View Full Version : Babolat Propulse 3

02-16-2012, 08:11 AM
I was thinking about purchasing these shoes and noticed that they seem to run small. Has anyone encountered this? I normally wear a men's 8.5 and currently have a pair of Adidas Barricade 6.0. The size 9 Babolat however seemed to fit fine.

Anyone have any feedback on the sizing?


02-16-2012, 08:22 AM
Tried these on in a size 9 yesterday and they seemed to fit true to size for me. But they also seemed a little on the wide side.

It seems as if my foot is custom made for adidas shoes.

02-16-2012, 09:05 AM
They may run a little small. I am either an 11.5 or 12, it's a bit of a toss up. For this shoe the 12 fit better though.

02-16-2012, 10:41 AM
It think it varies a bit. Which is to say: I've had 6 pairs of these now and I feel like no two of them are the same exact size.

I wear a 10.5 in most shoes and order the propulses in 10.5. Some come up a bit roomy and some a little tight (what I notice is lengthwise, by the way...just a little short on toe room in the front-center on a couple of the pairs that I've had).

I solve this by matching Thorlos to the shoes -- 3's for the slightly larger feeling shoes and 1's for the tighter ones and 2's for the just right ones...that's enough variation to make any of the 6 pairs I've had comfy to play in.

I did try a 10 and an 11...definitely too small and too large in both cases for me...although I did only try one of each so given the variation in the 10.5's...

Well, bottom line I think they are close enough to correct size even with the variation that ordering the "wrong" size seems like not necessary in my experience.

02-16-2012, 11:26 AM
They were true to size on my foot but everyone has different preferences.

02-20-2012, 09:37 AM
After trying these on again, I bought the black blue ones. Such a pretty shoe, and the Velcro really locks you in. Heard the sole wears pretty quickly, but that's what the warranty is for.

02-22-2012, 12:51 PM
Good shoe, not great, hard around the ankle in the back. And it's annoying getting the laces stuck in the velcro.

02-22-2012, 05:55 PM
I felt that these actually fit a bit larger. I had a pair of 11.5 in the Propulse 2, wore them out and got a pair of 11.5 Propulse 3's and my foot seemed to have way more room. These shoes also slightly contributed to giving me a pinched spinal nerve, but that obviously isn't a problem for everyone, my body just isn't made for Babolat shoes.

02-22-2012, 06:13 PM
Fit true to size for me, have owned 4 pairs of the propulses. Really like these shoes.

02-23-2012, 04:24 AM
The Gray/Blue/Green color is just so pretty in person.

And the smell of the Michelin rubber is a wonderful smell.

Stevo Karlovic
02-26-2012, 09:42 PM
Couple things here: 1) Propulse 3 runs big if anything. 10.5 are like 11 in everything else not named Nike. 2) The Black/Blue/Green are absolutely hideous and overly-contrived. Not the slightest bit pretty....

02-27-2012, 08:12 PM
true to size for me..