My feet are small and finding boots has always (and probably will always) be a bit of a challenge. I've seen some posts from people with the same problem, but none within the last couple years and none that address the issue of AT boots. So here I go...
When I was racing, I tried a few different women's race boots with cork, foot inserts, etc. to get a good fit but nothing worked. I ended up with a Lange junior race boot (flex 100) mondo 21, which was a bit on the soft side but worked better than the Women's boots (including a women's mondo 21.5, but had a larger shell size than the Lange junior boot).
I'm considering buying some new boots since I've been using the same boot for about five seasons now. I no longer race, but am probably a more "aggressive" freeskier due to the racing background. For my new boot, I am thinking about going with the stiffest Lange junior race boot again. I'd also be interested checking out other boots that are a true 21 (has the appropriate size shell) and just a stiff. Are there any suggestions, or should I go with the same boot again?
The more pressing matter is an AT boot. I have been ascending mountains in the junior race boot and I suspect that my AT experience will be more enjoyable with the "walk" setting. I have dynafit bindings, so I need a boot that is compatible. As far as I know, there are no junior boots available. My plan now is to purchase the smallest/lowest volume women's boot that I can and start putting in cork, foot inserts, etc. until it fits. This is not ideal (and worked like s*** the last time I tried it), but I think it will be more comfortable for BC than the race boot . Are there suggestions for the smallest/lowest volume women's BC boot to start with? Or perhaps there is a better plan that I haven't thought of?
Thanks in advance for suggestions and help!