Originally Posted by Finndog
just look at lange, dalbello, nordica, Technica or Head to name a few. what's in is what fits. there's no "in style" width.
since you stepped in here with this, would be good if your response was accurate:
I asked about NON-Race boots with 95-ish width...
from their websites
Nordica - only 95 mm boots listed is the Doberman 130 WC EDT * 100 WC EDT - I guess even though a 'race' boot, the 100 WC EDT might work for all-day, all-mtn...
all others are 98+
Dabello - only 95 mm listed is the Scorpion SRWC 150 - all others are 98+
Technica - only 95 listed are the Inferno R150 & R130 - their words "our full on World Cup Race boot. A 95mm last in a plug design with a race lace liner", all others are 98+
Head - doesn't seem to show last width on any of their descriptions... although I would expect similar there, 95 = race
Atomic - the Redster WC boots are 95, Redster Pro are all 98, all other are 98-100+
OK, I'm done, enough...
yes, manus have leaned to wider boots because they're more likely to 'sell' in the shops/stores. Even though there are more real boot-fitters out there, the vast majority of boots sold still are sold because they are comfy in the store.
for those of us with narrow feet, a narrow boot is the start of a good fit.... 98 is not a narrow fit
Edit: and just so we don;t get into a whole thing about what is 'narrow' and the importance of 95 or any other number - check here:
"A study of the relationshsip between footsize and boot size in the Canadian Forces" ...,, goto page 5 for a study chart of barefoot Length VS Width - you'll see 95 is hardly on the low side of a general population...
Edited by moreoutdoor - 2/1/13 at 10:37am