26.8 is technically a bit smaller than a size 9. I was concerned that your foot might be too wide for the DOA that was offered up but that will actually be a great fit. I would suggest that you grab that deck and have yourself a great season on the slopes!
Very weird. I was sitting down thinking why I've always fit a size 11 or 12 shoes, but then I realized why; my dad has always told me to buy shoes bigger than my foot so that I have some wiggle room to grow in to before buying my next pair. My guess is that I'm actually a size 10 to 11.
Anyways, thanks for the help Wiredsport! I really appreciate the guidance you've given me. I can't wait to get back on the slopes! I used to live in Portland and make occasional trips, so maybe when my family comes down sometime I'll visit the shop!