I tried on another style of Burtons in a store, and they fit true to size, so I thought the Emeralds would fit the same way. But when I ordered these in my regular size, I had to send them back and get a half size bigger. Aside from size issue, these boots have been great. I've only had the opportunity to use them a few times, but they're really comfortable. The speed lacing gets me on the hill a lot faster and without killing my fingers. The Emeralds are a solid all-mtn boot. Stiff for support and response but not too stiff. They work great with the Lexa Bindings I bought.