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Old 11-18-2009, 12:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone,

I am trying to find a boot that fits well, but am having a hard time as my feet are slightly wide but not considered "wide". I did a search and looks like some brands were recommended, but I have tried on some specific boots and am hoping that might give you guys an idea of what I need. The boots will be used just for intermediate groomers in Tahoe.

I'm limited to Any Mountain and REI which don't have as much selection as I'd like. But I managed to use up about 1 hour to 1.5 hours of the employee's time at each store.

I'd really like to try some Forum or Deeluxe boots (REI employee said I might like Deeluxe Tough Diamond?).

Here's what I have tried (I'm a size 10). The two best are bolded:

Burton Moto and Burton Ruler: felt almost identical to each other. There is an indentation on top of the boot near the toes that puts pressure on my feet.

Burton Freestyle: too narrow. Felt my weight pushing boot sideways rather than down to floor

Burton Hail: best of the Burton boots. Boot width was pretty good, but pressure point right above ankle bone.

K2 (didn't get model name, but it had double Boa): WAY too narrow.

Ride Deuce: WAY too narrow.

Salomon Synapse: too narrow. Felt weight pushing boot sideways

Thirty-Two Lashed: A bit too wide so some side-to-side movement possible.

Vans Matlock Boa: Best all-around fit, but pinched my outer toes from the more extreme curvature (I was kind of sad because they felt so great. The only pair to be the perfect width for my foot).

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Old 11-18-2009, 01:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I traced my feet to show you the footprint of my foot (heh). Now that I look at them, they're actually quite wide. 4.4" wide for right foot and 4.7" wide for left foot. Hope it's not too disgusting to post the footprint image.

The problem is not at the widest point. The problem is near my arch area. Seems my foot does not narrow much so most boots pinch right near the center.

Since the Salomon Synapse felt good except for being too narrow, maybe I can go for the Synapse Wide?
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Old 11-18-2009, 01:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I just picked up the synapse wides, they are very sweet. They are pretty stiff and more of a freeride style binding. I also own the dialogue wides which are more freestyle and much softer. REI carries the dialogue wides too so you should look into those. 32 boots also run a bit wider and northwave from what I hear.
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Old 11-18-2009, 01:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Salomon makes wide boots, and they are AWESOME!!!
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having some foot room is ok, thirty two lashed should be good, or look at the tm two
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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shouldnt this be in the boot forum not the board forum
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