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How does the boot width increase with size?

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I understand the width of a ski boots, or rather the width of the last used to make the boot, is always quoted based on a size 26/26.5 modopoint boot.

 

Please can anyone give me a rough indication of how much the width would increase as the boot size increases? i.e. If a boot is quoted as 97mm (in a 26/26.5) what is the width likely to be in say a size 28 boot?

 

I appreciate that this can only be a rough guide and different manufactures boots may vary etc. etc. but when I recently when you look at buying a new pair of boots and had my feet measured at 98mm and 100mm, I was recommend a pair of Lange's at 100mm. When I tried them on they felt far too wide but given that they were are size 29, I am guessing this is because they would have been well over 100mm in that size?

 

Needless to say I will be trying another shop in due course and a few different models but it would be good to have a bit more knowledge beforehand.

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Originally Posted by skidoguk View Post
 

I understand the width of a ski boots, or rather the width of the last used to make the boot, is always quoted based on a size 26/26.5 modopoint boot.

 

Please can anyone give me a rough indication of how much the width would increase as the boot size increases? i.e. If a boot is quoted as 97mm (in a 26/26.5) what is the width likely to be in say a size 28 boot?

 

I appreciate that this can only be a rough guide and different manufactures boots may vary etc. etc. but when I recently when you look at buying a new pair of boots and had my feet measured at 98mm and 100mm, I was recommend a pair of Lange's at 100mm. When I tried them on they felt far too wide but given that they were are size 29, I am guessing this is because they would have been well over 100mm in that size?

 

Needless to say I will be trying another shop in due course and a few different models but it would be good to have a bit more knowledge beforehand.

 

Good on ya for figuring that out. If you measure 98-100 @ sz 29 then you have a danged narrow foot. Most manufacturers state 2mm/size up or down from 26. There are exceptions like Head for example who lists their boot width on a sz 27.

 

FWIW and this is just for background info only, I measure avg. 28.4 on a brannock and 103mm across the met heads. I personally choose a 97mm boot in a sz 27 because thats the type of fit I'm accustomed to over the long haul. It does take some work for that to happen but not as much as you might think. Depending on your toe length and configuration, you might be able to go down to a 28 shell but that's something to be a little cautious with. Point with all this I guess is that measuring your foot width and comparing it to stated widths should be viewed as general info at most and certainly nothing hard and fast.

 

IAC......seems like you're on the right track with your mindset. Carry on and find your boot guy/gal.

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Thanks, that's a great help.

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