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.