all this sizing is pretty weird and confusing!
i went to a shop and originally wanted to try out the zoom f1 and the kaijus.
i wear a lot of nike sneakers. mostly blazers and airmax. back in the days i just bought us size 10, but then i figured out that nike in 9.5 fit a lot better. so right now i have like 5 pairs of nike blazers in 9.5 a few air max in 9.5 and even 2 pairs (blazer and sweet classics) in 9 which are pretty snug but after wearing them a bit they became pretty comfortable. my foot measures pretty much 27cm.
ok, back to the boots. since it's the only shop in town which sells nike boots the ran out of sizes. all they had left was a 9.5 zoom f1 and a 10 kaiju.
so i tried on the zoom f1 in 9.5 and they had a good fit. my toes touched the front and they felt ok and snug but i wanted to try a 9 which they didn't have. the shop assistant wore nike dunks in size 9.5 (which is like i told u exactly what I'm wearing). he told me that 9 would be too small and he had himself the danny kass in 9.5 and the zoom f1 in 9.5 and they were perfect. now he's on kaijus and he originally went with 9.5 but they were way too small since they run smaller so he had to go with 10.
the conclusion was that i just tried the zoom f1 unfortunately in only 9.5.
since i really want a awesome fitting snug boot i wanted to try out the kaijus. but the only way to get them was the internet.
so i really wasn't sure which size to order, since a few people say they run small: 9 or 9.5 or 10??
i really thought about it a lot, read like every thread in every forum in the internet and i pulled the trigger on size 9 since they are mondo 27 and my feet are 27cm.
they arrived a week ago and i stepped in and i thought " awesome!!!!!!! that is exactly how i like my boots to fit". i wore them in the house for like 4 hours and my feet felt to fall asleep and my toes curved a bit. yeah it was kinda uncomfortable but - please - you spend a lot of time in them, you're shredding slopes, you'll wear them for days weeks!! (total time) they WILL pack out and feel awesome within a few time.
until today i wore them in the house for like 8 hours i think. i'm wearing them right now and i can say they feel superb!! they fit perfectly right now. snug, comfortable, warm, my toes don't curve anymore. just awesome. couldn't be better. i even could imagine wearing them in 8.5. would be a tough time the first days, but it's definitely doable. but i think 9 is the perfect size for me!! now i know that i wouldn't be happy with 9.5 kaijus let alone with 10!!
tomorrow first time shreddin!!! yeah
just some words from me .....
good luck finding the right size for you!!