My Nordica Speed Machine 10s (270-275) were a little looser than I cared for, so began the process of buying new boots last year. Working with a good fitter, I ended up in a pair of white Fischer Vacuum 110s in a 26.5.
The boots fit great everywhere except my toes. Despite many trips to the fitter, a new liner, etc., my toes would go numb shortly after putting the boots on, and would require frequent, long breaks to regain feeling. Also, my fore-aft alignment is not quite right, as I feel I'm using my quads too much.
While on vacation a few weeks ago, I popped in to a bonafide Epicski Boot Guy, who took a quick look (despite a very busy schedule) and thought the shells were too small for me. Upon returning home, my fitter graciously got me a larger shell (27.5) in this year's Vacuum boot and we molded them at high pressure with minimal padding. I skied on them, but they are way too loose. The shell fit looks fine (half inch or so), but skiing, the heel wiggles around, and there is just too much play all over. My feet were killing me from fatigue while skiing, my calves are sore, and I had no confidence to control the skis or make quick turns. When I ski this weekend, I will go back to my old Nordicas.
So.... I'm looking to start over. I am going back to my fitter this week or next, but thought I'd ask for some possible boots to ask about.
- Measure an 11 (medium width) in street shoes,
- Have flexible ankles,
- Relatively narrow heel, and
- Normal/wide forefoot/toes.
I realize that I can't be fit over the internet, but are there particular boots that I might want to start with or ask about? The boot will also need to be cantable. I had initially liked the fit of an Atomic boot better than the Fischer, but the sole couldn't be canted on the Atomic.
Any other information I could provide that would help someone knowledgeable with suggestions? Would a photo of my feet help? Photo of my foot in the shells?
Thanks very much