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Size in Rentals versus Buying New

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Hi,

I'm looking to buy my first pair of new boots, but I have a few questions about sizing. I'm a 10.5 Mens US shoe size, and I'm looking at the Full Tilt Classic. According to their sizing guide, that puts me in a 28.5 size boot. But over this season I've skiied a few rental boots (Salomon Quest Pro 110, and Lange SX RTL) and in both I should be in a 28.5, but fit much better in a 27.5. I assume a lot of this is due to the boots being rentals, and pretty thoroughly packed out, but I don't know if that's enough to make the difference in a full size. Essentially what I'm wondering is, in buying the new boots, should I size up to the 28.5 or should I rely on past experience and go with the 27.5? (Ideally I'd be able to try them on and go to a bootfitter but I haven't found them anywhere near me in Vancouver)

Thanks!

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It doesn't matter what size your shoes are, they won't be going inside the boots (at least they shouldn't). Most people that ski well and wear a 10.5 shoe are in a 27 or 26 mondo boot. Read the article on shell fit... and honestly, choosing a boot to buy before you have tried it on is a recipe for disaster (OK, not disaster, but sh*tty performance). The best course of action is find a bootfitter who has a good rep and whom you want to work with and let him/ her guide you to the best boot for you. 

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