My-oh-my. Not for me since I have stupidly narrow feet, but still... fascinating. Thanks for that diagram.
Shoe size 8 1/2-9 E width. Boots Mondo 25.5 /7.5 98 last BSL 294 High arches
Current boots Atomic CS 140 25.5 with Intuition Dreamliners replacing the stock liners
New boots not yet fitted Atomic Redster Pro 130 25.5
I've got custom footbeds and will have a pro bootfitter custom fit the new boots (they're not too bad as is and have canting done. I may have them softened after skiing them.
I usually wear a size 11 street shoe, sometimes a 10.5. I am currently skiing on Lange RX130 in a 27.5 100mm last. I use a custom foot bed and had to have the 6th toe punch out on each boot The result isthe most comfortable best performing boots I have ever had. Buckle them in the morning and I usually don't have touch them again until the end of the day when I take them off.
Foot Length = 7.5
Arch Length = 8
As you can see from the photos above, my forefoot is probably shaped different then 90% of the population here. The euorpeans refer to them as "French Feet". Short toes, not very tapered inward, big toe is the longest, narrow heel low volume medium arch. I don't compromise on shoe fit, and do not have bunions, hammer toe or other mangled toe deformities. Minamalist running shoes designed for toe splay were a welcomed "gift " for me.
I always end up in a US 8 sneaker (currently, Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger lll Trail-Running).
Alpine Ski Boot, Salomon X-Max 120 size 25.5 295 BSL
Cross Country Ski Boot BC-NNN Alpina Alaska size 40
Surprised you don't have great oceans of room around the heel and above the instep in those -they fit my chunky heels in size 40- are you using shims, thick footbeds, Z lacing?
Thick foot bed, Superfeet Grey Merino Wool. Thin sock.
Been thru just about every BC-NNN boot on the market, so far Alaska is the best I could find.
Alpina Alaska's size 40 is actually the same sole and size as a Rossignol or Fischer BC-NNN size 41. I used a 39 Rossignol BC-NNN, (boot had other problems, poor quality control, s#it construction). I couldn't squeeze my toes into a 39 Alaska.
I pretty much walk right out of a size 41 Rossi. A thin sock is a must in the 40 Rossi. I only got to use the Alaska's three times this year, may very well end up another expensive door stop, or selling them to you when yours are shot:\
How come I cant get that 26.0 on my foot?
US 11, Lange RS 130 27.0
Very narrow heel, very wide foot due to bunions.
Booster, Strap inside.
Modified for flex with channels. (Thanks Pat at Mud, Sweat and Gears)
Boot Board shaved and boots canted. Alignment right boot 5 degrees, foot beds all thanks to Boot Doctors. Bob Gleason.
Best Boots I have owned since my Raichle Flexons!
I wish it were so but I could barley get my foot in the 27. I do some times wear 11.5 in tennis shoes. I should add 27 low volume.
- that's a must. I hate when (usually the non-anatomical toe), socks pull on the toes or bunch up and fold over at the ends by the big and pinky toes:(
2012 Rossignol Radical World Cup 130 , 28.5, BSL=326. Some punches needed for 6th toe. Note: the shell is pretty much the same as a 97mm Lange RS 130.
Great fit for almost 3 seasons (20-30 ski days each). When the inevitable pack-out loosened the fit too much, I added 1/16" insole shims (on boot board) and 1/16" C-pads (one each boot, outside liner, over outer ankle area) to restore fit tension.
I use thin ski socks - currently Fits ultralights.
My measured mondo size is a few mm over 29.
US shoe size is 11-11.5, depending on shoe (usually 11.5).
Only two full sizes below what most mortals are swimming around in. Do your feet look like this after a looooooong coooold day?
I'm a non swimmer, not into water sport.
There are no loooooooooong cooooooold days when there are Hotronics. No long cold nights either, if you bring the proper accessory.