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Help finding a ski boot for female that is lightweight with narrow feet

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

Hello:

I went to a local ski shop to get my first pair of ski boots (instead of renting all the time). Spent a few hours there.

 

But I had a hard time finding a boot in my size with needed flex.  I'm an intermediate skier, 5'4", 95 lbs, and narrow feet.  My boot size is usually 22.5.  The Lange RX80W may work with some fitment (fit left leg fine but not the other).  It is a bit stiff IMHO.  But other options were a junior's race boot (but it didn't have the creature comforts - thinsulate, etc.) or a children's boot (but I worry about binding options for adult skis).

 

Are there any other women's boots with a narrow last I should be trying?

 

Thanks for your help.

post #2 of 7

look around for other narrow adult boots.   Most brands make something that is medium to soft, but 96-99mm wide.

 

(technica fling,   full tilt,   rossi experiance, etc, etc)
 

Keep in mind that nay boot can be made softer if needed, so focus on the FIT being narrow enough, and get the FLEX of boots softened if needed

post #3 of 7

If your foot is indeed narrow (narrower than C width, or with a very narrow heel) then your choice of boots is very small.  I wouldn't group 95/96mm boots in with 98 and your choice will be Head B5, and Dalbello Scorpion and possibly another but I don't recall any.  Two very different boots at very different price points but either may do the job for you.  Head B5 will almost certainly be easier to find.  You could also look at the new Scott women's performance boot which has a very narrow heel, but still a 98mm forefoot.

 

If you are a "C" width then everyone makes boots to fit you with an appropriate flex, you simply need to find the right one.

 

Quickly I'll ask what flex are you looking for?  If 90 or less than please advise at what part of your turn do you find you need that much ankle flexion?  Or what maneuver do you do that requires ankle flexion?

 

Women's boots tend to be identical to men's except with fur and a different colour and with a lower cuff.  When you are looking at 22s you are by definition looking at women's or junior and they can really be the same.  A junior boot such as a Head Raptor 90 is just a softer Raptor.  The women's version is the 110 which has a better liner than the 90, costs more and looks better.  Still same fit as 90, 110, 115 and 130.

 

Lou

post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 

thanks for the additional recommendations.

 

i was looking at 80 flex because of my being only 95 lbs.

post #5 of 7

I'm not aware of any narrow boots in an 80 flex, but we still don't know how narrow your foot is.

post #6 of 7

technica makes a Jr race boot that is 95m and 90 flex,    270BSL

 

or a 98mm, 90 flex in a 260 BSL (true size 21)

post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 

I had a local bootfitter fit me with the Lange RX80 LV (I think a 97 last).  Tried some others too including an Atomic race boot and Fischer boot.  To the Lange, I added a custom footbed and had the liner heated/molded and then tweaked a bit for my right foot heel/achilles area.  Spent a day at the slopes and my feet felt great!

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