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Boot stretch?

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Hey guys!

I was wondering how much snowboard boots usually stretch?

I found a pair of Burton Photon for the equivalent of $145, and I couldn’t resist buying at that price.

The thing is they’re a size 11 (mondo 290) and I’m a size 11,5 - 12. I’ve since measured my feet using the recommended method, with my right foot being 293 mm and my left foot 292 (width 10,4 cm both feet) so size 11,5. The boots feel pretty good all over my feet except the big toe (especially the right one) which is jammed at the point of being slightly curled.

With my knees bent they feel better but not super comfortable, but standing straight is pretty close to painful.
Even when I take the liner out and wear only that, it’s very uncomfortable,

I haven’t worn them more than a few minutes at home and I’m still able to return them. Should I go for a bigger size or will they stretch? Don’t know if heat molding is available anywhere close to me.

Looking forward to you input!
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Yeah, try the boot on with no liner in it to see hos much room you have to work with. The liner can adapt pretty much. I have very little experience with burtons though since my feet hates them.
I did try them without the liner. My toes do not touch the front and if I jam them in the front I can almost fit a finger between my heel and the boot, but not fully.
Going down half a size is pretty common for people who prefer snug performance fits. I am 263mm so technically 8.5 US but almost always go for 8 in most boot brands including Burton. From what you are describing, sounds like a good heat mold with toe caps on is what you need.
Thank you kind sir!

sounds like you could make it work, but you may be in for a couple of painful first days. And at the price you can probably get most of your money back on the second hand market if it doesn’t work out.
I might give it a go actually. Seeing as we are country men, do you know of any place where I can get a good heat mold? Preferably in the Stockholm area.
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