do nikes run small 1/2 a size?

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  1. abenguyen

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    so i went to academy today and saw a pair called air max nike smash. i guess its the predecessor of this shoes the resmash
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageMSNIKE-NMAMRWO.html

    looks similar but more white and no blue. original price $59.88, and because of the 88 cent ending, it was 1/2 off and i got it for $30. really nice and slick looking and the guy there said nikes run a size smaller so i got 9.5 because once again, they didn't have my size 9. i tried it on and it fits like a size 9. but just checking whether its true or not
     
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  2. Diver

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    I think its true, cause I Normally wear a size 10.5 but in my nike running shoes I have to get 11
     
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  3. Morpheus

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    This has been my experience as well.
     
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  4. esm

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    AFAIK, 1/2 is for the width.
    size 10&1/2 shoe should be slightly wider than size 10 shoe
     
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  5. WildVolley

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    I'm not a big Nike shoe wearer, so I can only give my experience with the BFII. The BFII, in my experience, fits true to size. The shoes have a little more toe space than I normally expect from Nike.
     
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  6. chlsmo

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    I really liked the Nike Smash, I got them at an outlet for $50.00 I still have them but they are worn bald. Anyway I usually wear a 12.5-13 in street shoes but I got a glove like fit in the Smash in a 12.5. Then when I went to buy some new Nike ReSmash I could not get them in 12.5 so I tried on some 12's and they fit perfectly (Actually I have to wear thicker socks to make up for some roomy-ness). So, Either my feet are shrinking (doubtful) or Nike sizes really need to be tried on everytime.

    On a side note I thought the Smash was a little more comfortable, but the ReSmash ride lower which I like, even at the cost of a little cushion. Also I think 75 is a little too much for what you get, so try to find them on sale.
     
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  7. crazy8tiger

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    Yeah I would agree with this too, I bought some basketball shoes and I was wearing 9-9.5 shoes. I tried 9 on and it was way too small, so I ended up having to go with a size 10.
     
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  8. north4t

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    My mom worked at a sporting goods store before we moved. She told me that nikes run 1/2 size small.
     
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  9. tbini87

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    for a while i thought adidas ran 1/2 large. now i agree that nikes seem to run a little small. i guess i have been wearing them for so long that i just got used to their size. nike definitely seems to run 1/2 size smaller than adidas.
     
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