Rare but seriously annoying boot problem...
Alright...basically I'm looking for a good all around boot but can't seem to find one that works, here's why...My shoe size is an 11-11.5 and whenever I try to get new boots they measure me up as that. They'll size me up and tell me that they are positively sure it is the right size and I'll go home because they do feel good in the store. What they don't realize is that I have unusually larger calf muscles which most boots aren't designed to fit around. So why my feet feel like they fit in the boot to begin with, my calf pushes up against the back wall of the boot and ends up pushing my whole foot forward making my toes curl and impossible to ride comfortably. Last season I rode Thirty-Two Lashed Boots size 12. The boot was way to big inside since my feet really aren't size 12's, but my toes were still at the end because average snowboard boot design won't compensate for larger calf muscles. I know this is a long shot but has anyone experienced this problem and would you be able to recommend a boot that works? Or a company that makes custom sized boots? In the past few years I've tried Burton Motto's, Burton Hail's, and 32 Lashed. I think the Motto's worked the best because they were a softer more flexible boot but because they wore out and I progressed I have been trying to switch to a more advanced boot. I have also tried heel inserts and arch supports and both were unsuccessful. I think what adds to the problem is that these boots have natural forward lean which combined with my binding forward lean, pushes my feet too far forward.(Although I have my bindings lean as low as possible) Hoping to ride with equipment that actually feels good this season, any help would be appreciated.
Last edited by Cking86; 11-12-2007 at 10:26 PM.