I wear a size 10 US shoe and here are my measurements:
R Foot = 26.3 CM
L Foot = 26.4 CM
If I look at the MONDO charts I should be buying a 28.0 MONDO boot, because I wear a 10 US. However if I look at my actual foot length then it should be smaller. Since my feet are 26.4cm and 26.3cm, I should technically be wearing a 26.5 MONDO, which for some reason seems way too small.
I'm 5'6, 150lbs and I just picked up skiing again after taking a break from age 14-22. I now ski 10 days a year. I skiied mostly blues when I was out in vail three weeks ago, and plan to test the blacks during the spring. As a result, I prefer comfort so I can ski all day.
The only expert boot fitter in my area recommended the Nordica Ignition with an 80-90 flex because of my height, weight, and skill level. However they do not have the Ignition in stock (which should confirm they have no reason to push it on me), and only have a Nordica Speedmachine 10 in a 27 and 27.5 since it's nearing the end of the season here in Wisconsin. Would it be beneficial to go try the Speedmachine for size, or do Nordica models fit differently?
My last question is in regards to custom footbeds. My question is, is the surefoot significantly better than the masterfit instaprint? Two things worthy of consideration are: 1. that my feet usually feel pretty good in rental boots and are only slightly flat. 2. The masterfit is only $100 and there are certified bootfitters here in Wisconsin. However, if I wanted the surefoot, I would have to get it out West for $200+ and I would not be able to break it in with my new boots before I head out to Vail in the spring. If I got the masterfit, it would probably be used 2 or 3 times before I head out there.
Thank You So Much For Your Help!!!