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Hello my fellow riders as y'all already know that time has come to start picking up some new gear for the up coming season. Now, I'm pretty much set but stuck with a decision. I'm looking to buy a pair of Kaijus Nike boots but unsure of what size to get. Reason being is I had own a pair of zoom AF1 in my regular shoe size (9) and after half a season they were pack the fuck out. So I had to sell them. It was so bad that someone who wore a size 10 were able to buy the boots. So really my question to you guys are,do the Kaijus act the same way?? And should I get an 8 1/2 this time or stick with a size 9.

Need as much input on this as possible.
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That doesn't answer anything...yes to what?
I'd say he's saying yes, they'll pack the same, and if you didn't like what went down with your last pair, you should try a smaller size.

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I'd say he's saying yes, they'll pack the same, and if you didn't like what went down with your last pair, you should try a smaller size.

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My last pair was a different model so just wanted to make sure by having some feed back from members of this forum
 

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There's lots of discussion on every forum about boot sizing that's why many don't really want to answer you.

But I'll try to help... I just bought a pair of Nike Kaiju boots this summer too btw.

First of all, your regular shoe size means nothing. People have different preferences when they wear their shoes, some like it snug fit, some like to wear 1 or even 2 sizes bigger. Usually people will say "oh buy 1 size or 0.5 size smaller", but that's just because on average people wear 1 size bigger. That does not mean that you are actually doing that with your "regular shoes" though.

So what you gotta actually figure out is your actual foot size. The best way to do this is just to go to a store and try out boots, or ask them to figure out your size for you.

Once you got that, then you need to be looking for a pair of boots that's as tight as possible on your feet without hurting them. That's, again, USUALLY half a size smaller than your actual size. If you are gonna buy online, you still might as well try sizes in a local shop before you pull the trigger.

Also worth noting specific to the Kaiju boots is that someone (that seem to know what he's talking about) mentioned on a different forum that the difference in half sizes for the Kaiju boots is just the liner. For example, size 8.5 = size 9 boot, size 8 liner. So you might want to keep that in mind when people mention that their boots feel "narrower" and stuff.
 

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There's lots of discussion on every forum about boot sizing that's why many don't really want to answer you.

But I'll try to help... I just bought a pair of Nike Kaiju boots this summer too btw.

First of all, your regular shoe size means nothing. People have different preferences when they wear their shoes, some like it snug fit, some like to wear 1 or even 2 sizes bigger. Usually people will say "oh buy 1 size or 0.5 size smaller", but that's just because on average people wear 1 size bigger. That does not mean that you are actually doing that with your "regular shoes" though.

So what you gotta actually figure out is your actual foot size. The best way to do this is just to go to a store and try out boots, or ask them to figure out your size for you.

Once you got that, then you need to be looking for a pair of boots that's as tight as possible on your feet without hurting them. That's, again, USUALLY half a size smaller than your actual size. If you are gonna buy online, you still might as well try sizes in a local shop before you pull the trigger.

Also worth noting specific to the Kaiju boots is that someone (that seem to know what he's talking about) mentioned on a different forum that the difference in half sizes for the Kaiju boots is just the liner. For example, size 8.5 = size 9 boot, size 8 liner. So you might want to keep that in mind when people mention that their boots feel "narrower" and stuff.
Thanks so much man I appreciate it. My boots came in yesterday went with the 8.5 haven't tried them yet but will do today and leave some feedback
 

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So how did the sizing work out for you? I'm curious about the same thing. I'm a size 8 in K2's and a size 8.5 in ThirtyTwo's...so I figure I'm one of those just not sure which.
 

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So how did the sizing work out for you? I'm curious about the same thing. I'm a size 8 in K2's and a size 8.5 in ThirtyTwo's...so I figure I'm one of those just not sure which.
I'd also like to know this!

I am a 9.5(US) in 2013 Burton Hails
 

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I'm very happy with the purchase....glad I went down 1/2 feels nice and snug walked around for about 30 mins or so with them on and wish they made work boots like this....true test lies ahead when the season starts
Recommend you go 1/2 to a full size down if you can relating to my past experience
 

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I'm very happy with the purchase....glad I went down 1/2 feels nice and snug walked around for about 30 mins or so with them on and wish they made work boots like this....true test lies ahead when the season starts
Recommend you go 1/2 to a full size down if you can relating to my past experience
congrats on your purchase!
i was looking at getting the 2013 kaiju's for this season as well. i'm coming from the burton moto's and i wear an 8.5

i've been reading alot of reviews and most people say that the kaiju's fit narrower and a bit smaller, so they recommended go up 1/2 or 1 size.

you probably haven't broken them in yet but how do they feel right now before being broken in?

i don't ride much every season so i'm debating if i should go down to an 8 and try to break them in or get an 8.5 or 9 so they're comfortable right out of the box
 

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congrats on your purchase!
i was looking at getting the 2013 kaiju's for this season as well. i'm coming from the burton moto's and i wear an 8.5

i've been reading alot of reviews and most people say that the kaiju's fit narrower and a bit smaller, so they recommended go up 1/2 or 1 size.

