Originally Posted by L7
The Atomics M series are worth a go too and may offer more mid foot room which it looks like you need some.
I went with the 2006 Atomic M 10 in a 26.5 shell.
It fits my foot really well without crushing my toes and with my custom footbed they are very snug but not painful.
I need to go back in so they can adjust my footbeds to the new liners, adjust the cuff angle, and heat them for me.
I really trust the shop for boot fitting so I think I made a good decision.
They were also on sale for like $489 so that helped.
I tried various narrow and race fit boots and my foot is not shaped well for them.
Thanks for all the replies.