Size runs small, not run true to size
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
I was concerned about these being too small given haht it's an Italian brand and reviews that I read on climbing shoes in general indicated they run small. so I contacted customer service via chat. They connected me with an "expert" who was confident that these run 'true to size.' Given that I take a size 8, they recommended the EU size 40.5 which does in fact equate to the US 8. when I got the shoes (they did arrive in 2 days as guaranteed), they were just too small. no way I could wear them. I'll have to go up a least a full size. I don't have wide feet either. they seem like a decent show for the price (although I was not able to test them) so I'll try the next size but it will cost me $6.99 to return these (which I knew in advance but is nevertheless frustrating).
Well first, EU sizing doesn't translate well to US sizing. A US 8 sits between a EU 40.5 and 41. So you kind of just have to pick one based on past experience and hope it fits or just know ahead of time there is a good chance you'll have to swap. Second, I have these and they actually run true to size but they stretch quite a lot after the first month. I'd say mine stretched a little more than one full size. Honestly they are a bit too big now. So I'd recommend sizing down at least a full size. It might hurt a bit at first but it'll be a comfier fit in the long run, without sacrificing performance.