True, I will definitely agree that it's worth it on sizing correctly. But no one here seems to have a problem with extreme sizing problems-- it's like half a size difference, which I think is very reasonable considering individual differences in feet and fit preferences. I'm just talking about the neurosis that affects a lot of styleforum...finding a perfect fit
, which I think is very difficult and lofty for most. I think you've figured yours out for Visvim since you've bought so much and have experimented for so long, but I think when you're new to brands there's no point in searching for perfect fits or asking for advice to find such a fit unless you tried it on and then wore it for a while. Life is much easier when you are just OK with these things that affect very little. If your feet were sliding around a lot, that doesn't sound like a half size difference to me...
I'm not saying that people should buy random sizes or size up fully, it's just that .5 down won't work for everyone (like me and a few other posters here), nor will TTS work for everyone (you, dbear, twork), but I think TTS is a bit safer option since half a size too large is easier to solve than half a size too small. This is why I have been wanting lots of people to input on their sizing preferences to have a good compendium of sizing knowledge, so people can make their own choices. If you feel like it's a half size too big, buy a Saphir leather insole and that solves everything while still giving you the benefits of leather footbed. Boom. Done. Or sell your Virgs and buy a new pair half a size down. Whatevs.. FWIW I went TTS on kudu virgs and calf okie-folk and they are perfect barefoot or with socks, and I don't use lacing at the ankle at all.
my posts are mostly in response to this. i'm not saying you are wrong or anything at all.
Edited by g transistor - 7/16/14 at 3:40pm
Originally Posted by Fycus
Size down half on virgils, i cant say it enough. I don't know why people suggest tts or going with sneaker size. they stretch really fast after like 3 wears and the toebox is pretty forgiving. I
f they feel loose to you, I can guarantee they are. I've owned grizzlies and virgils that were a half size big and while they didn't feel too long or anything my foot was able to move around in the shoe a bunch. Sizing down .5 solves that issue entirely.