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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Broark Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Dec 2018 at 5:14am
Thank you both for the feedback, I hope to show off some photos in the dead of the Texas summer.
Sounds like I should stick with Neil’s suggestion and go with the 12, I hate boots that are too snug.
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Recommend going with size 12 & adding an insole for comfort if slightly too big.
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Broark,

I've had the Badalassi boots in 11 as well just about everything else imaginable except Iv'e not tried the Viberg 2045, but hope to. I think your Tru Balance size is a safe bet, if you don't have narrow feet. I'm an 11EE. The size 11 Lofgren were great and felt right in size 11 but the last didn't. I don't know if a little tweak has been made since my pair was made a couple years ago, but they were build at a bit of a slant like modern Chippewa engineers, and Attractions engineers which made my foot slide forward while standing and walking cramming my toes in the toe box and leaving space in the heel. Couldn't fix it with the ankle strap and wasn't going down to a 10.5 so I sold them. Just my story, but I found my pair to be equal to an Alden Tru Balance sizing   
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Broark Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Jan 2019 at 3:53am
So after thinking about it a lot I just put in a preorder for the boots in size 12.
I wore my Alden Indy boots recently for the first time in awhile and the 11.5 are actually a lot more narrow than I recalled, so I opted for more room. I think I'll be able to get away with an insole if they are a little big. Thanks for the feedback everyone.
And now we wait!
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Just picked up a pair of basically brand new, black engineers from grailed and they arrived today. Holy shnikies these are great! My only question is, which is prob silly but, how do u guys get them on ur feet? Do I need to use a shoe horn? I had to put on the thinnest pair of socks I own, pair of ankle running socks, so now when I get them on they feel a bit big.
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That's actually pretty strange as my lofgrens are very easy to get on and off. Either way, it does get a little easier over time. You can also unbuckly the front strap if you haven't already when putting them on.
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Mine were too

Unfasten the buckle, pull on two pairs of thick socks then over the socks.. plastic bags (or line the boots out with the bags) your foot should now slip in much easier but they'll feel tight..go for a walk around the block, they'll mould to your feet in a week or so and you can remove the bags and second pair of socks.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Aries Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Mar 2019 at 4:28pm
Agree with all the advice above, and also the fact that it's a bit strange as, of all my engineer boots, the Lofgrens are the easiest to slide on and off.

In what way are they tight Cozzie? Length, width, both? Is it just the shaft (have you unfastened the calf strap)?

Personally I think the Lofgren boots are the widest of all engineer boots I've tried.
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Thanks all for getting back to me so quickly. Def seems a bit strange that u all have such an easy time of it. The fit is pretty perfect once my foot is in. I managed get them on w some thicker socks on w the aid of a credit card.

I still have to try the plastic bag trick. Does Lofgren make a 1920’s repro plastic bag?

I have unbuckled all the straps.

The part that is small for me is when I am putting them on my heel will not slide down to the bottom without a lot of effort. I’ll post a pic in a few.
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You can kinds see where my heel is jammed. My fiancée says that it’s just because I have flintstone feet.
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