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In between sizes HELP!

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If you read my earlier post I have been having a time finding boots but I think there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  I have now found a boot at my shop that I am confident can be made to work for me, and I just need to pick between the two sizes.  My feet are a little different in length; left at 254-255mm and right exactly at 250mm.  I have decided on the Lange Banshee Pro (the 130 flex model) and can't make up my mind between the 6.5 and 7.5.  My old tecnica icon's are 25.0 w/ a 296mm bsl and they have packed out to where the right boot has no heel hold at all.  On the lange's the 6.5 has a bsl of 292mm and the 7.5 is 300mm.  I am not sure how or even if BSL plays into this, but if a 296mm boot has packed out too much I am more inclined to go with the 6.5 lange.

 

In terms of shell fit I am around 10mm in the 6.5 and around 16-17mm in the 7.5 (based on the dowel at the bootfitter's shop).  My bootfitter says that a 250mm foot can go either way in these Langes. 

 

Just trying to get all the info I can to make a good decision.  I am inclined to go with the 6.5 and after they have packed out then have the toe ground out if needed.  Does this sound like a reasonable plan?

 

I also have a rather high instep that will need a bit of work; perhaps the 7.5 would accomodate this a bit better?

 

A bit about me: 5'8", 150lbs. Not sure what level, 8/9 I would guess.  I ski all over Colorado and Aspen Highlands and Silverton Mountain are my favorite areas.  I can ski most everything comfortably (except the big airs at Silverton-under 10 feet for me).

 

Thanks guys.

 

Mike

post #2 of 4

go with the smaller one.

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Originally Posted by mntlion View Post

go with the smaller one.



+1 (as long as you are confident with your fitter)

 

SJ

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Thread Starter 

thanks guys, I figured that would be the consensus, just wanted to make sure. My bootfitter says the 6.5 would be his choice and he said that the Lange shell on these is very thick so there is a lot of room to work with grinding, etc.  First time in a Lange, so hopefully the break in won't be too bad.

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