Hindsight is a wonderful thing, and often a costly thing not to have.
My Kookaburra shoes which I bought initially were fine, but turned out to be too small Size 10 which is my usual size.
My Gray-Nicolls shoes I really like but they feel a little big at Size 10.5 and I have been disappointed at the quality as they have already cracked and split.
The Payntr shoes I have only worn in the nets and running but I love them, which is a shame as I doubt very much I will be playing any T20 cricket and they are a little loud for a Sunday Afternoon in whites, although the kids may think there is life in the old do yet if I did.
Payntr don’t do half sizes so I took their recommendation and went up a size to 11 so I was expecting the shoes to be too big and feel huge. The ‘inner sock’ style means they are far from too big although I have put in an extra inner sole in, and the design i.e. rounded toe means they don’t look like I am wearing clowns shoes.
With both pairs I took then straight out of the box: to use at the indoor nets and to wear running round the pitch as I attempt to get fit and re educate the body as to what it needs to do in the field!
Both pairs fit well, extremely comfortable and no blisters or rubbing at all. They are easy to clean (not that I did a very good job with the spikes before taking the photo) and I am very happy with them.
Of course now I need to resist the temptation to buy the Bodyline 263 All-Rounder Spike at £99.99, or £79 on eBay which is very very tempting!
Manufacturers Product Description
A seamless breathable knit, light weight, hugs your foot. Re-enforced toe. Anti bacterial inner. Ultra lightweight EVA. Cushioned & responsive. High performance and comfort. Flexible & Supportive TPU outsole. Ergonomically Curved. Combination of moulded lugs and steel spikes.
A seamless breathable knit, light weight, hugs your foot. Re-enforced toe. Anti bacterial inner. Ultra lightweight EVA. Cushioned & responsive. High performance and comfort. Flexible & Supportive TPU outsole. Ergonomically Curved.
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