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Womens Boot in Size 21.5

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
I have been looking for a women's size 21.5 boot unsuccessfully for 2 seasons now. I have very small and narrow feet, and a small ankle as well.

I have been skiing on a DalBello Krypton Lotus size 22 with a SuperFeet insert, but it is still much too big. I ski blacks/double blacks so these boots give me no control on more advanced slopes!

I have K2 Burning Love skies with integrated bindings. I have been advised not to venture into kid's boots because I am an advanced skier and because children's boots may not fit my binding.

I recently demo'd a pair of Technicas in women size 21.5, and the size was perfect in terms of control. However these boots in particular were too stiff and I couldn't bend my knees forward.

None of the other demo shops or stores I have checked in Tahoe, Mammoth, and online carry a women size 21.5 boot.

Please help! Can anyone give me advice on where to find the right boot?
post #2 of 11
Starthaus stocks the Tecnica 21.5 Diablo Race Pro in 90, 110, and 130 Flex. All of these boots can have the flex softened to accomodate your needs.

Every Tecnica 21.5 is a women's boot.

Do you mean that no one stocks the 21.5 in a women's color?

jim
post #3 of 11
Depending on your true size and ski ability, the other option is a special order Lange RL12 (narrow) in a ZA/ZA flex, but if memory serves, the smallest sole length available is 264.

Sounds like you should contact Jim .
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
I meant that I couldn't find demo/ski shops that stocked the 21.5 size. I tried 5 demo shops in Kirkwood/Tahoe/Mammoth area.

The only shop that had anything in my size was FootLoose in Mammoth. They had ONE shoe in 21.5 - the Technica Diablo Race Pro in 90. However, it was so stiff the day I tried it that I couldn't lean far enough forward to control my skies. I weigh 100lbs, I wonder if that is why?

Footloose initially put me in a Technica Diablo Pro 90 JUNIORS boot and told me that the flex and size was perfect. But that boot didn't fit my K2 Burning Love ski bindings.

I would need a 260 mm sole length. Would you recommend the Technica Diablo Race in a different flex (I'm not sure how the flex numbers work). A local ski shop recommended that I get the DalBello Krypton Lotus/Storm in a size 21, however I don't think they run that small? Apparently that boot is made for narrower feet?

Thanks for your advice!

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Originally Posted by starthaus View Post
Starthaus stocks the Tecnica 21.5 Diablo Race Pro in 90, 110, and 130 Flex. All of these boots can have the flex softened to accomodate your needs.

Every Tecnica 21.5 is a women's boot.

Do you mean that no one stocks the 21.5 in a women's color?

jim
post #5 of 11
If you're a decent intermediate/advanced skier at 100 lbs, then a 90 flex should be fine for you.

You may need to have the boot softened a bit to taste and/or assess forward lean/ramp/delta (binding platform angle) in order to feel comfortable fore/aft and have appropriate leverage over the boot.
post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
Squaw Valley's demo shop has a Lang CRL 90 with 266 mm but size 21.5.

Is it possible that a 266 mm could be a size 21.5? (The 21.5 Technicas that I tried were 260 mm).

In your professional opinion, could these boots work?

Thanks =)
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by ajchou View Post
Squaw Valley's demo shop has a Lang CRL 90 with 266 mm but size 21.5.

Is it possible that a 266 mm could be a size 21.5? (The 21.5 Technicas that I tried were 260 mm).

In your professional opinion, could these boots work?

Thanks =)
These generally fit a little big (i.e. like a snug 22) but you would have to try them on and have them shell fit to be sure .
post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
What does "have them shell fit" mean?
post #9 of 11
A 100 lb woman should not have a problem flexing a 90 flex boot IMO. It is possible there is something else going on that is reducing your ability to flex the boot. Perhaps tight achilles or simply that the boot has too much forward lean and ramp.

There are not a great deal of choices is the size you need but I like Jim keep 21.5 90 race pro 90s in stock. You simply I think need to solve the flex problem and most good fitters can help with that.

You ski the tahoe area and Bud is located in Reno, that should help.

The Dalbello Krypton series does not come in the sizes you require.

For information on shell fit look at the stickies at the top of this forum.

Lou
post #10 of 11
lange = 265ish is the smallest lange makes, and is a 22.

that technica is the right answer and then get it softened..
post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 
Awesome, thanks so much for your responses, everyone!
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