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Originally Posted by Whiteroom
Sorry if I seem gruff, I'm actually trying to help you by being blunt and truthful.
I honestly prefer it that way, I dislike it when things are presented in a roundabout way.
Actually you don't prefer it that way, because everyone on this thread save one has recommended that you return the boots, and several have explained why. Yet you keep coming back to the $$ as a reason not to.
For the record, I have duck feet, as bad or worse than yours in terms of narrow heels and wide forefeet. And I get a 97-98 last, commence with the stretching. End up around 102-103. That's the fit that will guarantee that my heel stays put. As several said, a loose heel - and these boots will get significantly looser over the course of the season - will mess up your skiing a lot more than a mediocre ski. So you need to find a boot that fits your HEEL/ANKLE, then work with the rest. I've never even heard of a 105 last; think how your heel and ankle - which transmit most of the force to your skis - will be swimming around after you've packed these babies out. And I'd bet the liners are nice and cushy, very quick to compress.
OK, now go keep them, and figure out all the $$ you'll save when you have to buy a new pair in a season or two...