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do mythos rock shoes stretch?

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I am on the fence with sizing for these. I heard they stretch a lot so I would want them to be real tight at first. But I need to know if these shoes stretch much lengthwise as my toes are curled up on size 9 but not on 9.5. If they stretch along the length (which I doubt) then I would need a 9.

 

For those of you who use the mythos, how do they stretch and any advice on sizing?

 

thanks

gene

 

 

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I have had two pairs of them and I believe the first pair DID stretch lenghtwise a little bit but mostly they just became sloppy, which is probably largely laeral. I bought the second pair painfully tight, with my toes curled up, and I never was able to wear them comfortably though due to foot problems my street shoe size is now a size and a half bigger and I'm buying rock shoes bigger as well.

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mine stretched a bit lengthwise, but most of the stretch was lateral. I bought the size that gave a comfortable, toes-flat fit out of the box, and within a year they were sloppy. However, now they work great for alpine routes- they fit nice'n tight with a thin wool sock.

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Mythos are speced (or they used to be) out for the leather they use on the uppers to come from the belly portion of the cow (which obviously stretches/contracts as they eat and digest). They're also unlined. Ergo, they stretch a ton. I'm a size 9 on a brannock and I wear a 39.5 Mythos that have gone from very, very tight to nearly-sloppy.

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my mythos are a full size smaller than my muiras which are a full size smaller than my street shoe...

 

the do stretch - a lot and in all directions. (that's what she said)

 

 

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