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Women Ski Boots Recommendation for Small Feet

post #1 of 10
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I am pretty small and have extremely small feet (21 Mondo, size 4.5 to 5 in street shoes, two feet are half size different).  Now I have a pair of skis with adult bindings and a pair of Roxy Bliss ski boots in size 22.5 (or 22?).  But I can feel my feet swimming in the boots all the time.  I only had two seasons so far and in the begining the boots seemed fine to me, but I really want to improve my skills in this coming season.  Does anyone have recommedation on my situation?  I would really appreciate any information regarding small size ski boots!

post #2 of 10

lange make the RS 110 (and the RS90 i think is also available) in size 21.5 although the external shell is a 22 the inside has had a filler put in the mould and the liner is a 21.5 

 

tecnica also offered a 90 flex "race" (think colour rather than full performance) boot in a 21.5  i think it is back in production too but others will confirm or deny this 

 

best place to start is with a good boot fitter, if they don't have either boot or try to put you in a 22 and it feels big in the shop then it may be time to find a GOOD boot fitter

 

read the wiki at the top of the forum which boot will work for me, this will give you lots of info about shell sizing and what to expect when a boot is fitted

 

good luck getting sorted

post #3 of 10

True sz 21 shells with adult boot sole dimensions are few and far between and may be getting more scarce yet after this year. Currently, the Tecnica Inferno 90 is all there is and this boot may be discontinued after this season. In fact, I wouldn't be completely shocked if Tecnica does not deliver the sz. 21 this year. Dalbello is listing their new for 2013 version of the Krypton (called the KR2) in a true 21 but those will not be delivered until fall and I suspect late fall at that. Lange keeps threatening (promising) a true 21 but so far, nothing and I suspect it will be a long wait to ever see one of those. Other than that..........nada.

 

I'd suggest buying one asap b/c these are a rare commodity. Good luck.

 

SJ
 

post #4 of 10

Jim, the think the Lange one may come, they have at least done a decent job of putting a filler in the front of the shell (unlike some where they stock a plastic bumper to the base board) sure the shell volume is going to be a little higher than it would be if it was a true 21 shell but with a bit of luck they may do it soon

 

in saying that speaking to my Lange rep i am the only person in the UK that has ordered the 21 RS110 and my Rossi guy called me to say they weren't producing the radical 90 in that size due to lack of orders!!

post #5 of 10

Colin:

 

Thanks for that update.It's good to hear that the story is the same on your side of the lake. We are pretty close with the Lange product guy over here and are getting the same story. Hopefully they will close the deal. Last year we sold over 20 of the Infernos and could have used more. We are getting slightly nervous that they may not deliver and we'd rather that the Dalbello not be the only option.

 

SJ
 

post #6 of 10

Your situation is not unique and I see it every year but as you already know mostly with kids between sizes.  Many times they come to me with boots size 22 or even 23 and end up being refit in a 21 and then we have to fight binding compatibility problems.

 

But the boot is more important than the binding and there are crossover bindings that will work with both jr. and adult DIN soles.  There are several boots that are probably stiff enough for your skill level that come in size 21 and the Dalbello, Langes and Tecnica have already been listed.  I would solve the boot issue and ignore anything about bindings since that will fall into place automatically once you get boots.

 

In my experience 22 shells with fillers to make them 21 are not as good a choice as 21s.  What you really need is to work with a good fitting shop that will hopefully have a few different models in stock.  Personally we've had good luck with the Dalbello and I believe but can't check from here that the Scorpion WC 90  (95mm) is made in a 21.  If you want call my shop (403)288-8556 and Ryan will be able to check for certain.

 

Lou

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Your situation is not unique and I see it every year but as you already know mostly with kids between sizes.  Many times they come to me with boots size 22 or even 23 and end up being refit in a 21 and then we have to fight binding compatibility problems.

 

But the boot is more important than the binding and there are crossover bindings that will work with both jr. and adult DIN soles.  There are several boots that are probably stiff enough for your skill level that come in size 21 and the Dalbello, Langes and Tecnica have already been listed.  I would solve the boot issue and ignore anything about bindings since that will fall into place automatically once you get boots.

 

In my experience 22 shells with fillers to make them 21 are not as good a choice as 21s.  What you really need is to work with a good fitting shop that will hopefully have a few different models in stock.  Personally we've had good luck with the Dalbello and I believe but can't check from here that the Scorpion WC 90  (95mm) is made in a 21.  If you want call my shop (403)288-8556 and Ryan will be able to check for certain.

 

Lou

 

There is no doubt that the boot is most important, but the binding aspect cannot be completely ignored. If the customer has just spent $500-1000 on a system ski with an adult binding  (or has  a skis with most adult binding) that will not accept a junior boot, there has to be some consultation with the customer and explain that this (proper fitting) jr boot will not be compatible with their gear and/or will limit ski options in the future. 

post #8 of 10

The technica 90 race in 21 / 260mm is a adult DIN boot, but ya,  most sytems will not go that small.  Still lots of flat skis avail on the market luckly

post #9 of 10

good news worldwide for small footed women!!  i just received a message from the Tecnica product manager confirming that they have had success convincing the factory to continue with the 260mm, adult dimension boot sole, 90 flex, 21 mondopoint boot. the color will not update to that of the new inferno black/orange. it will continue in the all orange inferno looking cosmetics.

 

so that means for all of us bootfitters that recognize this boot as one of the best solutions for small footed female skiers, we will be able to offer a tight fitting, low cuff, performance model until the italians change their minds.

 

jim

post #10 of 10

here's hoping they don't Jim... but it it the Italians that you are talking about

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