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post #1 of 19
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I have snowboarded for the last 5-6 years and I am switching back to skiing. I have bought skis with a 120 underfoot and I am looking at touring bindings. But for boots I am stuck I tried on the K2 pinnacle 100's (28.5) and they fit pretty well. I was wondering if there was another pair of boot that fit the same that I could look at? (I have high arches and insteps) Any help would be appreciated!!

post #2 of 19

What skis did you buy? Are you planning on just touring, or how resort use? Only touring/skiing in deeper snow? Are you getting a tech binding or a frame touring binding? How much do you weight, and what's your skiing ability?

post #3 of 19
Thread Starter 

I have the atomic bent chetlers I was planning on having a mix of resort and touring. (I have potential jobs at a heli-skiing operation and a large powder high way resort). I was looking more towards a frame binding from salomon or atomic (potentially marker as well). I am approximately 230 lbs. and I would say I am an intermediate level skier.

post #4 of 19
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Originally Posted by EPearson View Post
 

I have snowboarded for the last 5-6 years and I am switching back to skiing. I have bought skis with a 120 underfoot and I am looking at touring bindings. But for boots I am stuck I tried on the K2 pinnacle 100's (28.5) and they fit pretty well. I was wondering if there was another pair of boot that fit the same that I could look at? (I have high arches and insteps) Any help would be appreciated!!

What size feet in centimeters?

 

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

 

read through the above article and "shell fit" any boot you would consider buying.

 

a 100 flex boot at your body weight would be too soft IMO.

 

mike

post #5 of 19
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the advice and my feet are about a 45 cm and my local pro shop has a very limited selection of boots, there are only one or two over 100 flex.

post #6 of 19
Thread Starter 

What would be your suggestion for flex 110, 120 or 130? If it helps I's 6'2'' and 230.

post #7 of 19
Your feet are 45cm long??

I weigh 175lbs and ski in a 130 flex boot😎

Mike
post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by EPearson View Post
 

Thanks for the advice and my feet are about a 45 cm and my local pro shop has a very limited selection of boots, there are only one or two over 100 flex.

 

 

Are you and NBA center, or just a giant human being?  

 

( suspect you're confusing Euro sizing for Mondo point (cm). )

post #9 of 19
Shop for a new shop---we only stock 100 and above flex boots for men. You can read on here about experienced women skiers that weigh 100lbs should be in at least 90 flex boots.

Mike
post #10 of 19
Thread Starter 

My feet are size 11.5 that translates to aprox. 45 cm in shoe sizes. The ski boots i tried on were 28.5 and my board boots are 10.5 and 11 depending on the company.

post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by EPearson View Post
 

My feet are size 11.5 that translates to aprox. 45 cm in shoe sizes. The ski boots i tried on were 28.5 and my board boots are 10.5 and 11 depending on the company.

 

 

No... your feet are 28.5cm (that's how mondo point is measured) , and your Euro shoe size is '45'. I know this because I'm the same. You'll probably wind up in a 27-27.5 shell. 

post #12 of 19
Thread Starter 

Ok that's what i figured after the confusion. I tried the smaller ones (27/27.5) and because I have really high arches and instep they don't fit without crushing my feet.

post #13 of 19
Just a suggestion----don't go by a chart or your shoe size---- do the "shell fit" thing as described in the article I forwarded to you.

Mike
Edited by miketsc - 5/8/15 at 11:34am
post #14 of 19
Thread Starter 

Ok I will try but as I said earlier I have a very limited selection to choose from at the pro shop.

post #15 of 19
Try on different brands till you find one that fits your instep in a 27.5----but then, modfying a boot shell is what "boot fitting" is about---if your fitter wants to sell you a bigger boot so as to fit your instep
RUN😎

Mike
Edited by miketsc - 5/8/15 at 11:35am
post #16 of 19
I have a really high instep and two boots that have worked for me are the Dalbello Sherpa and the Scarpa Mobe. The Mobe is discontinued, but it's really stiff (like 120 flex) and may be available for you used or at someplace like Sierra Trading Post. I believe Dalbello still makes the Sherpa:
http://www.dalbello.it/en/boots/back-country
post #17 of 19
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Thank you!

post #18 of 19

Please someone correct me if I am wrong.

For soft/powder, you don't really need a high flex, so 110/120 would do just fine for your weight and ability; 

for packed/hard staff, 120 or even 130 could be better.

about the size of the shell, if you are not racing, 10-15 cm between the shell and a foot would be 'ok'.

high instep: Head is good, or try Fisher vacuum, that would give you a custom feel in the smallest package (you should be able to fit in 27.5)

 

P.S. I've heard /read that for people with high instep, 3-pieces ski boots are not an idea, is this correct?

post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by Oleg S View Post

P.S. I've heard /read that for people with high instep, 3-pieces ski boots are not an idea, is this correct?

Not necessarily. I've had 3-piece Dalbellos and Scarpa's that were good for my high instep. There's more to it than 3-piece vs. 2.
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