No worries, insoles will resolve the height difference in the boot, but it wont solve the length discrepancy. The mechanics of the boot and foot will be mismatched, leading to sore feet and perhaps long term inflammation.
Try using civvy boots (I believe that you aren't currently serving?) or civvy military-style boots. Also, a friend of mine swears by wearing women's boots. They tend to have a narrower heel so if your feet are small but wide they might fit better.
To take up space, Move foot up and to the rear of the boot. Heel shims can help a narrow heel. Again as Sabre points out, buy a boot too larger and moving your foot to the rear will only make matter worse, the geometry is all messed up.
Use a Bannock device, measure you foot UNweighted.
Also never wear two pairs of thick socks, they will cause you foot to grow proportionally, which are foot DO NOT DO and the geometry of the boot will becomes incompatible with the NEW shape of your foot. A liner sock is OK with a thick pair. Also use the socks your going to wear when you buy the boot. Thin socks will cause you to buy a pair of boots that may be too tight when you wear thick socks.
One of the best measurement for feet is the mono point system., It guages the foot on Volume. There are bony feet and chunky feet, and they will not work in the same boot.
I know this is an old thread, but I thought that I'd post something in here so that you folks don't make the same mistake I did.
The Magnum Amazon Desert Boot, although very light and comfortable, is an EXTREMELY poorly made boot.
Not 2.5 weeks into my use, the soles are separating from the uppers! My uses included: "boots and ute's" runs, tank ramp wear, and running/walking from tank to tank in the field. Not exactly scaling Mt. Everest.
I am thoroughly dissatisfied with this boot.
So to you that tried to warn me, I definitely should have listened. To those who are interested in this boot, BEWARE!
United States of America/N.Y.C./WEMIA/ commeth the hour, not commeth the erection
I also had a pair (10 years ago) and I used them in the winter time. They only lasted about 4 months of standard street use and fell apart one time when I was riding my bike.By the way they are still one of the most comfortable boots I have ever worn, sans Merrels but thats a hybrid boot company. I always wondered why many Cops here in the states use magnum boots..
Rubbish for field use like James says- I had a black pair in the UK for a short time when they first became readily available and although comfortable and looked pretty gucci they were rubbish- fell apart after even light field use.
My meindls have lasted for 9 years now, they look similar to the ones brabo posted.
I use them for hiking in all sorts of terrain, (mountains, desert, jungle etc.) quality wise you can't go wrong with a pair of meindls, on the downside: they're heavy! after 8+ hours you really start to feel that weight, also because of the stiff soles they're not very comfy if you have to drive a car.
You can trust Meindl's, just wear good socks and some good insoles. Their Desert Foxes are the best boots I've worn recently, you can trust Haix as well, they keep up good reputation here as well. Mind that both desert Meindls are made of leather and mesh - perfectly breathable, but don't soak them too much.
As for the Magnum's - some years ago they were branded by Hi-Tec, and had better QC. Now they are utter crap. Old ones were decent, and hold up fair, new ones aren't worth looking at.