With boots it's hard to say. Vans, Nitro, DC, ThirtyTwo, even Burton make quality boots. They problem is that what fits me, may not fit you. So you need to go to a shop and try several different pairs of boots on and see what fits best. When I go to the shop I make the guys at the shop pull out at leat 4 pairs for me to try on. Just to make sure. Annoy the hell out of them, they are paid to do this.