First, let's begin with me:
5'10", 170-175lbs aggressive male 42 years old..
Last year I skied in Atomic RT CS 140 boot/98mm last/, but recently after I spoke with several competent people I came to conclusion, that I need softer boots at least for pow/crud days.
Atomics are great boots, they fit me right out of the box without any complaints, other than my feet are cold. Size of the Atomic boots is 27.0...
Now about my feet:
Barefooted my feet measure a bit above 27.0 MP, also they are D width for that size..
My instep is high,oooh and also tall arches i guess this every bootfitter dream...
My ankles get very wide range of motion/don't know how to describe it better..
The surprising part is that I said Atomics fit good,but instead of grinding them to get softer, I decided to get the new Lange RS 110 wide.....Getting a softer boot made me try to get a size smaller - 26.0 MP... Yesterday I had a chance to go to a local shop and give the Lange'e a good try in the forementioned size.
Doing shell fit the room I had behind my heel is4-5mm no more. After putting the boot on with thick/on purpose socks/ and staying buckled and walking around for a while, there are several things that bother me:
-my instep/isn't crushed, but feels uncomfy and like ultra minor pain..
- my big toes went a little numb
-feels like I could definately use some room up front and on both sides of my foot.
Basically I think that with some grinding and punching, more room will be created and this will allow my foot to go a little more forward and some on the sides.Allowing that, will bring my instep down a little and will solve my problems.........
What do you pros think???
Let me know, thanks Andy......
P.S.Otherwise I love everything about the Lange RS 110 boots.. BTW in the boot description says they are monoinjected shells, which makes bootfitting a snap...
What does that mean monoinjected and how is that makes the fitting process easier, compared to other boots, that aren't monoinjected????
Edited by andy4g63 - 9/10/11 at 2:54am