Even Atomic used to only make up to a 27 shell in the origianl RACE Tech But I think that may have 2003 or 2004.
When my older boy received his first pair of RT 150's Medium Flex about then the biggest they had was a 27 and that is what they sent him. We complained to Atomic and they said he was welcome to send his boots back along with all his sonsored skis!
He wears an 11.5 street shoe and could not even get his foot in the boot. He is now in the same vintage Raptor i ski in in a 28 shell.
they were stretched or ground in 4 directions after about $300 of work we made them work.
I am in a 27 shell 95mm REd Head Raptor 150. When I first got them I couldn't get tnem on. My foot touched everywhere inside the shell barefoot. I wear a size 10 street shoe and have a high instep and arch, very rigid feet and my forefoot is in excess of 105mm including my"6th" toe!. I have extremely narrow lower legs.
I have never had a more comfortable balanced boot. This is my 5th season in them The original liner was margianal at the end of season4 so I opted for the Head Pro Foam liner. Had them custom foamed and skied all day on them the first day out without issue other then barely having to buckle!!!
Comfort: Great Performance: Excellent Warmth: Not so much
Originally Posted by BOOTech,Inc.
One point that everyone is missing here is that ski racers do not wear retail ski boots. The plug version of a boot has much thicker shell walls and a much thinner liner than the comparable
The boots are made to be modified. It is much easier to downsize in a race boot than it is in a retail boot. Typically the correct size in a race boot is unwearable out of the box.
It is generally accepted that if you can wear the boot out of the box, it is either too big or you have hot dogs for feet.
While it is absolutely true that smaller boots ski better, having your toes curled is not an advantage.
Besides, everybody knows you can't win in a 325mm shell (28MP), this is why most companies do not bother to build their race boots in a 29MP (Atomic being an exception) no one will wear them.
It doesn't really matter what size foot you have you are going into a 7 or 8 UK.