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Old 12-02-2013, 04:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all, this is my first post as I am new to the forum and pretty new to snowboarding. Only boarding for the past couple of years, but this is the first time I've purchased new boots.

Anyway, I bought the 2014 K2 Maysis at my local shop. I was fitted at the shop, but they felt really tight. The associate remained adamant that they would pack out a ton and I just need to ride them a few times. Well, I've been trying to break them in at home by just wearing them around, but my forefoot starts to burn terribly and my foot numbs after only 10-15 min, ~20 min while not tightened. I wear a size 9.5-10 shoe and the boots are 8.5. I took them back to get heat molded, but this didn't do much. My toes hit the front while standing straight, but when in my bindings my socks just barely touch the end, not really noticeable unless I wiggle my toes. Should I go back and get a half size up? Or should I trust the shop and ride them a few times? Thanks
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Old 12-02-2013, 04:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Take them back, I have K2's a half size LARGER than my normal shoe size and they fit perfect, there is no way you should have been convinced to get a size smaller. He probably didn't have any of your size in stock and wanted to sell the pair
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Old 12-02-2013, 04:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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genrally you should never wear boots the same size as your shoes... most always smaller never larger.
The salesman told you exactly what you need to feel. just a touch when standing straight up. and if you lean into the boots. you should feel your toes pull off the front. (for expected pack out)

it may not be that the boots are too small but that the Conda liner system needs to be adjusted. open the outer tongue of the boot there should be a green "pringle chip" shaped piece that velcros to the tongu. pull that away and move it to different positions.

also a insole may help you foot feel a bit better.

if this doesnt work. maybe your feet and k2's dont mesh well. chalk it up to that.
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Old 12-02-2013, 04:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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also make sure your standing around in them. dont throw them on and sit in the recliner.
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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They will pack out, but I dont think they will that much. I wear the maysis a half size smaller than my street shoe and its a perfect fit.
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That's false. There's only one "US size" and the numerical value just don't change - size 10US is size 10US. i.e. If you truely wear 10.5 size, the snowboard boots should be 10.5. The problem is that, majority of people don't wear the proper size tennis shoe they tend to wear it larger. If you're a runner, you know that getting fitted shoe is very critical.

Tennis shoe, there's a high QC in getting the size produced correctly. However, the complexity of making snowboard boots required complex QC to produce correct size measurement.

The rule of thumb is, if you "truely" wear a size in tennis shoe, that's your snowboard boots! This shoe size problem has plagued the whole snowboard boots industry!
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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^^ No way. I wear size 11 Etnies, Supra, DC, but size 10.5 Lakai, Vans, Globe and Puma. All my shoes fit perfectly. And when it comes to dress shoes i'm all over the place between 10 and 11.

The only way to know is trying stuff on.

Edit: BTW i wear size 11 Thirtytwo boots.

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I think the point is that every brand fits differently, obviously my shoes of choice are not made by K2 so I don't expect them to fit the same. I judge a boot fit by personal comfort and how well it locks your foot in. i.e. not too small to have my toes crushed but not too big to have heel lift. Nobody (not even a boot salesman) can tell you how well a boot feels, if it's uncomfortable to walk in for 10 min how comfortable do you think it'll be when you're snowboarding the full day in freezing temperatures?
Moral of the story, try boots until you find ones that fit properly.
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Old 12-02-2013, 06:52 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Ok i am going to take them back to the shop tomorrow, try on a bigger size and also try on several different boots. I think the problem is that i only tried these because i wanted the double boa system.
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