Bought Nike 2k10s half a size bigger - good or bad decision?

Pete.Sampras.

Semi-Pro
Hey there, I need some advice with my new 2k10s.

I bought them half a size bigger because I was a bit worried that my big toe would probably hit the front of the shoe during a match. I'm playing on clay most of the time and with all the sliding...

The shoes themselves feel okay but a bit roomy compared to the smaller ones which fit pretty well except for the low front (okay but not very comfortable). I sometimes have trouble with my big toes which hurt after a match, especially in the Nadal shoes I had before...

Now I'm not really sure whether it was the right decision to buy the bigger shoes or not. Is it okay to have shoes a bit bigger or are there any significant downsides? I haven't used them yet, so I can still return them...

Thanks for any help ;-)
 

Six.One.Tour.90FAN

Professional
Half a size up is pretty much as high as you should go. Although I don't have any experience with the 2k10, my vapours and cbs are all half a size up and fit fine with 2 pairs of socks

90
 

hcb0804

Hall of Fame
Hey there, I need some advice with my new 2k10s.

I bought them half a size bigger because I was a bit worried that my big toe would probably hit the front of the shoe during a match. I'm playing on clay most of the time and with all the sliding...

The shoes themselves feel okay but a bit roomy compared to the smaller ones which fit pretty well except for the low front (okay but not very comfortable). I sometimes have trouble with my big toes which hurt after a match, especially in the Nadal shoes I had before...

Now I'm not really sure whether it was the right decision to buy the bigger shoes or not. Is it okay to have shoes a bit bigger or are there any significant downsides? I haven't used them yet, so I can still return them...

Thanks for any help ;-)
probably not a good decision........2k10s run really big to start with. I wear a lot of Nikes in 11.5 but needed 11 in the 2k10, and the 11 is even pretty roomy.
 

Pete.Sampras.

Semi-Pro
Yeah, I wore them again and I think I should probably return them and get the smaller version. Not 100% sure, but it's probably the better option. Anyway, thanks for the help ;-)
 
you will bang up your toes a lot worse with your foot sliding around in the shoe that the toenail may become very bruised. get the smaller shoes or try a different model.
 
I think it depends on how wide your feet are. I have somewhat wide feet and the 2K10s fit me perfectly, whereas the Vapors that I bought in the same size are too tight on me.
 

The Big Kahuna

Hall of Fame
My experience would indicated this is a BAD decision. The 2K10 - which is a great shoe, in my opinion - fits wide in the forefoot, anyway. It also tends to "stretch out" quickly. If you are not careful, you can literally come out of these shoes if not fitted properly. I think you are better served wearing as close to true to size as you can.

Personally, although I wore this shoe for almost 2 years, I now wear - and like - The Nike CB 3.3 much better. Once broken in, the CB 3.3 fit better and are rock solid in the stability department. The CB 3.3 does take a while to break-in, but once you do, they play great and a half size either way is not a problem - I actually play in these shoes a full size bigger to make sure I have ample toe space.
 

rbun1

Rookie
how big is the gap? well, if you feel not comfortable with it, better change into a smaller one.. I am used to have a bigger shoes as long it fits my feet so I have much room for my toes..
 

Pete.Sampras.

Semi-Pro
I returned the bigger size and got the smaller ones now. I haven't been on the court yet, but it feels like the right decision...

The CB 3.3 and my feet didn't like each other, that's why I got the 2k10 instead. It's better for clay than the Vapor I guess. I love the Vapors, but unfortunately Nike doesn't over a clay version anymore...

Finding the right shoe isn't always easy, but I think those were a good choice. I'll know for sure in a few weeks...

Once again, thanks for all the help :)
 

rbun1

Rookie
I returned the bigger size and got the smaller ones now. I haven't been on the court yet, but it feels like the right decision...

The CB 3.3 and my feet didn't like each other, that's why I got the 2k10 instead. It's better for clay than the Vapor I guess. I love the Vapors, but unfortunately Nike doesn't over a clay version anymore...

Finding the right shoe isn't always easy, but I think those were a good choice. I'll know for sure in a few weeks...

Once again, thanks for all the help :)
can you please give us some review about the shoes after you play it on the clay court? could be some good reference about the shoes.. :)
 

itsEr

New User
I got a half size up on my 2K10's. I didn't really like the shoe in the first place, and the half size up didn't really help that.
It felt alright when playing until i had to play a match one day, my second or third that day, and i had to retire that match because the shoes were hurting my calves (from jumping and landing to hit every shot) so much that i couldn't stand. Never happened with another pair of shoes, won't happen with these again, i gave them to my brother
 

BreakPoint

Bionic Poster
If you want to prevent your big toe from jamming into the front of the shoe, you should be wearing SMALLER, tighter shoes, not bigger, looser shoes. Tighter shoes prevent your feet from sliding inside them, whereas looser shoes allow your feet to slide forward, gain momentum, and then slam into the front of the shoe. This is one reason why Nadal wears tennis shoes that are two sizes smaller than his normal size.
 

SirGounder

Hall of Fame
Yeah I think half size bigger is too much. You'll probably have to wear 2 socks. I found them to run a bit larger than the Vapors and Ballistecs. Not a whole lot, but still larger.
 
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