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WTB or Trade: 28.5 Boots for my Tecnica 28.0 Icon Alu Comp Hot Forms

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
I have a like new pair of boots. I skied four days in them at Jackson Hole in the Spring of '08. I bought them New Old Stock.

They are too tight for my foot. I was professionally fitted, but they are simply too tight and I need a larger boot.

I wear a size 11 to 11-1/2 street shoe, so a 28.5 will still be tight, just not painful.

Regards,
Mark
post #2 of 11
You do know that a 28, and a 28.5 is the same size boot right, just with a thicker insole usually to take up a little sapce in the 28.0 to make it fit tighter.
To get a "bigger" boot you would need either a different model boot or a 29.0/29.5
Try on the boot without the liner, and see how much space you have behind your heel with the toes at the front, should be 1-2 finger spaces.
post #3 of 11
11-11 1/2, depending on manuafacturer puts about a 29, I am a 10 1/2-(11 in Nike) and a 28/28.5 is a performance fit.
post #4 of 11
Actually, 28.0/28.5 should be just about perfect for an 11 to 11-1/2 foot. Aceboy, if the 28.0 are too tight, I would focus on a different fitting boot rather than size. You may simply have chosen the wrong boot (too narrow) for your foot.

To truly go to a bigger size, you'd need a 29.0/29.5 shell, and I am pretty sure it would be too big.

For reference, I am an 11-1/2 shoe and go with 28.0/28.5 Salomon shells for a comfortable, snug fit.
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 

Something Must be Wrong Then

Everyone is telling me the same thing, but I was in SOOOOO much pain it was ridiculous.

The inside of the liner is just under 11 inches and that is the length of my foot.

So, what's the problem? I actually had to change my socks (bought a sock liner at the ski resort) because I simply couldn't ski in the boots. I am not exaggerating when I tell you it was PAINFUL.

I'm not looking for Cadillac comfort and Vette performance, but seriously, should I have to endure that much pain?

Help if you've got a suggestion. I'm trying to reach the boot fitter right now because we're skiing in January and there's NO WAY I'm going through that again.

Regards,
Mark
post #6 of 11
How many days in the boots so far?
post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
Four days in the boots so far. I know they're going to break in (pack out), but I hope that happens before my toes break.

I spoke with the bootfitter and I'm going to head over to his shop. He's a great guy and I'm confident it is less about his work than it is about me or my form. Also, this will be the first time since I've skied that I'm going to get him my feedback. So, hopefully a couple of hours will do the trick.

Thanks,
Mark
post #8 of 11
4 days is not a lot. It normally takes me a good 15-20 days to notice the liner packing out. I also spend a lot of time wearing new boots around the house in short spurts to work them in before I hit the hill.

The thing is, you shouldn't be depending on pack out for the proper fit -- only for the eventual long term fit (which hopefully won't be too loose). So I think it's a good idea to hear what the bootfitter thinks. He will have a lot of options to deal with the issue.
post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 
Yikes. Quite a visual that I need to purge from my mind.

He'll have options as long as the problems aren't mine. Thanks for your feedback.

Regards,
Mark
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by Aceboympk View Post
Everyone is telling me the same thing, but I was in SOOOOO much pain it was ridiculous.

The inside of the liner is just under 11 inches and that is the length of my foot.

So, what's the problem? I actually had to change my socks (bought a sock liner at the ski resort) because I simply couldn't ski in the boots. I am not exaggerating when I tell you it was PAINFUL.

I'm not looking for Cadillac comfort and Vette performance, but seriously, should I have to endure that much pain?

Help if you've got a suggestion. I'm trying to reach the boot fitter right now because we're skiing in January and there's NO WAY I'm going through that again.

Regards,
Mark
I am not a bootfitter, so take what I say with the grain of salt. I am 11 street shoe size and my ski boot is a 27.0, (admittedly a very tight fit). But there is no way in hell that a 28.5 boot should be painfully tight for a size 11 guy. My totally uneducated guess is that you got a shortlasted liner (i..e liner is smaller than the boot shell). The most important question is whether the shell fit is right for you (plenty of descriptions of the procedure on this board: just take the liner out, put your foot in, slide forward to barely touch the shell front, now see how much room you have: should be about 1 finger of 1.5 fingers. If you got either less or more, then you need either a different shell or some shell work. I heard that liner modifications are a lot easier than shell mods.
post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 
You're correct and that is how the bootfitter measured me for the correct shell size. There is about 1 finger space between my foot and the rear of the boot.

The boot liner in a 28.0 boot is slightly thicker than a 28.5 and it is the only reason the boot would be too tight if it is the boot that is causing me the pain.

My stance may also be the problem because I may not be leaning forward in my boots. Based on the feedback from other bootfitters, this may be my problem moreso than the boot.

So, I'm headed over to see the bootfitter and get the problem identified and resolved.

Regards,
Mark
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