I'm shoe size 10 but after reading all comments about this boot being too big will it be good to get the number 9? Also will they fit on my fins Mares Avanti Quattro size regular? the sole seems to be too thick and i want to make sure they will fit inside my fins.
I'm a 10.5, so I ordered an 11 and they are a little big. A 10 would have fit way better. I ended up getting some neo socks and that did the trick. I actually perfer wearing them with the socks now. If you're on a boat, you can dive with just the socks, as I find it to be a little more comforntable. With shore dives however, the boots are a must. I used them a lot in the Caribbean (lived on St. Kitts two years) and they have held-up quite well. Still being used with no problems. Take care of them! Soak in a bucket of fresh water after every use so that the zipper doesn't salt-up. Allow to fully dry. They can get a bit smelly if you put them up damp.
I have Avanti Quattro, size large, fins and they are a tight fit. It takes some effort to get them on and off.
Hope this helps everyone!
I have worn this boot for over a year. I purchased it about a half size smaller than my shoe size. (I wear a 5 1/2 shoe, bought a size 5 boot). I have had no trouble getting them into my fins- fins which I also wear with other boots that have a smaller sole. I really like the boots, as they are comfortable to walk in, getting to and from the dive sites over rough terrain.
i wear a 12 and got a 12 and they are fine for me. I also wear neoprene socks to prevent blisters just out of habit and they are not too loose or too tight.
These boots do run a bit large. I am a shoe size 101/2 and I ordered a size 10 in the boot. They fit but if they had come in a 91/2 I would have ordered those. If you are a shoe size 10 then I would suggest the 9 boot. However, you will have problems with the thicker soles on this boot. I also have Avanti Quattro regulars ( and Raptor split fin regular ) and while my foot will go into/out of the fin, it is only with a great deal of struggle. While I believe Mares makes great products, I just think they got the sole a little thick on this particular boot. If getting your fins on/off quickly (boat dives) is important to you I would go with a thinner soled boot. Hope this helps !
You failed to mention if you are male or female, but I am female with size 8 1/2-9 shoes and I wear a size 7 boot, which is the same size of men's shoes that I wear. The sole is very thick and I bought them to wear with size large fins because I like the larger blade sizes.
I use size large Atomic split fins.
Anyway, the boot does have a big thick sole and are very comfy. I tried them in my old size regular Quatros just now and they DO fit, but just barely. Anything bigger than a size 7 would be too big for the regular Quatros I'm afraid.