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Need boots size 13-14

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
I'm currently using about 12 year old Salomon Prolink Equipe 9.0's.

I used to race in high school (12 years ago). I had Lange X9's or something before that.

I need some new boots, but I wear a size 14 Nike. My Salomon boots fit great I forget the exact size probably 13's.

Where can I find high end stiff boots in my size?

Been looking at Tecnicas and Salomon's but no online store has them in my size which makes me wonder?

I am 6'6" 230lbs, aggressive skiier. I don't really need a race boot anymore but whatever I get must be super stiff I have way to much leverage and can't stand sloppy boots.

Any ideas? It was a giant headache to find the current boots I have everything that does come in my size was complete garbage back then.

Thanks
post #2 of 21
lange race boots come in size 12,
salomon falcons in 29.
Most stores will carry a bit in that biggest size range.

Heck my store has a size 34 sitting around for someone....
post #3 of 21
Welcome to my world. I wear a 14 street shoe and have struggled with ski boot fit and availability for years. This year I'm skiing the Lange World Cup (last years model) in a 12 shell and not that much grinding was required. I also have in my closet an Atomic M-110 in a 30.0

Lange World Cup, Atomic M-Tech, Rossi B-Squad, Salomon Impact 10 or Pro and the Fischer World Cup 130 are all boots I've seen available in my size (length). Obviously width and volume are also issues but once you've had some guidance from a fitter you should be able to find something that works.
post #4 of 21
Thread Starter 
Thanks,

It looks like Salomon and Tecnicia both have boots in my size..at least on their web sites. However actually finding a shop that has that size I think will be impossible. Guess I'll try. Last time I bought boots the shop ordered a few in my size just for me to try on.

My current salomons say 348mm on the side, what size would that equal?
post #5 of 21
Probably a 30 shell. Most of mine range from 343 -347

You might try calling Scott (dawgcatching) at Village Bike & Ski in Sunriver (big Epic supporter and supplier) he may be able to help you out...

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Originally Posted by KTMDirtFace View Post
Thanks,

It looks like Salomon and Tecnicia both have boots in my size..at least on their web sites. However actually finding a shop that has that size I think will be impossible. Guess I'll try. Last time I bought boots the shop ordered a few in my size just for me to try on.

My current salomons say 348mm on the side, what size would that equal?
post #6 of 21
Thread Starter 
Thanks,

Kinda got my eye on these now
http://www.tecnicausa.com/assets/con...ragon_120.html

If I can find a place to try them on.
post #7 of 21
I am a tall dude with a good size foot as well. 13 Nike. 13 most shoes but occasionally 14. Last year I had salomon falcon 10 in 29.5 that packed out a little much for it liking. This year I'm in same shell in 28 and after one trying day skiiing they are ok with. No grinding and punching required. The 29 shell was 336 the 28 is 326

Hope that helps
post #8 of 21
Thread Starter 
Thanks ps... what is Salomon web site?
salomonsports says its hacked? and I can't view anything.
post #9 of 21
I'm not sure about your footshape, but Nordica makes its Speedmachine 14 as large as a 31.0. That's a mid-volume boot with a Nordica flex rating 120/130.

I just noticed that you are in Bend. Have you had any luck with the local bootfitters?

Dennis
post #10 of 21
I wear a size 13 and I'm currently using a Salomon Xwave 8 in a 30.5. I've found that the Salomons fit my larger foot better than most of the other brands I've tried.

I noticed Rei Outlet http://www.rei-outlet.com has the 07 Xwave 8 on closeout in a 31 and 31.5 so you might want to try it. I think its a fantastic boot for the money but it might be too soft for you as I see you're an agressive skier. I'm 6'5", 210 and ski agressively, but we all have different definitions I guess.
post #11 of 21
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys.

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I just noticed that you are in Bend. Have you had any luck with the local bootfitters?
I haven't talked to any yet, I'm internet browsing while stuck at work for now. I have been told to go up to Mt Bachelor and talk to Mark Elling..so going to try that first chance I get. Also going to try Skjersaas.

Got my eye on this boot now from internet windowshopping , looks like it comes in my size.
http://www.tecnicausa.com/assets/con...ragon_120.html

Thanks on the other ones suggested I will check them all out.

I wonder what my current boots would be on the stiffness rating? (Don't think they had that rating back then). Prolink Equpipe 9.0's. They are softer than my old Lange's I know that.
post #12 of 21
Are you sure your boots fit correctly? A 13 street shoe foot in a 30.5 boot? I measure 13.5 B on a brannock, wear 13's and 14's in street shoes, and I'm in a 29 Salomon Falcon. Gave serious consideration to going with a 28, but ultimately decided it was a bit too small.

