With the nice summer sale on B2R shoes, I get kind of tempted to buy a pair. Have anyone tested both the B2R and the Merrell trail gloves (that I'm using currently) and could comment on how they compare in size/fit? I normally have a lot of problems getting a shoe that fits well so I'm a bit worried about buying something without testing it :S
Thanks Robert, it's always nice to hear that people like them :)
I think my main concern is that I vary quite a lot in shoe size depending on the make/model of the shoe. Probably because my feet are short/wide/square :) My current shoes are 7.5 while my last pair of brooks were 8.5. I recently bought a pair of nice dress shoes and the shoemaker had me test a dozen shoes before being able to find something that work with my weird feet :)
I used to run in the Merrell Trail Gloves. I was a size 8 in those. For comparison, in VFFs I was an M40, a size 8.5 in Altra Instinct, and a 9EE in the New Balance MT10. I currently run in the B2R Trail size 9, because I have mutant-wide feet. It's actually a tad too long for me. 8.5 would be more appropriate. I took advantage of the sale as well and just ordered the Road version in 8.5.
Thanks Jay. Very informative and helps me a lot! Now I just have to decide whether to get the road or trail version :)
Just received a pair of snazzy blue trail shoes. I ended up buying size 8 and the fit seems to be very good. I hope to go out and test them tomorrow :)
I have Merrell Trail Gloves that fit very well. I am looking at buying the B2R Road Performance shoes, what size was your Merrells and how did it compare (sizing wise) to the B2R shoe? I suppose the Road and Trail B2R shoes will have the same sizing
My Merrells are a size 7.5 and maybe a tiny bit too narrow/short. I never got any blister or so from them and my guess is that they are supposed to have a snug fit so they might have been the correct size. I bought a size 8 of the B2R trail and they of course were a bit larger (which fit me very well).