FWIW, when it come to 'your normal size', I found burton (moto) to be the same but nike (kaiju) I needed to go a half size smaller.
The issue is, people often wear ordinary shoes/boots a bit looser than you want in a snowboard boor fit so be careful when following that advice. I guess if you are going to compare it, if possible do so to what size you would take in a properly fitting dress shoe, rather than hiking boots of sneakers as thats probably more accurate.
In fact the fit and shape of the kaiju is pretty close to the same size nike pegasus trainer. But the fit thats spot in in the trainer ends up too loose in the boot (cue my 3rd pair of boots!)
But there really isn't any substitute for placing your foot in the thing and even better riding it for a while.
Last edited by Slush Puppie; 11-11-2012 at 05:52 PM.