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Boots: One of the banes of my exsistance. In my life I have only found one pair of "Real" boots that have fit me to the point I could wear them for an extended period of time and were in fact comfortable. They were a pair of Lowas 32 years ago.
If you were to buy a tent that says 90in. x 70in. and it ended up being 83 x 54 would you be happy?
If you were to by a backpack that says 5400 cubic in. and it turned out being 3800 cubic in would you be happy?
If you bought some treking poles that said adjustable from 20in to 34in and it only adjusted 28 in to 30in. would you be happy?
So whats up with the boot/shoe sizing thing? Why are measurments not the same across the industry? (to the shoe/boot industry, Can you say industry standards?, I knew you could). I see their silly little lists that show they are? Do they just make these lists to amuse themselves? I know I'm not overly improtant in the scheme of things, but do they do it just to piss me off? The bottom of each of my feet measures exasctly 9.5 in. The boots that fit me measure 10-10.5 on the inside from toe to heal depending upon a number fo factors including but not limited to the socks I wear.
In my closet I have shoes and boots that fit my feet that measure all measure 10-10.5 in inside toe to heal. One pair says size 8, many say size 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5 and one says 11. I'm pretty sure my foot does not change to a different size when I put the different shoes/boots on. Though I must admit I have not been able to measure my foot when inside a boot? CAT scan maybe?
Ok, so I just bought a pair of Pivitta 8's from a member. The length of the of the boot on the inside measures exactly 10. The boots however say 7 AA. I have now reached a new low on boots. Now a 7 fits the length of my foot. Dose this happen as one get older, your foot stays the same size but the boots that fit get's smaller? I'm pretty sure the AA stand for narrow and I have ten in long "fatty"(Hobbit/ Neanderthal) feet so I will be selling these to a member for what I have into them but that is pending until he gets back. Anyway, boots are not my area of knowledge as they are always mis labeled and there is no industry standard for sizing. Here are some picts of the boots. The were worn very little, never broken in and never treated or water proofed. Fine looking quality boots I must say, just way to narrow for my fatty feet.