- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Haven't tried them too much out yet, and I'll of course update once I test them out a little more.
To start out, I have a pretty wide foot, and my toes don't come to much of a point(like in La Sportiva shoes)
I've owned a pair of Sportiva Cobras in a 38.5, and their toe box is just not for me. 5.10 saved my feet with the Hornet, and now it's time to get something for more steep climbing!
I wear an 8.5-9 size shoe, and went with the 8.5 in the Dragons.
I honestly expected it to be worse feeling on my feet, but to my surprise, they fit like a glove(albeit a very tight fitting one)
There's little to no dead space in the shoe, and my toes are against the end, but not curled up.
To break it down-
Street shoe: 8.5 - 9
5.10 Hornet: 9
5.10 Dragon: 8.5
La Sportiva Cobra: 38.5
I highly suggest trying them on at a store before buying them online. They fit different on different people, so it's always hard to tell which size to get.
THANKFULLY, backcountry has an awesome return policy and will totally help you throughout the exchange process