My 24 year old daughter skis at home maybe 1-2 times per season but goes on a trip to Colorado now every year with her fiance's family. She is currently in a 25.5 (no custom footbed) Lange Exclusive 60 Flex 299 mm shell.
She wears a size 8 shoe and I thought with the Lange a 25 shell would not be too big. She does pronate and she told me last year at Beaver Creek she had an tough time with her feet with cramping. Her boots are way too big and her foot is sliding around in the boot.
What I want to do since she doesn't ski very often but still needs comfort and support is not pay a lot for the boots but give her money to get a good foot bed made and have the boots fitted.
I traced her foot last night and she measured 247 mm length (9 3/4 inches) and 88.2 mm width.
When looking at Women's boots for "cruisers" many were 102-104 mm width. Really boxy . I was surprised of the wide width for ladies but admit I know nothing about women's ski boots.
I was looking at getting another Lange in a 24 shell which is a 101 mm width, getting a decent footbed made to support her pronation .
She skis pretty well but certainly not agressively and never leaves the groomed(almost like her old man)!
Am I on the right track with the Lange in a 70 flex size 24 and a 101 mm last?
This is the last ski boot I will probably buy for her she is getting married next November. At the risk of looking like a real cheap skate, her mother and her just bought a wedding dress that would keep the whole family in ski boots for many years.
She needs a good footbed made for sure.