snow boot advice: high instep/wide foot

snow boot advice: high instep/wide foot

Post by Timo » Thu, 18 Nov 2004 21:58:25


I am a now-and-then beginner-level skier, but would like to buy a pair of
boots rather than rent them, because my foot is atypical, at least in North
America, so rental boots tend to be either too long or too tight. I have a
high instep and a wide forefoot. I wear a mens 8.5 EEEE shoe. Shoes made in
Europe, on wider lasts, tend to fit me much better than shoes made in Asia
on narrow lasts. Judging from how well shoes made in Spain have fit me over
the years, my guess is that a Spanish ski boot, if there is such a thing, is
likely to provide a decent fit.  I'm hoping to find a relatively inexpensive
pair of boots that can accommodate a mens 8.5 EEEE, and would be grateful
for any suggestions or leads.
Thanks
Timo
 
 
 

snow boot advice: high instep/wide foot

Post by Timo » Thu, 18 Nov 2004 22:20:27

I should add that I will be skiblading, with releasable bindings, at a
leisurely pace mainly enjoying the gliding and the pine air, on corduroy.
Timo

 
 
 

snow boot advice: high instep/wide foot

Post by GF » Fri, 19 Nov 2004 00:12:20

I have a men's 10 EEEE size (nod to New Balance) and after hours of
walking arounfd the store in various boots the Tecnica Rival RX came
out on top. Its not a perfect fit but I won't know if they need any
tweaking until I ski them. The shop can heat mold them if necessary.

Even though you share the wideness trait with me there may be other
factors that make a difference for you. But I would suggest looking at
these to get started. Good Luck.

GF

Quote:

>I am a now-and-then beginner-level skier, but would like to buy a pair of
>boots rather than rent them, because my foot is atypical, at least in North
>America, so rental boots tend to be either too long or too tight. I have a
>high instep and a wide forefoot. I wear a mens 8.5 EEEE shoe. Shoes made in
>Europe, on wider lasts, tend to fit me much better than shoes made in Asia
>on narrow lasts. Judging from how well shoes made in Spain have fit me over
>the years, my guess is that a Spanish ski boot, if there is such a thing, is
>likely to provide a decent fit.  I'm hoping to find a relatively inexpensive
>pair of boots that can accommodate a mens 8.5 EEEE, and would be grateful
>for any suggestions or leads.
>Thanks
>Timo


 
 
 

snow boot advice: high instep/wide foot

Post by AH » Fri, 19 Nov 2004 02:08:52


Quote:
>I am a now-and-then beginner-level skier, but would like to buy a pair of
> boots rather than rent them, because my foot is atypical, at least in
> North
> America, so rental boots tend to be either too long or too tight. I have a
> high instep and a wide forefoot. I wear a mens 8.5 EEEE shoe. Shoes made
> in
> Europe, on wider lasts, tend to fit me much better than shoes made in Asia
> on narrow lasts. Judging from how well shoes made in Spain have fit me
> over
> the years, my guess is that a Spanish ski boot, if there is such a thing,
> is
> likely to provide a decent fit.  I'm hoping to find a relatively
> inexpensive
> pair of boots that can accommodate a mens 8.5 EEEE, and would be grateful
> for any suggestions or leads.
> Thanks
> Timo

You should go to a reputable shop and see if you can speak with a
bootfitter.. its their job to sort you out with a boot that fits your type
of foot, and then depending on the boot, they should be able to fit it
specifically for your foot..
 
 
 

snow boot advice: high instep/wide foot

Post by Timo » Fri, 19 Nov 2004 09:57:04

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll check out the Tecnicas.  I've also heard
from another source that Nordica boots run wide.
Viva, New Balance! ;-)
Timo


Quote:
> I have a men's 10 EEEE size (nod to New Balance) and after hours of
> walking arounfd the store in various boots the Tecnica Rival RX came
> out on top. Its not a perfect fit but I won't know if they need any
> tweaking until I ski them. The shop can heat mold them if necessary.

 
 
 

snow boot advice: high instep/wide foot

Post by rosc » Fri, 19 Nov 2004 12:20:15

Quote:

> I am a now-and-then beginner-level skier, but would like to buy a pair of
> boots rather than rent them, because my foot is atypical, at least in North
> America, so rental boots tend to be either too long or too tight. I have a
> high instep and a wide forefoot. I wear a mens 8.5 EEEE shoe. Shoes made in
> Europe, on wider lasts, tend to fit me much better than shoes made in Asia
> on narrow lasts. Judging from how well shoes made in Spain have fit me over
> the years, my guess is that a Spanish ski boot, if there is such a thing, is
> likely to provide a decent fit.  I'm hoping to find a relatively inexpensive
> pair of boots that can accommodate a mens 8.5 EEEE, and would be grateful
> for any suggestions or leads.
> Thanks
> Timo

Hey Timo.  I am not sure that you need boots.  Or skis.  Just get a good
pair of liner socks and some heavy duty outers and let it rip.

