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Large size ski boots

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

I wear usa size 16 shoes and am finding it very difficult to find ski boots that fit me,   could anyone point me in the right direction to a website that sells them?

post #2 of 13

 Hi and welcome.

 I would be surprised to hear anyone direct you to a website as fitting skiboots can be very hit and miss with all the different shapes of feet and boots.

 Instead why don't you tell us where you are? That way we can point you to a good fitter near you that will have a better idea of what type of boot you need. He may end up having to special order that boot in but at least you can be confident it will be the same shape as your feet to begin with!

 I dread to think how much money is wasted on ill fitting boots each year. Ski boot sizing is very different to your trainers, the size conversion for conventional footwear to skiboots is different for each manufacturer too, which makes internet boot fitting a little like russian roulette!!

 Have a look at the wikis at the top of the boot guy forum and you'll see what I mean or ask them for some guidence.

post #3 of 13

i would recommend going to an expert boot fitter  along the lines of Surefoot.

post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 

I'm in Pittsburgh PA

post #5 of 13

Lumm, come see me up in Gibsonia. 

I'm sure that I can help you out.

 

Richard Bennett

 

Three Rivers Ski

724-355-8027

post #6 of 13

This is the thread for you:

http://www.epicski.com/t/99073/new-shop-and-serious-boot-fitter-in-pittsburgh-area

 

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Originally Posted by lumm View Post

I'm in Pittsburgh PA

 

By the way, best way to search EpicSki threads is to use a general search engine with "epicski" as in "boot fitter pittsburgh epicski" because the built-in Search is hopeless.

post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 

Thanks alot for the info,   It has proven to be quite the pain to find boots

post #8 of 13

lumm: keep trying.  I have a friend with feet as big as yours.  He is very happy in his current boots that he bought a couple seasons ago so I know it can be done.

post #9 of 13

I know Levelnine sports (look up on internet) has at least one set of size 16.  They are very good to deal with.  I only wear size 13, but sometimes I wear size 14 because it feels so good.

post #10 of 13
Strolz goes to a size 18. Daleboot is custom so the size and shape of the foot is irrelevant.
post #11 of 13

Lumm, I wear a 15 in a street shoe and had trouble finding boots.  After spending years in boots that fit numerically but didn't really fit, a good boot fitter was my salvation-- I ended up with a size much smaller than I would have chosen based on street shoes, my feet feel great all day, and my skiing improved.  The voodoo of a good boot fitter is a great thing.

 

Good luck-- I feel your pain.

post #12 of 13

Lumm, again, I'm just  20 miles north of Pittsburgh and can either get you large boots, or help you locate what you need. I hear you saying it is a pain to find large boots, well.... how about reaching out?

 

Richard

3riverski@gmail.com

post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by Eyeballs19 View Post

a good boot fitter was my salvation-- I ended up with a size much smaller than I would have chosen based on street shoes, my feet feel great all day, and my skiing improved.  The voodoo of a good boot fitter is a great thing.

 

This!  Go to a boot fitter.  Don't take chances buying boots on the internet.  There's someone close to you, take advantage of that.

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