So I recently picked up a pair of size 42 Spantiks, same as my Evos. Initial impression with the same mountaineering sock is that the Evo's fit like a glove, the Spantiks feel a touch shorter and narrower in the toes. Don't know why
but first impressions are usually spot on for me no matter how much you play with them.
I've molded the Spantiks this morning to see how much of a difference that will make. I'll give them a bit and go back to them in an hour or so. I'm hoping the heat molding will be just enough as I bought them off of Ebay and it will be hard to return them for incorrect fit. I do tend to wear my boots tight though, even my everyday yard boots.
I have left the original footbed in them as well. I'm really feeling like a 42.5 with a better footbed would probably be spot on. What have you guys found that own both pairs of these? I was hoping to keep the heavy mountaineering sock but maybe I'll need to adjust those to make these work. I think I'm dealing with a 1/4-1/2 size here. I know, I'm being overly anal
I wore the Evos on Orizaba with the heavy sock and never even thought about my feet being cold. Granted that was a one day climb and not a week long expedition. I guess worse case scenario is I have to order some 42.5's and try them on side by each. Return as required, if possible. I live in WI and there isn't a pair of Spantiks anywhere to be found in the whole state. Hence having to order them.
Thanks for the input.
forgot to ask about heel slip. For me it seems like the Spantiks have some. Any tips on trying to alleviate that? Or is it "normal" to have some in a double boot? Sorry for the newb questions.