Wide (High Volume foot) Classic boot recommendation?

Wide (High Volume foot) Classic boot recommendation?

Post by <ah.. » Sat, 23 Feb 2013 04:52:21


I am getting a new pair of classic skis.  

I have a very wide, high arch foot, and have had a lot of
trouble in the past with boot fitting.

I currently use old Fischer Centrix Skate boots on my classic
skis, but classic skiing puts an undue strain on the boots.

What brand should I look at?  Salomon always hurt my feet.
Fischer started making their boots with narrower lasts.

Are Alpina boots still relatively wide?  

Any other suggestions?

Thanks,
Andrew

--
Andrew Hall
(Now reading Usenet in rec.skiing.nordic...)

 
 
 

Wide (High Volume foot) Classic boot recommendation?

Post by gene » Sat, 23 Feb 2013 12:14:48

I have high arches and like the Fischer combi boot (NNN) for classic (RC5?).  Hartjes also is built for high arches, tho I didn't like the fit years ago (SNS). And Atomic has always been known for lots of room.

Gene

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Wide (High Volume foot) Classic boot recommendation?

Post by terje.mathisen at tmsw.n » Sat, 23 Feb 2013 17:53:27

Quote:

> I am getting a new pair of classic skis.

> I have a very wide, high arch foot, and have had a lot of
> trouble in the past with boot fitting.

> I currently use old Fischer Centrix Skate boots on my classic
> skis, but classic skiing puts an undue strain on the boots.

> What brand should I look at?  Salomon always hurt my feet.
> Fischer started making their boots with narrower lasts.

> Are Alpina boots still relatively wide?

Yes they are, at least the cheaper touring models:

I have three (old) pairs of the Alpina NNN 311 which are soft as
slippers and quite wide.

They give pretty much zero support for your ankles, but you really
shouldn't need that anyway for classicking, right?

Terje

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Wide (High Volume foot) Classic boot recommendation?

Post by g.. » Sun, 24 Feb 2013 01:34:52

On Thu, 21 Feb 2013 19:14:48 -0800 (PST)

Quote:

> I have high arches and like the Fischer combi boot (NNN) for classic
> (RC5?).  Hartjes also is built for high arches, tho I didn't like the
> fit years ago (SNS). And Atomic has always been known for lots of
> room.

> Gene

> P.S.  Looks like my ISP's newsgroup vendor just eliminated
> rec.skiing.nordic, so it'll be life from google groups.

You might also check the Alpina racing classic, which I really like
for groomed area skiing. Since it has remained very popular on the WC
circuit, I imagine it takes a wide variety of feet.  I had all my
bunions chopped off a few years ago, so I can't really tell you
about width.

Gene

 
 
 

Wide (High Volume foot) Classic boot recommendation?

Post by <ah.. » Sun, 24 Feb 2013 11:43:57

    gene> I have high arches and like the Fischer combi boot (NNN) for
    gene> classic (RC5?).  Hartjes also is built for high arches, tho I
    gene> didn't like the fit years ago (SNS). And Atomic has always
    gene> been known for lots of room.

    gene> Gene

    gene> P.S.  Looks like my ISP's newsgroup vendor just eliminated
    gene> rec.skiing.nordic, so it'll be life from google groups.

I went up to Waterville Valley Nordic today, and they said that
Atomics were now the widest.  They had a pair of Atomic combi boots
that fit beautifully, so I ordered the same size on line in a pure
classic boot.

They also told me that next year Atomic is going to introduce boots
in different widths.  I emailed an Atomic rep to get confirmation.

That would be great!  We have lost all our good shops in the Boston
area, which means a lot of hit and miss and returns for gear.

Thank goodness Eagle River Nordic fits skis well.

OT.
I just got a pair of Tele boots delivered that were mislabeled.  They
were supposedly Mondo 28, but there were really more like 26 (a 8-9
sized shell, rather than the 10-11 that Mondo 28 requires).  A real
drag.  My foot still hurts from just trying to put on one of them.

Thanks,
Andrew

--
Andrew Hall
(Now reading Usenet in rec.skiing.nordic...)

 
 
 

Wide (High Volume foot) Classic boot recommendation?

Post by David L. Web » Sun, 24 Feb 2013 12:30:17


Quote:

> I am getting a new pair of classic skis.  

> I have a very wide, high arch foot, and have had a lot of
> trouble in the past with boot fitting.

> I currently use old Fischer Centrix Skate boots on my classic
> skis, but classic skiing puts an undue strain on the boots.

> What brand should I look at?  Salomon always hurt my feet.
> Fischer started making their boots with narrower lasts.

> Are Alpina boots still relatively wide?  

   Yes.  You might also want to try Hartjes, which are extra roomy in
the toe box.  Their only problem is durability -- they don't seem to
hold up nearly as well as my ancient Salomon boots.
Quote:
> Any other suggestions?

> Thanks,
> Andrew

 
 
 

Wide (High Volume foot) Classic boot recommendation?

Post by <ah.. » Sun, 24 Feb 2013 23:34:39

    Andrew> They also told me that next year Atomic is going to
    Andrew> introduce boots in different widths.  I emailed an Atomic
    Andrew> rep to get confirmation.

The rep confirmed the widths in Atomic boots next year!  Hooray!

Might be good for folks with narrow feet too, but then again they
have Salomon.

ah

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Andrew Hall
(Now reading Usenet in rec.skiing.nordic...)

 
 
 

Wide (High Volume foot) Classic boot recommendation?

Post by gr » Tue, 26 Feb 2013 00:53:39


Quote:

> I am getting a new pair of classic skis.

> I have a very wide, high arch foot, and have had a lot of
> trouble in the past with boot fitting.

> I currently use old Fischer Centrix Skate boots on my classic
> skis, but classic skiing puts an undue strain on the boots.

> What brand should I look at?  Salomon always hurt my feet.
> Fischer started making their boots with narrower lasts.

> Are Alpina boots still relatively wide?

> Any other suggestions?

> Thanks,
> Andrew

I bought a pair of Fischer XC comfort boots last year that  fit my oddly
shaped, needing wide feet (I can wear Alico hiking boots (Italian) in a
wide width, but New Balance 5E is just barely wide enough).  I probably
have the Fischer boots oversize (wear 2 pair of socks), so that helps,
but they do provide a lot of room in the toes. Just skied 100 miles this
week in them and they didn't fall apart, which is more than I can say
for my previous choice; Whitewoods (which are sized very small- go up 2
EU sizes- but they are wide and comfy).

Looking forward to boots coming that are intentionally wide!
Gary