suggestions on where to get good quality half insoles?

post #727 of 1414
I've seen Retros at both Harrolds in Syd and Melb and Sneakerboy too. Just FYI.
post #728 of 1414
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Originally Posted by OccultaVexillum View Post

I've seen Retros at both Harrolds in Syd and Melb and Sneakerboy too. Just FYI.


I tried the 41s at Sneakerboy in Melbourne last night and ordered them and I checked their website again, no sign of the retros.  They have one in black with the white toe cap which I don't really fancy.

post #729 of 1414
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Originally Posted by CPNEWBIE View Post


Thanks.  I don't think they have those in store here in Australia so can't try them on unfortunately.  Based on numerous forums it seems people with half sizes only go down one full size in the CPs Achilles which would technically mean a 41 for me.

Any suggestions on where to get good quality half insoles?

https://www.superfeet.com/en-us/delux-mens-3-4
post #730 of 1414
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Originally Posted by whorishconsumer View Post


https://www.superfeet.com/en-us/delux-mens-3-4


Cheers mate

post #731 of 1414
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Originally Posted by CPNEWBIE View Post

I see what you mean, that wouldn't be too comfortable. Thanks. Might pop in to the store again and try the 40 on and see if I can tolerate the tightness, otherwise I will stick to the 41. frown.gif
to me 45 are tight as hell when i first get them but after some wear they are perfect
post #732 of 1414
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Originally Posted by Bertdinner2 View Post


to me 45 are tight as hell when i first get them but after some wear they are perfect


Haha man this is so confusing.  Do you think they stretched about half a size a there abouts? If that's the case then I will get my exchanged for a 40 and then wait for them to stretch to like a 40.5

post #733 of 1414
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Originally Posted by CPNEWBIE View Post


Haha man this is so confusing.  Do you think they stretched about half a size a there abouts? If that's the case then I will get my exchanged for a 40 and then wait for them to stretch to like a 40.5

Yes they will. They will stretch
post #734 of 1414
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Originally Posted by larryr View Post


Yes they will. They will stretch

Thanks Larry.  I'm about to head to the store again and try them on, let you guys know how I go.

post #735 of 1414
Fwiw I only size up in boots. I wear Achilles in the same size as bballs and derbys (44) which is one down from my brannock/Nike us12. Bballs start out perfectly comfortable from day one. Achilles suck for a while but stretch enough to be comfortable (45's are always too long and weird), I just put show stretchers in them at night for a few weeks and wear them a lot.
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