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Old 03-12-2012, 01:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default A pain in the boot.

Good Afternoon all,

I hope i'm in the right place and hope somebody can help.

I am currently out in Austria snowboarding with the Army and this is my 3rd 2 week camp. I have also been away boarding on my own for a week and in total have about 8 weeks skiing.

I think I am developing well as an 'intermediate' landing 180s, carving well and taking part in slalom, SBX and Freestyle competitions.
I probably enjoy jumping kickers, and jumping around on the slopes the most.

I have always had problems with my feet, struggling to get boots that will fit. I have been told that I have a skinny heel but wide feet. I think the guy also told me my instep was quite low. I wondered what boots you guys would suggest?

I also wanted to confirm his assessment myself? How can I tell if my feet are wide/thin, instep high/low and most importantly heel thin/fat?

My feet measurements are:
Left - 263 x 108mm and Right - 266 x 106mm which equates to a UK size 9 I believe. (but i;ve also been told to go .5 a size smaller to give the boot room to expand)?

I have been in and out of tons of shops and will continue to do so but I want to go in with some prior knowledge.
I know now that I have had atleast 1 person suggest a shoe purely because it was the only one he had in my size despite someone telling me that it was completely the wrong shoe for me.

Thanks in advance for any help people!
I really do appreciate it.

Muz
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It's all about what feels comfortable to you. If heel lift is a big problem for you, try Nitro boots if you can find them. They tend to have very aggressive heel hold and a pretty generous toe box. It's the only boot that has been a match for my skinny heels.
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