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Next year preview for small sized women's boots?

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Dear Boot Guys I'm in a jr race boot Lange WCT 100 with 266 bsl. (Female adv-exp, east coast, street shoe size 6.5). The liners are wearing out and it's nearing time to replace. What's out there now in a women's upper level boot that's about a 22 (or 21?) and 97-98 wide? Should I still be looking at Jr race boots? Any previews of new incoming women's boots that will be available in small sizes for next year that I might want to look out for? I love the performance of my current boots, the only gripe is the hard-hitting landings when I catch some air! ; ) Thx - marta

post #2 of 11

the new crop of Langes work really well, next year they are producing a 21 (so i am told) not quite sure if it will be a true 21 shell or a 22 with a thick wall   there is a low volume wms boot at 100 flex or the race boots in 110, 120 and upwards Rossi share the last with the electra pro boot in 110 flex down to a 22

 

plenty more out there but not many down to the sizes you are looking for

 

good luck getting sorted

post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thanks! Any advance info you guys can provide me is so very helpful!

 

With my last boots I visited 4 shops and tried over a dozen different boots (too big, too wide, not enough heel grip, too mushy, etc etc) before I found the ones I have. At the time, my best fitting options were limited to these, Solly Scarletts and the jr Dobermanns. This time I'm starting research early to make it a bit smoother of a process and I'll be able call my favorite shops to see out what they've got, or can get for me to try. Thx again!

post #4 of 11

technica makes the race 90 in a 21.0 (260BSL)

 

some of the nordica and lange race boots are a 95mm shape and go down to size 3 (265/267)

 

salomon X3/falcon go to a 22.0 or 265mm.

 

fulltilt size 22 is 267 and fits narrow

 

 

not sure what is up for next year, but still soem good options for this year.

post #5 of 11

At this time in a true sz 21 with adult boot sole dimensions, you have one choice (Tecnica Inferno 90). Fortunately, it is an excellent choice and is not the typical (cheap azz liner) Jr. boot. You'll pay for it, but it's worth it.

 

Another option are the Atomic adult race boots in 100 flex. The TI 100 (95mm last) and STI 100 (93mm last) have a great flex and are much lower volume than the Lange or Tecnica "Ladies boots" that are offered in SZ 22.

 

I have been lobbying Lange for years about a "true 21" but at this time have not heard that it is becoming reality. If so......awesome news, but I'm afraid that it might be a sz 22 shell with a buffered liner and that won't cut the mustard.

 

SJ

 

 

 

 

post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 

All this is great info to build my list from. Last time around the Technica didn't seem to hold my heel down and the Atomic felt too wide. But of course I'll try them again. Which Full Tilt comes so narrow?

 

On the flip side, would it be worth keeping my shells and just replacing the liner? Shells are still in decent shape. By end of season I'll have 100 days in them (the trouble really is that my liners are showing fabric wear after 4 years/80 days). I've recently replaced all front and back toe/heel lugs, and since these shells have been punched, melted and ground to fit my feet... would you think that new liners would be a viable option, so as not to need to start with all the custom shell work over again? And if yes, what liner should I look for that might be appropriate (short shell height and small foot size)?

 

Jim - You put my gas pedals in a year or so ago during a Diva trip when I stopped in for stance issues. Two thumbs (or toes) up!

post #7 of 11

look for a thicker intuition liner ($200-$300), or a foam liner ($400+) , and keep the shells is my vote.

 

technica makes MANY different shapes, but the size 21 is a 98mm   THEy make a size 3 (265/270) in a 95mm too

 

any of the FT (not FTi) boots go down to 22 (267)  and are 98mm

post #8 of 11
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All this is great info to build my list from. Last time around the Technica didn't seem to hold my heel down and the Atomic felt too wide. But of course I'll try them again. Which Full Tilt comes so narrow?

 

On the flip side, would it be worth keeping my shells and just replacing the liner? Shells are still in decent shape. By end of season I'll have 100 days in them (the trouble really is that my liners are showing fabric wear after 4 years/80 days). I've recently replaced all front and back toe/heel lugs, and since these shells have been punched, melted and ground to fit my feet... would you think that new liners would be a viable option, so as not to need to start with all the custom shell work over again? And if yes, what liner should I look for that might be appropriate (short shell height and small foot size)?

 

Jim - You put my gas pedals in a year or so ago during a Diva trip when I stopped in for stance issues. Two thumbs (or toes) up!

 

Ah-HA!.....I remember. I think we might have even talked about the boot situation for you at the time.

 

If you tried an Atomic and it felt too wide, it was not a TI or STI. Those are very low volume boots. They might be a little difficult to find but most race dealers will carry them and the flex in the (100 flex models) is really very good. Other than the sz. 21 boots, those will likely be your snuggest options.

 

SJ
 

 

post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 

Hi Jim, I think the atomics I had tried were the RT CS, they were white with blue cuffs? Or red/white? I can't remember. And yes I think we discussed how the newer Langes coming out were gonna be more upright. I might hit up race night next year to gain access to as many as models as I can. I do have a fitter here that will order boots for me to try on without obligation. Although... if I go the replacement liner route, then the cost of these boots originally plus the cost of a new liner would still be less than what most boots are new, ha ha!  (I paid $150 for these boots 4 years ago as new old stock).

 

Thanks guys for your input!!

post #10 of 11

Assume you mean boots that would fit you rather than a women's boot.  Can't see that a women's boot will help you with any problem other than it may go better with your outfit as if that were important. 

 

You might find a Dalbello Scorpion WC in a 90 somewhere and if I check we might have one.  this is a 95mm boot made down to a 90 flex.

 

Lou

post #11 of 11

Just a thought.  I"ve heard Bud talk about the Dalbellos enough that he may have them as well.  they are made down to a 22.

 

Lou

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