Opinions on my dilemma

ShooterMcMarco

Hall of Fame
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.
 

courtrage

Semi-Pro
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 ;-)
 

ShooterMcMarco

Hall of Fame
2 pair of socks, or put them away until you grow into them.
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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drakulie

Talk Tennis Guru
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.
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.
 

tbini87

Hall of Fame
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.
 

AAAA

Hall of Fame
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.
 

volusiano

Hall of Fame
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.
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? ;)
 

onehandbh

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