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.
16 Gnu Swallow Tail Carver . 16 NS West . 15 NS Snowtrooper BIA
16 Burton Genesis X . 15 Now Drive
16 Flow Talon . 14 Flow Hylite