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Are Converse True to Size?

Should you size up?

Last Updated on September 5, 2023

Switching to retro shoes anytime soon and wondering if Converse are true to size? Well, you’ve come to the right place. I’ll be giving you everything you need to know, whether or not to size up or get your normal size when choosing Converse. Do you recall the feeling of slipping into your first pair of All-Star sneakers? Well, I do. I’ve been a devoted fan of Converse footwear since my high school years, and I know a thing or two about which size to buy.

Converse has solidified its status as one of the biggest names in the footwear industry, but if you’ve never bought a pair, you might not know where to start when it comes to your sizing. For nearly a century, Converse sneakers have remained a sought-after wardrobe staple. Over the years, stars like Rihanna, Kate Moss, and even Beyoncé have all been pictured in a pair, and in 2022, the iconic brand reported global revenue of $2.35 billion, proving our appetite for the shoes is still going strong.

Converse model for the women section

So if you’re ready to buy your first pair, I’m here to help you get the right size. Meanwhile, to avoid messing up your first pair of Chuck Taylors, here’s our step-by-step guide to cleaning your Converse properly.

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Should I size up or down in Converse?

Converse say that their classic All Star shoes fit a half size bigger than usual, so you may need to size down if you’re between sizes. Having said that, it’s nice to have a little extra room in your trainers rather than buying a pair that are too tight. The AllStar Pro BB runs half a size small, so you’ll need to size up. It’s best to try before you buy, but you can check out their size chart online for more precise advice.

two pairs of white and red converse all star shoes

How do women’s Converse sizes run?

Women’s Converse tend to run a bit big, so if you’re thinking about buying a pair, you might want to go for half a size smaller. If you prefer having a little extra room, stick to your regular size and you’ll find you’re able to wear thick socks with yours.

Do Chuck 70s run big or small?

Chuck 70s run pretty big. Converse suggests sizing down by half a size for the perfect fit. However, this would be advisable if you have narrow feet. Don’t worry about the comfort since, despite the lack of cushioning, Converse are satisfying for great walks, especially when they’re overused or slightly beaten up.

Do Converse shoes get bigger?

Just like clothes, some footwear tends to get bigger over time, especially after breaking them in. As for Converse, it will be difficult to get them to permanently stretch or get bigger in the long run since they are made of tight-weaved canvas material.

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