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 I've had a pair of lange comp 120 in a 29.5 for quite a few years now. I bought a pair of super banshee in a 30.5, they fit and feel pretty good. Before the 120 I had lange in a 30.5 and they packed out after a few years. I haven't had custom insoles before and this year i'll get a pair. But i'm wondering if I should stick with the 29.5 and have some work done on the shell or stay with the 30.5. My current boots (the 120) are painful while sitting or standing and pretty much anything besides skiing but they perform great and never packed out so to say. I have a kid now and have been standing around alot more. After I stand around for for awhile and go back to skiing my feet throb in the boots and for the most part make the rest of my day suck. I'm hoping the size up and a foot bed will be the right ticket but I want the boots to last and perform. When I shell fit my foot I have about an inch behind my foot in the 30.5, my foot doesn't move at all and I have room for my toes it seems like a great boot. Is it to big?
post #2 of 7
with an inch behind the heel it is certainly too big if you want it to perform well, i would talk to your fitter and discuss the options and what is required in the 29.5, possibly a long 29.5 of some sort and a bit of work will work better, i can't see your feet from here but it sounds as though the 29.5 + a footbed and a bit of work is the way forward

good luck with the quest
post #3 of 7
what he said.  30.5 = too big

29 with a tight heel, thin socks, good footbed, and maybe a bit of toe room = correct
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Thread Starter 
My toes are up against the front of the boot now with a super thin sock now when I land in the back seat off a big icy kicker I'm in agony. I was thinking the custom footbed would give my foot support in the larger size but give me some room for swelling and my toes. In the lange the shell sizes are the same so why get a 29. it'll just pack out?
post #5 of 7
These guys are correct, one inch is too much.  Additonally landing in the back seat bashes toes and as you are aware it is painfull.  Don't do it.  If you must, we suggest you purchase a smaller boot which will do a better job of holding your foot back where it belongs.  Although landing in the back seat still isn't recommended.

Lou
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Originally Posted by rustey View Post

My toes are up against the front of the boot now with a super thin sock now when I land in the back seat off a big icy kicker I'm in agony. I was thinking the custom footbed would give my foot support in the larger size but give me some room for swelling and my toes. In the lange the shell sizes are the same so why get a 29. it'll just pack out?

don't get this bit, we are suggesting a 29 or 29.5  yes they are the same but they are not the same as a 30/30.5 which WILL pack out, the longer boot is not going to solve the problem, prehaps you need less volume in the boot to stop you sliding forward into the front of the boot, this is difficult to do on line, but if you have been in a 29/29.5 in the past that should be the biggest you need to go into... it is easy to make a boot bigger (inc the length) but making it smaller is a nightmare
post #7 of 7
In every boot, with the possible exception of Scarpa every 29 and 29.5, and 27 and 27.5 are the same.  We don't make the distinction.  Get either the 29 or 29.5 the fit will be the same.  The 30 is too large.

Lou
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