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Confusion on full versus half size boots

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Question on this topic of boot sizes. So it's clear that the shells are all full sizes. Apparently liners are also only full sizes. Is there a functional size difference between a 27 and a 27.5 boot? If so, how is the extra space filled? If not, why does the manufacturer "sell" a 27 and a 27.5 that are exactly the same size? And why then do some bootfitters continue to specifically choose a 27.5 over a 27? 

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Question on this topic of boot sizes. So it's clear that the shells are all full sizes. Apparently liners are also only full sizes. Is there a functional size difference between a 27 and a 27.5 boot? If so, how is the extra space filled? If not, why does the manufacturer "sell" a 27 and a 27.5 that are exactly the same size? And why then do some bootfitters continue to specifically choose a 27.5 over a 27? 

geeezzzzzz this just goes on and on-----seems to have a life of it's own.

 

answer to high lighted sentence-----Duh! :D I guess it make the customer feel good.

 

mike

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:deadhorse:how do you kill a zombie? wooden stake through the heart? silver bullet? make them ski in boots a 1/2 size too big? well how do you get them into the boots that are a 1/2 size too big? have the boot fitter sell them a 27.5 instead of a 27.0 of course.:deadhorse:

 

jim 

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So there really is no difference in fit whatsoever between the 27 and 27.5 - it's exactly the same in every single respect. Thank you for making this crystal clear since it's been a source of confusion in that other boot thread.

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Atomic have simplified it on all their boots for next season, the boots come shipped in a box with a label which says 26/26.5 and a label on the boot which says the same thus cutting their SKU count by 50% and putting this myth to bed once and for all

 

i have no idea what backlash it will create with the buyers at the big box stores or the consumers who still believe that there is a difference

 

only time will tell

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