View Full Version : Do Addidas tennis shoes run small?

05-29-2007, 10:01 PM
Hi, I can't decide whether to get a size 8 or 8.5

I'm usually a size 8, but if i remember correctly, I think I remember Adidas shoes running half a size small, is that correct?

Anyone experience this? To give perspective, New Balance shoes fit me fine, so an 8 is an 8. How about Adidas though?


05-29-2007, 11:07 PM
When I recently tried on Barricade IIs, size 11.5 fit me great length-wise, but was too narrow, so I went with a 12.

I'd say they are pretty narrow, so a half-size up might be a good bet.

05-30-2007, 08:09 AM
my barricade iv's are fine width wise (i have wide feet) but are pretty big in the forefoot area. not big enough of a difference to go a difference size, but they are the same as most shoes for me

05-30-2007, 08:33 AM
i am a size 8 in every shoe out there with the exception of nikes...8.5...i have worn reebok, prince, adidas, wilson and kswiss...all normal size 8 for me...just the nikes that seem to be out of whack...

05-30-2007, 08:42 AM
I have been wearing the Adidas Barricade, plus all my work-out sneakers are adidas since college, I wear a size 8.
But for tennis I have to go to a size 8.5 or 9 because they do run small, I thought my feet had grown :D but it was just the adidas.

05-30-2007, 04:42 PM
Yep, I would go up a half size

05-30-2007, 06:34 PM
i dont think they do cuz if they do tenniswarehouse would mention it... like babolat

05-31-2007, 03:29 PM
Every model of Adidas shoes I have worn have fit true to size.

06-01-2007, 04:25 PM
I normally wear size 8 in Adidas, my Barricade IIIs & Accelerators are size 8, however, lately, with some of their other shoe models, like Feathers, Tirands & Clima Ultimates, I've noticed lately I've had to go up to an 8 1/2. Just too narrow for me, & I don't have a wide foot either. Adidas sneakers aren't as narrow as Nikes, but they seem to be getting closer & closer.

Dave M
06-02-2007, 05:32 AM
I've always found them to be narro compared to other brands.

06-03-2007, 10:20 PM
The Barricade III's fit me true to size. I wear an 8.5 size. Usually Adidas has fit me large while Nike's fit smaller.

06-05-2007, 08:32 AM
For me Adidas shoes feel true to size (both length and width, feel the same compared with New Balance's with D width).

Anyway, get a pair of shoe trees to adjust the shoe size a little bit is not a bad idea.

06-05-2007, 11:20 PM
The Barricade III's fit me true to size. I wear an 8.5 size. Usually Adidas has fit me large while Nike's fit smaller.

really? I recently changed from Barricade II's to BF II's and I had to wear half size smaller on Nike because BF II's actually had toe box room.

06-06-2007, 04:33 AM
I have always thought that Nike shoes run smaller than adidas. All of my adidas shoes have fit true to size.

06-06-2007, 05:09 AM
To me they run true to their size.

06-06-2007, 06:43 AM
To me they run true to their size.

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