Formerly Farkin.net - News | Forums
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 27

Thread: Shoe sizing 'standards'

  1. #1
    Senior Member stirk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    bɘʞɿoᖷ
    Posts
    7,412

    Default Shoe sizing 'standards'

    Before I rant about shoe sizing lack of standards my question is, if I have a pair of Five Ten Impacts and they fit very snugly but I just find them too stiff, will a Freefider in the same size fit nicely or should I go up a size for roomy softness?


    My favorite pair of riding shoes are my Teva cranks and sadly they don't make them anymore so I'm in the hunt for the next pair of shoes.

    I have a pair of Five Ten Impacts, Teva Cranks and Asics Tigers for sizing comparisions to work out what might be the best size to try in a Five Ten Freerider shoe.

    I check out all the size tags and knowing there are anomalys out there between brands I notice it's actully f'dup. At least component standards are a gaurenteed size when you order something, shoes and I guess clothes in general are really hit and miss.





    Teva cranks

    IMG_20170405_162724.jpg



    Asics Tigers

    IMG_20170405_162653.jpg



    Five Ten Impacts

    IMG_20170405_162803.jpg




    How can the sizing labels be so different when a so called standard has been established in a country or region?

    At least component standards, while numerous, are reliable in measurments.
    Fertilising my post count

  2. #2
    Senior Member teK--'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    2,774

    Default

    Don't forget in addition to shoe size (length) you have width and shape. If you have a weird foot shape or border on sizes then best to try before you buy even if same brand as what you're uses to as different models fit differently.

  3. #3
    Senior Member agentninety3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    611

    Default

    Like clothes sizing, there is no standard. If there was it'd all be actual measurements like geo charts rather than a vague number which varies from brand to brand. What's worse is when sizing is inconsistent within the same brand, and even worse than that, the same model of shoe across years.

  4. #4
    Senior Member hazza6542's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Blue Mountains NSW
    Posts
    2,715

    Default

    A 5.10 impact fits differently to a 5.10 impact Sam Hill. First step is rip out the laces and replace that elastic shit with decent flat laces. Gotta try em on, only chance you have, and search forum threads for people posting what fits them and going by that.

    Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk

  5. #5
    Senior Member stirk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    bɘʞɿoᖷ
    Posts
    7,412

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by teK-- View Post
    Don't forget in addition to shoe size (length) you have width and shape. If you have a weird foot shape or border on sizes then best to try before you buy even if same brand as what you're uses to as different models fit differently.
    I have a weird foot and yeah try before buy is always best but sometimes impossible as it's hard to find shops with the stock.

    Quote Originally Posted by agentninety3 View Post
    Like clothes sizing, there is no standard. If there was it'd all be actual measurements like geo charts rather than a vague number which varies from brand to brand. What's worse is when sizing is inconsistent within the same brand, and even worse than that, the same model of shoe across years.
    Check the labels as they show actual measurements in cm, makes the sizing references even more abserd, and this has been the case before the internet so it's not a bricks and mortar protection mechanism.

    Quote Originally Posted by hazza6542 View Post
    A 5.10 impact fits differently to a 5.10 impact Sam Hill. First step is rip out the laces and replace that elastic shit with decent flat laces. Gotta try em on, only chance you have, and search forum threads for people posting what fits them and going by that.

    Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
    I did the forum searching and got the right size, nice and snug yet comfy, they just don't 'fit' me arch height and thick padding wise.
    Fertilising my post count

  6. #6
    Senior Member Alo661's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    1,092

    Default

    Some shoes have Boost.

  7. #7
    Senior Member stirk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    bɘʞɿoᖷ
    Posts
    7,412

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Alo661 View Post
    Some shoes have Boost.
    Is that like Nike air pumps?
    Fertilising my post count

  8. #8
    Senior Member agentninety3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    611

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by stirk View Post
    Check the labels as they show actual measurements in cm, makes the sizing references even more abserd, and this has been the case before the internet so it's not a bricks and mortar protection mechanism.
    It is generally only length though, and there's no doco to tell whether this means shoe length or foot length.

    Some brands are consistent though, my two pairs of riding shoes are both the same size Northwave, and all of my other running / hockey / exercise / sport shoes are Asics. I've confidence enough in both brands to order online and know which size will fit.

    My previous comment referenced two pairs of Nike Zooms which I bought consecutive year's models of the same size and one fit, and the other was too large.

  9. #9
    Senior Member BT180's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Bustin' the Dam
    Posts
    3,053

    Default

    I've been stuffed with this in the past week. I'm a size 46 in my Sidi's and I'm buying some more hike-a-bike friendly Shimano ME7s. Ordered size 46 online and when I tried them on, they're VERY snug fitting. I've now ordered the next size up and will return whichever size isn't the best fit.

    Typical story, but I would have loved to have tried and bought these at the local LBS but the online price saved me $45.

  10. #10
    MTB Precision John U's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Ringwood East, Victoria
    Posts
    3,065

    Default

    If you want to be sure they fit try them on and buy local. Good fit is more important than anything else, including cost.
    "People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it". - George Bernard Shaw

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •