Ok ,so I'm new here and I might be able to find the answer if I do enough digging, but I am in kind of a rush for the answer. So here is the question.
I am buying a new new ski package for my 16 yol. son. He is moving from rentals to his first pair of twin tips. So we went to the ski shop and I had his foot measured and sized for a new set of boots.because they said that the boot is the most important part of the package. Now my son wears a size 11.5 sneaker, and while I was looking around on the web, and did a comparison chart I figured he would be around a 29-29.5 ski boot. Well the ski shop "expert" says, he is a 27-27.5????? That is like a size 9 shoe size. Does this seem right. I didn't end up buying any boots there because I didn't feel comfortable with the sizing. So we went to another ski shop and there we were told he needs a 28.5-29.5 because the boot will change a little as it "packs out"?
So any insite to how to handle this? Which person is right? Could my son really wear a size 11.5 sneaker, but be a size 27.5 ski boot? I need help. Thanks everyone.