I size down 1/2 to a full size in snowboard boots vs. street shoes, and these were no exception. It's a great boot overall. As with any focus boa boot, you can make it softer by not tightening the boa as much.
15 NS Ripsaw . 14 NS Proto HD . 14 NS Cobra . 13 Gnu Space Case EC2PTX . 2013 Salomon Powder Snake
14 Now Drive . 13 Now IPO
14 Flow Hylite