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post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

Hi Boot Experts,

 

Can boots with 100mm lasts be punched to accommodate 110mm fore feet?  The Google doesn't turn up much when I query boot punching limits.  Are there other means of increasing fore foot volume in a ski  boot?

 

Gracias!
G

post #2 of 5

are your feet a size 26?

 

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

 

So what width boot do you want to buy?

 

 

So basically, the published boot widths are based on a standard size 26 (both mens and ladies) and are the measurement of the width of the widest part of the forefoot.   So a 95mm width foot is narrow and a 104 is wide, right?  Not really.   This is because the width is proportional to the length, and the length is based on a sample size of 26.   So if you have a 100mm wide foot, but wear a 23 boot,  that makes your foot wide. If you have a 100mm wide foot, but wear a 29 boot, you have a VERY narrow foot/boot. To remain at the same 100mm width, you need to change 2-3mm per size up.   So a 100mm/average width actually measures  95mm in a size 24, and 105mm in a 28.      So, this makes it all clear as mud, right?

 

All this is assuming that all companies measure from the same place on the foot, are using the same angle, and are they measuring the foot or the inside of the shell of the boot, and is your foot touching this shell anyways? This is also just the width measurement, and doesn't take into account the overall volume, the vertical height of the forefoot, and the heel cup size, or a host of other things.

 

 

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

Thanks, I have read this article.  My boot size is 27.5.  So, ballpark figure the Lange RS/RX last at this size must be in the neighborhood of 103-104mm.

 

Are Lange liners tough to fit?  I have read a couple of threads that implies that RX liners run small and have too much padding.  Any experience with them?

 

Cheers,

G

post #4 of 5

just about any boot can be made at least 5mm wider, per side.

 

padding in liners will also pack out, so will be fine (no better or worse than anything else) long term

post #5 of 5
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Originally Posted by mntlion View Post
 

just about any boot can be made at least 5mm wider, per side.

 

padding in liners will also pack out, so will be fine (no better or worse than anything else) long term

Thank you sir for the info!

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