Originally Posted by leetdrv
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.