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How Much To Expand Boot a size?

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 

 I've had my boots for three years.  After believing they would eventually pack out, I've decided it's not going to happen.  I want a boot fitter to expand them.

 

How much does this cost?

 

I took a bus to ski today.  Three hours on the bus swelled my feet and I could barely get my boots on.  I was in agony and couldn't even ski!

 

So I must, must, must have these boots opened up.  I have a shoe size of 13 and the boots are 28.5.  

 

Is it possible to open them up to be a 29?  And how much does it cost?

 

Thanks

post #2 of 4

I would say a size 13 should be in a 29 possibly even a 30, but always best to get a fitter to shell fit you.  I think stretching your boots enough will be difficult.

 

Lou

post #3 of 4

for price it is hard to say without seeing the boots and your feet, $30-$60ish?  depends on the actual work needed to make em bigger.  Might need length, or width, or shell only work or liner too?  Lots of variables

 

Also thinner socks and a different footbed can make a boot feel a lot bigger (makes the foot smaller)

post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the responses.

 

I don't think I need to have them made too much bigger.   I'm figuring a half of a size will be plenty.

 

They've been perfect except for some discomfort the first run of every day.  But after my feet swelled the other day from 3 hours on a bus and I couldn't ski with the boots, I decided why not just have them expanded and thereby stop having the discomfort for the first run of the day.  And I want them expanded to avoid ever having to experience the pain of yesterday ever again.

 

I'll look into it and keep ya posted.  thanks.

 

 

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