New Running Shoes...
Monday, March 12, 2012
First, this is not an ad for Mizuno or New Balance. Please bear with me.
Last Thursday, I ordered a new pair of running shoes and I posted the following in the LiveFitRevolution.org forum:
"Present to myself:
Quite a while after using the Mizuno personalized fit tool at http://www.myprecisionfit.com, I saw a good deal on one of the models recommended for me. So last night I ordered a pair of Mizuno Wave Creation 12 shoes for $79.98 with a 15 day trial from FinishLine. I took a chance on mail-order based on New Balance's claim that its sizes run true, and on the following emails:
To: shoeguy at mizuno.com
Simply put: A size 10 1/2 New Balance shoe fits me. Can I safely order the same size Mizuno shoe without being fitted for it?
Sorry, don't know anything how NB shoes fit. Mizuno shoes fit true to size. Suggest you go to a store and try on a pair to lock down your size. Yes, some brands go up a half or full size. If there is any doubt in your mind and you can't try on Mizuno first, go up a half a size to be on safe side.
-Bob Wischnia, Mizuno Running
The shoes shipped this morning. When they arrive, I'll let you know if the fit translates well between the two brands. I'm using the least expensive NB shoes now so it wouldn't make sense to make any other comparisons."
So, back to the present:
The shoes arrived today. The old and new pairs fit me equally well. I think that a person using one of these two brands who would like to try the other would be safe finding a good deal online and ordering the new shoe in the same size as the old properly fitted shoe.
New Shoes on Old Feet