Recommended Ski boots for wide feet

Recommended Ski boots for wide feet

Post by Phillip Skrabi » Wed, 08 Dec 1999 04:00:00


I have US size 9 1/2 EEE sized feet.  Does anyone have recommendation for
what boot manufacturer can accomodate wide feet.  I am an advanced
intermediate looking to ski a lot this year and have not had a good
experience buying boots in the past.  Any help is appreciated.

Regards

 
 
 

Recommended Ski boots for wide feet

Post by R » Thu, 09 Dec 1999 04:00:00

Phillip Skrabis needs help with choosing new boots.

Quote:
>I have US size 9 1/2 EEE sized feet.  

Technica, Dalbello, Raichle all have reasonably high volume boots, but spend
some time getting them fitted, try lots and make sure that the shop will
continue to work on the fit as you use the boots.

Definately not Lange, Nordica or Solomon, all made for narrow or low volume
feet.
RL

 
 
 

Recommended Ski boots for wide feet

Post by Remingto » Thu, 09 Dec 1999 04:00:00

Add to that list, Dachstein, as a maker of wide boots.

Remington

Quote:

>Phillip Skrabis needs help with choosing new boots.
>>I have US size 9 1/2 EEE sized feet.

>Technica, Dalbello, Raichle all have reasonably high volume boots, but
spend
>some time getting them fitted, try lots and make sure that the shop will
>continue to work on the fit as you use the boots.

>Definately not Lange, Nordica or Solomon, all made for narrow or low volume
>feet.
>RL


 
 
 

Recommended Ski boots for wide feet

Post by ant » Thu, 09 Dec 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
> Add to that list, Dachstein, as a maker of wide boots.

Yep, that's the one most Australians get recommended to go for.
Lowa are also wide (but they are just re-badged Technicas).

ant

 
 
 

Recommended Ski boots for wide feet

Post by Dennis Kessl » Thu, 09 Dec 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> Phillip Skrabis needs help with choosing new boots.
> >I have US size 9 1/2 EEE sized feet.  

> Technica, Dalbello, Raichle all have reasonably high volume boots, but spend
> some time getting them fitted, try lots and make sure that the shop will
> continue to work on the fit as you use the boots.

> Definately not Lange, Nordica or Solomon, all made for narrow or low volume
> feet.
> RL

Nordica Next 7 is a high volume roomy boot. I own a pair.

--
 Dennis Kessler    
 http://www.primenet.com/dsk/acupuncture

 
 
 

Recommended Ski boots for wide feet

Post by SkiBumOn » Thu, 09 Dec 1999 04:00:00

Daleboot.  www.dalebootusa.com



Quote:
> I have US size 9 1/2 EEE sized feet.  Does anyone have recommendation for
> what boot manufacturer can accomodate wide feet.  I am an advanced
> intermediate looking to ski a lot this year and have not had a good
> experience buying boots in the past.  Any help is appreciated.

> Regards

 
 
 

Recommended Ski boots for wide feet

Post by Eric Holem » Thu, 09 Dec 1999 04:00:00



Quote:
>I have US size 9 1/2 EEE sized feet.  Does anyone have recommendation for
>what boot manufacturer can accomodate wide feet.  I am an advanced
>intermediate looking to ski a lot this year and have not had a good
>experience buying boots in the past.  Any help is appreciated.

My old Salomon rear-entry SX-81s were better than anything else I could
find ten years ago.  (I'm 10 1/2 EEE.)  Can't vouch for the new buckled
Salomons, tho.  

--
Eric Holeman                       Chicago, Illinois USA  
"Wasn't it classic Seattleanese to float the notion that
 the rioters weren't local?"--Hotshotz, sfgate.com

 
 
 

Recommended Ski boots for wide feet

Post by Graeme Howlan » Thu, 09 Dec 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> >Definately not Lange, Nordica or Solomon, all made for narrow or low volume
> >feet.
> >RL

I got a pair of Salomon X-Scream's last year and I have wide feet, they
fit very well. I had an older pair of Integral racing boots a few years
ago which were much narrower and very painful (had to unbuckle
constantly). I found that Lange and Nordica were very low volume but some
of new Salomons are larger. My younger sister has kinda big feet too, she
just got a pair of Salomon Axendo Team boots (I think, the junior race
ones) that seem to fit well (coming from backloaders too heh).

ttyl

-------- ------ --- -- - -
Graeme Howland
Calgary Alberta Canada

-------- ------ --- -- - -

 
 
 

Recommended Ski boots for wide feet

Post by LePheau » Thu, 09 Dec 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>>Definately not Lange, Nordica or Solomon, all made for narrow or low
volume
>>feet.
>>RL

<<<>>>
 I just picked up some Solomon Evolution 8x.
 they fit my 10 EEE, super, after having tried on 30 or 40 pairs of boots in
the last two weeks, I'm thinking the higher end Solomon boots fit wide feet
better then there lower end boots.
Wider is better.<G>
 
 
 

Recommended Ski boots for wide feet

Post by R » Fri, 10 Dec 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
>>RL, that's me
>>Definately not Lange, Nordica or Solomon, all made for narrow or low
>>volume feet.
>LePheaux
> I just picked up some Solomon Evolution 8x.
> they fit my 10 EEE, super, after having tried on 30 or 40 pairs of
> boots in
>the last two weeks, I'm thinking the higher end Solomon boots fit wide
>feet better then there lower end boots.
>Wider is better.<G>

