My two-part question for the bootfitters is, (1) which brands actually make a 22.0/22.5 shell size, rather than using a liner to accommodate size 22/22.5 feet in their 23/23.5 size shell, and (2) of the manufacturers that actually produce a size 22/22.5 shell, which brands/models offer a wider forefoot (102-103mm)?
My guess is that a BSL of around 269-270mm with 102mm across the forefoot would present a compromise between performance and comfort that my wife would be willing to accept. If such a boot exists, I would like to get her to try them on.
Ideal flex would be around 70. She's on the lighter side and, while she skis the black diamonds, she does so with care (not particularly aggressive) so I don't think a flex above 80 would be necessary or beneficial.
My thanks in advance for your recommmendations/assistance.