Really hard to do right when leather hasn't fully broken in yet cuz there's still potential stretch.U can't expect same snug feel when fastened, versus the laced ones__ even when the boots are securely strapped in ... & sized right.It's just got a totally different feel to it ... but it's too loose, u can always add another hole to the strap ... But, IMO, the most critical is sizing the length right.
•Exactly 🤔If your 2030 @8.5 fits you perfectly, you're on the narrow side of E, w/c means u need to go up 1/2 to 9 on the 2005 to compensate on the length.Viberg sizes: Latigo Derby 1035= 8Bison Moctoe Chukka 110= 8Loden Green Service boots 2005= 8 w/c were initially a bit snug ... So, I sized up 1/2 to 8.5 on the Hopper, in anticipation ... since I'm not familiar w/ the engineer boots construction.Glad & happy it turned out well.
.IMO, sizing depends on what width u take.@dekalog, seems you're on the wide side of E, since you're able to downsize from 2030 ... Therefore, u should take same size as your 2030.2030 is too narrow for me. As from 1035 & 110, I sized up 1/2 for the Hopper.