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Are there any 92mm ski boots still out on the market?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Hi-
  I'm new to posting on this site, but have read the posts for awhile. I'm 35 yrs old, female, intermediate skier (blue groomers). I grew up in NJ and skied every year from PA to VT. That was from 12-20 years old. I owned a beat up used pair of Head skis and boots. Moved to MI and my husband threw out all my equipment since we weren't skiing. 20 yrs later, live in SC, back into skiing (now with kids!). We are planning a big trip to Mont Tremblant this December, and decided to buy while equipment prices are so good.I bought Dynastar Carve 08' skis based on recommendations and reviews, but have had trouble with boots. I've tried on several boots and they've all been too big. I went to a bootfitter (he's actually a consultant for this site). He said I have a very narrow foot all over..the forefoot is 84mm. My heel is much narrower. He said I would have to wear racing boots if I wanted a correct fit. He said a max of 92mm last. I tried on a pair of Salomon Falcon racing boots (the tongue was painful, really stiff), the width was fine. He has located a pair of Lange World Cup racing boots in a 92, but I've seen nothing else online. Besides Lange World Cup, Comp Pro, and the Salomon, are there any other narrow boots out there? The Salomon's turn me off, because of the tongue, but I don't like the idea of no options. I tried on a boot in a 95 last and they were too wide. Also, he said he can relieve the high flex of a racing boot....to what degree though? I would say 100 is probably my max..I'm 5'4 and 128 lbs, a relatively light weight skiier. Any advice from you pros out there?
Anne
post #2 of 13
if your foot is that narrow it may be a problem, there are only 2 boots that i am aware of in a 92mm last, one is the lange world cup (softest flex in the 92mm version is 130-140 ish) and the Atomic STi (slim ti) it is avavilable in a 100 flex...... the salomon falcon you tried is a 98mm unless it was the lab X3 in which case it is 95mm

the atomic is certainly the better option based on flex, both can be softened by a good fitter but without seeing your foot it is impossible to say what is right in terms of fit. 

good luck
post #3 of 13
92mm boots are ALL very stiff boots, and won't be great for your size.  

It is MUCH better to make a stiff boot softer, than try to make a wide boot narrower,  some of the Jr (so softer) race (narrower) might be an option for you too.

Most companies make a 95mm boot, so try some more stuff on, but you are going to be limited for sure.   Also just about everyone needs some kind of custom work on boots, so dont worry too much about that.

If you need it foam liners might help make the best shell fit better too, as they fill up some more room in the boot.

good luck
post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by mntlion View Post

92mm boots are ALL very stiff boots, and won't be great for your size.  

 

WADR.....not the 100 flex sti. We sell a fair number of those to non racers and they can be cut to be even softer than 100. Good boot to work with as long as the instep is average or lower.
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post #6 of 13
sorry Dave, I'm with Jim on this..... the STi 100 is not overly stiff and can be softened a lot...if someone has a very narrow foot like this then it is one of the few opions...if a 95mm shell is too wide it is too wide

why not go with the 92 if it works and soften it
post #7 of 13
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Thanks for all the info guys! Luckily, I have a low instep so my feet fit into anything....I have a skinny ankle and calve (my ankle is 8" around). Where can I find this mysterious lower flex Atomic STi? I have not found it on the internet...only the regular width. One question: does an Atomic race boot need to be "ground" to fit the binding? I read that on one site. Whatever the boot, it has to be compatible with my new Dynastar's.....which, by the way, have that forward shifting woman stance (J. Thoren) thing going on...didn't need it before, but maybe it will help me improve my technique...
post #8 of 13
I know that I have a few scattered sizes in stock but forget if they are 100's or 130's. I'll check when I get to work tomorrow. What shell size do you need? I need your modopoint size (like 22 or 23) or sole length (like 267mm or 275mm). (shoe size doesn't help)

SJ
post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 

Hi-
  I'm a 23 - 23.5 mondo. Does your shop have a website? Thanks for your help.
Anne

post #10 of 13
nice to know that the atomic is narrow and not too stiff.   That lange boot is a beast, and I dont think that it could be softened enought.
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by eastcoastannie View Post

Hi-
  I'm a 23 - 23.5 mondo. Does your shop have a website? Thanks for your help.
Anne

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SJ
post #12 of 13
Anne

I have the same problem as you do in regards to a narrow foot.  Did you purchase one of the above boots?  If so which brand.  I was looking at the Lange World Cup in a mans boot.  It was a 25 mm and gentleman at the store stated that it would work for my foot.  It is an older model possibly last years model so the price would be around $400. (??).  He stated he could take the two screws out the back of the boot to make it have a softer flex.    My modopoint size is 26 to 26.5 mm.  The width of my foot is 90 mm, flat footed and pronation.  I have been skiing since I was ten.  I am now 42. I live in the South as well but usually ski out West.  It is very hard to find a ski shop in the South!!!  That is why I was a little leary about the advice on the boot.    If anyone else has any advice I would appreciate it.    

Thanks
Heather
post #13 of 13
if that fits you it is agreat bet.

the screws out give you a chance to try the softer flex, and if you like it cut down the shell and add the screws back in again...

like ANY boot, for ANY skier, if it fits YOU it is a great boot
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