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Freestyle Boots size 16US/51EU/34mondo

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
Hello everyone,

I've been skiing for quite a few years now, I manage to take all routes on a mountain without any problems.

Now, After watching awesome freestyle movies over and over I tried to do some myself last year.

Altho, my feet are very big: size 16US/51EU/34mondo
 This gave me much troubles to find a good boot, I bought some salomon standard boots (not sure what they are), they are heavy, clumsy and every time I take a cliff (1-2 meters high or so) my feet hurt SO BAD when I land.

Now, I've been trying to find ANY freestyle boots in this size but I can't find ANY.

Is there anyone who can tell me where I can find decent freestyle boots for my size?

I would be really thankfull.


Thanks in advance

Lorre
post #2 of 22
Don't fooled by the "freestyle" marketing hype. At best a "freestyle" boot has a rubber bootboard to help absorb some shock. Otherwise get a boot that fits you, and that in itself will be a challenge. Where are you located? Chances are we can find a good fitter somewhat close to you.
post #3 of 22
A good high proformance ski boot in a size 16 can be hard to find but Strolz does make one.  You can find out most of the information you will need about the boots on my web site however you will need to call the main importer to find out where the nearest retailer is to you.  My contact info is on my site as well as the East Coast Importer info.

Good luck,

Don
www.strolzskiboots.com
post #4 of 22
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the reply's!

Now I live in Belgium. SO the easiest would be the Netherlands or in Belgium itself.

I can also buy them online if that possible.

My boots fit in size, however they hurt on the sides and they don't fit me perfectly which is very annoying, they weigh ALOT, I thought it would be nice to get "freestyle" boots which can absorb most of the shocks when landing but which is also abit less heavier then the ones I have now.

I have the Salomon performa 7.0 Uk size 15 and US size 15,5
post #5 of 22

also bigger boots will usually be LESS comfortable.  (your foot can move around, and will keep hitting the front of the shell)

 

My guess is you need a smaller boot, or at least one that holds your foot in place better.

If you really want/need that huge salmon boot my store has a pair of size 34 salomon's.  $400 CND dollars, new.  but again I bet you dont really need a bigger boot, just a  boot that fits YOU better

post #6 of 22
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Originally Posted by mntlion View Post

also bigger boots will usually be LESS comfortable.  (your foot can move around, and will keep hitting the front of the shell)

 

My guess is you need a smaller boot, or at least one that holds your foot in place better.

If you really want/need that huge salmon boot my store has a pair of size 34 salomon's.  $400 CND dollars, new.  but again I bet you dont really need a bigger boot, just a  boot that fits YOU better

Agreed, chances are he will be in a 30-32 depending on brand, fit, etc....and there will be a much better selection in those sizes.
post #7 of 22
Thread Starter 
Aha, Maybe I could try that.

Go to a store where they sell skiboots and try to fit them with normal socks.

I'm actually looking for a boot which is "lightweight" which fits my foot.

Thanks for all the replies guys!
post #8 of 22
Ditto...I also find most times than not a person is not the size they think they are...however, one sure fire way to find out is to find a good ski shop that can (accurately) measure your feet on a Brannock measuring devise or mondo sizer.  Then, if you really are a size 15 or 16 your options will be limited for a higher end performance boot.

Here is the English link to Strolz in Austria if it comes down to that...
http://www.strolz.at/english/gesamt.htm
post #9 of 22
Thread Starter 
Any idea where I Can find such device or sizer?

My regular shoes which I walk with every day are Vans Size 15
post #10 of 22
As I mentioned in my last post, a good ski shop will have measuring devises but you also need a good boot fitter to size you and analyze your foot to make any reasonable recommendations as to what boot will work for you.  Then you will need a footbed and professional bootfitting to make it fit.

