I recently bought my third ever pair of ski boots online.
I had previously owned a set of Salomon in a 30 (or possibly 30.5?) - and had then moved to Lange Comp RS 120's in a 31-point size.
In these I had volume reducers, two wedges to raise my heel, as well as a custom footbed and some foam wrapped around the outside of the liner with a gap for the anklebone.
The Langes were quite heavy and for some time now I've been looking for a lighter boot. The Full-tilt boots were very attractive to me and a boot fitter in Whistler tried to persuade me to buy a 29.5 Fullt-Tilt boot last year, they did not have a 30 or 31 size Full tilt boot anywhere in the village!
At the time I tried them on and gave up as they seemed far too small.
Since then a number of bootfitters and friends 'wisdom' persuaded me that my existing size 31 boots were too big for me and that I should go down to a 29 or 29.5
as a result of all this my wife bought a pair of 29.5 Full Tilts online and had them shipped internationally to us in Europe. Returning them is not an option so I will either use them or give them away.
I've tried on the boots and I can physically close them and fit my foot in (Just) but it is really painful and I cannot see how this could possibly make any sense.
I guess my FIRST question is - should my feet be absolutely crushed into the boot, is that REALLY the sign of a proper fit, because it doesn't seem that way.
and My SECOND question is - is there any way to make the boots slightly 'bigger' - i.e. specifically provide an extra few mm at the point of the big toe, without affecting how the boot fits into the binding?
Sorry for the newbie p[oints, but while I can sort-of diagnose problems I'm not sure what to do with a boot that seems "just too small" to me.
Thanks in advance for any guidance
(probably worth mentioning that as a resident of Ireland I am not exactly surrounded by expert bootfitters nor do I get the opportunity to spend a lot of time working on boot fit in resort during our all-too-brief ski trips)
Edited by catharsis - 1/5/14 at 4:58pm