I used to run a bit when I was younger, but never really fell into it too hard because I found it a bit tedious. I recently made the switch to minimalist running with a pair of Merrell Trail Gloves and I've found it to be a completely different experience. Sadly, the winter has hit and the Trail Gloves just aren't going to do it for me.
I've ordered a pair of New Balance MT110W as reviewed by Peter Larson in February of this year (http://runblogger.com/2013/02/new-balance-mt110wr-winter-running-shoe.html
) but now I'm worried about sizing. When I went to get my Merrel's the salesman at MEC recommended I buy the smallest pair which felt comfortable, so I've been running in a size 9.5 (USA) with no problem.
However, New Balance recommended I purchase their shoes in a size which gave me room in the front, so I've ended up purchasing 10.5 (USA).
Have I made a fatal error in my new shoe purchase? I assume I may appreciate the extra room in the New Balance since I will need extra room for socks, but have I maybe added too much room? I have about an extra half inch between the tip of my toe to the end of the boot.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.