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Buying last seasons boots online? And any opinions on the Vans Cirro and Focus BOA?

I tried on and really liked a pair of Vans Cirro boots (although they may be a little too wide), but $300 is a bit much for me to spend right now. I found the 2009 Cirros brand new online for a good price, but I'm wondering if the sizing varies at all from year to year? Say I tried on size 11s of the 2010s in the store, would the 2009 11s fit exactly the same?

Also, I love the Focus BOA system and the Cirros were the only ones that shop had in stock... However I am fairly thin and have narrow feet and the Cirros seemed like they may be a little roomy/wide. What brands make some narrower Focus BOAs that may fit my chicken legs a little better? I also mainly am into pow and shredding groomers, screwing around with little kickers and boxes every now and then.

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we need a sticky in this forum. "Try on all boots before soliciting an opinion."

I might love a boot and it feel like hot steamy love to my feet and it won't make a bit of difference to your feet how my feet feel.

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Dude wtf are you talking about? Did you even bother reading my post?
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Dude wtf are you talking about? Did you even bother reading my post?
Which of these boots did you try on?

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The cirros didn't change much from 2009-2010.

I love my 2009's

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I tried on and really liked a pair of Vans Cirro boots (although they may be a little too wide), but $300 is a bit much for me to spend right now. I found the 2009 Cirros brand new online for a good price, but I'm wondering if the sizing varies at all from year to year? Say I tried on size 11s of the 2010s in the store, would the 2009 11s fit exactly the same?

Also, I love the Focus BOA system and the Cirros were the only ones that shop had in stock... However I am fairly thin and have narrow feet and the Cirros seemed like they may be a little roomy/wide. What brands make some narrower Focus BOAs that may fit my chicken legs a little better? I also mainly am into pow and shredding groomers, screwing around with little kickers and boxes every now and then.

Thanks.

Do not trust boots to fit EXACTLY the same year to year. If the pair of boots you tried on in the store make you think they are a little too wide, they are going to be worse once you break them in.

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we need a sticky in this forum. "Try on all boots before soliciting an opinion."

I might love a boot and it feel like hot steamy love to my feet and it won't make a bit of difference to your feet how my feet feel.
Yup, however there is a boot fitting guide stick on another section, I think it's in the boards section.
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I read the boot fitting guide up & down before I went to try on boots. I tried on like 15 traditional lace boots, a couple Speedlace, and a cfew single/double/focus BOAs. Based on how much I liked the Cirros with the exception of them being too wide, I've decided I definitely want to get a pair of boots with the Focus BOA system. So I guess what I'm looking for at this point are recommendations of some narrower fitting boots. I did a search and read that Vans tend to run wide, but didn't find any info on what brands tend to run narrow. Anything but DC, as I read they have poor build quality. And like I said, I mainly like to shred the groomers and pow but I do hit some boxes and small kickers occasionally. So looking for an all-mountain boot.
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