Hello boot guys. I have spent a fair bit of time over the past few days reading these pages and have learned 2 things. Firstly, this a truly great resource you guys provide here that can't come close to being matched by the commercial benefits you receive, so thanks for doing this. It's a great service.
Secondly, I learned apparently I'm a freak since no other poster seems to have similar feet. Here is my dilemma:
A size 13.5 narrow shoe (have to buy 14B's), 14.5 sneaker (buy 15B's), 31.and a bit right foot, 30.6 on the left. Arch is moderate, pushing lower. It seems no one makes a long narrow boot save the Lange RS110/RX130 and some Garmonts. When I measure width from big toe knuckle to my little toe base I get 100mm (I think this is where I'm supposed to measure?), and maybe 4 or 5 mm more if it's to the little toe knuckle. Med low instep, skinny trim legs. Old boots are Nordica Vertech 75s in a 31.0
other: I'm 6' 2" and a bit, 185 lbs, 48, been skiing for 44 years (never a lot though), ski 1 or 2 times for a week each year in NH, maybe 5 days otherwise on small hills here, front side only, intermediate, was intermediate advanced when younger. I have a heart problem that's causing my fitness to slip a bit and it's unlikely to improve, but I am not ready to quit the slopes.
There is no boot fitter here, and the biggest boot in the city/ province is a Head in a 30. Definitely too short by the shell test. I will have to buy via the internet, though I will be traveling to NH in March for skiing and if bought by then I could have it professionally fitted there. Now, if I understand correctly in ski boots width is actually the linear measurement, and if that is the case then perhaps I don't need a narrow boot at all and Atomics etc. would work, but that seems odd as I float in D width with shoes. I am confused. If you fellows have a suggestion as to what might be an appropriate ski boot to fit me I would consider it a major miracle. If you can also tell me a way to grow my lost hair back, I will contact the Pope and you will be sainted. 'Nuff said.
I would even consider an Endorphin if that would fit well and be stiff enough for me. I've always wanted to ski Tuckerman's. Where's a chairlift when you need one.
Thanks for reading.