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Any advice on what would be a reasonable offer for these boots?

post #1 of 15
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post #2 of 15

$50-60. With a size of 30, you better be street shoe size US of 13+ And with that, given a flex of 80, you will likely be overpowering them dpeneding on size and ability. 

 

 

post #3 of 15
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Really? Becuase every size conversion chart I've looked at indicates that US 12 equates to Mondo 30.

 

Your price suggestion seems right to me - I just needed to confirm. 

 

I'm a level 5.

 

Thanks!

post #4 of 15

I am in size 26.5 with street shoe of US 10.5. a street shoe of 12 would be between 28-29 dpeneding on how tight u wear your street shoes.

 

good luck, you may want to go to a good bootfitter to get measured up and possibly pay more for good service and good boots.

 

post #5 of 15
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I hear ya. This may not be the time to cheap out.

post #6 of 15

Unless you know for sure that this is the correct size boot for your foot, as in having done a shell fit with this boot, don't waste your money.  Just go to a good boot fitter and get boots that actually fit your feet.  Your feet will be warmer, more comfortable and your skiing will likely improve.  You'll probably also save money in the long run.


Edited by mtcyclist - 12/21/10 at 12:29pm
post #7 of 15
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Point taken.

Thanks

post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by Cubist View Post

Really? Becuase every size conversion chart I've looked at indicates that US 12 equates to Mondo 30.

 

Your price suggestion seems right to me - I just needed to confirm. 

 

I'm a level 5.

 

Thanks!

 

Most size conversion chart is built for comfort - not performance. They just want you to buy a boot that's comfortable so you don't return them.  

 

post #9 of 15
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I took your advice and went to what passes for a ski shop in this part of the world. (actually, I think they're pretty good, given the that this is not a mountainous region)

 

The guy at the (very busy) shop measured my feet and pronounced me a 30 - 30.5

 

I tried on a couple of used boots including  some used Lange Max 4s. They had a ski/walk button in back, and the first buckle fastened inward. (This, I was told was to avoid clipping gates)

 

The boots felt quite good - very tight, though perhaps not as comfortable as a pair of Dalbello Axion 9s that I tried. 

 

Can anyone tell me anything about these Lange Max 4s? 

 

post #10 of 15

 

you just can't buy used boots because the liner will have already flowed to fit another shape foot. I see boots marked down 65% some times, last years brand new, etc

 

also a race boot (not clip gates) will not likely have a walk function as they are bare bones for precision only.

post #11 of 15

^^^^ Well, put it this way. If you want to buy used boots, get a brand that you already know something about, take out the liner, insert your foot, and make sure the shell hasn't been messed with in a major way. If you like the shell, no obvious problems with the front being markedly closer to your foot than the heel or vice versa, toss the liner and go buy some Intuitions or whatever. Heat and serve. All good, and you've gotten an excellent custom fit boot for about half of what a new one would cost. 

 

But I'd stay away from stores that try to sell you stuff as race boots that aren't even in the same universe. 

post #12 of 15

Cubist,

 

Where are you located?

 

Let's try to get you to a good bootfitter.

 

post #13 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cubist View Post

I took your advice and went to what passes for a ski shop in this part of the world. (actually, I think they're pretty good, given the that this is not a mountainous region)

 

The guy at the (very busy) shop measured my feet and pronounced me a 30 - 30.5

 

I tried on a couple of used boots including  some used Lange Max 4s. They had a ski/walk button in back, and the first buckle fastened inward. (This, I was told was to avoid clipping gates)

 

The boots felt quite good - very tight, though perhaps not as comfortable as a pair of Dalbello Axion 9s that I tried. 

 

Can anyone tell me anything about these Lange Max 4s? 

 

I had the same experience, but found that I really needed a 29, even tho the shop guy insisted I was a 30.  a shell fit confirmed a 30 was far too large.

 

I'd really try and find a good bootfitter in your area and go from there. Even if it means a drive, in the long run it will be more than worth your while.
 

post #14 of 15
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Well I got the message and got religion on boots. I went to the place my ski-head friends go. After measuring up and trying a number of boots and then wearing them for an hour or so in the shop, I settled on a pair  Fischer SomaTec Progressor 100s. (2010) I tried, but did not like, the 2011s. The thing that really worked for me with these is that the toe cavity is quite generous relative to the size of the boot. This meant that my long, narrow size 12 feet fit a 29.0. They feel a little tight width-wise, but there is break-in to be considered and always room to work on them. Bottom line is they felt "right".

 

Thanks to all of you for your insightful replies.


Edited by Cubist - 1/1/11 at 1:24pm
post #15 of 15
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Finally got out on the new boots, and though I was worried about how (very) tight they felt wearing them around the house, what I found was that the skiing experinece was enitrely unrelated to the fitting experience. As soon as I was skiing, I really stopped thinking about he boots at all. I skiied 2.5 hours continuously with no discomfort whatsoever. They felt snug and I felt connected to the skis. Now it is a small local Hill so I was on the chair as much as the snow, but I have every confidence now in the fit of these boots. Epecially given that I have some room to tighten them down further as that becomes necessary.

 

So the notes I would take from this first ever boot-buying experience are:

Choose a good shop

Get a good fitter (I think I had good luck in this regard)

Trust your first impression of the boot. (I tried a number and there was an immediate feeling of 'rightness' with these) 

If you trust your fitter then trust your fitter

Do nothing until you've actually skiied in the boots

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