I'm currently skiing on an old-ish (9 yrs?) part of Sensifit mid-range boots. In spite of specifically selecting this boot in order to get the widest model available, I had to get both blown out and even then they're OK near the front but still too narrow near the mid. The same problem makes it practically impossible to find any foot ware that fits - I simply cannot wear hockey skates, even with the laces entirely removed.
As a side effect of writing this:
I've become interested in whether or not any front-entry design is ever going to fit. I've looked through the threads here and it seems there are lots of possibilities. For instance:
1) footbeds might fix the problem? Maybe, but the widest point of my left foot is 125 mm wide, 20 more than most boots I've seen. Can it help *that much*?
2) get a boot and blow it out. is there any downside?
But maybe I should go non-linear? Like...
1) it seems rear-entry designs have large areas for the forward foot - that's what many consider a problem. Maybe this is the solution for me?
2) what about the three-piece designs like the Flexon/Full Tilt? This has a buckle over the middle, but it seems to be, well, "different". I;ve seen posts that suggest if you're going to get a boot blown, this is the one to do it on.
I ski mostly upper blues and mid blacks, going up that scale as the muscles in my legs firm up.