I went today for a boot fitting for a new set of boot and after assessing my feet and measuring the distance from my heal to heal over the top of my foot the bootfitter said that I would have to go upto a size 27 to get a fit based on the volume of my arch area, my foot is a 26.5 length.
At this point i should point out I have small, wide, tall feet for a 6 foot 240 lb guy.
After trying on many boots from tecnica, nordica and atomic, the most comfortable were some atomic hawk 120's in a 27.0. The fit on these was really comfortable but he did have to put in a small heal riser to stop the heal lift i was experiencing.
I have a few questions about the suggestions of the bootfitter, i am in no way criticising his choice but would like to get some feedback from others in the know.
1. is it common to go up a size to get the volume, mentally I just feel the boot will be too long now?
2. What is the general consensus on using heal risers?
3. I have always been told you can make boots bigger but you can not make them smaller. so I am concerned about getting bigger shells to accommodate my foot volume?
thanks for your advice on this.