A good rule of thumb is that your shoe should beabout a thumb鈥檚 width too loose. If the shoe is too tight, your toes will not be able to move and could even cause blisters or pain while running. Most footwear has a thumb鈥檚 width of wiggle room, but runners need more room in the toe box.
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Do running shoes need to be tight?
People think they need to be tight, they need to be laced tight, they need to be super snug. The problem is that when you run, your feet actually expand. Yeah, they get bigger, they don鈥檛 stay the same size because of blood flow.
Why do my feet get bigger when I run?
The problem is that when you run, your feet actually expand. Yeah, they get bigger, they don鈥檛 stay the same size because of blood flow. So, they expand when you鈥檙e running. You need a little bit of extra room inside that shoe because of that expansion.
What happens if you wear your shoes too tight?
Now, if you鈥檝e been wearing your shoes too tight for a long time, and you get into a proper fitting shoe, it鈥檚 gonna feel like you鈥檙e swimming around. It鈥檚 gonna feel like your feet鈥檚 all over the place. That鈥檚 the most common response I got whenever I got somebody into the correct size and shape shoe is, 鈥淥h, I feel like it鈥檚 all over the place.鈥?/div>Should running shoes be tight or loose? – Solpri
Can You shave off half an ounce of shoe size to race?
Don鈥檛 fall into the temptation of wearing shoes too small to race in either, just to try to shave off half an ounce. The half an ounce is not going to make a difference, especially when you鈥檙e constricting your feet and they鈥檙e not allowed to work properly.