Originally Posted by cfr
Be aware that ski boots being sold in Asia (and specifically in Japan) are designed to accommodate “Asian foot” – believe it or not average Far East foot is thicker than average European or North American one. Most ski boot brands sold in Japan have JP index (like Salomon Course JP, foer example) indicating that the boot is Asia-targeted. Common sense advise “try before buying” is a must in this case.
Having bought a pair of Flexons in Japan (yes, the lime green ones that some in error have called slime green
*) they use the same mondo sizing as those that were sold in the USA. What made them popular in Japan was their light weight and that they were easy to make adjustments to.
You may want to follow Phil's advice or check out Canada. They will likely be much cheaper. There are earlier threads here that mentioned several Canadian retailers that still had Flexons. Finally, what may be available in Japan is actually leftover stock from the last Kneissl production run of Flexons. It probably doesn't matter much since they rarely made changes to the boot other than color and once in awhile the buckles.
Having said all of that, if you still want to get the Flexons from Japan PM me and I can try to help.
*BTW The lime green Flexons never actually made it to the USA market except in certain promotional materials. They have come in some er, well somewhat unconventional colors over the years.