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Should toes touch the front of the boot?

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I am beginner when it comes to downhill skiing. I went to a professional ski shop, got my feet measured to 29.5 size and then an hour long boot fitting process started. I tried Lange, Tecnica and Salmon all of them at 100 stiffness.

 

Lange and Tecnica I could feel the front of the boot, with the Salmon boots I couldn't touch the front with my toes but it was otherwise more comfortable, plus I could do the heat molding on my feet. So I opted to pay more the Salmons. Was that a first beginners mistake?

 

Over 3 ski days I could feel my feet being a little bit more "loose". In addition to that I have read that my toes should absolutely touch the front of the boot which they don't. I am having pretty comfortable skiing in the boots, however, I am afraid that if the fit is not proper it will impede my progress.

 

1) What I did so far?

 

I went to a different ski shop just to have my feet measured and they also measured 29.5. The boots that I tried there I could feel the front of the boot with toes. They also explained to me shell fitting that there should only be up to 3/4 inch of space behind my heel. When I try to do the same shell fitting with my Salmon boots at home I measure about 1-1.2 inches behind my heel. What do you think?

 

 

2) What should I do?

 

I am beginner at downhill skiing so I don't know what to expect with new boots. Maybe my concerns are futile maybe they are not. I am planning on going to ski for another day. Is there anything I should pay attention to? How do I know if boots are slowing my progress? 

 

Based on what I wrote here, should I visit the shop and return the boots? Or maybe try to exchange them for a size smaller?

 

 

Any input highly appreciated! Thanks

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I want to add that they never did a shell fitting in the shop where I bought my Salmon ski boots. I was just measured 29.5 and was given 3 different boots in that size to choose from.

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Just for a reference the boots are "Salomon X Pro 100"

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Originally Posted by Ian Noah View Post
 

I want to add that they never did a shell fitting in the shop where I bought my Salmon ski boots. I was just measured 29.5 and was given 3 different boots in that size to choose from.

That wasn't boot fitting. 1" to 1.2" is pretty much exactly one size too big (next size will be 10mm shorter). If there was a fit guarantee from the shop you bought them from you should exchange them for the next size down. 

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