Originally Posted by ninja07
I can somehow make the sizing work with an insole, but don't want them to look too big and unproportional.
size-wise, only you will ever notice the difference between 11 and 12. other people will not notice. you might not want to wear ultra slim trou with them. otherwise the two sizes will look the same i think to most people. you can definitely make the sizing work with an insole. these are boots. but, the concern i would have, is that the shell ripples are going to be vicious on shoes that are not well sized for your feet. they could be looking like a pair of turds pretty quick. shell veterans (i am not much of one) can correct confirm or correct this opinion, but i am pretty sure that a poor fit will produce more deep and pronounced ripples. with calf the extra distortion from the poor fit is not as big a deal in boots. all you get are more fine wrinkly lines.