Since I have been in Technicas for the past 4 years I probably don't know
as much as people who have recently gotten new boots.  But I have had alot
of experience getting boots for the kids, one of whom has long narrow feet
and one of whom is my own true son and has wide ones. Wide ones are only
better if you can find a boot that fits.
RL
 
 
 

Recommended Ski boots for wide feet

Post by Remingto » Fri, 10 Dec 1999 04:00:00

This is Remington, the ski liquidator.  It was interesting to me that in the
ski boot tests this year that a model of Dolomite, in an easy carver boot
(read: cheap boot) was the only one mentioned for EEE.  Remington.
Quote:

>Add to that list, Dachstein, as a maker of wide boots.

>Remington


>>Phillip Skrabis needs help with choosing new boots.
>>>I have US size 9 1/2 EEE sized feet.

>>Technica, Dalbello, Raichle all have reasonably high volume boots, but
>spend
>>some time getting them fitted, try lots and make sure that the shop will
>>continue to work on the fit as you use the boots.

>>Definately not Lange, Nordica or Solomon, all made for narrow or low
volume
>>feet.
>>RL

 
 
 

Recommended Ski boots for wide feet

Post by Richard Wals » Fri, 10 Dec 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>This is Remington, the ski liquidator.  It was interesting to me that in
the
>ski boot tests this year that a model of Dolomite, in an easy carver boot
>(read: cheap boot) was the only one mentioned for EEE.  Remington.

>>Add to that list, Dachstein, as a maker of wide boots.

>>Remington


>>>Phillip Skrabis needs help with choosing new boots.
>>>>I have US size 9 1/2 EEE sized feet.

>>>Technica, Dalbello, Raichle all have reasonably high volume boots,

Agree, previous boots were Technica TNS

Quote:
>>spend
>>>some time getting them fitted, try lots and make sure that the shop will
>>>continue to work on the fit as you use the boots.

>>>Definately not Lange, Nordica or Solomon, all made for narrow or low
>>>volume feet.

My Salomon Force 9 (yellow, heat moulded inner boot) (Same model as
the current yellow XScream) fit very  much like my old Technicas except
that they have MORE space in the heel which had to be reduced using
those nifty semi-hard *** foam inserts. Other than pushing out
various bunions and calcium deposits (making room in boots for same,
not re-casting my feet) and moving my custom innersoles from my
Technicas, very little was done to make these so I can put them on in
the morning and not take them off again til end of day with no discomfort.

I'd say the Technicas (but look out, Technica has some low volume
offerings in addition to boots made on the old high volume lasts) and
the Salomons were pretty much equal. I use mondopoint size 28.5
in both. 28 denotes shell size (about US men's 10) and .5 denotes
a liner with slightly less padding (for more volume). This onto what
is normally a size 12 foot. (Keep toenails short)

Not too sure about Nordicas, haven't worn them since rear-entry days.
To Langes ad Rossignol, especially the Course, to the low volume list.

Dalbello has both high and low volume offerings.

Raichle and Koflach tend to be pretty high volume.

Try Strolz if really large and high volume are needed.

And there is always Dale http://SportToday.org/
if you need true custom fit.
RW

 
 
 

Recommended Ski boots for wide feet

Post by Denni » Sat, 11 Dec 1999 04:00:00

I have the same problem and I just picked up a pair of Technica Innotec TI
8.1 with heat-molded inserts.  The fit is fantastic.

Dennis

 
 
 

Recommended Ski boots for wide feet

Post by mark » Sun, 12 Dec 1999 04:00:00



Quote:
> I have US size 9 1/2 EEE sized feet.  Does anyone have recommendation
for
> what boot manufacturer can accomodate wide feet.  I am an advanced
> intermediate looking to ski a lot this year and have not had a good
> experience buying boots in the past.  Any help is appreciated.

> Regards
> In spite of what a few people have said in this thread, Lange is

offering a high volume version of its overlap shell boot, called the
ACD (Advanced Comfort Design), which is worth a try. One of the softer
flexing models might give a little more and help your feet feel more
comfortable. Also, consider a good custom footbed. A foot that is
supported in a neutral position tends to fit better in any boot. If a
custom footbed is too much money, try the Superfeet Energizers. They
are a cut to fit footbed that is surprisinly effective.

--
mark

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Recommended Ski boots for wide feet

Post by rickknowla » Sun, 12 Dec 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> I have US size 9 1/2 EEE sized feet.  Does anyone have recommendation for
> what boot manufacturer can accomodate wide feet.  I am an advanced
> intermediate looking to ski a lot this year and have not had a good
> experience buying boots in the past.  Any help is appreciated.

I'm 10 EEE and have additional fitting problems--a high arch and very thick
calves. My 15 year old Nordica Grand Prix were the only boots I could find
that accomodated this fitting challenge.  It is likely that they have changed
the last they use for their boots by now.  I had to have the Nordicas punched
out to accomodate the width of my feet, but they are now the best combination
of comfort and control I have ever worn--even better than my old custom hot
waxed Hansons.