I just started skiing this season and I'm really enjoying the sport. However the rental boot cut the blood circulation to my foot and pinch my calves so bad that I want to give up.
I have like a 20 - 21" calves which makes it extremely difficult to buy boots. I went to a local shop today and tried on a few, the Nordica Hot Rod 75 had the lowest cuffs but even with the links extended to the max you can see my calves hanging out and the tongue barely fits.
I can probably have the tongue issue resolved at a boot fitter but I need to start with a boot that doesn't hurt my calves. Would like some recommendation on starter boots that doesn't break. I measured 26.5 at the shop and that's the size I tried it. Without it buckled my toes were bent in but better once buckled. I was wearing a 27.5 rental boot over the weekend and they felt ok on the foot it's just the calves that were killing me is it alright to stick with a 27.5 or even go to a 28? From where I am my only choice would be to shop online so I'd like to learn as much as I can b4 ordering.