To be or not to be (sizing of Asics Resolution 4)

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  1. netguy

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    TW recommends a half size smaller on the new R4. However several guys went for their normal size, and they recommend doing so also.

    Is the new R4 actually a bit lengthy on the outside, or is it just a bit roomier inside the toe area, but it keeps the same length of the R3?
     
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  2. JGads

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    I can't compare the last version to this one, but I can tell you that I had to go down a half size, as recommended, compared to my normal sizing in Nike and New Balance. Extra room is in the toe area, which just seems to point outward a bit too much (kind of dress-shoe like). But the half size down trick made it work for me.
     
  3. netguy

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    Thanks for sharing your experience Jgads, anyone else?
     
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    I just talked on the phone with an Asics reprasentative, and he recommended to me to stay with the same size.
    60% of their clients are doing so, and they are not reporting any issues.
    They didn't change anything between the G3 and the G4 as long as structure goes.
     
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    I recently bought the clay version and went with my usual size. I even tried 1/2 a size smaller at the store, but it gave me immediate cramps. Just compared them to my non-clay GR3s and they don't seem to be any bigger (maybe just a millimeter wider in the forefoot, and even a bit shorter lengthwise than the GR3s, but that could be my eyes ;-) ) to justify going down 1/2 a size, at least for me.
     
  6. JoelDali

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    Nevermind.

    Dammit I ordered one size too large.

    Fug.
     
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    Dude these shoes will change the game of tennis forever and your face will melt off when u slip them on. Just weight and sea my man.
     
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    I read that thing wrong and ordered a size up.

    Dammit.

    Stupid Dali.
     
  9. JoelDali

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    Just opened these up and I know it sounds completely spastic but I have a feeling these shoes may have a profound impact on the 3.5 community.

    Breathtaking. Like an Elton Jon ballad.
     
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    when I wear my yellow GR3s the 3.0 laydies at my club ask me for private lessons.
     
  11. netguy

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    I ordered 1/2 size smaller and the fit feels right. Good call TW!
    Now off to the courts ;)
     
  12. TroutSc

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    I tried on both sizes. Ended up going the half size smaller than normal. Felt better but slightly snug, hoping to stretch some but they feel good. I think they are about a 1/4 size difference not a full 1/2.
     
  13. Bartelby

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    I tend to buy ASICS in centimetres, not in US sizes.

    295 cm is defined as a US 12 in ASICS but most others say its a 11.5.

    In other brands I buy 11.5, but ASICS I buy a 12.

    I find the 295 maybe a touch long but a snug fit.

    I could probably wear the 290 but 295 is more comfortable, esp with thicker tennis socks.

    I' buy your usual size unless you have a narrow foot and you find that size almost too generous in other brands.
     
  14. hcb0804

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    So, did you get the TW exclusive rainbow bright color?
     
  15. tennisinoc

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    HUH? Asics states they didn't change anything in structure, but TW is recommending going smaller. So, who's word can we trust? Very confusing.
    You think there would be a consensus between the 2 to clear up this confusion.

    BTW: How did the 80's Neon get back into mainstream fashion again? Yikes.
    The new colorway is blinding and makes me dizzy.
     
  16. tennisinoc

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    To satisfy my curiosity since there has not been any feedback in the last few days, I had to try the G4's myself to come up with a conclusion.

    I honestly don't know why people feel this version runs 1/2 larger than the G3.
    It fits my foot true to size and I actually think it fits snugger in the toe box because the toe box is narrower than the G3 toe box.
    The uppers on the G4 are much more supple than the G3, therefore improving comfort up front. Great out of box feeling with no break in required. The sole feels and looks exactly like the G3 sole.
    Comparing the 2 versions side by side, I can say the only difference I can see is the material used up around the toe box area is less stiff and softer upon touch. Maybe this is the factor that is contributing to the feel of it being 1/2 larger than the G3 because the new material in the G4 is less rigid. So maybe people feel their feet are moving/slipping more when actually the material is just flexing and giving more?
     
  17. netguy

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    The more I play with the G4 the more I like them. Now, the toe box doesn't feel as snug as in the beginning, and as a result the G4 feels similar to the G3 in the toe box. However, the heel and the top of the foot have kept a snugger fit which I like. Finally, ventilation hasn't been a problem as I thought it would because the GR4 has less holes on the mesh than the GR3. Good job Ascis!
     
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  18. TroutSc

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    I've had mine about a week and have played ~2hrs every day since then, feel great. I did -.5 and they have stretched some, feel great. I have goofy feet, flat, over pronate, always struggle with shoes, and had foot surgey in jan. Was hesitant to spend $100+ on shoes without doing a gait video analysis and consult at a running shoe store but these seem to fit the bill, so far so good. Ordered my wife a pair today (the freaky colored ones).
     
  19. vegasgt3

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    Ok, I have slightly wide feet, say an E. I've bought four pairs of the GR3's and love them in size 9. I just ordered the GR4 in 8 1/2.

    They seem longer than the size 9, so no problem there, but they are 1/2 size more narrow. A deal killer for me. I can't order the 9 as the length will be too long although the width should be fine.
     
  20. Bartelby

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    You've got to have more than the width of your thumb between your toe and the end of the shoe for them to be too long.
     
  21. vegasgt3

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    I guess I can try them with extra thick socks too. I don't know why shoe companies change their lasts. Once I find a good one, its changed the next year, very frustrating.
     

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