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07/12/2018 7:18 am  

This is bugging me, so: Ion wearers, what size do you ride in your Ions compared to your regular shoe size? 


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07/12/2018 8:02 am  

Same size. But I've always skated with flush shoes for a good flick, so don't enjoy extra space on those. Same goes for boots, feel like it kills response, but no curly toes. Us8 for me 95% of the time, unless an anomaly.


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07/12/2018 8:21 am  

usually 10.5 to 11 in shoes, i wear size 10 ions/slx/imperials


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07/12/2018 10:41 am  

I roll with size 13 Burton boots (currently in SLXs, but have had Ions in the past) and size 13 or 14 shoes, depending on brand. On a Brannock (thing they use to measure your shoe size in a shoe store), I am a 14.


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07/12/2018 12:18 pm  

The thing about comparing to shoe size is it’ss mostly irrelevant… boots are meant to fit the actual size of your foot, while shoes have more of a range depending on preference. And, as with all footwear, not all sizing is the same. Another skateboarder here, I have always worn my shoes on the fitted side, but not where I have to cram my feet in. With that said, I’m normally a 9.5 and occasionally 10 in most skate brands. In boots, these days in Burton I wear 9, but could do 8.5 if I needed to. So, roughly 1 size overall, but depends.

In my experience selling thousands of shoes over the years when I worked at the shop, you can have people with the exact same size foot, but the shoe range worn is easily two full sizes.

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07/12/2018 12:32 pm  
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The thing about comparing to shoe size is it’ss mostly irrelevant… boots are meant to fit the actual size of your foot, while shoes have more of a range depending on preference. And, as with all footwear, not all sizing is the same. Another skateboarder here, I have always worn my shoes on the fitted side, but not where I have to cram my feet in. With that said, I’m normally a 9.5 and occasionally 10 in most skate brands. In boots, these days in Burton I wear 9, but could do 8.5 if I needed to. So, roughly 1 size overall, but depends.

In my experience selling thousands of shoes over the years when I worked at the shop, you can have people with the exact same size foot, but the shoe range worn is easily two full sizes.

Agreed. That was always they way it was for me when I was in retail. I wear an 11  ( sometimes 10.5 ) in shoes and 9.5 in Ride boots, and my toes aren’t crammed at all... So go figure, no real good comparison when it comes to sizes, ya just gotta try em

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07/12/2018 12:40 pm  

And even if it seems like most people are about one size down from their shoes, what if that is a half-size off for you? It’s easy to wear shoes a half size different, almost no difference, but you want to be spot on with boots, more or less...

ps - forgot to mention I do wear ions specifically.


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07/12/2018 1:20 pm  

Yeah I agree, it was just a last resort (couldn't remember my brannock size to ask that, but I think it's a true 10). It was just bugging me that the guy suggested that if I was getting pain in 10 Ion's I should not size down at all (as he kept repeating that Burton shrunk the footprint and you are most likely your true size in the brand now). I'm getting the vibe that those sale last year's pair of 10's are not the right fit on my foot, bummer. 


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07/12/2018 1:36 pm  
Posted by: Spenser

And even if it seems like most people are about one size down from their shoes, what if that is a half-size off for you? It’s easy to wear shoes a half size different, almost no difference, but you want to be spot on with boots, more or less...

ps - forgot to mention I do wear ions specifically.

Nah man, makes all the difference! Can't flick in half a wrong size (large). Have to be snug but not crammed. I think I'd be more tolerant of boot size variation, but board feel in skateboarding is everything to me, which extra length kills.. In boots, what matters more than the sheer length of the boot, at least to me, are other size variables, like toe box space, ankle articulation, width... The try before you buy stuff. What I've noticed too, is that more high end boots tend to offer a snugger fit, which is why I have a more expensive taste in boots. They also break in nicer, since they tend to have more moldable material. But I know many riders who opt for cheaper and softer boots because their feet need the space and some just prefer it even though they don't need it. I can't tolerate that feel.

My Ions for me are like skate shoes: toes just barely touch the end when standing straight and separate by the perfect amount when I bend my knees. Because the fit is so snug on both my shoes and boots, but never to the extent of discomfort, I'm kind of surprised people size down on snowboard boots. I can't remember the last time I sized up in shoes from us8, but I did have to go up half a size on my Capitals, so it's the other way around for me this time. Guess people like roomy shoes but I'd venture to say that most people could pull off the same sized shoe as their boot excluding all the brand variables, but as Spens pointed out, not the other way around.. Shoe and boot, if mondoprint were to be trusted as an exact measurement across the field, should be the same size basically.


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07/12/2018 2:09 pm  

Size definitely matter when it comes to skating, I just meant for the average person wearing them around

 My favorite shoe lately is the Romero laced, which I prefer in a 9.5, and I have a size 10 as well, but I don’t like to skate those ones


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07/12/2018 2:54 pm  
Posted by: DanDan

This is bugging me, so: Ion wearers, what size do you ride in your Ions compared to your regular shoe size? 

size 12/11.5 shoes, size 11 leather Ions


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08/12/2018 12:43 am  

My ions - and almighty - are US 9 and all, literally all, my other shoes are 9.5... (Nikes, Adidas, Etnies Maranas for longboarding, hiking boots, etc.)


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08/12/2018 2:42 am  

Half a size down from regular shoes. 8.5 Ions, 9 for everything else


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