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Old 01-14-2009, 06:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Size differences within boot manufacturer?

I have a question. I've got a sick deal lined up for some '09 DC Judge boots, size 9, that fit really, really well. However, before I 100% commit to this, I want to try some 8.5 size. Problem is, no one within 200 miles of me has them in a 8.5. Would trying a different DC boot in 8.5 give me a good idea of how the Judge in an 8.5 will fit?

The 9 fits perfectly. I mean, it couldn't get better. That's my concern though. I don't want it to break in and pack out and then not fit well anymore. I am wondering if an 8.5 might fit better after it has been worn a bit.

Also, while here, I was told by a sales rep at a local board shop that most good boots made don't really pack out anymore. She stated that, specifically referring to the Judge, that they have a gel that doesn't really get any larger, and that I shouldn't have to worry about the size changing. How true is this?

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different manufacturer = different mold for your foot size.

So some fit wider or shorter than others. No rhyme or reason. But once you find a brand you like and it's correct size then another model should fit the same.
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Yeah, I knew it'd be different between different manufacturers.

Good to know it stays the same within the brand.

Do you know anything about whether they'll pack out any?

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different manufacturer = different mold for your foot size.

So some fit wider or shorter than others. No rhyme or reason. But once you find a brand you like and it's correct size then another model should fit the same.
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buy the 9's
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Yeah, I just went to REI and tried on some 9s again and fell in love. They feel like I'm wearing clouds on my feet, but they're good and snug. I pulled out the shitty DC liner and put some green superfeet in and it was nearly orgasmic.



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They might pack out a little bit, but if the 9's fit great, buy 'em.
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But once you find a brand you like and it's correct size then another model should fit the same.
Not true at all. Different boots within the same manufacturer's lineup have different liners, in addition to different shells. Some are wider, some narrower, some with a tighter ankle area, some looser, etc...

You really do need to try it on to be sure. At least find another boot in their lineup that uses the same exact model liner. Otherwise, you're just guessing.
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I pulled out the shitty DC liner and put some green superfeet in and it was nearly orgasmic.
You mean footbed, not liner.
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Err, yes I did. lol My bad.

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You mean footbed, not liner.
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That was the approach I was going to take - to try boots with at least the same liner. Didn't matter, I decided that the Judge fit too perfectly, with a perfect flex for me, to really bother with anything else. I've already tried like 15 different boots and these are the best by far for me.

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Not true at all. Different boots within the same manufacturer's lineup have different liners, in addition to different shells. Some are wider, some narrower, some with a tighter ankle area, some looser, etc...

You really do need to try it on to be sure. At least find another boot in their lineup that uses the same exact model liner. Otherwise, you're just guessing.
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