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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-16-2007, 02:02 PM
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Moldable boots, go one size down?

Thinking of getting a pair of moldable 32's, some ppl say go one size down... any opinions?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-16-2007, 02:12 PM
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I haven't heard that. What I do know is you should go to the store and have a sales rep help you fit them correctly. Everybody's foot is different. Could be one size down, your normal size, one size up, or they may not even fit you properly.
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Too tight is better than too loose, but you don't have to have it either way. You can get boots that fit you right. I've heard to go down a size because they stretch, but I never had that problem since I never bought new boots, they've always been used.
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Try it. I always seem to go down about 2 sizes when I buy boots, but I have a friend how had to go up. As long as it fits properly in the end, and your feet love you, then it really doesn't matter.
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Used boots are the worst idea on earth. They're broken in for someone elses foot. Spend the money on the boots its the most important piece of equipment you will own.

32's while heat moldable are nothing special. Heat molding expands the foam in the liner when its heated up, as it cools down around your foot it molds to it. I only recommend this to people that are downsizing their boots. Its nothing more than speeding up your break in process, its also not that healthy for your liners it kills the foam quicker.
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Used were my ONLY option since my boots were nowhere to be found new. I haven't had a problem with used boots, but I haven't bought anything more than a season old. As long as your feet are similar to the person you're buying from, it won't ruin your boarding experience. Also, my boot size has always been the exact same as my street shoes size. I can't wear anything smaller without intense pain or anything bigger without coming out of the boot.

Just try before you buy and don't buy a boot that doesn't feel right. I've never had any problems. *shrug*
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No 2 feet are the same. Trust me when I say used is a horrid idea I'm a boot fitter.
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I guess it depends on the brand, but I don't know about a whole size? I like burton boots and I buy a half size small. They start snug, but not uncomfortable and end up feeling like a good tenny after a week.
i ride my set-up loose though, so maybe if you want a snug supper supportive boot you go smaller?
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