Babolat Propulse 3

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  1. dboorse

    dboorse New User

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    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?

    Thanks.
     
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  2. ArliHawk

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    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.
     
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  3. Drew_a_blank

    Drew_a_blank New User

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    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.
     
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  4. Boxer

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    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.
     
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  5. kingofstring

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    They were true to size on my foot but everyone has different preferences.
     
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  6. ArliHawk

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    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.
     
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  7. Gonzalito17

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    Good shoe, not great, hard around the ankle in the back. And it's annoying getting the laces stuck in the velcro.
     
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  8. Chezbeeno

    Chezbeeno Semi-Pro

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    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.
     
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  9. gatorbait

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    Fit true to size for me, have owned 4 pairs of the propulses. Really like these shoes.
     
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  10. ArliHawk

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    The Gray/Blue/Green color is just so pretty in person.

    And the smell of the Michelin rubber is a wonderful smell.
     
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  11. Stevo Karlovic

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    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....
     
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  12. P99

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    true to size for me..
     
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