I have a question about ski boot sizing. Online I find sizing charts equating U.S. shoe size to Mondo. My experience with purchasing footwear tells me I’m a U.S. size 10.5-11.0. Depending on footwear type and manufacturer, my feet fit best in a U.S. size 10.5 or 11.0.
I measured my feet and one is 10.3/4 inches, the other is 10 5/8 inches long, which put’s me about dead square between 10.5 and 11. This explains my preferred footwear size varying between 10.5 and 11.0. I’m not a size 10.5 or 11.0, but rather a size 10.75.
Converting 10.75 inches to centimeters (10.75 * 2.54), I get 27.3 cm.
Now the charts say 10.5 = 28.5 mondo, but 10.5 times 2.54 equals 26.67. So which size ski boot should I be wearing? A 28.5 or 27.0?
For the record my current boot is a Head Edge+ 8.5 size 28 (flex 60) 104mm last, which according to the charts is a U.S. size 10. I did the shell sizing as suggested in the “Boot Fitting Which Boot Will Work For Me” and my boots are a little oversized, the gap between my heal and the shell is roughly .75 inch. I suspect I need a smaller sized boot. I know I need a stiffer boot.