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Flexon sizing?

post #1 of 20
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Plenty of interesting threads on Raichle Flexon (and the new Krypton) and I'm getting curious to snag a pair of the old ones, as they may fit my narrow feet well. How true are they sized? As some may notice from a prior thread, I've got a narrow 98 mm forefoot and am nosing around for a snug fit in the forefoot that doesn't crush my long toes. If I'm 28.5 in Lange, what size should I expect in Flexons? Same goes for the Line Transfers, if anyone knows them.
ps - Flexon Phil, if you see this, I've pm'ed you on this.
Thanks!
post #2 of 20
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Originally Posted by Tigerpaw
Plenty of interesting threads on Raichle Flexon (and the new Krypton) and I'm getting curious to snag a pair of the old ones, as they may fit my narrow feet well. How true are they sized? As some may notice from a prior thread, I've got a narrow 98 mm forefoot and am nosing around for a snug fit in the forefoot that doesn't crush my long toes. If I'm 28.5 in Lange, what size should I expect in Flexons? Same goes for the Line Transfers, if anyone knows them.
ps - Flexon Phil, if you see this, I've pm'ed you on this.
Thanks!
For what it's worth, I wear a 10.5 - 11 street shoe and have a 27.5 (310mm) in the Flexons. I too have a narrow foot like yours but this boot is too narrow for me. If you have narrow heels as well, I would suggest looking at some other boots. There isn't enough of a heel pocket for secure hold down.
post #3 of 20
Depending on if your Langes are sized correctly at 28.5. I am in 9 street shoes and go to a 26 (8) Flexon. That is a 301mm shell. Try some 310 and 318 shells. Depending on what liner you use, Thermoflex, you might get away with a 310 and a stock liner you might need the 318. The New Kryptons give you an extra 4-5mm in the length. The 301 will be 305mm. I do not know about the line boots.

Flexon Phil (I like that name, might change handle)
post #4 of 20
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Originally Posted by ski_steep
For what it's worth, I wear a 10.5 - 11 street shoe and have a 27.5 (310mm) in the Flexons. .
Me too. Flexons are very easy to make all kinds of adjustments to. Unfortunately, you can't really make boots smaller if they are too big except with a lot of padding which will pack out. There is just slightly less than an inch between my heel and the boot with the liner out. Defer to Phil re: Kryptons.
post #5 of 20
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Originally Posted by Lostboy
Defer to Phil re: Kryptons.
This new Krypton, the more I learn about it, the more I like it. What Glen has done to modernize it is great. Talking to him was a blast and I learned alot. Where he is going with boot design makes so much sence.

Flexon Phil
post #6 of 20
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the fast feedback -
Pretty certain that 28.5 is the right size in Lange for me, I was recently fitted in one; my foot measures 285mm on the nose, and the 28.5 liners from my current Salomons are just the right length with a superfeet insole. (The Salomon shell is another story - w i d e). My only concern with the Langes I tried were they were MF and not LF, so they felt wide as well.

Looks like I'd need to downsize to 27.5 - 310mm with Thermoflex; 318 with the stock liners.

New questions:
Don't know much about thermoflex, but seems they are thinnner, and colder than others. True? Benefits are the snug fit?
also -
ski_steep, you mention that your Flexons are TOO narrow - and I've just read through your earlier thread (while looking up info on thermoflex liners) -- and it ends with the suggestion that Rossi's Soft 1 boot is narrower than the Flexon.
http://forums.epicski.comshowthread....lex#post213784

About how wide is the last in the Flexon? ski_steep, is your foot less than 98mm? Can anyone compare Lange's lower volume (older) "race fit" or "low fit" with the Flexon? Not a soft boot fan, anyone know more about the Rossi Soft 1? Thanks again--
post #7 of 20
Thermoflex liners are thinner, but they will be the warmest liners you will ever put your feet in.

