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post #1 of 10
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I am looking for a source for ski boots for my wife.  She skis mostly blue and some black groomed runs.  She is a size 11 in shoes and wears a 27 or 27.5 ski boot.  We have had a hard time finding and women's boots in this size (lots of mens).  Any help?  Thanks.  We live in Houston, TX, but would buy on line.
post #2 of 10
Contact your online bootfitter, have him/her measure your wife's foot and evaluate the foot shape. Your online fitter will be able to tell you whether a men's boot would work for her (if she really is a 27). However, don't be surprised if your online boot-fitter tells you that she really is better suited by a 26 and that that should be easier to find in women's model.

SJ
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
Can you recommend an on line boot fitter, and how does that work?
post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by Chris Holowiski View Post

Can you recommend an on line boot fitter, and how does that work?

You said that you were going to buy online so I assumed that you knew one.

SJ
post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by Chris Holowiski View Post

I am looking for a source for ski boots for my wife.  She skis mostly blue and some black groomed runs.  She is a size 11 in shoes and wears a 27 or 27.5 ski boot.  We have had a hard time finding and women's boots in this size (lots of mens).  Any help?  Thanks.  We live in Houston, TX, but would buy on line.
As a fellow Houstonian, I would really, really, really recommend you wait until you are at a resort. Where are you going? I have a few places in mind for recommendations....
I know it's really tempting to "pull the trigger" with the end of season sales and all....
post #6 of 10
Hey Jim

Once you complete you list of Online Boot fitters, you should post it in the boot fitters forum to help everyone out
post #7 of 10
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You said that you were going to buy online so I assumed that you knew one.

SJ
 




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Originally Posted by PukeSno View Post

Hey Jim

Once you complete you list of Online Boot fitters, you should post it in the boot fitters forum to help everyone out
Hush up, guys! Let's help a brotha out....
post #8 of 10
As others have said or hinted at, it's definitely worthwhile to actually go in and see a good boot fitter. I know buying online is tempting, but boots are probably the most important piece of gear you'll buy, and she needs to see a proper boot fitter to find out what suits her foot shape, what size she really is, etc. Here is a list of fitters on Epic:  www.epicski.com/wiki/boot-fitters-on-epicski Perhaps one of them is near a resort you're going to. If not, here is a link to a listing of shops with certified master boot fitters: www.bootfitters.com/FIND_SHOP.htm . Hopefully you can find someone you guys can work with.

I wear a women's size 10 shoes, and my boot size is 25. My first time or two skiing was in rented boots, and the on hill rental shop put me in 27s. Definitely not my size, despite what the shoe size/boot size chart says. If I had bought online (which I considered when I was totally new to skiing, before finding my way to the forums) I would've put myself in the wrong size boot, and likely the wrong shape of boot, and skied them out of the box without any tweaks I'd need for proper alignment.
post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the help.  We are done skiing for the year unfortunately.  I was looking to pick up some bargains at the end of the season. Anyone know a good place to shop for/get fit for boots in the Houston area?
post #10 of 10
http://www.epicski.com/forum/thread/68780/why-women-s-gear-sucks

this might give you some good info on boots and womens gear too.

really,  wait until you go on your next holiday, find a good boot fitter first, call and make an appointment, get boots, get any extra work done as needed, and be happy for the next 100-200 ski days....
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