Picked up a pair of these boots today from Ryan Young Products (original US importer of Gaerne gear - rypusa.com ). Oddly enough, this guys warehouse/shipping location is about 20 minutes from my house. I gave him a ring, asked if I could come over and try them on for a proper fit, and he said no problem. I have a wide foot, in fact I wear a 10EEEE in tennis shoes. My foot prefers a wide toebox, so tennis shoes like the Brooks Beast are right up my alley. Ive tried on random Sidi and Alpinestars boots the past week, and 2 things stuck out - narrow toe box, and damn they are uncomfortable with zero flex.(no i didnt try on crossfires with the magical hinge) These Gaerne Balance boots are wide, and very comfortable. A 10 in these boots fits like a 10EE Brooks Beast. The toebox is not nearly as wide as a EEEE shoe, but definitely seems to be EE in width. But wow, these are comfy, and look damn good with the oiled finish! I also got to chat with Ryan Young and his father who was visiting from PA. Both super nice guys, who also swear by these boots. His dad just took his pair out to his van, and says he mows grass in them, hikes in them, etc. Ryan has a museum of sorts inside his facility of trials bikes. Really cool stuff. Lots of Sherco bikes, and some other used gear. All in all, the Gaerne is a really good boot, very happy with them! note: i have zero affiliation with Ryan Young, rypusa.com, etc. Just passing on notes about my experience with finding these boots and the vendor I got them from.