Results 1 to 20 of 20
  1. #1
    Advanced Snowatcher
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Shellharbour
    Posts
    831

    Post

    I am looking to finally upgrade my old Raichle Flexons. I've tried before, but there's a problem...

    Naturally, a Flexon lover will probably seek out a narrow fitting boot and I think my target boots would be Full Tilt (perhaps Konflicts), Lange (maybe Freerides), Salomon, and the Dalbello Krypton range (Rampage or Cross) and worked a bit to fit.

    The problem is that itís hard to find many boots bigger than 29.5 in most ski shops, especially at the performance end. I need at least a 30.5, and even if a manufacturer makes boots that big, hardly any stores will have them in stock to try on. And itís not easy getting a bootfitter to blow boots out just so I can try them on!

    My foot is long and fairly narrow foot at 300mm long and a medium last of 100mm. I have a fairly narrow Achilles and the heel is around 75mm to 80mm. HIP would probably be around 600mm roughly. I usually end up with size 14 US shoes, although the better brands can be down to size 13 US.

    Obviously a good bootfitter will be able to sort this out, but the length needed is a concern and they canít stock every possible boot.

    So how quick can boots be ordered in? And who offers such an option?
    LIFE: IS something I do when I can't go SKIING...

  2. #2
    Ski Shop Owner & Equipment Specialist - Voted Best Boot fitter in Australia (SIA Australia Awards 2013) Paul Oberin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Wodonga, Victoria, Australia
    Posts
    13,785
    Blog Entries
    7

    Post

    I am at home right now, but I know I do have boots in sizes up to size 32.0 in stock in the retail rack, not sure if they would fit the foot shape though without seeing the feet.
    Warren at Extreme is a decent boot fitter, drop in and see if he can look at your feet and then see what he can get in for you.

  3. #3
    STM Snow Surf & Skate Owner - Masterfit Boot Specialist
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Bondi Junction
    Posts
    5

    Post

    With a low volume foot such as yours I also think you should consider a foam injected liner in a suitable shell. The foam liner will give you a mirror image of your foot and very good and firm heel hold down.
    STM Surf Skate & Snow: http://www.stmsnowsurf.com.au

  4. #4

    Post

    John im toying with the idea of foam liners or just getting new intuition liners as my old ones have died.

    i know theyre more expensive but roughly how much is a set of foam liners from you?
    ~Queen of Team edribbleô ~
    www.sea2summit2011.blogspot.com

  5. #5
    mtbpeteski
    Guest

    Post

    the new range of fulltilts have 2 models with a wider last (100mm i think).
    but i don't know if we get fulltilt early over here.

  6. #6
    STM Snow Surf & Skate Owner - Masterfit Boot Specialist
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Bondi Junction
    Posts
    5

    Post

    Officer - Foam liners cost approx $600. My current liners have done 350 skiing days and they are still as precise as when first used.
    STM Surf Skate & Snow: http://www.stmsnowsurf.com.au

  7. #7
    Advanced Snowatcher
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Shellharbour
    Posts
    831

    Post

    So John, for $1200+ I can finally buy boots to match my jacket and pants! Cool!

    I have long considered injected liners, but the cost against some reports of little advantage has deterred me somewhat. Surely a good bootfitter can achieve similar results for half the bucks? The jury is apparently still out on longevity, although 350 days is very good!

    Paul, I've seen some over Mondo 30 in the lower end boots, but not much in performance. What do you have in stock? I'll drop into see Warren, as I often do, but usually leave empty-handed as being the only shop in the Gong, he's often busy and hard to get aside!

    peteski, do you know the models of Full Tilt? I may chase them up in NZ if I can't find them here.
    LIFE: IS something I do when I can't go SKIING...

  8. #8
    Ski Shop Owner & Equipment Specialist - Voted Best Boot fitter in Australia (SIA Australia Awards 2013) Paul Oberin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Wodonga, Victoria, Australia
    Posts
    13,785
    Blog Entries
    7

    Post

    I would go with what John Morgan is suggesting if you have the budget for them.
    John is an expert at doing foam liners.

  9. #9

    Post

    Originally posted by pow pig:
    So John, for $1200+ I can finally buy boots to match my jacket and pants! Cool!
    It may be foam lined, but it still has to be the right shell, I think that comment is a little unfair!

    Remember John has gone out on a limb quoting a price on an open forum to somebody sight unseen, so he must be sure that he quotes the maximum that it *may* cost.

    Call me a bit precious if you like, but I think the guys from the retail outlets that go out of their way to look after us here (both John and Paul have done so for me!!) deserve a bit of respect!

    I'll get of my soapbox now!
    *insert witty comment here*

  10. #10
    mtbpeteski
    Guest

    Post

    the classic and high fine both have an extra 2mm in the toe area
    they are up on the full tilt website

  11. #11

    Post

    thanks for the rough guide John..

    i shall wait till tax return comes in and then see what ill do.. i need to do something as my boots at the moment are unskiable and the shells are fine.
    ~Queen of Team edribbleô ~
    www.sea2summit2011.blogspot.com

  12. #12
    mtbpeteski
    Guest

    Post

    Paul, as a fitter what do you think of full tilt?
    not many shops seem to stock them in oz but people who use them love them.

  13. #13
    Ski Shop Owner & Equipment Specialist - Voted Best Boot fitter in Australia (SIA Australia Awards 2013) Paul Oberin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Wodonga, Victoria, Australia
    Posts
    13,785
    Blog Entries
    7

    Post

    Full tilt are a great boot, my only problem with them is they are a narrow last, if you have a wide foot they are a lot of work to get them to fit the foot.

  14. #14
    mtbpeteski
    Guest

    Post

    cool thanks. that's what i thought the case would be.

  15. #15
    Ski Shop Owner & Equipment Specialist - Voted Best Boot fitter in Australia (SIA Australia Awards 2013) Paul Oberin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Wodonga, Victoria, Australia
    Posts
    13,785
    Blog Entries
    7

    Post

    I had a look, and I do have some higher performance boots in size 31 and 32 Mondopoint, but I would still go visit John Morgan at STM

  16. #16
    Intermediate Snowatcher
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    58

    Post

    i have Dalbello Krypton's in a 29.5. My feet measure a 31.0 in length and about a 100mm in width. I prefer tight fitting boots though

  17. #17
    Ski Shop Owner & Equipment Specialist - Voted Best Boot fitter in Australia (SIA Australia Awards 2013) Paul Oberin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Wodonga, Victoria, Australia
    Posts
    13,785
    Blog Entries
    7

    Post

    So your feet are 2mm wider than the boot last, I take it they have been blown out, or you are into pain also.

  18. #18
    Intermediate Snowatcher
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    58

    Post

    i said about 100, it is just under actually, i just cant recall exactly. I have worn race boots with 95mm lasts for many years so these boots, whilst uncomfortable for some, feel like a slipper to me.

  19. #19
    Ski Shop Owner & Equipment Specialist - Voted Best Boot fitter in Australia (SIA Australia Awards 2013) Paul Oberin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Wodonga, Victoria, Australia
    Posts
    13,785
    Blog Entries
    7

    Post

    Were the 95mm last boots stretched at all.???

  20. #20
    Intermediate Snowatcher
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    58

    Post

    yes i had some work done, minimal though

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •