I'm 5'5" with a short 28" inseam and a stocky build. I like to go fast and charge so I need a very supportive boot.
Here are photos of my feet:
My ski stance, a little hard to balance, inner thighs burn simply from standing in this position with no bending:
My normal, comfortable stance.
I've got massively wide, boxy, and flat feet and require a 120mm last, and maybe more as my feet start to swell during activity. As you can see in the photos I also have a meaty portion jutting out to the side.
I also have thick calves and (I guess) thick ankles.
I've currently got a pair of Head Vectors that my bootfitter has been able to fit OK to me after a lot of work. But the Vectors don't have a walking mode and because my calves are thick and the top of the cuff of the boot tend to dig painfully into my calves during walking. My toes still tend to cross on top of each other because the front of the boots are too pointy.
I'm also kind of duck-footed which has led to my inner calves burning during long or bumpy runs. It also makes it almost impossible for me to ski switch because as soon as I start to stagger / scissor my feet I go into an acute turn.
Wide, boxy toe box (not much slant in the toes)
Stiff for speed
Lightweight for hiking
Walking mode, obviously
Duck feet compensation
I'm actually a bit desperate. I'm wondering if something like a Dale Boot VFF Pro would work, or maybe a Fischer Vacuum with Somatech?
Edited by fuzzybabybunny - 1/26/15 at 11:08pm