When all was said and done I went with the most flexible boot I could find, the 32 boots JP Walker. I've tried them on twice now, wore them around the house a bit to try to get them flexing a bit...so they're not super stuff when I go riding. Thus far I'm digging them. Super comfy. For the past, I don't know how many seasons, I've been wearing 9.5's. And at times I'd seriously be wondering if it's worth downsizing that half a size with how much discomfort I put myself through. With that in mind I went ahead and ordered these 32's in a size 10.
Instantly, I feel the difference. I can actually wiggle my toes. I think it was the right decision. I wish I would have bitten the bullet and done this years ago. I'll be writing more about these boots after I've ridden in them. Which will hopefully be this weekend. *fingers crossed*