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3 boots to choose from

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

Hi all,

 

I recently sold my overwide 27.5 LF60 boots, and looking to purchase something fit me better, can you help me see which one would be best? I am size 10/10.5 street feet, with ~98-100mm width foot, all the boots I mentioned are 27.5, * I got a slight Morton toe)

 

2010 Rossignol SAS white : $139  (102 last) tried a similar rossignol with the same last, a bit wide for my taste, a lot of rooms on the side, but its cheap!

 

2011 Head raptor LTD RS 115 $199 (98 last) couldn't find the size for me, tried on the head vector, the sale said it fit similarly with the raptor but roomier, so I imagine it should be okay

 

2012 Solomon Mission RS 8 Second hand $90 (102 last) , never tried, but its very cheap. 

 

Thanks!!!
 

post #2 of 7

Welcome to EpicSki.  Nobody can tell you what boot to buy on the internet.  Mostly that is because we can't see your foot.  And you should not buy boots online unless there is a very good return policy and you know precisely what it is you want.  What you need to do is go to the "Ask the Boot Guys" forum and read the wikis about fitting and terminology.  Then check the "Who's Who" for a fitter near you.  If there isn't ones listed, ask here and more than likely someone will be able to recommend a good boot fitter.  Once you locate a fitter, call and make an appointment.  Then go get boots that fit your feet.  Don't ask what boot to buy on the Boot Guys forum because they will also say they can't tell you.  Good luck. 

 

Oh yeah, listen to the boot fitter.  If he/she tells you a boot is too big, believe it, because you seem to want boots that are too big.  You've mentioned this in two other threads and you were told you need smaller boots but all three boots you list are too big.  If you want to ski, you need a boot that actually fits rather than one that is just cheap.


Edited by mtcyclist - 2/4/13 at 6:47pm
post #3 of 7
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Originally Posted by mtcyclist View Post

 

Oh yeah, listen to the boot fitter.  If he/she tells you a boot is too big, believe it, because you seem to want boots that are too big.  You've mentioned this in two other threads and you were told you need smaller boots but all three boots you list are too big.  If you want to ski, you need a boot that actually fits rather than one that is just cheap.

 

I've purchased boots online and done very well, BUT, I was willing to gamble (lose) a certain amount of money if it didn't work out as planed. (The rest of the purchases for wife and kids all with boot fitters as it was a better fit for them and no complaining).

 

My advise is if it didn't fit well in a store previously, or you don't know what you want DON'T!  Chances are it won't work for you.  If you do know then don't complain about it if it doesn't work out.  You been warned.

 

Based on your comments and issues (see quote above and take it seriously), I don't think you'll be happy with the out come if you go online

 

Good Boot Fitters are the best way to go, wait for the sales if need be.

post #4 of 7

With that slight morton toe of yours it screams go to a boot fitter

 

If you wanna play be your own boot fitter

 

and as long as you can afford to buy multiple sets of boots n toss em cause they don't work for your foot 

 

But ...

 

why waste all the effort

 

Getting my boots correctly fitted helped a lot

 

Consult someone on this list

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/3986/epicski-index-of-boot-fitting-masters


Edited by near nyquist - 2/5/13 at 11:54am
post #5 of 7

Rossignol SAS all the way

post #6 of 7
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Rossignol SAS all the way

 

Really?  He says he has a narrow foot so you recommend a wide boot?  He needs a boot fitter to better deal with the the Morton's toe.  Or is this just another random recommendation?

post #7 of 7

richDDT

 

Looks like you have some great prices to choose from.  Me, I would never buy a ski boot unless I could actually try it on in person.  With ski boots, it is IMPERATIVE they fit just right.

 

Good Luck

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