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Bally sizing?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Tarmac, May 14, 2007.

  1. Tarmac

    Tarmac Distinguished Member

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    Anyone familiar with Bally sizing, in both vintage and current lines? I find these to be heavily discounted on ebay and wanted to pick up a clean pair. I know they aren't the greatest shoes but we are talking about around $30 for a used pair, thats cheaper than the socks some of you guys buy, haha.

    Strangely enough, I have actually owned a pair before, they were tassle front loafers made in switzerland ca 1992, purchased new. They were marked "10" all around but they were very tight on me, tighter than any 9.5 shoe I have right now. 9.5 is my most common dress shoe size, occasionally 10. I sold those off a few years ago, though, and also I don't know if running small like that pertained to older models only. Anyone have any comparisons to other brands?
     

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    Holstein Bilter Senior Member

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    Anyone familiar with Bally sizing, in both vintage and current lines? I find these to be heavily discounted on ebay and wanted to pick up a clean pair. I know they aren't the greatest shoes but we are talking about around $30 for a used pair, thats cheaper than the socks some of you guys buy, haha.

    Strangely enough, I have actually owned a pair before, they were tassle front loafers made in switzerland ca 1992, purchased new. They were marked "10" all around but they were very tight on me, tighter than any 9.5 shoe I have right now. 9.5 is my most common dress shoe size, occasionally 10. I sold those off a few years ago, though, and also I don't know if running small like that pertained to older models only. Anyone have any comparisons to other brands?


    I'm a true size 11, but I fit a size 11 1/2 in Bally size. They run a bit thin and tight
     

  3. chobochobo

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    Bally used to be my 'dream' shoe brand, one that I had to wait for the big sales before I could afford them. I always commented that I never had to try on their shoes as I knew I would fit into a size 9 UK perfectly. The shoes from 10-20years ago ran true to size for me.

    Then they starting falling apart on me, and I discovered that there were a lot more choices [​IMG]
     

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