Originally Posted by johnson184
Thanks gents for the help. I didn't realize all Balenciagas run large. I was worried my Pleated size would be different from my Arena size.
Here are my thoughts: My true size is US 8.5, i wear an 8 in Jordans. My Arenas are a 39 (US 6) and fit me perfect. Cotes can be a little tricky in a sense that most people say that you should size up 1 from what you wear in the Arenas. In my case, that would mean that i would get a size 40 in the cotes however upon trying on a pair (of cotes) at the Balenciaga Store, i fit a 39 but it should be noted that my foot is pretty narrow. With that said, depending on your foot width, you either size up 1 from the Arena or pick up the same size.
Also, like all of the helpful members on this thread have mentioned, just be patient and keep your eyes peeled on eBay. You'll eventually find your pair; unlike Jordans and Nike, you don't typically see 100% markups on Balenciagas.
Completely forgot to post this, a little pickup for myself in celebration of Chinese/Tet/Lunar New Year a couple weeks back.