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Discussion in 'Shoes and Apparel' started by ShooterMcMarco, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. ShooterMcMarco

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    Ok so here's the deal, I just went to a Nike Outlet and found a pair of Breathe Cages for 59.99. Insane huh? The problem is that its a size larger than what I normally wear. For reference, I wear BFII's in size 8 and the cages are obviously 9's. Just to secure them, I ended up buying them anyways, although I'm not sure if the difference in price justifies the trade-off in fit. Luckily their return policy is 30 days.
     
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  2. courtrage

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    you could try stuffing some tp in the toe or someone on here said newspaper to make it smaller...i think though a full size might be pushing it...but one guy on here said he got two sizes too big and put in a bunch of cheapo insoles and he got use the fit two sizes too big...no sense risking hurting an ankle or something if the tp/newspaper doesnt make it a much better fit....or you can sell them me ;-)
     
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  3. drakulie

    drakulie Talk Tennis Guru

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    2 pair of socks, or put them away until you grow into them.
     
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  4. stormholloway

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    Buy the thickest Thorlo socks and/or put an insert in there.
     
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  5. ShooterMcMarco

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    I'm 22, I guess I could be optimistic ;)

    I'll try cutting up old socks and inserting them. I'll be playing a few sets today so I'll see how it is. Hopefully they won't get too dirty should I decide to return them.
     
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  6. drakulie

    drakulie Talk Tennis Guru

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    Actually, your feet continue to grow. (not kidding) :)

    If you don't want to wait, buy a pair of thorlos, and wear them over your regular socks.
     
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  7. tbini87

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    adding a thick insole might reduce a half size. then wear 2 pairs of socks. if that doesn't work, give them away to someone that fits into them... or sell them or something.
     
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  8. ShooterMcMarco

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    Well, I tried the sock stuffing, and it just felt too loose. I can try two pairs of socks next time.
     
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  9. AAAA

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    I once did the same as you - great shoe, great price, one size too big.

    Stopped playing in them after I rolled my ankle in them because they were too loose.
     
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  10. Gmedlo

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    Are you serious o_o?

    For the OP, just wear two pairs of socks. Works better for tennis anyway. If you already wear two pairs, gett thicker socks!.
     
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  11. power_play21

    power_play21 Semi-Pro

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    how do u guys play tennis with 2 pairs / thick socks? doesnt it get too hot in there?
     
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  12. drakulie

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    Yup! your feet, nose, ears continue to grow>>>> albeit at a **MUCH** slower pace once you have passed the "growing stage" in your life.
     
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  13. volusiano

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    Hm, maybe if you have ankle braces you can wear them with the shoes to kill 2 birds with 1 stone: Keep from rolling your ankles, and they kinda fill up the extra space in the shoes, don't they? ;)
     
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  14. ShooterMcMarco

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    lol, brilliant
     
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    ...........
     
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  16. onehandbh

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    Had no idea that feet keep growing. Does this mean that if I live to 200 I'll
    be wearing like size 25 shoes? I do remember that the growth of my
    feet happened before I grew in actual height though. I was once about
    4'11" and had size 10.5 shoes. Then feet just slowing kept growing until
    my height stopped increasing.
     
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  17. blitzmage_89

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    feet growth stops usually at age 20.
     
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