I recently got rid of some Vans that were giving me the same problems. I had an old pair of thritytwos before that, I don't recall the model. Anyway, I picked up some prions, since that was all the shop had, but as soon as I can I'm probably going to go with the lashed. The prions are super light and comfy, but just too soft. I notice that there are a lot of people that love the lashed, so I'm thinking it's probably the same comfort and fit as the prion, but with a stiffer flex. Oh and on the size, my old boot was 9.5, and the new boot is 9. My shoe size is usually 8.5 or 9 depending. Another thing, is I ordered the vans online and I got lucky with the length, but they just had a lower profile that hurt. All in all, try them on if you can and heat molding definitely helped out for me!