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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-14-2013, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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Boot sizing question

This is going to sound like an odd question, but I don't know if I will be able to get to a shop before the season starts to get new boots. I have been using horribly mis sized boots since I started and this would be my first set of really good boots. On to the question.

Of those of you who are runners, what is the difference in size between your running shoes, daily shoes, and board boots?

I am trying to get a ballpark idea for what size(s) to buy. There is a good chance of buying online sadly. I know going to a shop is the best option, I just don't know if its feasible. Thanks in advance!
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My track spikes, daily running shoes and vibrams are all 13. My snowboard boot is a 12. Hope it helps.
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My track spikes, daily running shoes and vibrams are all 13. My snowboard boot is a 12. Hope it helps.
I am a 10.5 US on the scale, ride a size 10 in most boots, but have run into instances where I need a 9.5 in some models. I find if you can't try them on, which is usually the case, it's best to size down a half to full size.
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Thanks guys. This does help me out some. Maybe we need a running thread...
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Honestly man sizing will depend strongly on brand, and even within brand the different insoles may fit and feel differently and make a huge difference. I wear size 11.5 converse military boots, size 11.5 converse low tops, size 12 and 13 etnies skate shoes, size 12 running shoes (so as you can see between different types of shoes and different brands you can see a big difference in sizings, I would say im a size 12 in most tho). but when it comes to snowboard boots both the DCs and ThirtyTwos ive ordered over the internet in size 12 have been a bit too tight on the toes and a bit painful. Your best bet truly is to go into a shop and try on boots until you find that magical fit you love. I only stick to ordering online because im a soldier stationed in Germany and shops are few and far between where im at, hugely over price, and at the end of the day id rather put my money back into my own country. Not to mention I want my US brands.

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Totally agree.
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I wear a 10.5 running shoe, 11 everything else, and a size 12 Vans boot... but I plan to jump to a 12.5 or maybe 13 this year because my toes are cramped in my boots with thick socks.

My suggestion is to get a size larger than you think. You can always wear thicker socks to fill the gap.
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I wear a 10.5 running shoe, 11 everything else, and a size 12 Vans boot... but I plan to jump to a 12.5 or maybe 13 this year because my toes are cramped in my boots with thick socks.

My suggestion is to get a size larger than you think. You can always wear thicker socks to fill the gap.
Ignore this, terrible advice. Going bigger, or buying a boot that doesn't fit will lead to heel lift and other size related problems. Thick socks are not a solution to a poorly fitting boot.
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Ignore this, terrible advice. Going bigger, or buying a boot that doesn't fit will lead to heel lift and other size related problems. Thick socks are not a solution to a poorly fitting boot.
This isn't the best advice, but given the OP is in nearly the same situation as myself being a US soldier in Germany where there isn't a ton of places to find boots, especially something like higher end boots like the 2014 Burton Ions I know hes on the hunt for. Im also planning to get ahold of a set of 2014 Burton Ions and ill be ordering up a set of size 13 and hopefully they fit up right as in my experience thus far size 12 was too little, and if they aren't right ill just send them back and change up the size.

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Ignore this, terrible advice. Going bigger, or buying a boot that doesn't fit will lead to heel lift and other size related problems. Thick socks are not a solution to a poorly fitting boot.
If you read the original post, you'd see the OP cant try on boots. For you to proclaim my advice is "terrible" is asinine and makes yourself look like a douche. I would ALWAYS rather wear a boot slightly too large than one that is too small.
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