Seriously, good luck.  Find that elusive bootfitter and let him do the
work of finding you a boot.

RAC

 
 
 

snow boot advice: high instep/wide foot

Post by lal_trucke » Fri, 19 Nov 2004 13:15:29

Quote:

> I am a now-and-then beginner-level skier, but would like to buy a pair of
> boots rather than rent them, because my foot is atypical, at least in North
> America, so rental boots tend to be either too long or too tight. I have a
> high instep and a wide forefoot. I wear a mens 8.5 EEEE shoe. Shoes made in
> Europe, on wider lasts, tend to fit me much better than shoes made in Asia
> on narrow lasts. Judging from how well shoes made in Spain have fit me over
> the years, my guess is that a Spanish ski boot, if there is such a thing, is
> likely to provide a decent fit.  I'm hoping to find a relatively inexpensive
> pair of boots that can accommodate a mens 8.5 EEEE, and would be grateful
> for any suggestions or leads.
> Thanks
> Timo

Daleboot can fit anything.
<http://www.dalebootusa.com/images/feet_small.gif>

<http://www.dalebootusa.com/feedback.htm?>

 
 
 

snow boot advice: high instep/wide foot

Post by Timo » Fri, 19 Nov 2004 23:17:22

I've tried sintering the soles of my feet, Rosco; it solved the problem of
release bindings and boot sizing, but it's too much of a strain keeping my
toes pointed up all the time. If I relax them and they curl down, it's end
over end for me.
Timo


Quote:


> > I am a now-and-then beginner-level skier, but would like to buy a pair
of
> > boots rather than rent them, because my foot is atypical, at least in
North
> > America, so rental boots tend to be either too long or too tight. I have
a
> > high instep and a wide forefoot. I wear a mens 8.5 EEEE shoe. Shoes made
in
> > Europe, on wider lasts, tend to fit me much better than shoes made in
Asia
> > on narrow lasts. Judging from how well shoes made in Spain have fit me
over
> > the years, my guess is that a Spanish ski boot, if there is such a
thing, is
> > likely to provide a decent fit.  I'm hoping to find a relatively
inexpensive
> > pair of boots that can accommodate a mens 8.5 EEEE, and would be
grateful
> > for any suggestions or leads.
> > Thanks
> > Timo

> Hey Timo.  I am not sure that you need boots.  Or skis.  Just get a good
> pair of liner socks and some heavy duty outers and let it rip.

> Seriously, good luck.  Find that elusive bootfitter and let him do the
> work of finding you a boot.

> RAC

 
 
 

snow boot advice: high instep/wide foot

Post by Timo » Fri, 19 Nov 2004 23:19:19

"Anyone" would have been politer than "anything", don't you think?
Thanks for the lead. ;-)
Timo


Quote:
> Daleboot can fit anything.
> <http://www.dalebootusa.com/images/feet_small.gif>

> <http://www.dalebootusa.com/feedback.htm?>

 
 
 

snow boot advice: high instep/wide foot

Post by lal_trucke » Sat, 20 Nov 2004 02:02:55

Quote:

> "Anyone" would have been politer than "anything", don't you think?
> Thanks for the lead. ;-)
> Timo



>>Daleboot can fit anything.
>><http://www.dalebootusa.com/images/feet_small.gif>

>><http://www.dalebootusa.com/feedback.htm?>

I bet Dale will make you a boot that'll fit a prosthetic, if that's your
requirement; maybe the reference isn't so outre?
 
 
 

snow boot advice: high instep/wide foot

Post by ant » Sun, 21 Nov 2004 10:34:03

Quote:


> >I am a now-and-then beginner-level skier, but would like to buy a pair
of
> > boots rather than rent them, because my foot is atypical, at least in
> > North
> > America, so rental boots tend to be either too long or too tight. I
have a
> > high instep and a wide forefoot. I wear a mens 8.5 EEEE shoe.

I have had trouble for years. I have a men's 7 triple E (women's 8 Triple
E), with a very wide forefoot but tiny heels. ANd I wear a built up
orthotic so need boots taht'll accomodate the height of that. Last season
they released a boot in this shape: Atomic B9 Widebody. It was actually
wide enough but I had them blown wider at the lumpy bunion bits of my feet.
The boot has a super wide forefoot, a square toebox, very small heel, snug
ankle and room in the instep for my high orthotics.

ant

 
 
 

snow boot advice: high instep/wide foot

Post by cljl » Mon, 22 Nov 2004 19:59:22

Quote:

> I am a now-and-then beginner-level skier, but would like to buy a pair of
> boots rather than rent them, because my foot is atypical, at least in North
> America, so rental boots tend to be either too long or too tight. I have a
> high instep and a wide forefoot. I wear a mens 8.5 EEEE shoe. Shoes made in
> Europe, on wider lasts, tend to fit me much better than shoes made in Asia
> on narrow lasts. Judging from how well shoes made in Spain have fit me over
> the years, my guess is that a Spanish ski boot, if there is such a thing, is
> likely to provide a decent fit.  I'm hoping to find a relatively inexpensive
> pair of boots that can accommodate a mens 8.5 EEEE, and would be grateful
> for any suggestions or leads.
> Thanks
> Timo

I would like to have your opinion, I am looking for skiing boots and am
very interested in Salomon Xwave 8 for for women. If you have experienced with
Salomon Xwafe 8, please give me some advice. Thanks.
 
