Originally Posted by drbalance
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.
Thank you for your reply.
I'm somewhat knowledgeable about ski boots, and have been involved in discussions with some pretty decent bootfitters, (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