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 Post subject: Fitwell sizing advise
PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:28 pm 
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Always hard ordering without trying. Anybody where a 9 1/2 or 43 1/2 sportiva mtn. Boot ? Was wondering what mondo size your wearing? Thanks Richard for advise just gathering more info! Best Gary Begley www.garybegleysports .com


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 Post subject: Re: Fitwell sizing advise
PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:22 pm 
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US shoe size to Mondo conversion is supposed to to be an industry standard thing. It is a defined relationship. It is NOT supposed to be up to the manufacturer any more than a thermometer manufacturer gets to decide what the relationship between Celsius and Fahrenheit is.

This is my gripe with Fitwell. I wear 11.5 US men's street shoe size. That should be 29.5 Mondo. Period. Fitwell defines US 11.5 as 300, or even 305 (depending on who at Fitwell you ask). This is totally insane.

I ordered my US street shoe size (11.5) and a Mondo 300 showed up. The boots fit extremely well, and I'm totally happy with the purchase. I did not size down for two reasons. 1) I will be hiking many miles in these and didn't want to lose toenails or get blisters from cramped feet. 2) I have NEVER heard a Fitwell owner say, "jeeze, I wish I had bought smaller boots." They ALL wish they had larger boots (if they are changing sizes).

From my experience, I'd say look at the Fitwell US to Mondo conversion table and pick the Mondo size that matches your US street shoe size. Be hesitant to size down unless you are used to tight boots.

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 Post subject: Re: Fitwell sizing advise
PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:49 am 
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US shoe size to Mondo conversion is supposed to to be an industry standard thing. It is a defined relationship. It is NOT supposed to be up to the manufacturer any more than a thermometer manufacturer gets to decide what the relationship between Celsius and Fahrenheit is.

This is my gripe with Fitwell. I wear 11.5 US men's street shoe size. That should be 29.5 Mondo. Period. Fitwell defines US 11.5 as 300, or even 305 (depending on who at Fitwell you ask). This is totally insane.

I ordered my US street shoe size (11.5) and a Mondo 300 showed up. The boots fit extremely well, and I'm totally happy with the purchase. I did not size down for two reasons. 1) I will be hiking many miles in these and didn't want to lose toenails or get blisters from cramped feet. 2) I have NEVER heard a Fitwell owner say, "jeeze, I wish I had bought smaller boots." They ALL wish they had larger boots (if they are changing sizes).

From my experience, I'd say look at the Fitwell US to Mondo conversion table and pick the Mondo size that matches your US street shoe size. Be hesitant to size down unless you are used to tight boots.


Hi, just to clear up any ambiguity here is the best information I have from Fitwell as a dealer I have had this conversation directly with Fitwell for the puposes of ensuring there is as little chance as possible of a mis-fit sized boot for a customer. Its pretty simple.......

This is what I know of the Fitwell method of sizing their boot range incl the Backcountry and all other models……

• EUR size move to each size of 6 mm (42,43,44,45... without half size)
• UK sizes move with half size of 4 mm (8 - 8,5 - 9 - 9,5 - 10...)
• MONDOPOINT/CM sizes move in 5 mm (280 - 285 -290)
• Fitwell take as base / start position, size 42 = 8 = 280 – so this is their reference point any everything goes up or down from there. From this point they do their best size conversion
• It is almost impossible to have a perfect/absolute same size comparison and correlation accross all brands, all over the world any brand/factory put its sizes as their best effort to conform.

The table on the websites you are referring to is close as possible correlation for simplicity purposes and works generally well. But you can see as different sizing methods move in different increments then it is not linear so this is a best fit comparison between sizings.

I do agree not to downsize.

If anyone has any questions please post or pm me and I will endevour to find a solution for you. I do have plenty of stock of Backcountry also.

cheers
Rich

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 Post subject: Re: Fitwell sizing advise
PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:15 pm 
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