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Ski boots help?!?! [in UK]

post #1 of 9
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Hi everyone,

 

So today I went to go and get my first ever ski boots. I have skied a few times before and was told by the salesman in the shop that my feet would fit the salomon quest pro 110 well. anyway I got a custom insole made as my feet are weird shapes for a 27.5 boot. I was going to buy the boots online as I could get them £80 cheaper but I have no found that I can buy last season model (which I was told is exactly the same bar a change in colour) at half the price of the current seasons boots. however these are I size 28.

 

firstly i'm a size 10 trainer size so I though the 27.5 would be to small but they weren't. however how much of a difference is there between 27.5 and a 28? is it worth saving myself a lot of money hoping that they fit?

 

secondly will the custom insoles I just bought fit into a 28 sized boot if iv had them made it fit a 27.5?

please help, any suggestion would be much appreciated!

 

Thanks

post #2 of 9

Stick with the 27.5.  28 is too big.

post #3 of 9

Paging @CEM , boot fitter in UK

post #4 of 9
If you have been measured as 27.5 and put into a 27.5 boot by a boot fitter I would guess that is the right size, whilst the uk size conversion would say 27.5 is an 8.5 to 9 it is so far out it is unreal I am a uk 11 shoe and the 28/28.5 shell is good in most models ( I can just squeeze into a 27.5 in some Salomon models) THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A 28.0 it is a 28.5, 10mm longer than the 27.5 that you have been fitted with.

Firstly using a shop for showrooming only to buy on line is bad karma
Secondly the footbeds you have had made will be too short for a boot which is too big
post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by CEM View Post

If you have been measured as 27.5 and put into a 27.5 boot by a boot fitter I would guess that is the right size, whilst the uk size conversion would say 27.5 is an 8.5 to 9 it is so far out it is unreal I am a uk 11 shoe and the 28/28.5 shell is good in most models ( I can just squeeze into a 27.5 in some Salomon models) THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A 28.0 it is a 28.5, 10mm longer than the 27.5 that you have been fitted with.

Firstly using a shop for showrooming only to buy on line is bad karma
Secondly the footbeds you have had made will be too short for a boot which is too big


What he said (including the karma part).  I'm a 10 UK shoe size and my mushy comfy boots are a Solomon 27.5 Crossmax.  My race boots are smaller.

post #6 of 9

This thread from Oct 2015 about buying boots online got rather long, but can be worth reading for those who haven't gone thru the process of working with a boot fitter before.  Like most EpicSki threads, mostly North American poster but the ideas are applicable anywhere in the world.

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/143273/boot-buying-etiquette

post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone looks like I'll have to fork out for the 27.5s. I would have been more than happy to purchase In store but out of their entire range they said they could only suggest these boots, which was annoying since I told them my budget and they completely ignored it.

Thanks for the advice
post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by Max Scales View Post

Thanks everyone looks like I'll have to fork out for the 27.5s. I would have been more than happy to purchase In store but out of their entire range they said they could only suggest these boots, which was annoying since I told them my budget and they completely ignored it.

Thanks for the advice

 

I see where you're coming from but the other way to look at it is:   Even knowing the risk, they didn't sell you the wrong boot just to stay in budget and keep your sale.

post #9 of 9

Saving a couple pennies is never worth it with ski boots. There is a sizable difference between 27.5 and 28 (27.5 is actually the same size as 27 except without cardboard risers under the boot board) And swimming in your skis boots for years is not worth saving a 100 bucks!

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