Asics GR4 - what size?

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  1. Rozroz

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    Hi- this is a bit strange:

    i'm usually a 42(FR) size (8.5 US).
    so-
    i currently wear a 8.5 size Barricades, which fit pretty nice and feels secure, except maybe a little bit short at the toe.
    my next shoes will be the GR4,
    that's why i thought that if i'll buy the GR4 at 8.5 it will be perfect (a bit longer).
    so just to be sure I've done this "find shoe size" on TW shoe help,
    and i found my size to be 9.5 !!
    don't know whether or not it's a trusty test, but you say to wear my socks while testing, so i almost sure i did the measurements pretty precise (also take out 5mm after measure).

    anyway, i'm not sure which Asics size to buy, with the biggest problem of having to ship them to Israel, while they don't even have them here for me to try on ...

    any tips or ideas?
    thanks!
     
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  2. Rozroz

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    Hello Rozroz,

    I am switching between the adidas barricade 7 and the asics gel resolution 4 on a day to day basis and can confirm that they have the same size, with the gel reso 4 being a little longer in the toe area. I am wearing 9.5 for both shoes. Hope this helps.
    Have a great sunday,
    Stefan/TWE
     
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  4. Tommyj

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    I currently wear Barricade 6's and tried on the Asics at my local store, had them on for about 20 minutes. I'm the same size in both with the Asics giving me just a touch more length, width is about the same. Significantly lighter and more comfortable feel on the Asics, I just questioned if I would get the same stability as with the Barricade.
     
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  5. Rozroz

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    thanks, Tommy.
    when you wear the Barricades with socks, is there any space left at the toe area?
    on my 8.5 size i reach the shoe end with thick socks.
    so i'm wondering whether taking the SAME size Asics will be the precise enlargement, or to take a size 9...
     
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  6. Rozroz

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  7. Tommyj

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    Sorry Rozroz, haven't checked in for a while. The thickest sock I ever wear is the medium weight Thorlo. With the Thorlo my toes come close to the front of the show, but don't actually touch. I have a pretty narrow foot and in the past I've downsized to get a snugger fit in the width - when I did that my toe was right into the front of the shoe. You need just a bit of room between toe and front of shoe, otherwise you start losing toenails when jam on quick stops.

    I know that some at TW recommend going down a half size with the Resolution 4. When I tried the half size down my toe was right up against the front, and I think feet swell up a bit when you play in warmer weather.

    Comparing the same size in the Barricade 6 vs. the Resolution 4, I would guess that I had maybe an extra 1/8" in the toe area with the Asics. But its hard to know the exact amount. Keep in mind also that the 6's are quite narrow. I had 5's before that and they had quite a bit more room in the toe box.
     
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  8. Rozroz

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    thanks.
    a pal might bring me a GR4 pair from abroad,
    so i think the best bet is the same size as my B6.
    i can play pretty comfortably in B6 even with 2 socks,
    but it always feels as if i could use a bit more space at the toe.
     
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  9. Tommyj

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    I'm not qualified to make a recommendation, but that's what I would do. I would only go down a half size on the Asics if I already had a fair amount of extra toe room on the Barricade. I think you are going to love the comfort and light weight of the Resolutions. Barricades are great, but they are heavy and not much ventilation.
     
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  10. Rozroz

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    yea.. can't wait to feel them!!
     
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  11. Tommyj

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    I wanted to amend my comments regarding sizing of the Resolution 4's. Went to my local tennis shop and tried them on for the second time. I did end up going down a half size, purchasing 11.5 in the Asics compared with 12.0 in my Barricade 6's. I tried them on with my regular medium weight Thorlos and found that with the 11.5 Resolutions I had as much, if not a bit more toe room than with my Barricade 6's. So the TW recommendation to go down a half size holds in my case.
     
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  12. Rozroz

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    thanks! i emailed you a specific response..
     
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  13. kopfan

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    Here's the issue when going 1/2 size down. The width will become narrow but better fit at heel. Depending how you fit, it might stretch a little bit and become more comfortable after some break in. Regular size will have much bigger toe room whereby one may feel loose, however you will have better comfortable fit on the width. There is some solution if you feel regular size is a little loose. The original insole is thin and you can swap a better insole or wear a thicker sock, double sock. You might find that the heel jiggling but it will stop after some break in period. You can tighten the lace up to the last notch to prevent feet being push into the roomy toe.
     
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  14. Rozroz

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    that's good to know, thanks!
     
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