you probably haven't broken them in yet but how do they feel right now before being broken in?

i don't ride much every season so i'm debating if i should go down to an 8 and try to break them in or get an 8.5 or 9 so they're comfortable right out of the box
The 9 shouldn't be an option in my opinion it's to big off the bat...don't worry about them not being comfortable they are amazimg boots with alot of comfort best suggestion I can give you is what I did went to a local shop who sells nike boots try on both sizes and make pick you choice from there....and just order the boot off line
 

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The 9 shouldn't be an option in my opinion it's to big off the bat...don't worry about them not being comfortable they are amazimg boots with alot of comfort best suggestion I can give you is what I did went to a local shop who sells nike boots try on both sizes and make pick you choice from there....and just order the boot off line
Lame advice. If you're going to take the shop's time, you should buy from them.
 

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The 9 shouldn't be an option in my opinion it's to big off the bat...don't worry about them not being comfortable they are amazimg boots with alot of comfort best suggestion I can give you is what I did went to a local shop who sells nike boots try on both sizes and make pick you choice from there....and just order the boot off line
i live in toronto and i dont think there are any shops around here that carry nike boots. i was planning on getting the 9's and if they fit big, i could always get insoles put inside them since i have flat feet anyways

ill be buying online and the place im ordering from only has 8 or 9, no 8.5s
if i went with the 8 and it was a bit to snug for my liking, how long would the break-in period be? with your zoom forces, faster than usual?
 

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I actually went and purchased a pair of these myself so I thought I'd give some input on what I thought.

I ended up going with 9.5 US size, I'm the same boot size in 2013 Burton Hails.

The Nike's do feel more snug, but not in a bad way. I had them on for over a hour just around the house and they were so comfy, they never rubbed, hurt or pinched anywhere.

I'm happy with my purchase and cant wait to try them out soon!
 

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Lame advice. If you're going to take the shop's time, you should buy from them.
Lame advice really where's your input asshole. You own a shop? If you were in the processes of buying something and the shop didnt have what you wanted you are gonna change your mind completely and get what ever they have to offer? Don't think so right....and what time are we wasting a total of 5 mins regardless of if you buy it or not that employe is still gonna make what he makes never heard of a board shop working off commotion...stop bombing ppl threads unless you have something better to add
 

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Lame advice really where's your input asshole. You own a shop? If you were in the processes of buying something and the shop didnt have what you wanted you are gonna change your mind completely and get what ever they have to offer? Don't think so right....and what time are we wasting a total of 5 mins regardless of if you buy it or not that employe is still gonna make what he makes never heard of a board shop working off commotion...stop bombing ppl threads unless you have something better to add
Wow. Not sure what you're so angry about buddy. You don't want to support your LBS, that's great for you, maybe all the ones in your area will close down. But that will make it tough to run down there and "try things on", won't it? Then what are you gonna do, buy each size online and return the ones that don't fit? That'll work great, until the online retailers say "eff this!", and tighten up their return policies. Then, thanks to you and your walmart shopping buddies, we'll ONLY be able to buy shit online or direct, and you better know what you want. That'll be just wonderful. :dunno:
 

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Wow. Not sure what you're so angry about buddy. You don't want to support your LBS, that's great for you, maybe all the ones in your area will close down. But that will make it tough to run down there and "try things on", won't it? Then what are you gonna do, buy each size online and return the ones that don't fit? That'll work great, until the online retailers say "eff this!", and tighten up their return policies. Then, thanks to you and your walmart shopping buddies, we'll ONLY be able to buy shit online or direct, and you better know what you want. That'll be just wonderful. :dunno:
Who's angry?? I've seen you jock threads before for no reason and if your LBS has a Nike account you don't have to worry about them shutting down anytime soon. And sorry if I have that luxury because of my location maybe you should move away from the sticks where you from.that if one goes and doesn't buy anything the shop is gonna shut down...buddy you watch way to many bankruptcy movies
 

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Who's angry?? I've seen you jock threads before for no reason and if your LBS has a Nike account you don't have to worry about them shutting down anytime soon. And sorry if I have that luxury because of my location maybe you should move away from the sticks where you from.that if one goes and doesn't buy anything the shop is gonna shut down...buddy you watch way to many bankruptcy movies
Cool story. I actually live 30 minutes from The House, as well as several other awesome board shops. Thanks for the tip though. :thumbsup:
 

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i live in toronto and i dont think there are any shops around here that carry nike boots. i was planning on getting the 9's and if they fit big, i could always get insoles put inside them since i have flat feet anyways

ill be buying online and the place im ordering from only has 8 or 9, no 8.5s
if i went with the 8 and it was a bit to snug for my liking, how long would the break-in period be? with your zoom forces, faster than usual?
How would you describe your foot? other then it being flat. Nike boots are more for normal to narrow feet

I wear a 10.5 in skate shoes but a 10 in zoom ites and vapens. It also has a soft stretchy neoprene toe box or whatever that area is called. So gives a little more room while they break in.
 
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