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Wide feet, returned boots for larger size.

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Hello,

 I had a set of size 26.5 boots that I purchased from a retail outlet and skied 3 days on.  I could not make it through more than two runs without having to go in and remove the boots. I went back and they heated up the liners and had me wear them for 15 min. This helped a little.  I stopped at a smaller locally owned shop to see about having a bootfitter work on them. I was told the boots were way too small for my foot (10.75" x 4.5").  I went this shops recommendation of  a new boot Tecnica HVL 110 size 27.5.  I have not skied on them yet, when I wear them around the house they make my feet hurt a little but its manageable and tolerable by unlatching for small intervals.

 I feel like this boot should be too big because my foot is 10.75" long, but the boot still feels like its barely wide enough when clamped. 

I understand the general consensus is to go as small as one can tolerate.

Is it common to have to put a person with wide feet into a boot that is a larger mondo size than length of foot would dictate?

                                                                                                     Thanks for your time.

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Originally Posted by Fleck View Post

 I feel like this boot should be too big because my foot is 10.75" long, but the boot still feels like its barely wide enough when clamped. 

I understand the general consensus is to go as small as one can tolerate.

Is it common to have to put a person with wide feet into a boot that is a larger mondo size than length of foot would dictate?

                                                                                                     Thanks for your time.

     Please start by reading the WIKI "which boot should fit me" at the beginning of "Ask the boot guy's" section,,especially the part about "shell sizing" to find the right size boot.  If that shell size in the boot brand you like is too narrow, try to find a wider model/brand.  How wide is you foot? 

     10.75 inches does equal 27cm and most 27cm feet will shell size correctly in a boot marked

26.0 mondo.  If you foot is no wider than 100mm it should fit into most boots on the market today also you can have the shell stretched for width if needed.  Find a "boot fitter" (as opposed to a boot seller) to get this sorted out.

 

     One other thought, Don't tighten the lower two buckles, they will put your foot to sleep, do tighten the ankle buckle (second from top) until it hurts, then back off till you could wear it comfortably long term, this buckle is the only one which will hold your heel into the back of the shell, where it needs to stay.  If done properly you could then ski with the lower 2 buckles unhooked but still with complete control.

 

mike

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Thread Starter 

Thanks for the reply. My foot is 4.5" wide. When I take the liner out, put my foot in the shell, slide my foot forward until my feet can slide forward no further without having to change the shape of my foot, I measure a 3/4" gap at the heel using different sized sticks like feeler gauges.  I am sure I am over thinking this.

                                                                             Thanks again.

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"Quote" My foot is 4.5" wide.                                                 

 

Wow, 4.5 inch wide feet, that equals 114mm---you will need a stretch, in any boot!  Since most boot sizes are based off of a 26 shell and the widest I'm aware of is 104mm out of the box, you will need a good bit of work.  Search out the fitter nearest you listed on the Boot guy's Who's Who and get in to see him.

 

mike                       

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