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2008 Tecnica Diablo Flame Boots - Size 10.5

post #1 of 12
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My buddy bought these used, but he was over at my house last night getting his skis tuned, and I checked them out and they are just simply too big for him.

Very good condition. One season of use.

324mm Boot sole length. They are listed as a US size 10 1/2. I believe they are a 28 mondopoint.

They look just like THESE

100 bucks plus shipping.
post #2 of 12
im interested. i need to get down to my local shop to make sure that size fits my foot. im a 10.5 in regular shoes, but ski boots are weird.

could you post pictures of them?
post #3 of 12
I doubt that a 10.5 boot will fit you if you wear a 10.5 street shoe. Most good fitters advise that you go down at least 1 size if not 2 from your street shoe size.

I wear a 26 Mondo boot (Size 8) and a 9.5 shoe.

Great deal for someone with a bit bigger foot though!

Mike
post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by pl_silverado View Post
im interested. i need to get down to my local shop to make sure that size fits my foot. im a 10.5 in regular shoes, but ski boots are weird.

could you post pictures of them?
They might be too big if you have a 10.5 street shoe, but check it out at the shop.

I don't have pictures... Like I said, they are my buddy's boots, but I'll try to get some. I have to stop by his house tonight anyway.
post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by U.P. Racer View Post
They might be too big if you have a 10.5 street shoe, but check it out at the shop.

I don't have pictures... Like I said, they are my buddy's boots, but I'll try to get some. I have to stop by his house tonight anyway.
Ok. Im gonna stop by the ski shop tonight to try on some tecnicas, i'll send you a pm later tonight.
post #6 of 12
I stopped by my local shop and they put me in a 27.5, which was perfect. Im wondering whether i can get away with a 28 though.
post #7 of 12
Did they shell fit the boot? If the 27.5 was comfortable in the store it was too big for you. After you ski in it a couple of times it will start to pack out and be sloppy.

Mike
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by MikeC View Post
Did they shell fit the boot? If the 27.5 was comfortable in the store it was too big for you. After you ski in it a couple of times it will start to pack out and be sloppy.

Mike
I'm sure there are some other things for sale here on gear swap that you can try to talk people out of..... have you checked all of them?
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by pl_silverado View Post
I stopped by my local shop and they put me in a 27.5, which was perfect. Im wondering whether i can get away with a 28 though.
Did you check the sole length by any chance? Usually a boot company will use the same shell for 2 sizes.. So a 27 and a 27.5 will be the same, or possibly a 27.5 and a 28 might be the same... The only difference is the liner.
post #10 of 12
I tried the Tecnica Dragons in 28.5, 28, and 27.5.
The 28.5 was way too big. The 27.5 was tight, but would have been perfect once they were broken in. I just can't afford the $ 650+tax that they want for boots.

I think i remember him telling me the shell size of te 27.5 and 28 was the same, but don't quote me on that. I was with a girl and was rushing to get to dinner/movies lol.
post #11 of 12
I am not trying to hijack this thread. But, for another opinion, I wear an 11 to 11-1/2 street shoe. I was fitted by a professional boot fitter into a 28.0. They are too tight. I skied in them for four days at Jackson Hole and they hurt my feet and my toes. So much so that I will be selling them before I go skiing at JH in January.

So, I know what most people will tell you about boot fitting on this forum and I respect their opinions more than mine...except my feet hurt in these boots and it made my skiing less than fun. So, I take people's advice as a guide, but my experience as a more important factor in boot fitting.

Now, maybe they'll pack a bit more, but I'm not interested in risking another four days of painful skiing when I get to ski once a year. At 43, I need comfort and performance. The 28.0 is too tight so it might be a perfect fit for you. Maybe this seller can ship you his boots and you can take them to a professional boot fitter and get set up. For $100 I can't see how you'd go wrong.

BTW, I completed all four days of lessons at JH and finished a SOLID 9 on and off-piste. I definitely don't have the knowledge of 99% of the other members on this forum, but I know what hurt my feet for four days.

My boots are Technica Icon Alu Comp Hot Forms in case you want to compare whether or not my experience would be similar to yours. I have a normal width foot.

Regards,
Mark
post #12 of 12
are the boots still available? and if so would you ship to Canada?
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