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WTB: zipfit classic 28.5

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The classic model is apparently discontinued. 

 

As a side note, the one place I found advertising it for sale online in the right size (123Mountain.com) accepted the order, sent me the wrong model in the wrong size, then refused to accept its return.  They're currently discussing this with the bank.

 

Thanks.

post #2 of 6

It happens, its sad that you had to get the bank involved, no doubt you will win the dispute.

 

Anything specific about the "Classic" model version?

 

I'm the same size, I've had a good experience with lace up liners from WC boots.

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Originally Posted by leetdrv View Post
 

It happens, its sad that you had to get the bank involved, no doubt you will win the dispute.

 

Anything specific about the "Classic" model version?

 

I'm the same size, I've had a good experience with lace up liners from WC boots.

 

Thanks for the pointer.  I'll look into that.

 

Zipfit as opposed to something else has a couple of advantages.  One is an elastic forefoot.  I have *very* wide feet compared to my ankles and lower calves.  Somewhere between 3E and 5E, depending on who measures.   Then very skinny ankle, lower calf, and heel.

 

Another advantage to zipfit is that the filler they use around the calf and ankle will not crush down, or not at all easily, anyway--mix of cork and some kind of oil, I think?  Third is the fact that you can add or remove filler as needed.

 

The benefit to the "Classic" in particular is the amount of filler that it starts with, which is a lot.

 

I am currently in a Technica HVL 120, in 27.5.  The forefoot needed to be stretched, for both the boot *and* the liner.   The heel is so oversized that I'm currently using three layers of 1/8 in. foam padding around each ankle and lower calf, on both boots.   I did ask, and the fitter said no way could a narrower boot be stretched to fit that forefoot.  I've been to all three of the stores in the area with good reputations for bootfitting, and nobody has yet had a better suggestion, so I'm kind of stuck with figuring out how to take up enough room in back.

 

The reason for wanting to size up in the zipfit is that the 27.5 (which I can get) feels too tight on my toes, probably because of the forefoot having to stretch to make the width.

post #4 of 6
I have a pair. I'll be home tomorrow and can send you a pict to confirm they're what you need. PM me.
post #5 of 6
Two things; have you reached out to start Haus in Truckee, ca? They typically carry and sell many zips and they are outstanding fitters. And second, since it's asking a lot of the liner to take up that much room have you ever discussed the Salomon xmax series of boots with your fitter. They are marketed as 98 mm forefoot boots but are much roomier than that in the forefoot and they can be baked to allow for another 6 mm of give as well. They have a tall cuff which is on the skinny side, an ankle pocket that is also on the skinny side and a fairly average heel pocket. I have a similarly shaped foot as yours ( but not as wide in the forefoot) and love the combo of that shell with my zips. I have the 130 ( there's also a 120) and it skis very well.
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Two things; have you reached out to start Haus in Truckee, ca? They typically carry and sell many zips and they are outstanding fitters. And second, since it's asking a lot of the liner to take up that much room have you ever discussed the Salomon xmax series of boots with your fitter. They are marketed as 98 mm forefoot boots but are much roomier than that in the forefoot and they can be baked to allow for another 6 mm of give as well. They have a tall cuff which is on the skinny side, an ankle pocket that is also on the skinny side and a fairly average heel pocket. I have a similarly shaped foot as yours ( but not as wide in the forefoot) and love the combo of that shell with my zips. I have the 130 ( there's also a 120) and it skis very well.

 

I haven't contacted Start Haus.  There are several folks from there on epic, so it's an easy question to ask.  Of course, they may have seen this thread and not weighed in because they don't have them...    But I will ask explicitly.

 

And I haven't asked about the xmax.  The Tecnica I'm in (HVL 120) is advertised as a 106 mm last.  

 

You're right that it's an awful lot of volume that needs to be taken up, but I have yet to have anybody recommend a boot that they thought would be better, including in the "Ask the Boot Guys" forum here on epic.

 

Thanks for the pointers.

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