im from Australia and am new to the site. awesome site, very informative.
i have an issue with every pair of boots ive tried,
last season i hired a pair of boots at about sea level, fit great in the stor. once we arrived at the ski resort which is 1200meters above sea level i had problems with my feet swelling and i would get pins and needles and could only ski for about 20 minutes at a time before my feet really started to cramp and hurt.
i then hired a second pair of boots which were a size bigger, they were a little bit better but i couldnt ride for more than 30mins at a time. it was getting to the point where id head home at lunchtime because i was in so much pain. l then found out that the soles in the first pair of boots were soft, so i then decided to put them into the second pair of boots which then made them a little bit better again.
i understand your feet swell after skiing for a long time and at altitude.
i have a fairly wide foot, and with no ski shops around our local ski resort its extremely difficult to find a pair of boots that fit without actually buying them.
what would you guys recommend for me, i wear a size us 11-12 shoe, and the widest part of my foot is around 12cm wide which is 4.7inches.
if it helps i also ski on a pair of 2010 stockli SL FIS