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Narrowest women's AT boots in existence?

post #1 of 7
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Does anyone know a women's alpine touring (randonee) boot that is extremely narrow?

 

On a related note, am I retarded for thinking that last and length in mm should be easy (or even possible) to find out? I sent emails to multiple manufacturers trying to get dimensions on their boots, and none of them replied. Great customer service.

 

Finding boots that hold my feet in has been so frustrating that I may just learn to snowboard. I hate to throw away the time I've spent learning to ski, but in the past year I spent even MORE time searching for boots. I've tried on at least 3 dozen pair. Time to give up?

post #2 of 7

I'll ask one of the guys at the shop who is knowledgable about touring boots. See what I can come up with.  In the mean time, maybe this bump will bring this to someone's attention.  Slow traffic this time of year.

 

post #3 of 7

Oh, I meant to reply to this earlier but forgot until TC bumped it.  

 

Anyway, check out the Dynafit brand of boots - they tend to be narrow.  I'm not thoroughly familiar with the entire Tecnica line but you should definitely check out their Bonafide/Bodacious - they say they're low-volume.  And I'm not thoroughly familiar with the Dalbello line but the ones I've handled seem to be medium width.  Some Garmont boots are narrow, but not all, and some have a wide heel.  I wouldn't bother with Scarpa or Black Diamond - theirs tend to be medium to wide.  

 

After you find the narrowest (which I suspect will be Dynafit) consider some bootfitting - in particular something like an Intuition liner can help.  And a little work on the boot can help hold that heel down.  

post #4 of 7

According to my friend, and confirming what Bob said, check out the Dynafit TLT.

 

 

And you should most definitely consider boot fitting, especially for this kind of boot application.

Good Luck!

 

post #5 of 7

 

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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

According to my friend, and confirming what Bob said, check out the Dynafit TLT.

 

Or the Gaia or women's ZZeros - lasted for women's feet=narrower.

post #6 of 7

Try Salomon.

 

Omit the "r" word, please

post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by Bob Lee View Post

 I wouldn't bother with Scarpa or Black Diamond - theirs tend to be medium to wide.  

The scarpa maestrale and their other more race oriented boots fit pretty narrow. The older 'freeride' oriented stuff (Spirit, Moab, etc) not soo narrow. 

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