I have opened a thread yesterday asking for a liner/inner boot recomendation, but now that I read the Bootfitting thread, the article from Lou's website and another similar topics, I tought that it was better to take measurements of my foot and start a new topic because I`m affraid I need new boots.
I have an 2006 Atomic MTech 100, size 28.5 cm. I accidentaly ripped off one of the liners tongue. So my initial idea was to buy a replacement liner. I use a custom foot bed made at Surefoot with electric heaters inside them, and I always use thin ski socks.
I have age 31, 92 kilos (202,4 lb) and 1.94 meters (6.36 ft) tall. My left foot is 28.5cm long and 107mm wide, right foot is 28.2cm and 111mm wide. I'm a "upper-intermediate" skier. I like to ski at the montain and also on powder.
With my right foot inside the right shell, on the lenght test I believe the back of my foot is about 30mm far from the boot shell. I only measured it from the outside so I'm not 100% sure I did it right. I took a picture of my foot inside the boot, which you can see below. In the width test my foot sides are touching the shell on both sides, I would say a bit more than lightly brushing.
Pics (more info after them):
Right foot inside the shell.
I actually always had hurting problems with those boots. They don't exactly cut my circulation but I usually have pain in the inside and outside arch. I also had pain in the bone marked with the red circle in one of the pictures, but I had my boot punched last year's season and this problem was solved. I always have to loose the buckles when I enter the lifts. As my legs are thin, I have to close the velcro very tight and the top two buckles almost at the max to keep my leg from moving inside the boot and keep me from leaning backward. I don't feel pain in my ankles, but if I close the last two foot buckles only a bit tight I start to feel the arch pain after a few minutes. And if I loose it a bit, I feel that my foot is moving inside the boot. I just can't find a balance to properly close these buckles.
So, I guess I need a new pair of a bit smaller boots? Maybe size 28? If yes, could you please recommend a model that I could use for both mountain and powder? I usually like to ski fast. I also want to keep my custom footbeds.
I will be skiing at Vail in mid february and I would my my boots there. It will be better if I could arrive there with some boot ideas in mind.
Thanks in advance for your help.