I just got measured and I wear an 8.5 shoe normally and for ski boots 27.5cm
I was skiing the past weekend in some rentals and it was Salomon ones (can check if it helps for info) and I thought it was really comfortable. I have been doing snowboarding for the past 13 years and after some research decided I should go for Full Tilt boots for comfort. I went to my local store to try on the Drop Kicks and I was in some SERIOUS pain the second I put them on.
I'm wondering, is it the "last" width is not enough? It says 99mm on the website but I'm now wondering if I should be in wider ones like the High Five's? The strange thing is I measured the widest point of my foot and it's only 100mm. Do I need ones with 102mm last? I'm sure the rentals were a bit stretched too but I'm still really shocked it was so painful. I couldn't even keep them on for more then 2 minutes. Also the sales guy isn't experiecned and I don't have other choices as no other fitters near me, the fitter did say my rentals were probably loose. I tried on a 28cm one and it fit a bit better but still a bit of pain. Any advice greatly appreciated!