my foot size is an 9 and i went with an 27.5 and it fits real nice at first it was real tight but then i was able to loosen it a bunch and it is easy to get on but the pants hang differnent cause the last buckle is not there.but in the end i likedd it a lot
^note don't go buy other peoples "shoe" size, make sure you get
measured correctly, cause everyone wears their shoes differently.
technically a 27.5 converts into a 9, and it is VERY rare(especially
with people who wear skate shoes) that their shoe size and boot size
will be the same, traditionally the boot will be 1 or 2 sizes
smaller... only way to be sure is to go to a shop and be fitted by a
trusted boot fitter, trying to figure out boot fitting online is like
the special Olympics...(i think you all know the end to that joke)
well the spk is certainly a wide boot, but if you wear a size 9 shoe, chances are a 27.5 is gonna be huge on you once the liner packs out. for example, i wear an 11 shoe, but wear a 27.5 boot. go to a ski shop that knows what they are doing and get everything dialed there.
i should clarify, if your fully grown, when your sitting in your boots your toes should touch the end, when you stand up they should also touch the end, when you bend forward and flex the boot into your "ski position" your toes should come off the end...
that may be the "preferred" way for boots to fit, but really its preference. if somebody likes sloppy big boots then thats good for them. if they want to constrict the feet for more control then thats ok too. there isnt really a right fit that works for everybody.
I suppose, but other then to make room for growth you really don't want to go smaller then that, because " a big sloppy boot" can't be good for anyone, even if it is good for comfort, reason being is its dangerous.. ever seen someone twist an ankle IN a boot? it happens...
A shop cant stretch the calf area but they can shave bolth sides of the boot to make it fit better. My comp 120's I had this done plus boots punched and custom footbeds... Lots of money but well worth the comfort.
you hit it right on the head, the problem is kids don't know how a boot should feel, its even worse for doing snowboard fits nowadays. in my 2 years at a shop i NEVER did a female snowboard boot fit, where the girl didn't say "this boot is to small"... just for kicks once I tried a boot on a girl, as usual she said it was so small, blah blah I gave her a speech about why its not, but she insisted I go bigger, so just for kicks I went 4 sizes to big, she said it was still to small, then I said well this boot is 4 sizes to big so your clearly just not used to the way a boot fits... she bought the right sized boot, and came back a month or so later and thanked me...
not really... people can use boots how ever they want. i understand for people starting out there is a way they should fit but not everybody is the same and after a while, you kinda figure out what you like.
I wear size 10 skate shows and have a size 26.5 ski boots (salomon foil) and I didnt need to have them stretched if anything they may be a little on the large side. I put a sinus pad on my liners as well to give me a more snug fit.
K I have a question sorta pertaining to this thread and didn't want to go and start a whole NEW one just to ask how these boots ride/ fit when there seems to be so many people that know the exact information that I'm looking for right here in this forum.
So... here we go =)
Who digs these boots?
What's the flex like on them? W
Would you only use them as a park boot and get another pair for all-mountain/ stuff?
What's a decent price to snag them for?
How do they compare to the other boots in the SPK line?
I know that's a mouthful but if anyone would care to tackle at least a couple of the questions I'd be stoked cuz I really want to get a pair and am still trying to decide on which pair to get set up with for this coming season. Thanks guys!!!
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I tried them and really liked them.
Medium flex, not stiff, not soft.
I would use them for everything.
They are going for 299CAD, so I would day 300$ ish.
They are the pricepoint SPK. A little cheaper, but still a great boot. They are also slightly narrower than the Kaos.
What's the difference between the Kreation, Kaos and Pro's? Do they progressively get stiffer? any large noticable difference? I'm hoping to hit up my shop sometime soon and I'm looking for a little bit more info on these.
Well i have a size 9 shoe size, i used one of those metal things that tells you exactly how big your foot is. And im using a 28 saloman foil, i got it a little bigger because my feet still are going to grow alot. On a side note when your strapping your boots how tight do you wanna go, like do i wanna make it so its nice and comfy or a little tight.