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My Mondo Point, minus 1cm, good way to go?

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I (and boot fitters) consistently measure my feet out at 29.2cmRight and 29.5cmLeft, C width, with a normal instep. I wear a 12 shoe.

 

This is my first year buying ski boots and Im confused on how much to down size. I originally had a pair of 29.5 full tilts boot fitted for this year, but after 40 days they packed out and i was swimming around in them. 

 

29.5 is my mondo point size. but if 29.5 is too big, go down one size or two sizes? Ive tried on atleast 20 boots from this season, 10 from last, in both 28 and 27 and i cannot decide how small to go.

 

What do the boot experts think?

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post #3 of 5

I don't find it necessary to downsize at all typically.  Two sizes, you better find a very special fitter and be prepared with some cash and sacrificial toes.

 

There are many reasons boots pack out and only one of them is that they are an incorrect size relative to length.  Boots can be an incorrect volume as well.  We can't see your feet here and can only take your word for the width and instep height.

 

Either way I'd do a shell fit on the Tilts and get a feel for the volume in all dimensions then do shell fits on other boots and find lesser volume.  Or work with a good and knowledgeable fitter.

 

Lou

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Thanks. I did a shell fit. 27.5 has 6mm, 28.5 has 16mm. 28.5 seems great because lengthwise im barely touching with just a little wiggle room, but my instep seems like it will have room after pack out. 27.5 fits my instep Better, but the rest of the foot is 28.5 all the way.

 

I had trouble with 27.5s because i guess instep is the hardest place to work on... So i went with the 28.5. What do i do after it pack out?, to get that tightness around my instep? already have a footbed, im thinking a heel raiser? but i only need probably 2-3mm? What do you guys do to get tightness back after pack out?

 

 

 

 

 

Also, Does shell fit apply to instep too? 2 fingers unbuckled, 1 buckled. seems right...

post #5 of 5

Boots that are properly sized for length and volume don't pack out very quickly.

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