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need new boots - help!!!

post #1 of 11
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I skied in the boots I bought in 92 untill two years ago, when there was nothing left of them to go skiing with. I went to different shops and tried different boots, until I bought the only one that fit me in the shop. This was due to me going away for a skiing holiday the next day. These boots have been pain for me nearly all of the 50 days I have used them for skiing.

Info about myself:
I ski in a boot size 24 to 24.5, and I do think that is the correct size. I'm an intermediate/advanced skier, and I like skiing grooms and powder. Since I mostly ski in Norway, it is like skiing in the Eastcoast, or so I have been told. I do like a boot with a high flex, or at least the ones I've tried have been good for me. I have a narrow feet, narrow heel, but quite big calves. I have fallen metatarsal arch, and use custom footbeds for walking in normal shoes, so will need that for skiing as well...

Hope someone can help me recommend boots for me to try on. There is not much hope of getting a professional bootfitter here to help me, so will appreciate all help I can get.

-Astrid

(crossposted to theSkiDiva.com)
post #2 of 11
Why do you think 24 is the correct size? When you say high flex assume you mean soft. Problem will be accommodating your calf and holding your harrow heel. You could try Head Dream Thang for your calf and see if you are happy with the heel hold.

Lou
post #3 of 11
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Thank you Lou for the tip

The last few times I have been to the sports shops they all say I have a feet fitting the 24 and 24.5 shell. I am guessing (but may be mistaken) that we are talking about centimeters here, and my foot is 24 cm long. It is also 9 cm wide. I like the boot to be stiff as this makes me more in control over my skis.

The problems I have experienced this far is that the boots are either too small in the calves or too big for my heel and foot.

I will put the Head boot on my list over boots to try when I get back home if I can find it anywhere. One should think that one would find several different kinds of brands in a city where skiing is very popular, but it seems like all the shops have the same brands.
post #4 of 11
Keep shoping around, but look for a good boot fitter (not just looking for brands) Someone that knows what they are doing can help make things MUCH better
post #5 of 11
Since there isn't an EpicSki Bootfitter near my friend Astridj, I think she should attend ESA Big Sky and spend some time with one of our fine associates.
post #6 of 11
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I wish it was that easy. Will not be in a place with a good bootfitter until mid February, and I will ski for 6-8 weeks before that.
post #7 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
Since there isn't an EpicSki Bootfitter near my friend Astridj, I think she should attend ESA Big Sky and spend some time with one of our fine associates.
I wish I could. Anyone want to pay for my ticket over the pond? It is only a small flight, just 18 hours on different planes...
post #8 of 11
hey,

I'm only one flight away
post #9 of 11
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Well... That depends on where in the UK you live. But might pop over to do some Christmas shopping, so might come and visit you.
post #10 of 11
all in the link my dear
post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 
Of course it is. Sitting around doing nothing for 12 hours a day, makes me stupid...
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