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Old 09-14-2013, 01:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I need help with a pair of boots for my girlfriend.

She has really wide feet for a girl and is on her third pair of boots and still getting numb feet. She keeps getting told they will pack out and the pain will go but this never happens. The boots feel tite across the widest part of her foot and toes when she first putes them on which then leads to numb toes and ultimately a misrable experiance for the pair of us as she is constantly sore and stopping to take the boots of. She has also gone down the route of custom made foot beds which didn't help either. We have tried everything and done a heap of research online for a wide fitting boot with no success.

At the weekend we went to a shop with a good reputation for fitting boots correctly and the guy suggested she may have to try a guys boot after trying on some boots with no success. He did explain that this is normally a no no and all the differences and that she may solve the toe pain but end up sore calfs instead. He also suggested 32 lashed womens boots which they didn't stock.

Any suggestions welcome.
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Old 09-14-2013, 02:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Did she try K2? I had Burtons (Emerald IIRC) before and now K2 Contour. Compared to the Burton, the Contour is rather bulky / much wider, very comfy. I've splayfeet, not overly wide but surely not narrow. Maybe worth a try.
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Old 09-14-2013, 02:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That was the last pair she tried on at the weekend but was still getting the problem after only a few mins. Thanks though
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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He also suggested 32 lashed womens boots which they didn't stock.
I definitely recommend the Lashed for wider feet; find a way for her to try them if you can.

If it comes to her fitting best in a men's boot, that will be the best boot for her. I rode a men's boot prior to getting the Lashed. It all comes down to what is best for her.

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So she should try on men's boots. Don't know why there would be any controversy or issue about that. Just wear what fits. Men can wear women's boots too, if they have narrow heels or what have you. I wore Burton Tributes my first season, but my heels are too narrow for them and I switched to some women's Salomons.
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I ride in women's boots. 27cm.
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:41 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I've been riding 5+ years women's 8-7.5 32 focus boas boot due to my small/short wide feet...no problem.
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:41 AM   #8 (permalink)
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My girlfriend wears a pair of men's burton somethings. She wears size 12 in womens and has wide feet, so after trying to fit her in every in stock pair of womens boots they had, the boot fitter suggested mens. She had 25 days in them last season and never complained of any foot or calf pain. I don't see what the big deal is. If your GF's feet don't fit in a girls boot, get her mens. Problem solved.
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:08 AM   #9 (permalink)
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We considered getting guys boots for her last year but were advised that it was not a good idea. We were told a Guys calf muscle is higher up on the leg so a guys boot has a higher cuff at the back.

A Women's calf muscle is lower down on the leg so the cuff of the boot is a lot lower to accommodate this, there is also a difference in the hight of the high back's on binding between sexes for the same reason. So if a women use guys boots it can cause pain in the calf muscles.

We'll try the thirtytwo!s and see how she finds them and some guys boots, just wanted the opinion of some women riders before spunking any more money.

Cheers for the input.
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When I was first starting out I rode some handmedown men's Airwalk boots for prolly three seasons. NEVER had any calf pain and they were huge boots. I have an extremely narrow foot so going to women's boots was a given when I was able to but I would say at least give it a shot, it's got to be better than it is now. If it fits and feels good I would go for it!
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