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Do you still shell fit a foot with a very long sole length

post #1 of 4
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According to my shop, I have an unusually long sole length (as measure from the back of the foot to my slight bunion at the base of my big toe).  If I am sized based on shell fit, I would wear a 26.5, but if I am sized based on the sole length, I would go with 28.  My boot fitter (a certified bootfitter)  suggested a boot sized according to the sole length because he say my very wide foot is basically like a big foot with short toes, and the bigger boot would better fit around the midfoot/ankle.  I worry, however, that this would leave me with a lot of room in the shell, and I don't want to float around.  In the past, I have gotten smaller boots and required extensive shell stretching and modifications for comfort.  Any suggestions/comments from the boot guys?  Thanks.

post #2 of 4

I think what you are saying is you have short toes.

 

If you have a 26.5 length foot and you buy a 28.5 boot you will be swimming in it.  Get the 26.5 and have them or a better shop make room for your first met heads.

 

Lou

post #3 of 4
Fire your boot fitter.

Jim
post #4 of 4

if this was a running shoe then i would agree with him as the flex point of the shoe is where the met heads must sit

 

 

 

 

 

THIS IS NOT A RUNNING SHOE, so instead of agreeing with him, i agree with Jim :)

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