I'm after a new down turned shoe, so I tried the Boostics on and preferred the fit to the Dragons which I used to wear.
As they are going to be used mostly for sport climbing, should I buy the tightest pair I could fit on (which were painful to walk in) and hope that they stretch, or buy a half size bigger and lose a bit of edging ability?
In reply to Joughton: on second pair now. Comfiest shoe i bought. I get the right size so that heal fits perfectly. I can get smaller sizes on but the heal wont sit properly (too low down). I havnt noticed much stretch in older pair. Edging fine on newer pair but older pair a bit rounded so not so good.
In reply to Joughton: Boostic's strecth 1/2 size during the breaking in period. They soften up too, whilst retaining a good lateral stiffness for standing on UK sport lime edges. Boosters are stiff the better shoe IMHO though.
On the flip side, my Dragons were never stiff enough for that and only ever get used on Spanish trips. Horses for courses...
In reply to cha1n: I can't get the instinct VS on! No idea why, they just don't feel as snug... but I have a nice, very well broken in pair of Anasazi Blanco's which serve me nicely on less edgy routes.
Agree with most comments.
Mine are street size and fit everywhere well. No stretch noticed at all and have happily climbed in them in the hot summer.
They are an amazing shoe, so comfy, yet brilliantly accurate to place and stick on the smallest of nothing holds!!!