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I need boots sans fur

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
I'm looking for a women's boot with thease features:

-- Non furry liner. My feet get hot, not cold.
-- Last approx. 102 mm. 100 is too narrow for my wide foot.
-- Narrow heel (narrower than most women's)
-- Flex 80
-- Low advanced level
-- 4 micro-adjust buckles and other higher-end features

Something like the Technica Attiva M12 would be good except for the much-hated fur.

I think what I'm describing is a tad below a performance boot because I don't do well with the close fit of a performance boot and don't have the skill or aggression to drive it. But I'm definitely looking beyond the recreational range.

Got any ideas? Thanks very much!
post #2 of 15
Take a look at the women's Heads, some have no fur and are wide.


I kinda like the fur.
post #3 of 15
Get something in a 100mm last and get the toe box blown out a bit.

What brand's flex rating are you basing that on?
post #4 of 15
salomon instinct cs is a 90 but can easily be softened if need be

starts out 98 but has cs zones that can expand several mm in either direction...no fur...nice, snug heel

what are your foots measurements on a brannock device?
post #5 of 15
Nordica Olympia Speed Machine 10 - It is a generous 100mm width.

Nordica Olympia Beast 10 - 102 mm width. A performance boot for the masses.

Salomon Idol 9 - Another generous 100 mm width boot.

Keep in mind that its easier for a skilled bootfitter to make a small boot fit larger than a large boot fit smaller. You can probably get a 98 to 100 mm width to fit you with some work.

Good luck with your search.

Dennis
post #6 of 15
Go see a bootfitter.
post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by dumpy View Post
Get something in a 100mm last and get the toe box blown out a bit.

What brand's flex rating are you basing that on?
I know that there is no industry standard for flex. I use the stated flex only as a research guide. Do you happen to know what the variation is among manufacturers? Are certain brand softer or harder than others at the same stated flex?
post #8 of 15
Thread Starter 

Naw, going in the wrong direction there

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Originally Posted by broad View Post
salomon instinct cs is a 90 but can easily be softened if need be

starts out 98 but has cs zones that can expand several mm in either direction...no fur...nice, snug heel

what are your foots measurements on a brannock device?
The Instinct CS is Solomon's top women's performance boot. That ain't me!! I'm a strong intermediate to low-advanced skier. The CS is too narrow and too stiff for me. I don't want to fool around with trying to get a comfort fit from a performance boot. That's a losing battle. When I say "comfort fit" I mean "comfortable all day for my wide foot on blue and the occasional easy black trail."
post #9 of 15
the furry liners feel nice, and look warm, but are not that different than most other liners really.

see a boot fitter and ask them

make a 98-101mm boot wider
post #10 of 15
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Denny1969 View Post
Nordica Olympia Speed Machine 10 - It is a generous 100mm width.

Nordica Olympia Beast 10 - 102 mm width. A performance boot for the masses.

Salomon Idol 9 - Another generous 100 mm width boot.

Keep in mind that its easier for a skilled bootfitter to make a small boot fit larger than a large boot fit smaller. You can probably get a 98 to 100 mm width to fit you with some work.

Good luck with your search.

Dennis
Thanks Dennis. Nordicas tend to have a loose heel fit on me. I have very pronounced bunions. I'm sure I need a 102 last. My experience with boot fitting is that I need to get a boot that fits about 85% correctly and go to a fitter for the remaining 15%. Asking a fitter to create miracles has led to much pain and suffering.

In boots out of the box, last is correlated with performance level. That assumes at base some kind of "average" foot. E.g., "The average beginner with an average foot will prefer a 102 - 104 mm last." In my case my foot is so wide that it correlates with a beginner's last, but I'm not a beginner. But cramming my foot into a performance boot is not the answer either.
post #11 of 15
Thread Starter 

Did it.

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Originally Posted by karpiel View Post
Go see a bootfitter.
That's how I know what I need.
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by GetUpnGo View Post
Are certain brand softer or harder than others at the same stated flex?
Yes, but no clue how it works out from brand to brand. Honestly I wouldn't worry about flex as much, as long as your not going for race boots, most should be close.
post #13 of 15
most mens boots go down to 24 shell, and they are furless too.
post #14 of 15
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Denny1969 View Post
Nordica Olympia Speed Machine 10 - It is a generous 100mm width.

Nordica Olympia Beast 10 - 102 mm width. A performance boot for the masses.

Salomon Idol 9 - Another generous 100 mm width boot.

Keep in mind that its easier for a skilled bootfitter to make a small boot fit larger than a large boot fit smaller. You can probably get a 98 to 100 mm width to fit you with some work.

Good luck with your search.

Dennis
Smart choices, Dennis! Thanks. I ended up buying the Speed Machine 10. It is a generous fit, wider than you would think for 100 mm.
post #15 of 15

Hi GetUpnGo,

Now that you got them, go out and ski!

 

Dennis

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