Coming from a lesson recently learned from a former soccer player, smaller is not better although it may feel more comfortable! From years of purchasing tight shoes to achieve the same claustrophobic feeling my feet were used to on the pitch, problematic symptoms have generated years later. I was experiencing both arch and toe pain before being fitted at "A Runners Soul" who deemed my foot ailments were due to gym shoes 1/2 to a full size too small! Although I was weary of the size increase, two weeks later my foot pain has greatly improved.  

-Erin K