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    Question Walsh PB Racer fit

    Having been a inov8 Xtalon 210 user for years I decided to try a pair of Walshies just for a change. However, they have arrived and are quite tight. Do they need 'running in?' or have I just purchased the wrong size? or has anyone got any tips to ease the tightness. (I have already taken the insole out which helped) I went for the same size as my talons but I find I can run long straight out of the box with those. Any thoughts welcome.

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    I generally take at least half a size larger in Walsh PBs (racer or trainer) than in any other shoe. I suggest you exchange them for the same product, half a size larger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonykay View Post
    I generally take at least half a size larger in Walsh PBs (racer or trainer) than in any other shoe. I suggest you exchange them for the same product, half a size larger.
    I concur. I am a 9 in Inov8 and a 9.5 in Walsh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PiesAreGood View Post
    I concur. I am a 9 in Inov8 and a 9.5 in Walsh.
    Thanks for the advise.

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    I go up a full size for Walshes. You might want the Ultra Extreme version, it's a wider fit overall.
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    Idiosyncratic fit of Walshes is all part of the charm. Back in t'olden days Mr Bland would advise customers to stand on a piece of paper and draw around their foot and send it in with their order....A Rite of Passage essential for adoption into the Ancient Guild of Fell Runners!
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    Plus it was well known that PB Racers were built on a spike last so were very snug. Those with more hobbit-like feet would have to go for PB Trainers, built on a wider last but (by implication) for midfield plodders, not race winning gazelles!!
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    I always found them a lot more comfortable when they were wet.

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