They’re coming along nicely, but still have me nervous. This is a new price point for me as far as footwear goes. Question. With the instep strap, which hole do you personally use? I’m one short of the tightest and my CDO is upset that it’s not the middle hole. That makes me worried they are too loose in the instep. I then try and remind myself that they are not lace ups (all i’ve experience with) and that they will naturally be looser there.
I have my instep strap in the middle hole because that is how it arrived and I feel it is snug enough there. As you noted, slip on boots will always have more wiggle room inside otherwise you could never get them on or off. As long as your foot feels good when wearing them and after you take them off then as think you are in good shape.
I always start by tightening the strap up one notch and undoing to remove, often after a while I find that I don't need to undo anymore they just slip on and off perfectly.
My boots fit just fine, thank you very much.wanted to add that these are not really ‘slip on boots’ while they do slip on the instep strap plays a huge role in how they will feel. You always in my opinion want to unbuckle to put on and off and then when on strap them down snug. The heel slippage will go away and you will not experience the ‘loose boot’ feel if you do.
They typically show up in box already buckled but by no means is that where the buckle should stay .. the volume of the foot on each individual is different hence the hole option on both instep and shaft strap. Not the same as lace up but you do have a small bit of customization for your foot. I normally do not mess with upper after first setting up but always undo instep when taking off and putting on. You will find the fit will be 100% better.
My boots fit just fine, thank you very much.