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Male with small/narrow feet fitted into women's boots. Good idea?

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Hello. I am 145 lb 5'7'' male. I currently use Salomon X wave 120 boots in size 25.5 and they are about due for replacement.

When I was working with a boot fitter on these Salomons couple of years ago, he mentioned that I could probably go down a size on my next pair of boots. I completely agree as I have tried 24.5 boots and they fit much tighter (which I like) but still comfortably.

Problem is most manufacturers (except Dalbello I think) start their male boot sizing with 25.5 so it's almost impossible to find the size for me. While at REI the sales guy suggested trying on women's boots in 24.5 and narrow last. I tried on Rossignol Electra pro sl 110 (97mm last) and they actually fit very very well. Very snug in both instep and around the calf (I have small calfs too). I was very tempted, but wanted to check if it's at all uncommon for males with small narrow feet to go with female boots and if there are any negative sides to it. Any input is much appreciated.
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very common,   the only change for "mens" vs "womans" boots are color, maybe a bit softer, but mostly marketing.

 

buy what fits you.

 

 

http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/117781-Why-women-s-gear-sucks

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