My forefoot is 4" wide, so about 100mm. I am fine in the Flexons and I will be fine in the new Kryptons.
post #8 of 20
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Flexon Phil does have a great ring to it -- but it may sow confusion if you keep the Kryptons...
post #9 of 20
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Thanks for the info and foot specs!
post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by Tigerpaw
Flexon Phil does have a great ring to it -- but it may sow confusion if you keep the Kryptons...

LOL, I might have to change my name to Kevin, Kyle...Cassandra .
post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by Tigerpaw
ski_steep, you mention that your Flexons are TOO narrow - and I've just read through your earlier thread (while looking up info on thermoflex liners) -- and it ends with the suggestion that Rossi's Soft 1 boot is narrower than the Flexon.
http://forums.epicski.comshowthread....lex#post213784

About how wide is the last in the Flexon? ski_steep, is your foot less than 98mm? Can anyone compare Lange's lower volume (older) "race fit" or "low fit" with the Flexon? Not a soft boot fan, anyone know more about the Rossi Soft 1? Thanks again--
Perhaps I should clarify about the narrowness of the Flexon (and my foot). My width is right around 98mm. However, w/such a low instep and narow heels (and the lack of a decent heal pocket), I really need to crank my buckles down. In doing so, and this is a bit of a hypothesis, the boot becomes narrower rather than less voluminous. This causes, in my case, the outside area of the boots to put pressure on my foot causing a lot of pain.

The Flexon is truly in a class by itself in terms of design. While essentially all other boots on the market are of an overlap design, the Flexon is not. In my case, It is not the boot for me (unfortunately).
post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by ski_steep
The Flexon is truly in a class by itself in terms of design. While essentially all other boots on the market are of an overlap design, the Flexon is not.

The new Krypton is a 3 piece shell along the lines of a Flexon..in spirit. The middle of the 3 buckles is desinged to keep your heel in the pocket.
post #13 of 20
Thread Starter 

310 mm and 318mm in US sizes?

Say Phil -

-- Any idea what the 310 and 318 size shells are in US sizes? Plenty of boots out there, but many are unlabelled US size wise.

"Try some 310 and 318 shells. Depending on what liner you use, Thermoflex, you might get away with a 310 and a stock liner you might need the 318."
post #14 of 20
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Btw- Phil, Lostboy and ski_steep -

Have any of you had work done to your Flexons to tuck your feet into them?
post #15 of 20
Tigerpaw,

310 is a 9 and the 318 is a 10, add another for street shoe sizing..the 310 is 10 street shoe. Past that tehy really are a pin to get into especially when they are cold. I am hoping the Kryptons are better.
post #16 of 20
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Thanks -

And I'm sure plenty of us will be looking for your feedback on the Kryptons once you get them on the snow! -
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by Tigerpaw
And I'm sure plenty of us will be looking for your feedback on the Kryptons once you get them on the snow! -

Fingers crossed and not to jinx myself, I hoping to be on them 12/5.
post #18 of 20
ouch... Tight with a 98 mm forefoot? Those would kill my 108mm paddles.
post #19 of 20
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Originally Posted by Tigerpaw
Btw- Phil, Lostboy and ski_steep -

Have any of you had work done to your Flexons to tuck your feet into them?
I'm assuming you mean to make them more snug? Anyway, I've had some ankle wrap pads added to help w/the heel hold down as well as some padding added to the (nonexistant) tongue area to take up some slack in my instep. The ankle wrap padding helped a little. I haven't had any success w/the instep.
post #20 of 20
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Originally Posted by Tigerpaw
Btw- Phil, Lostboy and ski_steep -

Have any of you had work done to your Flexons to tuck your feet into them?
Yes. I've had the boot shell stretched to widen the forefoot area, the throat opened up a tad over the instep and the inside ankle area punched out. Flexons are quite easy for a good boot fitter to modify. I think that the Krytons will also lend themselves to easy modification given they have a simular design.
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