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post #1 of 6
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Hey guys,

 

I've recently been looking at new boots as my existing ones are way too big for the performance I'm looking for. Unfortunately, I'm in an area without many bootfitters (or ski places, for that matter), so I'm resigned to having figure out something myself right now till I travel.

 

I've measured my feet to be a size 27.5 mondo with an A width on the Brannock device. Based on the narrowness, I was looking for something with narrow last. At an A width foot, am I resolved to getting plug boots to fit the feet well?

 

I took some pictures of my feet, so if anyone has any suggestions or feedback that would be appreciated. I also borrowed some boots just to do some shell sizing - a Rossignol Experience SI 130 and a Lange RS 140 boot, both at 26.5 - however there's no way I can put these on at all without some major boot work. The width feels fine in the shell, but there's very little room at the back. My friend had similar issues and he ended up downsizing to get the narrower boot width.

 

Or should I just forget all this and get a 27.5 boot with a 97mm last?

 

Photos here: https://plus.google.com/photos/117361611588848567446/albums/6124486128737960497

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 6

wothj a foot that narrow and low volume FORGET trying to do this at home yourself  you need the help of a boot fitter who deals in race boots, a 97mm shell will most likely be too wide for you, you should be looking at the 95mm and 93/93mm options out there, being as you are looking at 130/140 flex things at present there should not be a problem finding something in a suitable flex

 

options are plentiful Head B3, lange RP ZA/ZB, tecnica race boot, salomon lab etc etc, every company makes one, the key is working with a fitter who has a few available to try and knows how to work with them

 

you most likely will need to go into a 26.5 shell and have some work done but we have no idea of how accurate your measurement of 27.5 really is, did you do this yourself? what measurer did you use or did a kid in a shop just tell you that was the size?

 

i see this so many times, any boot will "fit you" where it touches your foot, which looking at the pictures is not many places, whilst finding a fitter may take some time and cost a little up front the chances are if you by pass the system and try this as a DIY  fit it will cost you a lot more in the long run

 

where are you? we may be able to recommend a fitter closer than you think

 

good luck getting sorted

post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the comments. The 27.5 was measured with a Brannock by someone in a ski shop. I've measured it myself as well and got the same values of width and length.

I'm in Tampa, FL half the week and fly out to Toronto, ON, Buffalo, NY and Williston, SC on a frequent basis.

I'm trying not to do a DIY fit, so if anyone has suggestions on where to find a real plug boot in any of those places that would be highly appreciated.

Thx.
post #4 of 6

Agree with CEM.  Even the 95mm lasts will be too large for you but it is as good as it gets.  You will only find those boots at a shop working closely in racing or fitting.

 

Lou

post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 

One of my concerns buying boots when travelling is that it's difficult to go back to do adjustments or exchanges, especially in a place I might not go back to anytime soon.

 

Does it make sense to go down a size to a 26.5 in a plug due to the narrowness? I know it's probably hard to say without seeing an actual bootfitter.

 

I'll be skiing in Ellicottville, NY this weekend so if anyone knows someone reputable in that area or the other places I mentioned earlier that would be great.

 

Thanks!!

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One of my concerns buying boots when travelling is that it's difficult to go back to do adjustments or exchanges, especially in a place I might not go back to anytime soon.

 

Does it make sense to go down a size to a 26.5 in a plug due to the narrowness? I know it's probably hard to say without seeing an actual bootfitter.

 

I'll be skiing in Ellicottville, NY this weekend so if anyone knows someone reputable in that area or the other places I mentioned earlier that would be great.

 

Thanks!!

Mud, Sweet & Gears in Ellicottville is one of the premier shops there. From what I understand, Miguel and his staff are very good and they do stock race equipment. 

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