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Headed to the fitter, what do I need to know?

post #1 of 6
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Here is my situation, I've never been to a fitter because I am an idiot and did not take the advice of this forum when I first joined it two seasons ago. I am looking to change that this season. The boots I picked up last season were great on my left foot, no issues and plenty of support, but my right foot has a tailor's bunion and I get some pressure there as well as the top of my foot and that can really cause some pain after a couple days of skiing.

So what should I do? Do I go in and tell them to mold the right boot? Do I need to have both feet and boots looked at? How can I avoid the "we'll just sell you a whole new pair of boots" spiel that some shops try to do to customers? I really like these boots and feel like they just need some slight modification for me to be happy. Any advice is appreciated.
post #2 of 6

More info would be in order---

 

What size feet in centimeters length and width.  (not a shoe size)

 

What size boots (boot sole length)?

 

what brand and model of boots?

 

Boots can be stretched, if your problem area if the tailors bunion, have the fitter work his magic on that area.

 

good luck

 

mike

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Originally Posted by miketsc View Post
 

More info would be in order---

 

What size feet in centimeters length and width.  (not a shoe size)

 

What size boots (boot sole length)?

 

what brand and model of boots?

 

Boots can be stretched, if your problem area if the tailors bunion, have the fitter work his magic on that area.

 

good luck

 

mike

 

Thx for the reply.  Measured my foot with a tape measure so this is rough but 29.5 cm by 11 cm. I'm usually in a size 13 men's shoe.  Nordica Transfire R1, 350mm. 

post #4 of 6

A 29.5 would usually measure 335mm boot sole length

 

If your boot sole length is 350mm, you must be in at least a 31.0 or more, what was it called in mondo size when you bought it?

 

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

 

read through the above article and do a "shell check" as described in there to see how this boot fits---or doesn't

 

A Nordica Transfire R1 measures 102mm wide in a 26.5 shell length----a 31.0 should be about 10mm wider or about 112mm wide across the fore foot.

 

If your feet measure 29.5 in length and your boot should fit a foot about 31.0/32.0. I would think your foot could float front to back a good 6 to 8mm---not so good?  

 

mike


Edited by miketsc - 10/26/15 at 7:23pm
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by miketsc View Post
 

A 29.5 would usually measure 335mm boot sole length

 

If your boot sole length is 350mm, you must be in at least a 31.0 or more, what was it called in mondo size when you bought it?

 

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

 

read through the above article and do a "shell check" as described in there to see how this boot fits---or doesn't

 

A Nordica Transfire R1 measures 102mm wide in a 26.5 shell length----a 31.0 should be about 10mm wider or about 112mm wide across the fore foot.

 

If your feet measure 29.5 in length and your boot should fit a foot about 31.0/32.0. I would think your foot could float front to back a good 6 to 8mm---not so good?  

 

mike

 

Mondo size was 30.5 on the receipt.  I did the shell check when I got them and thought I was good but I am kind of an idiot when it comes to stuff like this.  My foot could be 30 cm, it was hard to tell accurately within .5 cm. 

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Originally Posted by core2 View Post
 

 

Mondo size was 30.5 on the receipt.  I did the shell check when I got them and thought I was good but I am kind of an idiot when it comes to stuff like this.  My foot could be 30 cm, it was hard to tell accurately within .5 cm. 

It might then be appropriate to get an accurate measurement of your feet ---- and then do the shell check thing using something that is 15mm in diameter---- like a 1 foot piece of 1/2 inch CPVC.

 

mike

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