Fox Instinct vs A-Stars Tech 10 sizing?

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1/3/2019 11:24 AM

I’ve been wearing Tech 10s for years, but am thinking about trying Instincts. Since I wear size 14, there is a zero percent chance I will find a pair at a local dealer, so I’ll have to order them online. Do the Instincts run bigger or smaller than Tech 10s?

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1/3/2019 11:41 AM

They run smaller. I wear a size 10 Tech 10 and also have a size 10 instinct but they are much tighter. I still wear the instinct comfortably but it’s definitely tighter. I prefer them over my tech 10’s though, they’re lighter.

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1/3/2019 11:41 AM

Size 13 Tech 10s fit me perfectly. A pair of 2019 size 14 instincts were too big for me.

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1/3/2019 11:43 AM

Same, but the difference between having the inner booties to not having them is noticeable.

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1/3/2019 11:59 AM

I thought about doing this switch as well until I tried on a pair at my local shop. I never found I had to ever break in a pair of tech 10's but my initial thoughts of the Instincts were they were extremely stiff and didn't feel like I had nearly the protection like my tech 10's. I've had a lot of similar comments from buddies switching due to Fox sponsorships and they have all said if they had to buy a boot at full retail it would be the A-stars without a doubt. The Instincts look absolutely killer, but I would suggest trying a pair on if you haven't yet before purchasing. The sizing was a bit smaller than the A-stars but they would of been too big for me if I went up a size.

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1/3/2019 12:20 PM

Thanks for the advice. Sounds like I’ll be sticking to the Tech 10s that have kept me happy for years.

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1/3/2019 2:10 PM

quadzrulebro wrote:

Thanks for the advice. Sounds like I’ll be sticking to the Tech 10s that have kept me happy for years.

i guess i am one of the opposite. I have worn tech 8s and tech 10s since 1995 and got a pair of instincts last year. They are my favorite boot I have ever had

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1/3/2019 6:13 PM

I wear 9.5 and size 10 in Tech10s fit me perfect.I've tried Fox Instinct size 10 and they were to tight and for me personally really,really stiff.

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1/3/2019 8:39 PM

Previous boots were Tech 10 (size 9), switched to Instincts last summer (size 10). Instincts are favorite boots I've had. Comfortable right from the first ride and I really like how quick they go on and off. Got tired of the separate bootie in the Tech 10.

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1/4/2019 5:32 AM

I wear shoe size 10.
Instinct size 10.
Tech 10 size 9.

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1/4/2019 5:41 AM

I have size 12 tech 10s and they fit awesome. Fox instinct a 13, for sure run a size bigger but they are nice boots. I got such a good deal on the alpinestars I couldn't pass em up. Good luck with you're decision !

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1/4/2019 7:05 AM

I have wore Alpinestars and Gaerne boots for years always wore a size 9. Friend let me try on his Fox boots in a size 9 and almost couldn't get my foot in them.

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1/4/2019 7:32 AM

aroark247 wrote:

Same, but the difference between having the inner booties to not having them is noticeable.

The biggest thing I noticed is if you dab your foot or toe in instincts on a rock or hard pack, you will feel it. You can literally kick a piece of concrete with tech 10's on and minimally even feel it. Depending on what you ride on that may or may not be a good thing

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1/4/2019 10:19 AM

quadzrulebro wrote:

I’ve been wearing Tech 10s for years, but am thinking about trying Instincts. Since I wear size 14, there is a zero percent ...more

wayyyyyy smaller. In my case I'd say it's a full size. I normally wear 12's in Astars but I got Instincts in the same size and couldn't wear them period.

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