Wetsuit boot fit help

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by Warmanxxx, May 10, 2013.

  1. Warmanxxx

    Warmanxxx New Member

    Apr 26, 2013
    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?
  2. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    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.

  3. chicharronne

    chicharronne Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2006
    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.
  4. newenglandflatness

    newenglandflatness Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2012
    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.
  5. beachbreak

    beachbreak Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    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.
  6. Sniffer

    Sniffer Well-Known Member

    Sep 20, 2010
    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.
  7. chicharronne

    chicharronne Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2006
    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.
  8. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    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: May 11, 2013
  9. Alvin

    Alvin Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2009
    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.
  10. tibu35

    tibu35 Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    I wear a size 13 shoe, but wear a 12 in booties because I like them tighter.
  11. Gfootr

    Gfootr Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    Depends on the brand. Rip Curls fit me right, same size on Oneill - no go.

    I would listen to your body - any pain, and I mean beyond "uncomfortable". Go up a size.
    If they're brand new, and just tight, snug, but not causing pain - they will def stretch out.
  12. Kahuna Kai

    Kahuna Kai Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2010
    Give them some time. Mine were a Lille too snug as you described and they eventually broke in. Keep your nails trimmed though. The tight fit could give you ingrown nails otherwise.
  13. Alvin

    Alvin Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2009
    Another thing to do is seat your heel as deep into the heel of the boot as you can. it does give more room in the toe area and helps shape the boot to your foot. Alas a better fit