Finally broke down and bought these boots after looking at them for about a year. A giant leap above other boots I've owned in the past. Zero break-in time. They did squeeze a bit in the ankle area where the hinge is but In a good way as it's a very supportive feel. I'm a true 10 1/2 boot size and I bought these in an 11. This fits perfect on me (with medium weight socks) so you might want to lean towards the next size up. The cam buckle style is awesome and does not come undone like others. Well worth the extra price.