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Technica Attiva Dragon 100

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Thread Starter 

I bought this boot at the suggestion my bootfitter.  I bought a 25.5 (which is the size of my older Solomon boots and my Garmont tele boots). They arrived today and I tried them on - they feel a bit loose in the heel but there is not much room near the toe. They are very comfortable -almost a bit too comfortable for new boots.  I plan on getting footbeds and the having the boots aligned but would like to make sure they are the right size. Should I try a size smaller? Should I be worried that they are too comfortable?  Thanks.

 

Nancy

post #2 of 6

Could I ask did the fitter special order them for you?  Weird timing for them to arrive now.

post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

Lou, my fitter did not special order them for me.  Sometime last winter, he suggested 3 different boots for me.  I did not get around to ordering any at that time. I ordered the boots myself and can return them if they don't work. 

 

Nancy

post #4 of 6

from the way you described what you are feeling, i think you know that this boot is either the wrong size or the wrong shape for your foot and lower leg.

 

without seeing what your boot fitter saw when he recommended that boot, my guess is that you probably have a high skinny calf muscle, really fat ankles, a high instep, and low profile toes.(did i do a good job of disguising my sarcasm?) if my "carnac the impossible" guess is close about your foot and lower leg shape, then i think your bootfitter nailed the call. if i am a little off maybe you should explore some other fits.

 

it would not hurt to check back in with your clairvoyant fitter. ( i wonder if he is looking for work, we could use a guy at the start haus to guess everyones weight as they walk in the door)

 

jim

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Jim, I think my legs are quite a bit nicer looking than you described!   I am currently in Solomon X Waves.  The 3 boots he recommended were: Salomon, the Idol 9CS, the Nordica Speed Machine 115W, or the Tecnica Attiva Dragon 100.   I have emailed my bootfitter to get his thoughts.  I don't think he needs a job, he does quite well.
 

post #6 of 6

Nancy,

 

the reason why i am raising my eyebrow at your bootfitters recommendations is the disparity of the fits of those 3 boots. and in terms of heel hold down and rear foot control, the one you picked to buy is by far the weakest of the group. heel hold down is achieved by the shape of the lower shell and the shape of the liner, as well as the dimensions over the instep area. the tecnica is a fine boot, however the fit dimensions are better suited for someone with a beefy heel/ankle, and a fairly big(high) instep. the salomon and the nordica are more finite in the heel/ankle area, and the salomon has the lowest instep of the 3, but not low in a global sense. if those choices match your foot shape, go for it. if they do not, you may look for a second opinion.

 

without seeing your foot it is hard to interject any other boot choices. i can tell you that with our boot fitting philosophy we try to get customers into the boot shell that most closely matches the shape of the foot. the wrong choice early in the process will mean too many trips to the fitter during the season. this applies to over and under sized and shaped boots.

 

good luck,

 

jim

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