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Which brands are supposed to fit big or fit small? Someone said Nitro and Thirtytwo fit big and Salomon a bit small.

 

I found US size 13 Northwave slightly big for me and size 12 Ride, slightly small. So I thought size 12.5 would be good. Salomon are one of the few brands to make them. BUT on their sizing chart 12.5 = 30.5cms, which is the same as a 13 in Northwave and most other brands. I'm wondering how a size 12 Nitro or Thirytwo compares with a size 12.5 Salomon. Should I risk a size 12 Northwave, hoping it's a bigger fit than Ride?

 

I had a pair of Ignios which described themselves as 30-30.5cm. They were a good fit.

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Not many things worse than boots that are too small. Just a bit slightly too big is always better than too small.

 

I have Nitro and pleased with them.

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yes online, unfortunately. I'm torn between going for a size 12.5 salomon which is more expensive but safer because the worst that could happen is it's a little too big, or a size 12 northwave which is very cheap and i like northwave and it could be the perfect fit BUT if it's not that's $80 + shipping down the drain.

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Can't you just go to a shop, try them on and then go home and buy them online? I would never buy boots without trying them on first! I've found that different styles of boot from the same company fit differently... I don't think there is really a rule of thumb you can go by on it.

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i'm in japan and big places like Alpen/Xebio usually only have one big size in the whole store. I haven't tried specialist shops but as they're only catering for japanese round here I doubt they'd have any big sizes.

 

Looking at some online reviews it seems northwave is a big fit. But the very reduced one turned out to be freestyle, so that's out.

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im with the "try it first and buy it online"

i think trying it first is CRUCIAL!!!,,,, or u`ll end up like me,,,, :sadface:

 

mine is slightly 0.5 cm too big for me,,, any suggestion people? liner or anything?

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but isn't that the problem......he can't get his size here, if he could he'd probably just buy here, no?

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Go to a boot fitter - I never have seen one in Japan. The States and Germany have them. They can make them slightly bigger where it rubs, and they have linings, etc ...

If you are wearing hard boots, you can get full replacement linings.

0.5 too big is no big deal. I actually need to have my toe wiggling space.

But if it is wide, I don´t like it.

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+1 on the Salomon comments. I've been riding a pair of their Malamutes for the last 3 seasons and whilst the length-fitting is fine, I've have always had a slight problem with the width of my right boot, which fortunately only shows up after a couple of hours' use. Apart from that, they're great boots! :)

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+1 on the Salomon comments. I've been riding a pair of their Malamutes for the last 3 seasons and whilst the length-fitting is fine, I've have always had a slight problem with the width of my right boot, which fortunately only shows up after a couple of hours' use. Apart from that, they're great boots! :)

 

Club Foot!! :lol:

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:lol: I guess I deserve that for the Scottish remark on the Rome post but we'll see who has the last laugh after this weekend's rugby match!! ;)

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Burton probably has the most sizes above 10. Look for an online retailer that's the easiest/cheapest way.

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finding big sizes online is no problem, it's guessing whether they fit big or small that's a challenge. Here' s the size charts of some different brands in US and MONDO (cm).

 

Ride

12 - 30

13 - 30.5

14 - 31

 

Northwave

12 - 30

13 - 30.5

14 - 31

 

Nitro

12 - 30

12.5 - 30.5

13 - 31

 

Salomon

12 - 29.5

12.5 - 30

13 - 30.5

13.5 - 31

 

ThirtyTwo

12 - 30

13 - 31

 

Moving around the non-linear US sizes against cm sizes to get a brand's combination might be a good estimate of true size. I believe Northwave fits big and Ride is normal or a tiny bit small. If that's true, it can't be correct for them to have the same US-MONDO chart, can it?

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mine is slightly 0.5 cm too big for me,,,

What size and brand?

its BURTON MOTO 11-28.5

 

boot fitter? do they have it here?

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