Originally Posted by bjohansson
Thanks for all the feedback. I'll report back once I get my mitts on them.
Any experience on how Atomic plugs fit? GMOL sized my feet at a 27.5 left and 28.5 right. I'm not into losing toenails any more....do these shells fit true to size? I'm guessing I'll have to punch out the right one (these are 27.0's). I'm planning to share the custom footbeds I got for my XT's in these.
BTW, I have an average width foot with a low instep, no arches at all, and severe pronation (the footbeds address that issue).
As you probably know 27 & 27.5 are the same shell, the only difference is the 27 has a thciker insole but since you will be using a custom bed, they are identical.
the Race Tech has a low instep so that should be good for you. the opening of the lower shell, (throat is quite narrow)
I would wear a 26 in a retail Atomic boot, but would have to wear a 27 plug.
You'll just have to try them on to see.
Grinding would be my first choice, but if you have to stretch the shell or punch in places that is what you must do. I try to avoid punching or stretching & only have those mods done as a lst resort. I prefer having them ground out.