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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
I have skinny feet and skinny (I prefer sexy) legs. I wear a 10.5 street shoe. Width is probably AA or B? Actual measurements of my slightly bigger left foot are 270mm in length and about 103mm at it's widest point across the ball.

Up until I found this forum I was going to get some 28.5 Lange Comp 120s or 130s.

The shell for the 10 and 10.5 Langes are the same, but is that shell too big for my foot? Should I go down to a 27.5? And that being the case should I avoid the LF boots? No Lange dealers within easy reach of my house. I think I'll have better luck on my own (with the help of the combined knowledge on this forum).

Thanks!
post #2 of 16
No way.

Course' I guess there have been a few "mail order brides" that have ended up in happy marriages.
post #3 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by fyton2v
I have skinny feet and skinny (I prefer sexy) legs. I wear a 10.5 street shoe. Width is probably AA or B? Actual measurements of my slightly bigger left foot are 270mm in length and about 103mm at it's widest point across the ball.

Up until I found this forum I was going to get some 28.5 Lange Comp 120s or 130s.

The shell for the 10 and 10.5 Langes are the same, but is that shell too big for my foot? Should I go down to a 27.5? And that being the case should I avoid the LF boots? No Lange dealers within easy reach of my house. I think I'll have better luck on my own (with the help of the combined knowledge on this forum).

Thanks!
how did you happen to think your feet are skinny/narrow? they are not.

28.5 is certainly too big. you should be able to fit in a smaller shell.
post #4 of 16
Assuming your measurements are close to accurate.......
  • 270mm length falls into the 9 1/2 range on the lange brannock which is very accurate. A 10 shell will be too big.
  • 103mm width will possibly need some mild grinds @ the met heads or perhaps medial side of the big toe.
  • My foot is 278/105 however the widest point for me is the lateral met head and is not directly opposite the medial wide point. My widest points are offset.
  • My bare foot in a size 9 LF shell just touches plastic on the two opposing wide spots.
  • I ski in 9 shell Langes or 27 shell Nordica Hot Rods but both need work to make it happen.
  • I suspect that your lower volume rear foot suggests a 120 LF but be prepared to do some work.
Hope this helps.........SJ
post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 
Yikes. SJ, I didn't understand most of what you said, but do you think the 120 MFs in a 9.5 would be fine? Don't mind have them modified a bit. My last boots were some older Nordicas in a 28.5 and they didn't fit well. Too much volume in the calf area. I had to wear thick socks... so I guess there was too much room everywhere if you think about it. Now that I think about it more... I hated those boots.

The only Lange comps around on the Internet these days are 130 LF and 120 MF in 9.5s.

Thanks again.
post #6 of 16
fyton2V:

You are not the lone ranger! I have been selling ski gear for 20+ years and my informed guess is that at least 50% of the folks out there are in boots that are a size too big and often the wrong match for their foot shape.

I just put my foot in a MF (120 fr) before I responded to this. My bare foot does not touch plastic on both sides where it did on the LF shell. I (think) that an MF will be OK but possibly not ideal dependant upon how skinny your ankle/leg really is.

FWIW I have (one pr) of 120 LF/9.5 from '05. It is not on my site because it is the last pr. Price is 50% off of '05 MSRP. If you are interested, you can buy these by phone. Click on the link in my username and you will find the site info and phone #. If you call, you will get our web girl and she can process the order by phone.

SJ
post #7 of 16
should be fine, but shell fit once you have them

1-2 cm behind the heel

1-3mm around the foot

not sure, go smaller and make the parts that touch bigger
post #8 of 16
Hi all,
I have a question along these lines. I'm a female with a narrow heel area/instep and a fat forefoot. I'm considering either the Lange Comp 120s or the CRL 90s. Any ideas on the best way to tell if I need a low-fit or med-fit? Is there that much difference in the heel area / instep between the 2? Obviously I'd like the heel/instep to be as narrow as possible, but more room in the forefoot is definitely desirable. Thanks!
post #9 of 16
Tuffit: you can make aboot bigger/wider, you can't make it smaller, Go for the LF
FYI: the CRL is a bit bigger in fit then the comp 120 MF, and the 120 or 130 LF is smaller then that too.
get the heel to fit and make the forefoot wider ... (go LF)
post #10 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by tufffit
Hi all,
I have a question along these lines. I'm a female with a narrow heel area/instep and a fat forefoot. I'm considering either the Lange Comp 120s or the CRL 90s. Any ideas on the best way to tell if I need a low-fit or med-fit? Is there that much difference in the heel area / instep between the 2? Obviously I'd like the heel/instep to be as narrow as possible, but more room in the forefoot is definitely desirable. Thanks!
You might want to check some of the Atomics they may be better suited to your foot shape. Worth a look.
post #11 of 16
As I recall Tuffit was riding "banana yellow" Lange Tii's which had the forefoot blown so can anyone suggest which of the Lange's or Atomic's would give her the same performance?
post #12 of 16
Thanks all for the tips - I really appreciate the advice. And sorry if I put my original post in the wrong spot - I'm somewhat new to the forum scene, but my friend with the funny accent is helping me learn the ropes.
From another thread, it also sounds like Dobermans might be a possibility, though the forefoot might really be a squeeze (mine measures about 101 mm in the widest spot). I'll try to find some comp LFs and atomics to try on, though getting harder this time of year.
post #13 of 16
Not a boot fitting expert (or even novice) but my foot measures 275-92 and I'm having trouble with width comfort in Lange Comp 120 MF in size 9.5. I've got some new footbeds that seem to have me going in the right direction and the shell fit is fine. A few more days of breaking in should do it, I hope.

Steve
post #14 of 16
For what it's worth:

I bought the Lange Comp 120 MF. The boot fitter [Benny Wax of Inner Bootworks in Stowe, Vermont] put me into a boot a full size smaller than any I'd ever worn. I've used them for this entire season, including the last two days at Alta and Brighton. Before leaving the store, Benny ground out some hot spots. After I'd skied in them a few times, a few more hot spots were removed. Now that they've packed out, they fit like a second skin.

My street shoe size is 8D and my loafer size is 7.5D in U.S. measurement. I have skied for years in 25.5 boots, 295 mm length. The Langes in which I now ski measure 291 mm in length and are marked as 24.5, which is equivalent, I'm told, to a U.S. size 6. Yesterday was a very warm day at Brighton, sunny and no cloud to be seen. I wore a baseball cap (not for warmth but to protect my bald spot from the sun], shirt, soft shell and vest (over the soft shell). At the base I was too warm, but it worked once at the top. This is the kind of day when ski boots always have felt loose and sloppy - but no longer. The smaller size Langes are the best ski boots I've ever had.
post #15 of 16
P.S. In the store, they felt too tight. Even now, when I first put them on at the beginning of the day, they're not all that comfy. After I start skiing, though, they're right where I want them, and at the end of the day they feel like a second skin.
post #16 of 16
Oboe...The 291 mm shell length for the Lange Comp 120MF is a 25.0/25.5 mondo point. It is a smaller boot than most 25.0/25.5 mondo's because of its' shell length is in the lower 290 mm range. Most of the other manufacturers use a shell length of 294 mm - 296mm for their 25.0/25.5 mondo's. Because of this smaller shell size, it is three dimensionally lower in volume than most 25.0/25.5 mondo shells.
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