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I've been involved in discussions about small feet and the popularity of the  Tecnica Inferno 90  for women who's boot size is as small as 21.5.  Thank goodness there is an option for those with tiny feet.

 

But what about those who are at the other end of the spectrum?

This gentleman posted that he's working on improving his skills and will have a difficult time finding the right boots because he's a Mondo size 32, which left me wondering....

 

What options do these people have, those who've been endowed with gynormous feet who like to ski too th_dunno-1[1].gif

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Techchick be carefull when buying small boots, numbers are decieving. A size 21 boot should have a sole length (this number is molded into the side of the boots heel) under 265mm. I dont know all the manufactures sole sizes of the top of my head but Salomon size 23 has a 277mm sole length. Sole length change is generally 5-7mm per whole size. So a size 22 sole length would be about 270mm and a size 21 should be 263mm. Some boots my say size 22 but they have a sole length of 275-277mm so its really not a true shell size 22.

 

For large boots Nordica Hot Rod series comes in a size 32.5 there's the 7.5, 8.5 and 9.5 models. For the large guy I would recommend the 9.5. I big guy would crush the 7.5 flexing. Tecnica's Mega 10 comes in a size 33, now that big.

 

Jeffrey S. Rich C. Ped.

http://www.usorthoticcenter.com

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Originally Posted by drbalance View Post

Techchick be carefull when buying small boots, numbers are decieving. A size 21 boot should have a sole length (this number is molded into the side of the boots heel) under 265mm. I dont know all the manufactures sole sizes of the top of my head but Salomon size 23 has a 277mm sole length. Sole length change is generally 5-7mm per whole size. So a size 22 sole length would be about 270mm and a size 21 should be 263mm. Some boots my say size 22 but they have a sole length of 275-277mm so its really not a true shell size 22.

 

For large boots Nordica Hot Rod series comes in a size 32.5 there's the 7.5, 8.5 and 9.5 models. For the large guy I would recommend the 9.5. I big guy would crush the 7.5 flexing. Tecnica's Mega 10 comes in a size 33, now that big.

 

Jeffrey S. Rich C. Ped.

http://www.usorthoticcenter.com


Thank you for your reply. 

I'm somewhat knowledgeable about ski boots, and have been involved in discussions with some pretty decent bootfitters, wink.gif (a few named Jim), so I'm aware of the BSL difference.  Still, its good to share it here, so that the general public who thinks they have no option knows what to look for. 

The sole on the Tecnica I linked above is an adult lug, and the BSL is a 260. (realizing that not all 21's share that feature) 

 

But moving forward, thank you for posting the information on the larger boot sizes.

 

It is my desire to learn more about this type of thing and to give some hope to the avid(or not so avid) skier who is looking for the RIGHT equipment, not just something that will let him/her get by.

 

 

 


Edited by Trekchick - 11/10/11 at 8:28am
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both nordica and salomon make a few huge boots (nordica next was avail up to 34, and salomon mission as well)

 

for tiny, the technica 90 is back this year, in a 2.5 and from dealing with some tiny ladies, the lange WC in a size 3.5 (267? BSL) seems to fit the smallest for a 22.  The technica is (we hope) smaller still

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