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« on: October 10, 2011, 09:23:26 AM »

I had a pair of Black/black KSO's for about a month now, I run a 43, but is the fit supposed to be snug or kinda loose, because Three of my five "fingers, will touch the toe pockets edge while my pinky and ring toe are not touching. anyone having the same problem?
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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2011, 09:42:49 AM »

You should be looking at the big toe and the heel.  You want your big toe going right to the end of the pocket and the heel not to have any slack or loose material.  The rest of your toes may or may not reach the end.
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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2011, 09:45:14 AM »

It's ok for your toes to touch the end, unless your toes are forced to be bent. If your toe pockets force a bend in your toes but the fit is good everywhere else, search the forum for the mod  on how to stretch your toe pockets out. Snug is better, but if it's too tight it will restrict your range of motion and cause an injury.

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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2011, 10:13:13 AM »

okay, well my Big toe doesn't bend and my heel is snugly fit inside the shoe. I guess I was kinda worried about the sizing. I measured out to be a 43 prior to getting them.
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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2011, 04:29:57 PM »

I would say that big toe should be just behind the end of pocket, not touching it. Atleast for me, I have this strange groin pain that I get if I run with shoes with too small toebox and with VFF I get it if big toe is touching the end of toe pocket..
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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2011, 04:44:17 PM »

I've got a lot of pairs (Classics, Sprints, KSO's), and although I can appreciate the tight fit of some, all in all I mostly prefer to have a looser fit.
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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2011, 04:47:21 PM »

I've got a lot of pairs (Classics, Sprints, KSO's), and although I can appreciate the tight fit of some, all in all I mostly prefer to have a looser fit.

I can see this.  I had a conversation with Bearfooted and it appears we have the same size foot.  I wear a 42 in most sizes and he was 43.  The difference is he prefers a looser fit, but now he is switching to 42 in some styles to get a more snug fit for certain activities.  I have always sized down in my athletic shoes because it gives me a better and more responsive feel.  I do the same in VFF's.  If I was getting a more casual style, I would probably size up to have some room, but currently I am using mine for training so I want that nice snug fit.
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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2011, 06:16:25 PM »

I sized a 42 classic....and now I have alot of slack because my feet shrank a bit....kinda annoying haha. I think I need a 41 or even a 40 now.
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