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oldensign - DCSki Columnist
March 24, 2008
Member since 02/27/2007 🔗
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I recently purchased some new boots. Having large feet finding mondo size 33 boots has always been a challenge. After several attempts I found some great size 33.5 boots.

However I didn't realize what a challenge it was going to be to get these mounted. It turns out my bindings where already on the biggest setting for my old boots. thus I need to have my bindings remounted.

However I found out that most shops don't have jigs big enough for size 33.5 boots. Many said they didn't even make them. Which I find odd as why make boots you can mount.

anyway has any shop guy run in to this problem before????

Rgds

Bigfoot
skier219
March 24, 2008
Member since 01/8/2005 🔗
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What kind of bindings?
crunchy
March 24, 2008
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have you called Brian or Jeff at Pro-Fit Ski in Leesburg, VA? I would be very surprised if they couldn't fix you up.. jig or no jig.
The Colonel - DCSki Supporter
March 24, 2008
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Just out of curiosity, what is the US equivalent shoe size to boot size 33.5?
The Colonel \:\)
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comprex
March 24, 2008
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What's your boot sole length?

(Usually stamped on the side of the boot heel, in mm)
comprex
March 24, 2008
Member since 04/11/2003 🔗
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 Originally Posted By: The Colonel
Just out of curiosity, what is the US equivalent shoe size to boot size 33.5?
The Colonel \:\)


~15.5
The Colonel - DCSki Supporter
March 24, 2008
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Wow, size 15.5!!!
If you give someone the boot it would really hurt.
Is the rest of you proportional to the feet, if so, how tall are you?
The Colonel
David
March 24, 2008
Member since 06/28/2004 🔗
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 Originally Posted By: The Colonel

Is the rest of you proportional to the feet


Woah! This is a family forum. Come on now........

(Sorry to pervert this thread, but I just had to...)


Carry on........
RodSmith
March 24, 2008
Member since 10/22/2004 🔗
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I'd guess at least 6'6". Do you really need skis? Can't you just stone grind and wax the boot soles? Sorry, dumb joke.
Bodyflight.net
March 24, 2008
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have you considered the new (or maybe it's not so new) railflex system?
comprex
March 24, 2008
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I think he'd need one of the extensions for that. Biggest boot I've ever seen on stock Railflex was ~350mm aka MP31.
skier219
March 24, 2008
Member since 01/8/2005 🔗
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Yeah, not sure RF would be long enough. Even with the extender, I think it maxes out at about 360-370mm sole length.
rfb
March 25, 2008
Member since 03/16/2008 🔗
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 Originally Posted By: comprex


 Originally Posted By: The Colonel
Just out of curiosity, what is the US equivalent shoe size to boot size 33.5?
The Colonel \:\)


~15.5

I would say larger than that. I wear a size 14 shoe and have a 30.0 boot size. Yeah, there are charts and what not that say I should be in a 32.5, but a shell fit (the only way to know the right size) showed otherwise.
oldensign - DCSki Columnist
March 26, 2008
Member since 02/27/2007 🔗
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I really just have size 14 feet ( although 15 Nike ) I guess ski boots are kind of like Nike in the size world. I had 32.5 but the 33.5 were so comfortable when I rented a pair. I didn't have to do the frozen toe dance after skiing.

I managed to get the 33.5 mounted. Thanks for everyone help
comprex
March 26, 2008
Member since 04/11/2003 🔗
1,326 posts
oldensign ski boots are not supposed to be like Nike in the ski world.

A critical part of ski boot sizing is getting the bootfitter to adapt the -shape- of the boot within each size to the shape of the buyer's foot. If the shape is off, then picking boots by comfort means they are a size (or two, if the foot is unsupported and gets longer and wider when it's weighted) too big.

Too big boots means inaccurate boots, hard-to-balance-in boots, and liners that keep their size without stretching for maybe 2 weeks of use instead of 10 or 12 weeks of use.
oldensign - DCSki Columnist
March 26, 2008
Member since 02/27/2007 🔗
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yes but they are soooooo comfy.....
JohnL
March 26, 2008
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I'd listen to Comprex; he's providing some good advice.
The Colonel - DCSki Supporter
March 26, 2008
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I concur with comprex also. Go to a really good bootfitter like the ones at SkiCenter in the District or ProSki (or whatever the name in Leesburg) and get them to check out the fit. If they approve, then it probably is ok and you are a lucky skier.
The Colonel \:\)
skier219
March 26, 2008
Member since 01/8/2005 🔗
1,318 posts
Well, time will tell if they were too big. One thing's for sure, you can count on them packing out and loosening up, so I hope they were at least a little bit snug to start.

I think what comprex is getting at -- you can have a performance fit and comfort too. My current boots have a rather snug one finger shell fit but I can leave them on all day long in total comfort. They are really perfect right now. Those shells are one size smaller than the mondo chart would suggest for my foot size. The key was choosing the right shell to start off, primarily in the shape and width, then doing a shell fit to pick the length.

Too many people buy their boots 1-2 sizes too large based on comfort in the store, then run into fit and comfort issues later on when the liners pack out. And the typical fix -- cranking down on the buckles -- results in pain, numbness, and cold feet. Bad news.
crunchy
March 27, 2008
Member since 02/22/2007 🔗
596 posts
yeah i wear a size 12 shoe, but 28.5 mondo for hard shell boots (nordic boots are a different story obviously tho)
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