Luke, you've hung out here long enough to know the importance of properly fitting boots, so no need to go there. Absent the opportunity for him to get personalized, local service, I would endorse Level 9 as as good a place as any for your friend to run a reasonable chance of getting equipment that would fit his needs. Last year I outfitted my grand daughter and her mom with boots and intermediate skis after renting for two years. The boots were fitted by their local shop, 1500 mi. from where I live, so I couldn't attend. Near as I can tell from their feedback and skiing when we got together last March, the shop did OK by them. I did buy their skis at Level 9, with a deal that was too good to pass up. The staff at Level 9 was very helpful and knowledgeable and the skis worked out to be just what the doctor ordered. The package you reference would probably be fine for your friend's purposes, with the caveat that there would be little capacity to grow in to. What you might try is to come as close as possible to the correct boot size in consultation with the good people at Level 9, then order those boots as well as the next size smaller, with the intent of keeping the better fitting of the two. Still, that pair of boots will probably be too large, as your friend simply has no clue at this point in time as to how a properly fitting boot should feel.