I had some older Vans in 11.0 (felt a very tiny bit too big), bought 32's this season in 10.5. They were quite snug, but have packed out to the point that I regret not getting 10.0 . A few people have agreed with me that 32's pack out a bit more than other boots.
As everybody else says, you really need to try them on for yourself and don't worry if they are a little snug at first.
another thing to consider is that 32 boots and vans boots have very different footprints. i think vans has one of the largest on the market, whereas 32 has one of the smallest.
Ya definitely, im a 9.5 in Vans and im a 10.5 in Thirtytwo's.
That is not what he meant. He is talking about the exterior dimensions of the boot for any given size/fit - a few brands have been marketing 'reduced footprint' boots for the last few seasons. In contrast, Vans are notoriously bulky boots.