I have 3 pairs of campus vulc, the 1st is the Espresso/Lava/White, I’d say it fits exactly as it should (I am size 9 as well), my last two pairs are the Campus Hi White/Black/Gold and the Navy/White Lo, I feel like I should have bought the 8.5 though.
I haven’t skated with mine yet but I will look forward to protect the laces.
I’ve actually skated both the Campus Lows and the Blazer Lows. To be honest, they skate exactly the same to me. The only difference is that the flick on the Campus seems to be much grippier than the Blazer. However, i’m in love with Nike’s Zoom Air insole due to my reckless 13 stair sessions, so I’d prefer sticking with a pair of nike’s if you like to go big. I, to this day, have never gotten heel bruises from Nike shoes, but the flick just isn’t as good as the Campus. It’s all personal preference in the end though. Recently, i’ve been skating walls and wallrides these days, and you just can’t seem to beat the blazer’s sole in my opinion.