I recently bought my first pair of boots (used) and they are too big. I'm new to skiing but I'm able to ski 2-3 days a week this season so I expect to really learn a lot this year.
The problem I'm having is that I have very small feet. The boots I bought in the shop where I ski was the smallest adult boot they had. They are a 22.5. I did the shell fit and I have about an inch behind my heel and about 2.5mm per side in width. So I probably need to go down a full size to maybe a 21.5. It looks like most of the women's boots start at size 22.0. In other shoes I usually get children's sizes, my running shoes and figure skates are kids size 3. So my question is can I get kids ski boots? Is there a difference in how they are made as far as performance? I'm short (5'0") so if the boot height is shorter that would probably be better for me, mine come about halfway to my knee.
I'm hoping to get to a boot fitter. I live in southern Indiana so there aren't any near me, but I go to Chicago a few times a year, so next time I'm there I'll go to one in the area. Unfortunately I won't be able to get there until the ski season here is almost over. So I'm debating on buying a smaller pair online or just trying to get by with the ones I have for this year.