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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
I found that I need to put on 3 socks to have a perfect fit on my current boot. Is it safe to internet order a 0.5cm smaller boot?
and what about the thermal fitting if I just order the boot through internet? What if I just skip the thermal fitting. Am I sufferring from much lost?
thanks for helping out in advance.
post #2 of 12
Your boots are obviously too big .

Ordering a half size down in Mondopoint sizing is not reliable - you may even get the same shell size or internal length.

You probaby need to go down either one complete shell size (8-9mm shorter) in the same brand, or consider buying a different brand that will allow you to choose an appropriate last & length.

IMO, thermal fitting is pretty much marketing baloney that helps make the boot more comfortable through the break-in process.
post #3 of 12
^^^ What he said^^^

You need to drop into the next shorter shell in the same boot (if it fits well otherwise). 1/2 sizes are an illusion due to market demand... pay attention to the shell size, it's what matters.
post #4 of 12
1 or even 2 sizes smaller.

when you remove the liner, and have your toes touching the front of the shell, how much room is behind your heel and the shell of the boot?
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the helps. Heres are more information.

The boot is nordica beast. shell is 26/26.5 (means common to both size?).

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Originally Posted by mntlion View Post
when you remove the liner, and have your toes touching the front of the shell, how much room is behind your heel and the shell of the boot?
about 1 inch.
post #6 of 12
1 inch = too big.

Shell size from 5 to 15 mm of room with toes lightly touching the front of shell.

More then likely a 25/25.5 shell with a sole length of approx 295mm. Also shell check a 24 shell just to find the limit on the small side.

Get back to 1 thin sock for a proper fit.
post #7 of 12
One last point on sizing. Just because the shell is the right length, that does not mean that the boot is the right size for your foot. Width and volume play a big role in proper boot fit. Back to the 3 pair of socks. If you can fit that much stuffing into a boot and be comfortable, your boots are more than just too long. They are also too wide and voluminous.
post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks for advise.
post #9 of 12
Perhaps ski shops are hard to find in Hong Kong. Everyone's advice is spot on. Can you accurately measure the length of both feet in cm?

Lou
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by Lou Rosenfeld View Post
Perhaps ski shops are hard to find in Hong Kong. Everyone's advice is spot on. Can you accurately measure the length of both feet in cm?

Lou
You are right, one can not expect much from non-snowing country like Hong Kong. With skis it is easier. I can rely on review and buy through the internet. But buying boots presents lots more problem.

I believe I have no problem measuring both feet accurately. Just shot a photo while stepping on a ruler will do? However there seems to be lots of other problems like volume? foot bed?

I might just go ahead and get a pair of beast 10 25cm and see how it goes. More advise on that?
post #11 of 12
That is a move in the right direction but as Starthaus said, it sounds like the boots may be too wide and volumous too so perhaps a bit narrower lasted boot is also in order. Remember though, as you go to smaller less volumous shell you may need some help from a boot fitter who can grind or stretch where needed. If getting this kind of help is not possible you may be safer just staying with the same model you had but a shell size smaller. Ultimately, take a ski trip to a major resort and find the local boot fitting expert and buy your boots from him/her! They should get the best results for you.
post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by bud heishman View Post
That is a move in the right direction but as Starthaus said, it sounds like the boots may be too wide and volumous too so perhaps a bit narrower lasted boot is also in order. Remember though, as you go to smaller less volumous shell you may need some help from a boot fitter who can grind or stretch where needed. If getting this kind of help is not possible you may be safer just staying with the same model you had but a shell size smaller. Ultimately, take a ski trip to a major resort and find the local boot fitting expert and buy your boots from him/her! They should get the best results for you.
Thanks. This is a very helpful advise.
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