A dissertation on the size of sneakers


I have had certain nosy readers ask me, "What size of sneakers do you wear?" The answer to that is:

  1. Large enough not to pinch
  2. Small enough not to flop around

The size information area of a pair of my ChucksFor those who prefer quantitative information, all we need to do is to get down to the outsole level and examine this question from the genuine and original Converse "Chuck Taylor" All-Star view of the issue. However, athletic shoe manufacturers are notoriously fast and loose with their sizing. Depending on the manufacturer and model, I've in the past few years bought anything from an 11.5 4E (wide) from New Balance to a 14 from ASICS.


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Last Updated: 13 February 2017


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