Good luck and take your time finding the right boot...
post #11 of 22
Quote:
As I mentioned in my last post, a good ski shop will have measuring devises but you also need a good boot fitter to size you and analyze your foot to make any reasonable recommendations as to what boot will work for you.  Then you will need a footbed and professional bootfitting to make it fit.

Good luck and take your time finding the right boot...
 

 
On the mark. I wear size 14  & 15 shoes base on what sport they are for. My ski boot is an 11/29, I could go to an 10 for a race fit. I wear by boots for many hours, I can walk in them, but never do.
post #12 of 22
Lorre,

You can check out Daleboot which is a custom boot that can fit most size 15 and 16's and are very light.
we have a partner in the Netherlands here is a link to there outfit http://www.buitensport-fourseasons.nl/
You can also find out more about Daleboot at http://www.daleboot.com  Hope that may help
post #13 of 22
Thread Starter 
Hello again, 

I'm not sure I can afford daleboot.

I went skiing this weekend in the netherlands at snowworld and I had an internal bleeding in my shin because of my current boots ;o.

These boots which are still the Salomon performa 7.0 Size 32.5 not 34 !
And also, if I slide my toes all the way to the front, I can put a finger between my heel and the inside of the boot.

I think I might go visit a shop tomorrow, got any other tips for me?

Thanks in advance.
Edited by Lorre - 12/9/09 at 12:32pm
post #14 of 22
can you convert fingers to mm please?  
5-15mm shell fit is great.

if your toes are still hitting the front of the boot, you need to ...

1)  stop landing in the back seat,   stay forwards, balanced etc

2)  getthe heel tighter,   sometimes L pads, heel lift, better foot beds, more tongue padding (eliminator tongues) can all help this


see a good boot fitter to get them to check it all out
post #15 of 22
You've gotten a lot of good information but this hasn't been mentioned yet.

FYI....The Performa 7.0 is a very low end boot and it has very high volume. High volume means that it has a lot of space inside like a big coffee can instead of a small orange juice can. IF your foot is rather narrow or is low across the top (or both), then even though it may be the correct size, it may well be an incorrect shape. If your boot is too roomy that is possibly what is causing your problems.

Oh........and skiing in the back seat.

SJ
post #16 of 22
 Agree with Jim, that boot has a large Heel Instep Parameter circumference which will allow your foot to slide forward easily if you lean against the rear spoiler.  Add a big tongue shim ("Eliminator" from Masterfit Enterprises) and a couple bontex insole shims under your liner to snug it up until you find a better fitting/performing boot.
post #17 of 22
Thread Starter 
Thanks you for all your help !

I went to the shop and the guy there adviced me to buy these Tecnica Mega 14 ultrafit.

They seem very comfortable and he told me these were freeride/freestyle boots.

Now, I'm looking for some boots where I Can go all mountain but also park, so it kinda need to absorb some shocks and be able to keep steady for some normal skiing aswell.

My Ski's are the 2005 Dynastar Troublemakers, which are twintips.

Will this combination be good for my requests?

Big thanks in advance already!
post #18 of 22
Hey Lorre,

Just curious, what size did you purchase?
post #19 of 22
Thread Starter 
Yo, I didn't buy them yet since i'm still looking around for some good feedback on those boots, Just carefull with my money :)

I'll let you know which size I'll buy when the moment is there :)
post #20 of 22

Sorry didn't catch that...so what size did you try on that felt good?

post #21 of 22
Thread Starter 
None yet, I didn't have the time to fit, I had class so I had to hurry.

I might go back this week or the week after if I have time.
There are price-offs just after christmas aswell so it might be interesting to wait untill then :)
post #22 of 22
OK....food for further thought.......

The salesguy recommended the Tecnica Mega 14. Out of curiosity, how many other boots did he have in your size to consider?? (my best guess is that's the only one he had)

The Tecnica Mega 14 is also a high volume boot similar to what you have. It (IS) however, better quality and has a better liner. This boot could be OK if you have a high volume foot. If not, it's still not the best choice you could make.

SJ
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