cary, i strongly disagree. The reason people slam their toes up front and break toes and whatnot, is b/c the binding are too big and their foot has room to slide forward and hit. If they fit snug, you won't have this problem. And i can already see the next post..."yea it does, it'll go straight through!" BS! It MIIIGHT go through if you are a 12 and your wearing an 8. but think about this for second. Put on a pair of steal toed boots and kick like a wall or something. If the boots are too big, your probably going to break your toe, if they fit, it'll just stop. The energy will be dispearsed throughout your body rather than directly at your toes.
PS... i wear a size 10 shoe, i have the 07 shanes in a 9-10, and they are the most comfortable things i've ever worn, they fit like a glove!