I recenly bought some Danner Blackhawk II 6" duty boots. Every pair of boots I bought in the past has fit well in the store only to break in and be slightly too large allowing my feet to slide inside the boot. These include Wolverines, Redwings, Dr. Martens, and my current (and old) Rockys. The Danners I bought are size 11. The 11.5's were more comfortable in the store, but I feared they would stretch too much; like all the other boots. For the price and how long I expect them to last, I want the one that will work best in the long run. I've worn the new boots around the house for a few hours and they are still very tight. To those of you who have worn Danners, will they stretch to fit better or should I have bought the size that fit the best in the store? I am not fully set on the 6" boot, yet, either. I've always worn 8" boots and the shorter boot feels wierd, still. Not bad, just very different. If anyone has any break in tips beyond "wear them", I'd like to hear them. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!