Radar Profile boot sizing

Can anyone advise please re fit of a 2016 ( front ) Profile.

Does it tend to run pretty true to size?

Should I chose my regular shoe size US 11 snug fit when new and allow for it to pack out with use?
better to upsize to a 12 (which fits more generously now)
when new or will it compress too much with wear and become too loose and sloppy with use?


  • ESPNSkierESPNSkier Posts: 204 Baller
    I wear a size 12 shoe and when I first tried on the size 12 Vapor boot it felt way too tight in both width and length. So, I demoed the size 13/14 Vapor boot and my foot was sliding around even with the boa cranked down as tight as it would go. Back to the shop and heat molded a size 12 boot which still felt a bit snug in the shop but after three sets in the boot it now feels great!
  • condorpilotcondorpilot Posts: 86 Baller
    Thanks guys for your experience r sciences on like Radar boots but specifically looking for opinions and or experiences of Profile boot.

    Unlike the Vapor it does not have a heat mouldable lining or a BOA tensioner
    .I believe that general opinion is to size up on the narrower Vapor.

    Experiences on the apparently wider Profile fit please folks. Thanks
  • Fast351Fast351 Posts: 277 Solid Baller
    The profile boot runs small. I wear a 10.5-11 shoe, and the 11 Profile was WAY too tight. Wound up with a set of size 12s. I wear some of those neoprene socks in them to take up a little of the slack. Also nice because they keep your feet warm in cold water (although that's not much of a problem with a profile because they're completely closed).

    Mike van Meeteren
  • BillbertBillbert Posts: 53 Baller
    edited May 2016
    Same Here. I'm a 9 to 9 1/2 shoe size. ( 9 profile felt way to tight, 10 fits perfect. I have not noticed it opening up in any way after three seasons in it. I would probably go with the 12.
  • condorpilotcondorpilot Posts: 86 Baller
    Thanks guys. I have a 12 on order and will report back.
  • condorpilotcondorpilot Posts: 86 Baller
    For anyone that's interested.
    I got the size 12 boot and it fits like a .....bucket.

    Dry fit off the water, far too much volume and length for my foot and surprisingly a huge size difference going up from the 11.
    The rigidity in the 12 does not let me synch up the forefoot lacing sufficiently to hold my foot firmly and it would be rattling about with very little control pending injury I think. Tightening the bungee would defeat its function for release purposes

    Had similar on snow ski boots in the past and didn't care for the disconnected feeling.

    Option would be to bulk out with a water sock as suggested but prefer the more direct connection.

    So back to the 11 for my 11 sized foot hoping they will break in a bit through time or need to be adapted accordingly

  • fu_manfu_man Posts: 532 Crazy Baller
    Bummer that the Profile can't be heat molded like the Vapor. Sounds like that would help your situation.
  • WishWish Posts: 8,603 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Does a 5-6 Profile Mens translate into a 7-8 size for women??
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
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