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    Wetsuit boot fit help

    I just recently got a pair of boots and i feel that they are too small. They arent cutting off my circulation or anything like that but my big toe and index toe are completely up against the end of the boot and are being sightly squished to the point that im not sure if its normal or not. Are boots supposed to fit this snug or should i go a size up?

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    I'm sort of between sizes, and always go with the smaller size. My big toe is always smashed up against the end of the boot, and will even be sore after a long session. But it's better than stepping on the toe of your boot when you pop up.

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    I wear size 14. I'd buy my from dive shops. Bigger is better if you can find it. that way you can wear neoprene socks.

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    I picked up some wetsuit socks a few years back because I don't have great circulation to my extremities and it was starting to limit me a bit, particularly when surfing northern ME. I actually love the socks, not just for the added warmth, but for me at least, it makes the bootie fit a lot more snugly to my feet. Maybe I just have weird shaped feet, but I now wear the wetsuit socks under my 3mm boots a lot of the time as well, not just in the dead of winter when I'm wearing the 7mms.

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    they stretch out after they get wet and you surf in them.i'm a 12 and wear an 11 so i don't get boot curl under toe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicharronne View Post
    I wear size 14. I'd buy my from dive shops. Bigger is better if you can find it. that way you can wear neoprene socks.
    One of my feet is almost a whole size smaller than the other. One boot always fits just right and the other one not so much. I'm going to try that next season, thanks.

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    Always go smaller, having space in your booty is no good. When you pop up you will sometimes drag the booty and when you want to adjust your feet while riding the larger booty will get in the way as well.

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    My left foot is smaller because I stabbed myself with my fin and the Dr sewed me up with sand and sea monkeys in it. Of course it got infected, I was put in a room and left to rot. I got out of that hospital in time to get my foot saved by a Dr that was born in this country (you essay!). by then the muscle and artery way rotted away. I was laid up for 3 months. file your fins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniffer View Post
    Always go smaller, having space in your booty is no good. When you pop up you will sometimes drag the booty and when you want to adjust your feet while riding the larger booty will get in the way as well.
    100% agree...plus boots stretch after a few uses. If you only have a slightly squished toe/index, the next size up will be too roomy and with that come all of the hop-up issues. I pretty much have given up on ever wearing round toe booties because that extra room around the toes just seems to get in the way when popping up on a steep wave.
    Last edited by mitchell; May 11, 2013 at 06:45 PM.

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    Yeh I have trouble with the round toe as well. Seems to get in the way and I wackmy big toe alot. Looking forward to getting back in my lighter toed booty. Granted the 7mil round toe is really warm and never got cold this winter. I'm a 12 for some shoes and 11 1/2 in others. Had to get the 11 booties and were tight for awhile. I wear a polypro sock liner that makes it easier to get the suit off afterward plua warmth. The boot does stretch after awhile.