These are not jeans. You do not buy tight footwear period. It's bad for the shoe and it's bad for your feet. If you don't believe me go for a 4 or 5 mile walk in the city. Better yet go for a short hike in rough terrain. Guys can be pretty bad about this but women seem to be the experts when it comes to ill fitting footwear. Better yet ask an orthopedic surgeon about all the "fun" stuff you'll get to experience thanks to ill fitted shoes and boots. Learn to do it right or suffer the consequences. Your choice.