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In between shoe sizes, better to err towards the smaller size?

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I tried on a pair of leather boots I like today. The 10.5s, my normal size, felt comfortable, but were very roomy. I think if they stretched any more, they would be too loose. The 10s fit snug in the width, but still had plenty of toe room. I'm not sure if I should go with the 10.5 and add an insole later if I need too or get the size 10 and hope they get more comfortable once broken in.
 

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Originally Posted by TyCooN
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agreed. i always size down when given the choice of a snug fit at first or a loose fit at first.
 

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Leather should stretch out. But the safest bet is to just try another style. I bought a pair of shoes which JUST FIT hoping they would stretch out. To this day they haven't
. They fit, just a tiny bit snug and I have to wear them with thin socks. Best thing is just buy shoes that fit. Tiny bit of a gamble when hoping they will stretch out.
 

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The whole stretching out thing is bullshit, don't do it. I've learned that the hard way.
 

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i think it depends on the brand/leather. the 10 doesn't sound crazy tight on you--i think it's the right call.
 

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i have faced the same problem, i am 9.5, and i went for 9. so you shoud go for 10.
 

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err towards the larger size. Shoe stretching is bullshit.
 

Wu Dynasty

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If you size up, insole + thicker socks should do the trick. I too have had a bad experience with sizing down. Just don't do it.
 

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Originally Posted by robin
The whole stretching out thing is bullshit, don't do it. I've learned that the hard way.

Originally Posted by luvmalik
i have faced the same problem, i am 9.5, and i went for 9. so you shoud go for 10.

Originally Posted by brohymn
err towards the larger size. Shoe stretching is bullshit.

Originally Posted by Wu Dynasty
If you size up, insole + thicker socks should do the trick. I too have had a bad experience with sizing down. Just don't do it.

+100 get the larger size. If you insist on squeezing into tight shoes you'll develop corns and blisters. I had to learn the hard way by wearing normal width shoes when I should have been wearing wide ones.
 

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def err towards the larger size and get an insole to fill out any extra room

shoes might stretch in width a cunthair but they wont change in length so if it's a tad too small in length you're screwed
 

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i think the op should define "snug"--it's not like he's sizing down three on jeans or something. in his words, the 10.5 were "very roomy."

shoes should be snug but not tight--especially if you're doing anything besides walking the dog in you boots--i think the support would help.
 

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Originally Posted by pharrow59
i think the op should define "snug"--it's not like he's sizing down three
By ¨snug¨ I mean I could fit my feet in them, but snug enough that I wasn´t quite comfortable in them.
 

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It's always easier to fill room than it is to make it.
 

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