Hello everyone, I've searched for boot fit on the forums, but can't find an answer to my question-
What do I need to look for when fitting for a pair of issued boots?
I ask this because I've had nothing but terrible experiences with a pair of Belleville 590's that I routinely rucked with. I normally wear a size 10.5 in a running shoe for a snug fit, but for some reason, I've had slippage issues with every size from 10.5R's down to 9.0R's with the 590's.
Ending 12mi rucks with quarter sized blisters, and bloody sock toes is not my idea of a good fitting boot. Usually, I ended up with blisters on the heel, and pinkie toe. The pinkie toe is no big deal, but the heel blistering becomes an issue going on rolling hills when the heel cup slipped up and down aggravating the blister. The only way around this was to wear heavier socks (I often wore a wool outer on top of a thinner inner sock, not sure if this would help/hurt, but it's what I did so it may be relevant) and lace up so tight I actually sprained the top of my foot once, and this was with the 9.0R's. I'd hate to tackle OSUT with the same nagging issues when the right knowledge could avoid it.
What will I need to take quick note of in terms of good boot fit? Are the 590's close to what is being issued? How does the issued boot size typically compare to regular shoe size? Also, this is wishful thinking on my part, but will I have time to get a good fit, or will I just be shoved through as quick as possible?
Thanks in advance for any advice!