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Also, if you can't get them molded locally:

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I find 32's (at least my Focus) pack out quite a bit. When you have them heat molded, they can put a toe cap on your toes to give you some extra room there. I had Vans in 11 that fit quite well and bought 10.5 32's, after they packed out I regretted not going even smaller.
That's what I was worried about. I actually did a little test to simulate the liners being packed out. This was before I checked and put the new boots back how they were in the box:

First I removed the foot beds from my old size 14 boot liners (which are packed out and have plenty of room in the toe section) and washed them in the machine to make sure they were completely clean. (I've done that before, so I didn't mind.)

I then took the new size 13 footbeds from the ThirtyTwo liners and placed them inside the clean and dry size 14 liners.

I then put the size 14 liners into the size 13 boots (fit fine) and tried them on. Much more room.
This simulated how the boots would feel with packed out liners... still too small. After walking around my toes stared to hurt a little.

Conclusion: The length of the exterior boot is just a little too small. I can now safely say that these ThirtyTwo boots run about half a size too small. Looks like I'll be going with the 14s after all.

Here's a comparison of the length of my legitimate size 13 foot to that of the "size 13" boot:



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Whatever you do, get some quality aftermarket insoles.
I appreciate the tip, but I won't need to do that. The insoles of these boots are already really good. They're way more supportive and more comfy than the footbeds of my previous boots, which were more or less flat.
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I gotta be honest, I rolled with the insoles for a while, had them moulded and everything.
But I bought after market insoles and there's was a substantial difference in the feel in a good way. Much more shock absorbing and just all around more comfortable. Anatomically speaking, the right insoles really take the abuse that your knees would otherwise suffer. If you're content, I guess its not necessary, but as someone riding since I was six - that's 15 years - I would really recommend a pair.

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I might buy some next season if I get bored of the feel of the boots, but besides being too short length-wise, these were honestly the comfiest boots I've ever tried on.

I can't wait for the 14s to arrive!
Then I'll just need some snow after these 2 days of rain is over.
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Insoles can keep your feet from elongating when your boots & bindings are tight & make your foot seem shorter.

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Yoooo if he's set, he's set.
He'll get him if he wants.

Where you live, OP

Because Vancouver here
And been nothing but sunny. Which is weird.

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An insole with a higher arch will pull your toes back as Timmy mentioned.

My boots were perfectly comfortable around the house, but proper insoles will make a huge difference after you're riding for several hours.

We're not all just insole salesmen, haha.
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An insole with a higher arch will pull your toes back as Timmy mentioned.

My boots were perfectly comfortable around the house, but proper insoles will make a huge difference after you're riding for several hours.

We're not all just insole salesmen, haha.
Yeah, that makes perfect sense.

Unluckily for me though, I have pretty low arches. Whenever I've tried higher arch insoles it's been a little painful for me in the middle of my foot.

I guess that could work for me if the insole was higher in the center but didn't go back down at the heel. I'll check some athletic pairs out next time I go to the store- I wouldn't want to pay over $30 for an actual pair of snowboard boot insoles as I've seen them priced!
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Footlocker has the the Superfeet and Spenco brand which I have used for years now. The Spenco's are flatter and mold to your foot's shape after use. They're not $40 bucks either but those superfeet insoles look awesome.
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Footlocker has the the Superfeet and Spenco brand which I have used for years now. The Spenco's are flatter and mold to your foot's shape after use. They're not $40 bucks either but those superfeet insoles look awesome.
Do the Spencos raise the heel and reduce footprint length like the Superfeets do?
I much prefer the price if they'll allow me to comfortably fit into the size 13 Prions. The 14 FTs that are on the way cost $20 more than the laced version anyway, so I might try those.
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