Go Up 1/2 To 1 Size *UP*
22 Aug 2012
I bought the JEREMY SCOTT ADIDAS INSTINCT HI and they look GREAT! The problem is the sizing and Adidas should put that in the item description.
I wear between a 9.5 - 10 Men's and after reading the reviews here about these coming small, I figured that a 10 should be OK, but it's still small on me. The problem isn't so much that the length is too small, but I think it has to do with thick padding around the ankle. This pushes my foot up to the front of the sneaker so that my big toe is up against the front, making the sneaker uncomfortable. I have to keep forcing my heels backward (inside the shoe), and with my foot all the way back, then size is OK, with just a tad of space in front of my longest toe and the front of the shoe. Too bad my feet don't stay in that position because the padding keeps the feet pushing forward when I walk.
I got these on a different site otherwise I would send them back and get a 10.5. So far I've been wearing them during my workouts, hoping that they stretch and break in just a little so that they'd be more comfortable. I'm worried that if I wear them for extended periods, my big toe might get a blister. And the sizing feels this way with or without socks.
The sneakers themselves are slick and the BIG tongue make these look extreme. Any sneaker freak out there will LOVE them. I'm just hoping that they stretch a little so that I can wear them 24/7. If you get them definitely go up 1/2 - 1 SIZE UP, otherwise you'll be like the rest of us and stuck trying to break them in.