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Reputable boot fitter put my ~31cm foot in 31.0 shell. Thoughts?

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Damnit, I took some time off and recently decided I was going to get back into it and heavily invest in some boots. I went to a very respectable shop south of Minneapolis and spent and hour and a half with the fitter. My left foot is a couple tits short of 31cm/115mm wide and my right foot is a solid 30.5cm/117mm wide. The guy sold me some Technica 10.2 120 HVL's in a 31.0 ($600). Classic deal where they felt great -as in comfortable- in the shop after he punched and stretched the width a couple times. However, they started slopping out pretty quickly after about six hours. I had them cinched down to the point that they now put pressure on my interior ankle bones. It never occurred to me that they may be too big until I started researching Epic on the ankle bone deal. I double checked the shell fit and it does look like I have a couple fingers of room back there, though it's difficult to get my fingers past the base of the cuff and into the heel ball area.

 

I'm stopping back in there tomorrow for the ankle deal and I'm wondering if I should try and get into a smaller shell? 

 

or:

 

Getting some high volume Power Wraps in there?

 

 

Anyone think my measurements warrant a "true" to size shell? 

 

 

** Just to let you guys know: I've read the sticky about 10 times; this was the third boot-fitter/shop I visited and I don't think there are many more within 300 miles; and if you have a shop that stocks a large selection of moderately stiff boots around this size for people like me to try on then you are the only shop in the world that does that and you are probably 6  and half hours with a layover and $800 away from me...

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Would you say you had thick and meaty feet or light and bony feet?

 

Can't see your feet from here, so it is hard to advise you on shell fit.

 

If you would describe your feet as light and bony (low volume) then you should be able to go down a shell size.

 

mike

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