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Looking for boots as tight on heals/narrow as the 06 Fischer MX Pros

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Jeff here gave me the best advise on boots I've ever had, and gave me seven years of boot heaven

 

I have size 13-14 feet, narrow (E or EE), with extremely narrow heals... so I suffer from heal lift in almost every boot in existence.

 

Jeff suggested the Fischer MX Pros, and they were just great boots.  While a bit tight in the toe box, they were perfect in every other way.  They've reached they end of their lives, and was wondering whether anyone had any suggestions for boots for the same narrow healed sized 14 feet,'

 

ANything would be greatly appreciated.

 

thanks.

 

David

 

p.s. I live in Seattle.

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don't know how Jeff did that with the information provided but with a wee bit (just had my Irish plumber here) anything is possible.  "E" widths are wide not narrow.  EE is very wide and I'd say not typical with feet as long as yours.  We need to get that straightened out.

 

Most if not all 98mm boots are made up to size 30 Mondo.  Knowing your Mondo measurement helps us more than knowing US sizing.  If you are size 30 Mondo life is easy.  Every company has something.  If you are "A" width for narrow then life is harder, since 96mm boots typically stop at 28mm.

 

Lou

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Originally Posted by Lou Rosenfeld View Post
 

don't know how Jeff did that with the information provided but with a wee bit (just had my Irish plumber here) anything is possible.  "E" widths are wide not narrow.  EE is very wide and I'd say not typical with feet as long as yours.  We need to get that straightened out.

 

Most if not all 98mm boots are made up to size 30 Mondo.  Knowing your Mondo measurement helps us more than knowing US sizing.  If you are size 30 Mondo life is easy.  Every company has something.  If you are "A" width for narrow then life is harder, since 96mm boots typically stop at 28mm.

 

Lou

Hey Lou,

 

Thanks for setting me square on this.  I'm a dork.

 

Anyway, on width you are correcct. I believe I am either an A or AA in width. .  My dad was a AAA.  The heel lift problem plagues me everywhere.  I have a 20+ year old pair of custom made all leathr huking boots made by a guy in Oneida, NY, back when they were affordable, and havr cared dearly for them because my narrow heel is hard as heck to hold down and I can't afford what the thing now cost.

 

i just grabed the old lime green-yellow Fischer MX-Pros and they are 29.5 Mondo.  These boots were perfect in every respect but one: every season I would end up with a destroyed large toe nail on each foot - they were a wee bit short in the toe box  They are still in the process of growing back out after last year's beating due to their being showed a bit too much in the toe box.

 

I took the boots to that pretty amazing boot fitter in Vancouver, BC, and they couldn't get the plastic shell to not snap back into it;'s orginal shape when they cooled ( too much memory).  So,I kind traded wrecking my toes for six years for the joy of having a tight boot that kept my heel on the heel plate.

 

So, this is what I'm trying to replace, yes,  sorry for the mix up, but I really appreciate you taking the time to ask me to get it straight.  ''

 

thanks

 

David

post #4 of 5

and what ever boot you find, a foam liner might help to keep the heel down as well.  They are colder, and more money, but the fit is amazing.

 

 

fulltilt makes a 30 or 31 boot, and with the middle buckle that might be an option too?

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Thanks, Mtn Lion.

 

Yeah, the big thing is finding a boot that is thin enough (and long enough).  Those Fischers, while messed up my toe nails, fit like gloves.   Wierd plastic shell, too.... very pliable when warm but stiff as heck when not warm.  this made them impossible to expand the toe box, but for the first time in my life I had a 1:1 connection between my feet and skis.

 

Im open to any and all ideas and suggestions!

 

Thanks, all,'

 

David

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