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Hot to properly measure shell fit.

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I see some posts about using a dowel to check boot fit. Would someone please explain.

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Fred,

 

We (the boot guy's) are recommending that you "shell check" the boots you own or buy with a 15mm max shell check ( A 1 foot piece of CPVC 1/2 inch pipe is 15mm outside diameter) (buy it at Lowes/Home Depot plumbing department).  Pull the liner out of your boot and put your foot into the shell with your toes just touching the front of the toebox---now place the pipe in behind your heel at a diagonal so as to not hit your calf muscle----there should not be more than the pipe thickness behind the longest part of your foot/heel, between you and the shell.  Too much room here will mean you will lack control and over tighten the shell, trying to hold on to your feet (gee that hurts).

 

read the article below for more info;

 

http://www.epicski.com/a/boot-fitting-which-boot-will-work-for-me

 

mike

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