The OP really needs to get out there and try on boots. I bet you can wear a 29 in many models. Depending on your foot shape, you may need some shell mods, but I bet a 29 is the right length shell.

AM.
post #13 of 21
Thread Starter 
I'm going to get out and try boots on as soon as I get a break from work

And no I have not talked to a boot fitter in Bend yet, Just trying to get an idea what was available so I have some idea of what I want before I go.

How are these boots? they caught my eye and the descriptions sounds like what I want.
http://www.tecnicausa.com/assets/con...ragon_120.html

Thanks for all the help and suggestions, I should have enough info now to go ask to try some on.
post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by KTMDirtFace View Post
I'm currently using about 12 year old Salomon Prolink Equipe 9.0's.

I used to race in high school (12 years ago). I had Lange X9's or something before that.

I need some new boots, but I wear a size 14 Nike. My Salomon boots fit great I forget the exact size probably 13's.

Where can I find high end stiff boots in my size?

Been looking at Tecnicas and Salomon's but no online store has them in my size which makes me wonder?

I am 6'6" 230lbs, aggressive skiier. I don't really need a race boot anymore but whatever I get must be super stiff I have way to much leverage and can't stand sloppy boots.

Any ideas? It was a giant headache to find the current boots I have everything that does come in my size was complete garbage back then.

Thanks
I saw some huge ski boots at www.Startingate.net while I was there in person this past week.
post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by Attacking Mid View Post
Are you sure your boots fit correctly? A 13 street shoe foot in a 30.5 boot? I measure 13.5 B on a brannock, wear 13's and 14's in street shoes, and I'm in a 29 Salomon Falcon. Gave serious consideration to going with a 28, but ultimately decided it was a bit too small.

The OP really needs to get out there and try on boots. I bet you can wear a 29 in many models. Depending on your foot shape, you may need some shell mods, but I bet a 29 is the right length shell.

AM.
Are you kidding me? A size 13/14 street shoe fitting into a size 29? I wear the same size street shoes and my 30.5 is damn snug on me, there is absolutley no way I could fit into anything smaller.
post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by socaljeff View Post
Are you kidding me? A size 13/14 street shoe fitting into a size 29? I wear the same size street shoes and my 30.5 is damn snug on me, there is absolutley no way I could fit into anything smaller.
I'm a 14 on a brannock and wear a 30. Someone who wears a size 13 would probably wear a 29. It is best to visit a good bootfitter, even it it costs a few extra dollars. They will not only make sure the boot is the proper length, but also the right shape for the foot. And they can also adjust the boot for proper alignment. A poorly fitting boot not only wastes the money for the boot, which will likely need to be replaced, but also wastes (some of) the money spent on the lift tickets and travel to go skiing.
post #17 of 21
so you need a 28 to 30 size, and just about every company makes something like that. But many different shapes, flexes, etc.
Maybe see a boot fitter when you can...
post #18 of 21
I have a similar situation, I LOVE my Dalbello Proton 12's... besides the large size availability it has a "high volume" last for larger feet, and wide feet. I did cut off the liner velcro strap... my lower calf is too thick for this minor component... all of this said it also skis extremely well, I did add a riveted "racing shim" on the upper cuff so the shin flex is stiffer...due to my leg strength... Give the distributor for USA a call about your problem and they can direct you to a local dealer that has them in stock or can order from Dalbello USA...
post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by mntlion View Post
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Maybe see a boot fitter when you can...
See a boot fitter??..............You mean somebody that could actually..........
  • See and measure the foot correctly?
  • Maybe evaluate the mass and shape of the foot??
  • Have actual knowledge of what would fit the foot after a professional evaluation??
Nahhhh.....why would anybody do that old skool snit?? Everybody knows that shopping on the internet is the smart thing to do.

SJ
post #20 of 21
i wear a 15 or 14 street shoe depending on the brand and i wear a salomon x wave 10 from a few years ago. 31.5 shell or maybe 30.5 i forget. i had no problem finding it. walked into the shop at snowbird and walked out with a cheap pair of new boots from the year before. try shopping around at local places.
post #21 of 21
One other point I think you need to remember is flex ratings mean different things to different manufacturers. I am a high end, aggressive skier (previous instructor, love to carve). I bought a Tecnica boot in a flex that should have worked for me but found the boot mush when skiing and switched to a Head boot with a post flex of only 5 greater and it was perfect on the hill and plenty stiffer. So, watch flex numbers, they mean different things.
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