The first pair of boots i bought, as it turns out, were fitted by a mug. My heel sits more than 2 inches off the back of the shell when my toes touch the front.
Long story short I'm getting new boots. I went down to ellis brigham and they measured me up and everything and decided I need a 26.0. Based on my style of skiing, budget, and what was available in shop they suggested the Salomon SPKs. The only ones they had in stock were the 27s so they got me to try them on. On the basis of that they have ordered the 26s into the shop for me.
As I was getting fitted, it occurred to me that I have never had a perfect fitting set of boots so I have no idea what I'm looking for. In the 27s I could lift my heel slightly if I arched my foot and wriggle my ankle around. The lady fitting my boots said I should be able to do that and the only concern was if my heel lifted when I lent forward at the knee. She said it was the width and the cuff fitting we were looking for in the 27s so downsizing to 26 will only affect toe room. Is this definitely the case?
Basically I'm not sure that:
A) I'm supposed to be able to lift my heel if I push down with my toes and wriggle my foot around (it wriggles but doesn't slide)
B) That the 26s will in fact just be slightly shorter rather than a more constricting all around (not that I know which is the better option - the same wriggle space as 27s or not)
Cheers Bra's x
Edited by CheeseSki - 12/8/10 at 1:14pm