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Huge boots. Fit fine. Confused.

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

I got a pair of used Solomon Performa 8.0. They are size 13.5 and I'm normally a 10.5, but they seem to fit fine, and don't give me too much problem on the slopes. I'm just not sure I should widen any more bindings to accommodate. Any thoughts?

post #2 of 11

If your shoe size is normally 10.5, the boots are at least 4 sizes too big.  Of course they fit "fine," your feet are just wallowing around in them.  How did you end up with boots that size?

post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 

What can I say. The boots are tight. No wiggle room. Buckles are even tight to close.
 

post #4 of 11

Is this your first pair of boots?

post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 

Nope.

post #6 of 11
Carry on then.
post #7 of 11

Perhaps one of the two boots is not measured in US sizes and the other is?

post #8 of 11

FWIW - I skiied (sort of ..) in a pair of 33 Dalbellos from a rent shop a few weeks ago, quite 'comfortable'. Then bought for a set of custom made foam fitted Technica size 30.5! These, with thin socks are really comfortable.

So, 'comfortable' can be many things to many people. Perhaps try a smaller size (rent) and assess the results.

Good luck.

post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by phlave1 View Post

I got a pair of used Solomon Performa 8.0. They are size 13.5 and I'm normally a 10.5, but they seem to fit fine, and don't give me too much problem on the slopes. I'm just not sure I should widen any more bindings to accommodate. Any thoughts?

Can I smell buyers remorse here?

post #10 of 11

either you're measuring in a different scale, or you're swimming in the boots and will never get off the groomers and are liable to injure yourself. Or this is a lark. 

 

On the off chance that you're for real: pull the liner out of the boots, put your feet into the shells so the toes brush against the front of the boot. If there's more than 1.5 fingers of room behind your heel, the boot is too big. If under 1.5 fingers of space, enjoy.

post #11 of 11

"Too big" or "Too small" is not always about the length of the boot. Sometimes the fit is about foot volume/boot volume.

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