I have used the black ones for years. I had a pr. that were my actual shoe size # 11. They started to get tight around the toes, the last few years. (old Age ). Anyway , last year I bought a pr. of #12's. & they fit right. I use a liner , (wick ) & then a Marino wool sock from Cabela's. All the years I have been Fishing , I never bought a boot smaller then my shoe size. I think you want the extra room to prevent cramping. Waders are even worse, because of the cold water pressure up against your toes. Unless your boots are some kind of knock- offs, I would never go smaller then your shoe size. I even talked to guys that hunted & stood in ice water & bought boots 2 sizes bigger then there normal shoe size. Extra socks if needed.
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