I normally wear a size 11 in footwear. I received the DC Phase snowboots in size 11 and they were at least 1/2 size too small.
Also when I walk in these boots the uppers above my ankles don't allow for much movement to where I can't walk normally - it's like having a wooden board strapped from your heel all the way up your calf.
Is this typical for new snowboard boots? Is there typically a break-in period to get snowboot uppers to conform to your lower leg? Or is this one sign of a not-so-good snowboard boot?