We compared shoe size charts from 190+ brands to find out how Adidas footwear measures across the board.
Verdict: Adidas shoes tend to run true-to-size in the US sizing scheme.
If it’s been a while since you last measured your foot length, we recommend doing it before going with your accustomed shoe size.
Adidas men's and women's size chart
Shoe brands closest in sizing to Adidas
Even though Reebok is an Adidas subsidiary, the there is a 0.5 to 1.5 US size discrepancy between the brands. You would need to get a smaller size in Reebok.
Not the best brand for wide feet
Only about 3% of Adidas shoes in all categories come in Wide options. And even less than 1% are available in Extra Wide. In contrast, a more modest brand like Skechers offers about 22% of its models in Wide and 16% in Extra Wide.
That’s why Adidas often recommends going half-a-size up from your regular Adidas size if you need extra wiggle room for wider feet.
Here are the examples of shoes that are offered in wider widths:
- Some daily running shoes with Boost midsoles
- Several iconic sneakers including NMD, Yeezy 350 Boost, Futurecraft 4D, etc.
- A wide range of Adidas golf shoes
What to do if wider options are not available?
- Try going half-a-size up
- Ladies can try getting a men’s model but 1 us size smaller from their normal Adidas size (i.e. women’s US 6.5 would be men’s US 7.5)
How various Adidas models fit
Long-time Adidas fans complain about the brand being “all over the place” with the sizing of its athletic shoes and sneakers. They report having a range of 1-1.5 US sizes within Adidas itself, depending on the shoe model and category.
The best way to pick the right size for you is to check how the model of your interest fits. Unique designs like Adidas Yeezy or Adidas NMD can feel unusually tight or loose, depending on their peculiar shapes and materials. You can find detailed information on the size and fit of each model on our dedicated product pages. All recommendations are based on hundreds of real user reviews.
Some acclaimed silhouettes like Ultraboost running shoes are reported as true to Adidas size. However, wide-footed runners find the forefoot a bit constricting and advise going half-a-size up, especially if you plan to go longer distances.
Ultraboosts and many other Adidas shoes employ the brand’s proprietary Primeknit upper. This fabric can feel a bit constricting at first but it does loosen up overtime.
Other classic sneakers like Superstar and Stan Smith can also feel constructing at first due to leather uppers. However, it shouldn’t cause discomfort and there should still be a thumbnail’s width space in front of your toes.
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