It is not a matter of me “wanting” the boot to be a certain size. I was under the impression manufacturers, specifically Nordica, was making a shell that comprised two sizes but that they offered a different liner for each “size”? From your response that sounds like it is not the case.
The reason for my inquiry is my boots feel great, no pain in any way. Based on the boot fitting guidelines above this part of the forum, there is the necessary room on both SIDES of my feet as well as behind my foot based on my toes barely touching the nose of the boot. So why am I posting and not out skiing?
The boot is so comfortable I almost feel like I am leaving some performance on the table? Thinking maybe it isn’t tight enough. I haven’t seen any guidelines that clearly spell out how much buckle pressure there should be ? My foot is not sliding forward or aft and my heel is not coming up the floor of the boot. My old boots were extremely tight and performed well down the hill but my feet hurt after skiing for an hour.
Moving down to a 26.5 boot isn’t an option as I don’t want to shoe horn my foot into something but I was wondering what I could do to get a tighter fit. I do wear a ski sock…