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I'm looking at getting a pair of Ride Boa boots and I live in WA so no snowboarding shops near by I am size 9 in my shoes would it be unwise to buy a size 9 over the internet with out trying? That's my feeling but what do you think?
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Hello,
I'm looking at getting a pair of Ride Boa boots and I live in WA so no snowboarding shops near by I am size 9 in my shoes would it be unwise to buy a size 9 over the internet with out trying? That's my feeling but what do you think?
Thanks
Definitely. I find I had to downsize my snowboard boot by a full size compared to my sneakers. Sizing was closer to my dress shoes, but still a little smaller. I actually bought a snowboard boot too big the first time around and had big heel lift problems.

Plus, just trying on several different brands, they all have a different shape to accommodate different feet. Even if the differences are subtle, it can have a definite impact on all day riding.

Try an online company with a good return policy.
 

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You should definitely try before you buy. Every company are little different in size and they are also different in way they fit. One companys 10 may 10.5 in other company's and one may have wider toe box, narrow heel, narrow overall, wide overall, different stiffness....... Boots are the most important thing out of the equipment especially when you start out. You can have best board and binding, but unless you have the good fitting boots they are wasted.
Dont worry about how they look or what brand it is just get the one that has the best fit and stiffness.
 

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If you have to order online find a place with a really good return policy and order a few different boots in different sizes then send back the ones that don't work for you.
 

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Try before you buy is the best way to go. But, if you can't I find it best to go measure your foot at a shoe store and buy a half size smaller. I'm a true 10.5 and each of the last 4 models of boots I've been a 10 because they pack out half a size.

I just bought a pair of celsius cirrus 10.5's and now that theyre packing out they're a little long. Should have went with the 10's.
 

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i agree with extremo. I usually end up 1/2 size smaller.
Also from my past experience 32 and vans fit wider. Nike and salomon fits narrower. Burton is in the middle.
32 was wider along the whole legth (from toe to heel), but little more in the heel area. Vans was average in the heel/ankle area but had wide toe box. Nikes were narrow but after 5 to 10 min toe box area stretched out quite a bit. salomon and ride was little narrow but not as narrow as nike. Burton was average from toe to heel.

Also keep in mind that cheaper lower end boots pack out more that higher end liners.
 
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