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Old January 4th, 2017, 10:00 AM   #21
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Although bonts don't work for everyone they do have a couple of advantages over all the other Boots on the market if you are buying on line.

1. They have an accurate sizing wizard (as long as you trust it due to the odd sizing)
2. They do different widths
3. They do split sizes.
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Old January 7th, 2017, 03:59 AM   #22
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Most all shops are online doing drops-ship sales, and rarely connect with customers. While we also partake in online sales, we do the same for those customers as we do in-house customers re: boot sizing, we get measures and verify the size needed. We don't want customers paying shipping fees on errors that could be avoided.

We also post all manufacturers Sizing Charts with info available to help customer find their size on our web shop page, yet time and again, customers will miss this info. So, with online sales, we still drop a note or call to verify the size requested.

Every manufacture varies in their boot size interpretations, and the shapes of the lasts used to make boots also vary. So, not only size but the shape or profile of the foot can often warrant selection of one boot company over another brand. One can be in a range of sizes, this presents some uncertainty in customers when it comes to making size selection. As example you can find Atom-Luigino sizing charts on their web page, and this holds true of most other boot makers, but rarely do we see info in how to actually measure feet accordingly. Though, I am surprised in your case a seller(assuming having this info) would talk you into a bigger boot. Unless, perhaps, in an unintended error, you offered up poor information on the measurements of foot length & widths when you were being sized. When we run into this I request customers to recheck their measures, as folks can and do make mistakes from time to time reading a ruler or doing metric conversions. many rulers have a gap between "0" and the edge, if one omits that number typically the botos will get sized down.

Our simple rule is the boot that fits you well is your size, regardless of any particular brand, and I won't shamelessly plug a brand, but you can PM for my opinions on boots/brands. We understand not everybody wants a extra tight fit race feel in a boot, they may wear socks or drop in inserts, or they are at differing skill levels or have varying needs in a boot, or have money to blow or super tight budgets, all of which we consider with our customers in guiding them with boot section. It's an honor to have a customer who refers to us as his skating sensei.

Hope you are able to get into a boot that works for you, because happy feet keep a person skating!

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