Re: Wading Boot Sizing
same boat. I'm a ten and a half street shoe. I wore a simms 12 for a while and it was comfortable on the larger size with booties and wool socks but not even close to being an option for wet wading with thin neoprene socks. Now I'm wearing a simms 11 and it fits with my waders (comfortable snug) and wet wading is a-ok but they're too tight too be comfortable on those cold days where you want a couple pairs of socks and good circulation.
I guess my long winded point is that two pairs of boots being reasonable isn't so far fetched.
Three is even better. Also it gives you a chance to sanitize/freeze/dry boots when moving between river systems.