Originally Posted by tricky
Argh more confused than ever.
Both the 10 and 9.5 fit fine. I think maybe the 9.5 was the best fit. I wore pretty thin socks but that's what I'd wear as I see these as spring and fall boots.
Is it crazy that I would size down 1.5? Does anyone else go down 1.5?
I wear 11D in just about everything. For chucks and Clark's I'm a 10.5.
Don't be worried, there are plenty other "weirdos".
These are my sizes:
10 Vans-10 Converse-10 Nike running-9 Clark's-9 Red Wing moc toe-8 Wolverine 1,000 mile-8.5 White's SD.
With that said I can wear a 8.5 in wolverine 1,000 mile boots but the cxl is substantially thinner than on my whites so they stretched a lot and are very tight and comfy with no toe jam even when hiking. My whites are fitting the same as a wolverine so the 8.5 gives me a bit more room for a work boot. Being cxl upon stretching I can toss in a insole if needed as well as I can wear a thin or thick sock. Clark's are very simple and very basic. I can wear an 8.5 in Clark's and they'll stretch to comfort although I prefer a 9.
Either way my bottom line is that it all depends on what you plan to do with the boots. Size comfortably down for casual/dress wear. Size up for adventure wear. I wear a size 8 in my Addison's and I will/can run, hike, bail however I have to. Out shooting in the hills, hiking with the dogs, working in the warehouse, either way it still works out.