 
 

snow boot advice: high instep/wide foot

Post by Luck » Tue, 23 Nov 2004 03:18:37


Quote:


>> I am a now-and-then beginner-level skier, but would like to buy a pair of
>> boots rather than rent them, because my foot is atypical, at least in
>> North
>> America, so rental boots tend to be either too long or too tight. I have
>> a
>> high instep and a wide forefoot. I wear a mens 8.5 EEEE shoe. Shoes made
>> in
>> Europe, on wider lasts, tend to fit me much better than shoes made in
>> Asia
>> on narrow lasts. Judging from how well shoes made in Spain have fit me
>> over
>> the years, my guess is that a Spanish ski boot, if there is such a thing,
>> is
>> likely to provide a decent fit.  I'm hoping to find a relatively
>> inexpensive
>> pair of boots that can accommodate a mens 8.5 EEEE, and would be grateful
>> for any suggestions or leads.
>> Thanks
>> Timo

> I would like to have your opinion, I am looking for skiing boots and am
> very interested in Salomon Xwave 8 for for women. If you have experienced
> with
> Salomon Xwafe 8, please give me some advice. Thanks.

These are a good boot all in all.
 What size are you looking for.
 the reason I'm asking is that there are a pair of womens x-wave 10 cherry
red in a size 25.5 mondo.
 brand new for a $ 99.00 at the local play it again.
 
 
 

snow boot advice: high instep/wide foot

Post by Scott Abraha » Tue, 23 Nov 2004 14:57:37

If it isn't my favorite criminal talking about her feet again.  I'd rather
hear her talk about how she organized a criminal campaign of felonious
harassment, or stole lift tickets, or ***ed over people who had been VERY
generous to her.
But I guess I just got to listen to her *** about her mishapen feet again.
Which are as ugly as she is.

Quote:


>> >I am a now-and-then beginner-level skier, but would like to buy a pair
> of
>> > boots rather than rent them, because my foot is atypical, at least in
>> > North
>> > America, so rental boots tend to be either too long or too tight. I
> have a
>> > high instep and a wide forefoot. I wear a mens 8.5 EEEE shoe.

> I have had trouble for years. I have a men's 7 triple E (women's 8 Triple
> E), with a very wide forefoot but tiny heels. ANd I wear a built up
> orthotic so need boots taht'll accomodate the height of that. Last season
> they released a boot in this shape: Atomic B9 Widebody. It was actually
> wide enough but I had them blown wider at the lumpy bunion bits of my
> feet.
> The boot has a super wide forefoot, a square toebox, very small heel, snug
> ankle and room in the instep for my high orthotics.

> ant

 
 
 

snow boot advice: high instep/wide foot

Post by cljl » Tue, 23 Nov 2004 16:10:58

Quote:





> >> I am a now-and-then beginner-level skier, but would like to buy a pair of
> >> boots rather than rent them, because my foot is atypical, at least in
> >> North
> >> America, so rental boots tend to be either too long or too tight. I have
> >> a
> >> high instep and a wide forefoot. I wear a mens 8.5 EEEE shoe. Shoes made
> >> in
> >> Europe, on wider lasts, tend to fit me much better than shoes made in
> >> Asia
> >> on narrow lasts. Judging from how well shoes made in Spain have fit me
> >> over
> >> the years, my guess is that a Spanish ski boot, if there is such a thing,
> >> is
> >> likely to provide a decent fit.  I'm hoping to find a relatively
> >> inexpensive
> >> pair of boots that can accommodate a mens 8.5 EEEE, and would be grateful
> >> for any suggestions or leads.
> >> Thanks
> >> Timo

> > I would like to have your opinion, I am looking for skiing boots and am
> > very interested in Salomon Xwave 8 for for women. If you have experienced
> > with
> > Salomon Xwafe 8, please give me some advice. Thanks.

> These are a good boot all in all.
>  What size are you looking for.
>  the reason I'm asking is that there are a pair of womens x-wave 10 cherry
> red in a size 25.5 mondo.
>  brand new for a $ 99.00 at the local play it again.

xwave 10 for $99.00 is a bargain, unfortunately, size 25 is not my size.