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I'm in the market to add another pair of boots.

I currently have Daytonas and they run about a half-size big and are medium width. I had to go down one size when you do the US/Euro size conversion. I know every brand is different and in a perfect world, I could just go down to my local motorcycle accessories shop and try a bunch on. Unfortunately, there is no local motorcycle accessories shop without traveling 2 hours.

So, I'd like to know from your experience, how do the following brands fit?

Alpinestars
Sidi
TCX

Any others? Forma? Spidi?
 

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I have Sidi ankle length. I have a fairly wide foot and euro boots seem to run true length, but are a bit on the narrow side. I ended up converted my US size to Euro sizing, ordering one size bigger, then I bought an insert. If its cold and I wear thick socks, I could remove the insert in theory..but I haven't had to do that.

I like em.
 

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I bought alpinestars super tech- R (IIRC) and the conventional wisdom from the web was to buy one size largeer because they ran small.
Now in the past I wore a 45euro and am a 10.5us usually but some times a 11us. I caved as I found more information that said buy large over small and bought a 46euro.

If I were to do it again I would buy the 45euro, keep in mind I am not walking much in these these are my track boots and I want a snug fit for better control than comfort.
 

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Buy from someone that makes returns/exchanges easy and cheap . Like Revzilla.


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Revzilla has good size conversion charts. If you go their route, pay attention to the 30-day return window.

In my boot-trying travels, Sidi runs smaller than Alpinestars/Dainese boots. I have not tried TCX so no data for you there.

If it helps, I'm a 47 in Dainese Torque out, 46 Alpinestars SMX plus perf. In a Sidi boot the 47 was a tad small and think I'd need a 48 (store didn't have one for me to try). Saucony and Asics running shoes 12.5 (47 euro).

My Alpinestars boots hold my heel down better than the Dainese boots I have and have tried.
 

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I have a pair of Z Custom boots, custom fitted to my funky feet. Too bad they don't do boots anymore, last I looked. They are the most comfortable footwear ever for me. They could also pass for dress shoes.

I would be looking at Bates for some custom boots. Pricing is competitive with off the shelf.

https://www.batesleathers.com/footwear/
 

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For me, I wear a 9.5 shoe and seem to have good luck with the TCX and Sidi in a size 43. TCX used to be Oxtar boots BTW.
I am going to try a pair of the TCX Clima Surround this week and will give feedback once they are on my feet.
 

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I've found the TCX boots to run true to size using their charts. I agree with Duckman...if you're going to do online, they do make it easy to return wrong-sized items at Revzilla.
 

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Sidi size is pretty much accurate, maybe runs a tiny fraction narrow new, but that's good for breaking in.

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Thanks for all the advice. I love this place. I got answers from do it on the internet to you can't do it on the internet. ;)

But seriously, I did it on the internet. I found a place that offered me a free return for swapping out a size if it wan't good enough the first time. After reading a shit-ton of reviews trying to glean out sizing info for the different brands, I decided to go with Sidi. They'll be here later this week.
 

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Which Sidi model did you get? Mine had 13 years of good use on them before the sole came apart last week.
 

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My TCX boots arrived this week. They ended up being too big so I returned them and got one size smaller. They seem to run big because I wear a Euro 43 in just about everything and in this case a 42 was the right size.
 

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I usually buy online and I read customer reviews before buying. A lot of people comment on the sizing accuracy, comfort, and durability. Using that info the boots I bought fit fine. I agree that choosing a seller with a good return policy is important, it’s not just about size.
 

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In my case these are a brand new product so there were no reviews. I really like the boot styling, now we will see if they hold up 15 years like the Sidi boots did.
 

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The boots I purchased seem pretty nice. I've always had touring boots without all the external hard parts. My Daytonas are ancient and still going strong.

The Sidis fit pretty much like all the reviews said about the brand's sizing. I opted for the smaller size because I fell in between when converting from US to Euro and it's prefect. The heel cup is a tad on the loose side so I may try a very thin boot bed insert and see what that does. Otherwise, pretty happy with them.
 

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I’ve had to use inserts on some of my boots. Sometimes even cutting them in half and only using the back half. This usually helps fine tune the fit a lot.


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Must be a Euro thing because the heel is a tad loose/wide on the TCX also.
 
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