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Nice Boots - But they run at least 1 full size, maybe 1.5 sizes, too large.
on November 17, 2014
The boots arrived today, and as soon as I opened the box, they looked HUGE! Tried them on, and they felt huge. My toes ended about 2 inches from the end of the toe box. I normally wear an 11 to 12, with about 1/2 my shoes being 11.5, in wide size. I find the "better" brand names, like Nike, Adidas and North Face all fit small, with even size 12 not fitting some times, and also generally too narrow.
So I am returning the size 11 I bought, and replacing them with a size 10. Hopefully that will fit better. I'll follow up once they arrive. Otherwise, the width feels great and with the square toe box, lots of room for the toes. The leather looks nice, but is darker than the stock photos on the listing. Plus, once they get oiled, they will get even darker. They also come with little leather flaps, to attach to the bottom lace, if you like the frilly touch.
So for comparison, I lined up a bunch of my current shoes and boots and measured the overall lengths. I know, not the best judge of size, but thought it might help others figure out the size of these things. I added the US size, and the euro size, if available. From left to right, here is the results.
Shoe Brand US/Euro Size Measured Length General Fit
Rockport Dress 11W/45 12.75" Slightly long
Dockers Dress 11W 12.5" Slightly long
Shift Kicker Motorcycle Boot 11W/45 12.0" Short about 1/4"
Bates Ultralites Tactical Boot 11.5W / 44.5 12.75" Very good
Justin's Boots 11EE 13.25" Way too long
Alpinestar SMX-5 Motorcyle 12/47 12.5" Slightly long
5.11 Tactical Shoe 11.5W/45.5 12.25" Very good
Timberland Sandals 11W / 45 12.5" Slightly long
Mizuno Running (no pic) 11.5EE / 45 12.0" Very good
North Face Hikers (no pic) 12/46 12.5" Too short & Narrow