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Proper boot fit

AMH

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I just received a pair of M Gemi Grotta deerskin lace-up boots and I love them, but I'm agonizing over whether they're the right size. I'm usually a US 10-10.5, so I ordered these in size 43.5. They feel great overall but I detect a bit of heel slip just walking around my living room carpet, and I think I see the slightest pucker in the vamp when I lace them up. Should I go down to a size 43? The width feels good across the ball of the foot. I've worn too-large shoes for most of my life and I'm still trying to find the sweet spot between blisters and pinched toes. The last thing I want to do is send these back for a too-small pair (this is why I hate online ordering!) and I can't exactly walk a mile in these just to be sure.

Any and all advice is greatly appreciated!

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Can’t comment on the brand, but almost all “new” shoes have some heel slip since they can’t flex until they’re broken in. Just something to consider.

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AMH

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I found a lot of helpful info in this thread.


I'm leaning toward a half-size down.
 

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