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130 flex resort boot recommendation for wide feet, high arch

post #1 of 7
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I am an ex-racer and have had a ton of trouble replacing my resort boots.  I have the classic wide foot/high arch issue that unfortunately is not well addressed these days.  Add to that my need for a 130+ flex, and you can imagine the problems I am having.  For back-country, I found the Scott Cosmos II & Scott Sports Superguide Carbon, which have the largest last on the market at 103.5 and was absolutely thrilled.  

 

I am looking for any recommendations for resort boots that can meet the same criteria.  Everywhere I read seems to consider 100mm to be wide, however after purchasing 2015 Lange RX 130's and having them punched out as far as my rep was comfortable going, they STILL make the front of my feet go numb (sides push in my foot which adds pressure to my arch).  I had purchased those boots as they fit slightly better than anything else I tried on.  I know a couple of boots are focused on wide feet, but they don't seem to retain the 130 flex.  

 

Anyone have any ideas?  Is there a 130 flex boot on the market with a 102+ last (or even 103!)?

 

Thanks.

post #2 of 7
A 100mm boot is only 100mm wide in a 26.5, in a 27.5 it is 102mm wide and so on as you go up or down the size run. So, what size do you wear?

Mike
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So historically I've been able to get away with 26.5 (which is what I tried this time).  You make a good point - maybe it is time to give up on that front and go up to a 27 or 27.5...   Thanks sir.

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There is more to successfully punching a boot, than simply punching a boot.  If it were simply that easy every skier would be comfortable, all ski shops would be boot fitting shops, we would be in another line of work and this forum wouldn't exist.  Simply having your boots worked on in a shop does not mean the work was completed by someone with the necessary understanding of foot function.

 

Similarly simply stating your foot is wide doesn't make it so.  Which isn't to say you are wrong only that it is as Mike mentioned more complicated than that.  So if your foot is measured on a Brannock and is wider than "D" it is in fact wide.  But in my opinion it isn't until we venture into the land of "EE" that things get difficult and even then I only said difficult.  "D" width feet can EASILY be fit into 98mm boots by anyone with any competence.

 

So please tell us how wide either in Brannock measurements or in actual mm and how long your foot is and then we can know what we are dealing with.  The list of customers into our shops with WIDE feet that when measured turn out to be "D" is long I'm certain.

 

Pictures of your feet taken from the front with your feet parallel would also help.

 

Lou

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Originally Posted by GingerBradMan View Post
 

So historically I've been able to get away with 26.5 (which is what I tried this time).  You make a good point - maybe it is time to give up on that front and go up to a 27 or 27.5...   Thanks sir.


wrong!!!---if you go up a size when you don't need to, you will swim around inside there, for as long as you have them.  As Lou said---getting a boot to fit you should be easy for any competent boot fitter, of course--- boot sellers, find it difficult:cool.

 

mike

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Thread Starter 

Thank you both.  I'll double check the measured width of my feet to determine if I actually fall into that greater than D range and will be reaching out to a different boot specialist that has been highly recommended instead of using the store guys I had worked with.  Appreciate the feedback.

post #7 of 7

Check foot length as well.  Most boots run very true to length and when not, they usually run long.  So if you measure a 26 you should as Mike said be able to buy another 26.

 

Lou

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