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I would describe myself as a intermediate to advanced and I ski on a ski team 4 days a week, but I'm a little more into freestyle and a little less focused on being the next Body Miller. I need ski boots that will be tight on my long, skinny feet. My feet are 29.5-30 but I can't go above a 100 last.

 

So I've been riding an old pair of Dolomite Team FX1, and their nice when I'm free riding, but they're a little too wide for my feet because I have really skinny feet (even though they're size 12.5) so when I'm riding in the gates they start to chatter. Also, I like to go on jumps a lot, but when I'm coming into the jump on my twin tips the skis shake and when I land, they are too leaned forward/stiff to land off the big jumps when I end up backseat. I'm looking at the Atomic Hawx 80 and 90, the Atomic Tracker 100 and the Full Tilt Classic. I need them to be responsive while racing but fun and relaxed when I'm doing park.

 

Thanks guys for any responses! :)

post #2 of 5

First post, eh?  Welcome to the forum.

 

Advice?  See a competent bootfitter.  Get your feet assessed for the best result.  The bootfitter will help you wittle down your selection.

 

Dennis

post #3 of 5

Go to the "Ask the Boot Guys" forum and read the wikis about fitting and terminology.  The check the "Who's Who" to see is there is a fitter listed near you.  If there isn't one listed ask and someone here will be able to recommend a competent fitter.  BTW, your feet aren't skinny, a 100mm last is about a "C" width and every boot company makes boots that are 97-99mm.  And don't ask in the boot forum about what boot you should get because they will not recommend a boot because they cannot see your feet.

 

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Originally Posted by mtcyclist View Post

  BTW, your feet aren't skinny, a 100mm last is about a "C" width and every boot company makes boots that are 97-99mm. 

 



This^^^^^^^^^^^ is about as incorrect as it's possible to get.

 

The last width on all boots for every company that I'm aware of, is based off of the sample or baseline size which is a 26 shell size. Boots change wider and higher in volume as the size gets larger by roughly +1.5-2.0 mm per size. If the OP's foot is really a 30 and it's really 100mm wide, his foot is quite narrow. The typical boot that is say a 98mm last in a 26 will be roughly 105-108mm in a size 30 shell.

 

SJ

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Originally Posted by SierraJim View Post

This^^^^^^^^^^^ is about as incorrect as it's possible to get.

 

The last width on all boots for every company that I'm aware of, is based off of the sample or baseline size which is a 26 shell size. Boots change wider and higher in volume as the size gets larger by roughly +1.5-2.0 mm per size. If the OP's foot is really a 30 and it's really 100mm wide, his foot is quite narrow. The typical boot that is say a 98mm last in a 26 will be roughly 105-108mm in a size 30 shell.

 

SJ


I stand corrected.frown.gif

 

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