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post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

Hi all,

 

Wanted to get some insights and opinions about getting a new pair of ski boots. I'm 5' 11", 155 lbs, advanced skiier. My feet measure as a US size 11 (my regular street shoe size), and A for width. Standard size instep, low arches. I've tried size 28.5 ski boots in the past and they're way too big; my last boots were 27.5.

 

I ski mostly on piste in the northeast and like to go steep and fast. Looking for a boot that gives me high performance.

 

Any suggestions?

 

Thanks.

post #2 of 8

I would say a narrow, size 27 should work well.

 

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

post #3 of 8

Every company makes 95mm boots,  or 92 or whatever they are but they are all narrower than the standard 98 mm recreational race boot.  Not every shop will have them, in fact most won't.  But if you find a good race shop or other performance shop they'll be there.

 

Lou

post #4 of 8
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Originally Posted by Lou Rosenfeld View Post

Every company makes 95mm boots,  or 92 or whatever they are but they are all narrower than the standard 98 mm recreational race boot.  Not every shop will have them, in fact most won't.  But if you find a good race shop or other performance shop they'll be there.

Lou

The narrowest I could find are the 97mm lasted boots, like the Lange RX 130 LV. Anything 92-95mm is hard to find.

I'm going to be in upstate NY (buffalo area) and in southern Ontario for the next while, so if anyone has any recommendations let me know!

Thanks.
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

I had a thought as well: if I can't find a place that has 92mm boots, would a similar effect be achieved if I downsize into a 26? Say I get something like the Lange RS 130 or 140. Since last is proportional to size, if I go one smaller then it should have the same effect. Of course I'll have to see if I can fit in the  26 first :) , but I guess they can always punch the boot out where necessary.

 

Thoughts?

post #6 of 8

they are proportional so yes downsizing would also get you a narrower boot.

 

Lou

post #7 of 8
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So I downsized myself into an RS 140 26.5, and it fits quite well with the exception of the toes - they were really cramped and I couldn't even wiggle them. Don't know for sure as I haven't skied on them yet, but definitely the toes are killing me.

 

Any suggestions on how to deal with that? Have a bootfitter blow the toe area out a bit?

 

I'm travelling to California for work in a bit, so if there's any suggestions on who I should see out near Mammoth to help that would be great. Where I am right now don't have any bootfitters (or even ski shops) within a reasonable distance.

post #8 of 8

Mammoth has Corty Lawrence.  Don't remember the name of his shop.  The 26s will definitely be short so some work will be necessary, glad to hear the width is good.

 

Lou

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