I went and got some Saxon Equileather paddock boots today and the 7 1/2 pinched my toes. I went with an 8 and bought them (I tired them on but I didn't have my half chaps). Now being at home, I'm not liking them so much. When I zip my half chap down, it pushes the outside of the boot in, where the zipper of the chap ends, and it annoys me. The boots are a little big overall. When I bend my ankle and put my heels down, the zipper bends weirdly.
I don't really know if all paddock boots will do the same thing as mentioned above with the half chaps, where the outside is pushed in. The chaps are a slim, so that may be why. I don't really know what to do at this point. I'm going to look on Ebay for some Ariats, but will I still have that same half chap issue? Thanks!