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# boot sizes and conversions-need some help

I'm new to the forum and relatively new to skiing. I was wondering if someone could tell me how ski boot sizes run? That is if, a ski boot says 285 Men's what does that translate to for US sizes, or doesn't it?
28.5 = 10.5

simple and not always correct conversion

2+8+.5 = 10.5

size 25 = 7 (2+5 = 7)

the 28.5 is 28.5cm from measurement from toe to heel
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 Originally Posted by mntlion 28.5 = 10.5 simple and not always correct conversion 2+8+.5 = 10.5 size 25 = 7 (2+5 = 7) the 28.5 is 28.5cm from measurement from toe to heel
Um, not necessarily.

It could be 285mm sole length, or it could be mondo point 28.5.
Yet another thread crying out for the search function. No idea how well it is working within the forums these days. However the google search I did took about 5 seconds and found me this http://www.i18nguy.com/l10n/shoes.html
once again. I think I posted this a couple of months back as well.
L7, except we don't know what the 285 is!.

MikeA, the thing with ski boots is get the one that fits you, not because the numbers sound like your size.
mikeA;

285 is the mm measurement from the toe to the heel on the outside of the boot
and will be about a mens 6

28.5 is the cm measurement of a foot and is about a 10.

and see a boot fitter
mikeA, welcome to EpicSki!

It seems that these guys have answered your original question. Now, may I suggest you check out the FAQ in this forum for some thoughts on selecting boots. Find a fitter that also understands balancing and have the entire thing done by them. It's worth every penny.

### correct boot sizes

Mike:
The correct size conversion for a 10 - 10.5 foot is a 27 not a 28, although many boot boxes say 28. Measure your foot with a Brannock and then with a ski boot measurer, every shop has one and you'll see I'm correct. Either way you shouldn't be buying boots based on a measured size, you should only by them based on shell fit.

Lou
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 Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat Um, not necessarily. It could be 285mm sole length, or it could be mondo point 28.5.
Point remains a search is still a good start. That being said looking back at that chart it appears whacked.

Here's another from further down the same google list with a more fun title, http://www.sexyshoesiren.com/sizechart.html

I think his point is he doesn't know what 285 means but among the sizes in the chart I'm guessing he knows one that means something to him like the american sizing he asked about. I guess if his goal is actually to make it as complicated as possible he's certainly come to the right place.

And yes I agree none of it really matters as shell sizing is the only true way to size boots.
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