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Tried on new boots, very tight, please advice

post #1 of 2
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Good evening guys,

 

I am buying boots for the very first time. I am looking into touring boots.

 

I visited couple of stores, and I've got it down to two boots Dynafit Neo or Radical boot.

 

However, when I tried Neo in the store they were extremely tight (same shell as Mercury/Vulcan) so tight I needed real push to get the foot through, and I felt a lot of pressure on the sides.

 

Does this mean the boot is simply too tight for me? Or that after thermo-molding it and sometime, it will be ideal fit?

 

The other boot fits me better initially, I am just wondering if totally new boots have this kind of feel initially.

 

All the best

post #2 of 2

welcome to the madhouse ;)

 

you might possibly want to consider other brands, your boot fitter should be able to guide towards what boots will be best for you, they should perform a shell check and you should be able to see how much space there is in length width and general volume around your foot.  the other thing worth noting would be what material is that boot made of (i am not 100% familiar with that model so cannot comment and i don't have a dynafit catalogue handy, if it is Pebax then stretching it can be done but it is a PITA to do, if grilamed then it is much easier for your boot fitter to make the shell wider if required

 

the liners will pack down and some of the older Dynafit liners were like concrete on the first fit, so heat moulding does change it but diffiuclt to say without seeing

 

just like alpine boots you need a store with differing brands available to offer different shapes to suit different feet

 

difficult to give you a much clearer answer as we don't have your feet

 

good luck in the quest to get a great boot

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