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First time buyer needs help

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
I'm looking for advice, I have read a lot of the things to look for in a boot in regards to shell fit and what they should feel like but the problem I have is there are no bootfitters within 1000km from me. I have measured my foot several times and Come up with just over 29.5 but every boot that size results in curled toes and a loose heel. What boots in all your experiences have a narrower heel with a larger toe box. I have tried boots from Rossignol, Salomon, Atomic waymaker which felt great but slightly short. Full Tilt dropkicks that I couldn't even buckle up, Salomon Quest had good toe room but really loose heel. I'm 37yrs old, 190lbs and 5'11" and have been snowboarding for a while now. Haven't been able to try on enough 30.5 yet to see if that's all I need.
post #2 of 5

Don't know where you are in SK but quite likely it is less than 1000k to Calgary.  Either way you probably ski in Alberta anyway.

 

Lou

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Thread Starter 
Thanks Lou, you're right I'm only 895k. I mostly ski and board at our relatively close hill with only a 300ft vertical but we're there every weekend and I do plan to spend some time out at sunshine hopefully this year.
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why not wait and see someone on your next trip to the mountains?    Fernie, and banff both have some good folks,    THey can help you, and then adjust the boots as well, after you ski them for a few days.

 

odds are you need a 29

post #5 of 5

895 1000 I guess it really doesn't make much of a difference, still a long way.  I have many customers from SK that stop in on their way to Sunshine or Lake Louise.  Personally I'll recommend Lake Louise.  Fernie so far this year is in dire straights.

 

If you are coming to Banff area I imagine you'll pass right by me on your way through town.  Call ahead if you like so we know you are coming.  With your size foot the looking is better early in the season, but I know that is difficult.

 

Lou

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