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Old 12-15-2010, 12:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Nike Kaiju: Are your boots too tight?

I know there are a few threads already on these boots, but I figured i'd make a thread about these particular boots. My question to you all of you is, are your Kaiju's packing out at all or are they tight fitting.

The reason for my question is cause I purchased kaiju's in size 9.5 (which is my normal size in all my boots and shoes) but they seem to be way too tight and my feet tend to fall asleep after 30mins in them. I have yet to wear them riding, but I do have about 6-7 hours in them wearing them just around the house. I'm debating exchanging them for a size 10.

I've seen a few post where people say they sized up when they purchased these boots, and I have seen a few post where people say they just stayed with there regular boot size with no issues.

Any input or help would be greatly appreciated
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Old 12-15-2010, 12:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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They will pack but it will take a minute

I sized down a full size on my Kaiju

It's taken well over 10 days of using them and now they're pretty good.... They're a tiny bit tight just walking about but while riding they're perfect.
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yeah, they run a bit tight (but still comfy), which is probably good for boarding as long as your feet don't fall asleep.
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I don't know anyone who's sized up, but several who sized down.... Just depends on your foot I suppose.

But I say give the boot some time man. 6-7 hours isn't enough time to mold the liner. If your foot is falling asleep, maybe you're lacing them to tight? I havn't heard of a single person complaining about the snugness of the boot once they packed it out. It's tight at first but all good boots are as far as im concerned.
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I went up a 1/2 size on mine. Toes would have been curled too much if i hadn't. Just put another day on them. Getting more comfortable each day.
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Thanks for all the input so far.

Milo303 - I think you could be right about tighten them up too much as I have the tendency to do that from time to time. I'll give the boots another few day's and see how they start to feel.

They have felt a lot better already from the first day I got them, I'm just afraid I might get stuck with a boot that is too small or maybe I'm just being too paranoid for some reason.

Calibre - What size boot do you normally wear and what size kaiju did you buy and then move up to if you don't mind me asking?
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Normally I wear an 8.5, went with a 9 in the Kaiju.

For reference, I thought the size 9 Kaiju was just a hair longer than the size 8.5 Zoom Force and a hair wider than the size 9 Zoom Force. Length is about the same as a size 8.5 32 Lashed and a hair narrower. That was my experience anyways.
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I know there are a few threads already on these boots, but I figured i'd make a thread about these particular boots. My question to you all of you is, are your Kaiju's packing out at all or are they tight fitting.

The reason for my question is cause I purchased kaiju's in size 9.5 (which is my normal size in all my boots and shoes) but they seem to be way too tight and my feet tend to fall asleep after 30mins in them. I have yet to wear them riding, but I do have about 6-7 hours in them wearing them just around the house. I'm debating exchanging them for a size 10.

I've seen a few post where people say they sized up when they purchased these boots, and I have seen a few post where people say they just stayed with there regular boot size with no issues.

Any input or help would be greatly appreciated
Man, I tried size 13's and they were just too perfect. I wear 13's in all my casual shoes and Nikes. I couldn't chance it and have them not pack out right, they felt a little too tight. I can't see how people sized down. They must be wearing bigger casual shoes. The guy sized my foot at the shop too with that metal foot sizer and verified Im a 13. But It seems I need a 14, your not alone there witht he feeling the need to size up. The thing that sucks for me is that Nike decided to not make size 14 this season in the Kaijus. DAMN...........

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Wow, first I've heard of people sizing up.... Curious to see how you all feel once they pack out.

I normally wear a 14 and jumped into the 13's.

Really just gotta tough it out and you will end up with an amazing boot as far as im concerned
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The harness for the liner, which is Nike Flywire, is very easy to over-tighten. The Flywire wire doesn't stretch at all so it feels nice and tight and then the next thing you know your feet are numb. I did this my first day out on them. Don't crank on that lace like you would with other boots; make it secure not tight.

FYI, my foot is a 7.5 unweighted, 8.0 weighted (an just at a D width). I do not pronate and I use custom insoles. I am an 8 in every boot I own, even my Kaijus. People that are having to size up probably pronate...so when their foot is in the boot it elongates more cramming their toes way up in the toe box.
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