Rossignol Boot QuestionHello Jeff,
I have a question regarding Rossignol Bandit B1 Boots...
Background: Intermediate skier looking to go to advanced. Live in Cgy, AB. 5'-10", 185lbs. Skis I just bought are B2's (166cm). I also just bought a pair of 27.0 Rossi Bandit B1 Boots and am looking to go skiing tomorrow. I bought the boots at a reputable ski shop and have foot beds (not custom though). I tried on a ton of boots and the rossi's were the only things that didn't put excess pressure on the soft tissue of my ankle when I flexed forward. Problem is, they didn't have any 27.5's for me to try on so I went ahead and bought the 27.0s. I have been wearing them around the house and they are bit tight I think around the forefoot as I seem to get some tingling in that area (mostly just my right foot). I measured my feet and from heel to toe I measure 27.15 cm (left foot) and 26.83cm (right foot). I have a high arch and high instep as well (the footbeds made a big positive difference in thsi regard). By the way, I normally wear a US9.5-10.0 size shoe (mostly 10 though as 9.5's tend to be a little tight on me). I should also add that I am just getting back into skiing as my old Rachlies made skiing so unpleasurable that I decided to quit for a while. So, I am definitely looking for comfort as priority #1. Questions below...
1. Since I want to go skiing tomorrow but can't return the boots after they're used, should I consider looking around for a 27.5 boot?
2. Do the conditions I described seem to indicate that 27.0 or 27.5 is the correct size?
3. What is the difference in shell size between a Rossi 27.0 and 27.5... is it mostly in the length or in the overall volume?
4. Is the tingling I am experincing normal and is it likely to go away after the liner packs out?
Thanks in advance if you can help me out! Cheers, JC