Nike Breathe Free's disappointing....

Discussion in 'Shoes and Apparel' started by finchy, Jun 7, 2004.

  1. finchy

    finchy Professional

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    my feet are aching after just one hour of playing. i had to keep on readjusting them while i was playing. when i first tried them on, they felt like they were way way too small for my feet. they soon took to the shape of my feet.

    but then the worse thing happened. when i started playing, it felt like there wasnt even any cushion in the shoes. they felt rock hard. the traction was okay, but my heel could slip up in the shoe.

    this is very very disappointing to me because this shoe got rave reviews. im going to try the figjams.

    btw, i had a pair of nike basketball shoe in size 9 that fit me. the breathe free's were in size 9 also. some say that they mold to your feet, but my feet still hurt.
     
  2. Goalier95

    Goalier95 New User

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    finchy,
    Sorry to hear about your experience with the Breathes. When I first went to my tennis shop to try them on in my regular size, they felt like a vise clamp on my forefoot. It was very tight and uncomfortable!!! I also have wide feet and these shoes were made for narrow feet. I then asked the clerk to give me a half-size up and I loosened the laces near the toes and the midfoot area and then tightened up the rest. It felt better and it wasn't large enough to make it look like I was wearing clown's shoes. I then had to wear thin althletic socks for these shoes because anything thicker would not work well since the Breathes are very snug to begin with. After about a week of playing a couple of hours every other day, the shoes did "mold" to my feet and I experience no pain. The problem with Nike's are they are not made for wide feet. Good Luck and hope this helps.
     
  3. finchy

    finchy Professional

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    thanks goalier. ill give them one more week.
     
  4. fjgarciap

    fjgarciap Rookie

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    If possible, try wearing the shoes with two pairs of socks for several hours to mold them a bit "wider", then see how they feel with the usual one pair of socks.

    Hope this helps,
     
  5. James Brown

    James Brown Semi-Pro

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    i wear insoles and a half size large. Either way the bottom of my feet burn like **** after an hour (and thats not even heavy running :>) im hoping to get a pair of barricade 3s at some point since my breathes are just about done.
     
  6. swedishstar

    swedishstar New User

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    I have narrow feet, so they fit well...

    The first two weeks they would make the side of my foot hurt, but once I broke them in...wow...

    They are great for me, great traction...on clay and hard...
     

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