Originally Posted by Gator
Now that I have my XT 17s to free ski in , I am looking at a pair of the Diablo Race Pro Rs for racing . The race Pro 130 in a 27 fits snug but I am thinking I should go with the 26 since the liner is thin . My street shoes are anywhere from 10 in dress shoes to an 11 in sneakers .. For some odd reason , the XT 17s are 28s but they are just my play boots and they were cheap . just trying to figure out how much smaller a 26 is compared to a 27 boot .
the XT's are 28s?
My street size is 10 and i got a 25 XT-17. It was the correct size. The liner does not have a neoprene toe box and it was killing my big toe but a relatively thin liner with a neoprene toe box solves the problem. The liner was too short for my big toe, not the shell. I think that i told you that these boots work well with <1 finger shell fit. Ask Jeff if you think i'm wrong. He stated the same thing somewhere in his '07 thread. Same goes for the Race Pro/R. A 25 is the correct size. I have less than 1 finger shell fit with both boots.
So do yourself a favour and try on a Race Pro/XT in a 26. The boots have an excellent flex pattern ( as i stated in the PM, the Diablos have a better flex) if you get them in the correct size! In the wrong size they don't flex very well (IMO).