I read many threads here about how to choose the correct boot.
I am in an area where the local stores does not have a good boot fitter (Pittsburgh, PA), so I am trying to do my best alone.
I went today to the sale of the local shop (Willi's), and I am quite confused regarding the correct boot size.
My street shoes are 8.5. I measured my foots today, and my right is exactly 26 while my left foot is almost 26. The width is regular (I think) but they are little bit flat.
I tried some boots in 26.5, but they felt big. I then tried 25.5 but they felt too small. I know that my toe should touch the boot, but I felt like all my fingers were cramped.
I tried some brands: Salomon, Tecnica, Nordica, Dabello. I tried even wider boots, like the Head Edge+10.5, with a last of 104mm, but in 25.5 I still felt this squashing.
The only exception was with Atomic Hawx 80 2011, size 25.5 and 100mm last. They felt OK with the length exactly as I read- my toe touched the boot, but went back when I flexed them. The other fingers were, surprisingly, OK too. However, I felt a lot of pressure on the upper sides of my legs, and it didn't pass even after a while inside the boots.
What size should I then look for?