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In need of help for a wide boot

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
So I recently got back into skiing after a long time away, the first boots I got talked into buying are way to small for my feet. ive tried to power through it by gettimg them pumched out several times it just dont work. I just did the measurements on myfeet which are 10.25 x 2.54 = 26.035 And wIdth 4.32 x 25.4 = 109.855 I realize I have some wide like feet for my size. My build is 5'8 and about 170-180 . And as far as skill wise I ski at an advanced / experrt level please help me decide some models of boots to look at .
post #2 of 10
Thread Starter 
My calf size is around 13- 14 inches around the top of where a boot would be
post #3 of 10

how can I say this???

 

You need a boot fitter----in most cases folks like your self will opt for a bigger boot to gain width---what you need is the right size widened to fit your width.

 

check out the list of fitters in "Who's who in the ask the boot guy's" at the top of this section of the forum, find one nearby the trip will be worth it

 

mike

post #4 of 10

plus

thin socks,

leave buckles OPEN (yes,  not done loosely, but off)

footbeds

 

 

you might need most of the above with your current boots, or with a newer boot that someone can help you with.   Just dont get boots oversized,  you need your hell still held in place.

post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by mntlion View Post

plus

thin socks,

leave buckles OPEN (yes,  not done loosely, but off)

footbeds

 

 

 

I high lighted sentence he (mntlion) means, the 2 lower buckles on top of the foot.  

But ----- Tighten the ankle buckle (usually the second from the top) to the point of being too tight then back off till it is just comfortable---this will "hold" your heel in the back of the boot.  You would also have more room in there if you went without socks---hard to believe I know, but it works.  Ultimately you will need to have your boots modified to be comfortable.  Footbeds will shorten your feet and stabilize your ankle joint---good stuff.

 

mike


Edited by miketsc - 7/8/13 at 7:15am
post #6 of 10

yes,  thanks

post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
Yeah I have looked into it and probably won't make the same mistake by being talked into buying a small set of boots again. I use to ski feRnie currently live in van but figure I might go get a set of ts1's because l read its totally worth it. i appreciate all the critism, and suggestions
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
I'll also check the whose who section to reconsider but I'm having trouble finding this section it's appears I'm forum retodded and can't find it frown.gif could somone plz link me
Edited by ran16day - 7/8/13 at 10:39am
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post #10 of 10
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Cheers thanks
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