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Boot Problem...need new ones

post #1 of 8
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So long story short...I went to a boot fitters in Vancouver, ended up walking out with Salomon Impact 10's - Size 30.

 

I have only bought one other boot before, no fitter, so I thought "ok, maybe it is bigger, maybe it is supposed to be"

 

Needless to say...skied them all season with some problems. They are huge. Had some bad shin bang a couple of days and my feet have PLENTY of room.

 

I went to 3 more boot fitters today...all put me 1-2 shell sizes down (28-29). They fit much more how a boot should fit I think. Shell fit to 1.5 fingers behind the heel. Flexing forward brought toes back just enough to not be grazing the front.

 

Needless to say, I am going to be buying new boots this year. Problem is that there is now a limited supply in the local area of said sizes.

 

I wouldn't mind going back in an Impact 10...but how do other boots fit for comparisson?? I am curious about the Lange Banshee Pro. (I was only able to retry Solomon boots b/c that is the only size that the stores around had anymore)

 

 

Thanks for any help....


Edited by Bird Blaster - 4/1/2009 at 06:13 pm
post #2 of 8

will the store you you got them from help you out with a 28?

most companies make a boot like the impact (lange fluid, nordica speed machine, etc) that will be about 80% of the fit you need.   but a bootfitter (well a good one) can help  custom taylor the boot to fit you 100%.

 

 

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks mntlion

 

I hadn't even thought of calling them...

 

I gave them a shout, they want me to come in and they will have a "look" If someone feels that they did the fit improperly they will give a full refund for another pair of boots.

 

Problem is, I live in ontario, and I bought them in BC....won't be able to go to the fitters until next October.

 

I will be a bit frustrated if they still feel that the boot "fits"...I can put 4 full fingers behind my heel on the shell fit...is that normal?!

post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 

Just an update...

 

Ended up finally getting to go back to the original shop. They took a look at the boot, and my foot again and felt that whomever fit me did a poor job.

 

I went from the Salomon Impact 10 to the Salomon CS PRO....the volume of the boot was significantly reduced. I also went down 1 shell size. Two shell sizes, with the decreased volume was too much...so settled on one shell size down and a significant volume reduction...

 

here's hoping that this is a better boot :)

post #5 of 8


 

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Originally Posted by Bird Blaster View Post

 

Just an update...

 

Ended up finally getting to go back to the original shop. They took a look at the boot, and my foot again and felt that whomever fit me did a poor job.

 

I went from the Salomon Impact 10 to the Salomon CS PRO....the volume of the boot was significantly reduced. I also went down 1 shell size. Two shell sizes, with the decreased volume was too much...so settled on one shell size down and a significant volume reduction...

 

here's hoping that this is a better boot :)


 

just a stupid question but...when 3 boot fitters previously put you into a 28 why did you settle on the 29????? all you have done is move from aboot 2 sizes too big to one 1 size too big, the clue is in the sentence ...they are still too big  if there is not enough volume in the 28 in the impact then why did you not look at a different model????

 

hey but the advice here is free you don't have to take it

post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 

I tried on many 28's as well. But with my foot the volume / length was not always a perfect fit despite trying on many different boots.

 

The CS Pro's fit much better all around (Volume and length). My feet are size 11...which mondo size is 29. The ontario boot fitters tried me into the same volume boot size as the impact 10s. I never tried a CS Pro there.

 

I spent about 2hrs at the Snowcovers (the store in Vancouver). They traded the boots out - no charge.

 

What do I know about boots - nothing. I'm trusting the boot fitters who all have a bit of a different take on things....so I guess I'll hit the slopes thursday and saturday and see how it feels.

post #7 of 8

11 foot = 29 is still on the big side of things

 

what is the shell fit like on any of the boots you have been in?  (please tell me you where shell fit?)
 

I would guess that the 28 is a better bet for you.  Also most people have been in a size smaller in the impact then the falcon  (I 'm a 8.5 shoe, 25 falcon, 24 impact)

post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 

the first impacts were 30's

 

The first couple of shops I went to (to see what they said) only had impacts around. I tried on some 29's and 28's there. The 28's in the impact did fit better than the 30.

 

When I went back to the shop that origianlly sold me the boots, they suggested I try some Falcon's bb/c of the volume. They fit much better in a 29. 28 WAS too small for sure - my foot had a lot of tender points and was on the verge of wanting to fall asleep. The falgon's @ 29 shell fit prettyw ell I think* - they are about 1-1.5 finger breadth all around.

 

--> shell fit with foot all the way to the front, and then all the way to the back. as well as centred and then foot all the way to the medial side --> that's what they had me do at the store anyways...

 

I had them out today - and they were WAY better than the 30's. They are how a boot should be I think.

 

 

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