WARNING!!!! Forget skis until you have boots that fit your feet. And, I don't mean going into some store that sells sporting goods and buying something "comfortable." If a ski boot is comfortable right out of the box, it is TOO BIG. Once the liner starts to pack out, which they all do, your foot will be wallowing around inside the boot and you will have little if any control over the ski. Go to the "Ask the Boot Guys" forum and read the wikis about fitting and terminology. Then check the "Who's Who" to see if there is a boot fitter near you. If there isn't one listed near you, ask and someone here will be able to recommend a good fitter. After you locate a fitter, call and make an appointment to save yourself time when you get there. Listen to and heed the advise of the fitter, he or she will not put you in a boot that is not the right size for your foot. Boots are the most important gear for skiing. You marry boots and date skis.
Edited by mtcyclist - 1/6/12 at 6:31pm