Originally Posted by b-ewing
Man, we are the exact same size. Daumn, guess I gotta retry 10s in the trenches (again...). Btw if anyone's interested in some brown 9.5s lemme kno- I give up with these!
Also, George, any updates on an all roughout trench? Think it's my answer to a boondocker boot!
b-ewing, I was in the same boat as you. Ordered the 11 and 11.5 in the brown Trench, and I felt like I was swimming in the latter. The former were just a touch too short, but fit perfectly everywhere else. I decided to try to make them work, hoping that they would loosen up and stretch enough to be comfortable. Gave them a solid week of wear, but it was pure agony. Not only were my toes sore, but my calves and quads and even my lower back were all starting to hurt. I gave up and decided to put them up in buy/sell, reordered the 11.5s, and found that they didn't fit so bad after all. Thick socks definitely help; actually, they feel great. (I feel kind of silly now that I put myself through 11 hell.) I imagine that after they stretch out I'll have to add an insert, but right now they're really good. I have narrow feet and fallen arches, and the Trenches seem particularly voluminous, which explains why I have trouble filling up the space. Anyway, like you, I love these boots, so I'm happy I was able to make the 11.5s work.