Here is my dilemma. I wear a 11.5-12" sneaker. My left foot measures to be a 28.0 mondo boot size and my right foot measure to be a 27.5 boot size. I am currently wearing 27.5/28.0- Nordica Hot Rod's (105 Flex, about 100mm width) I am getting the worst toe bang ever with these boots, especially on my left foot, shit is a no bueno now, park riding is hurting. Some shops tell me I should be in a 27.5/28.0 boot, some tell me I should be in a 28.0/28.5 boot. I want to sell these boots as fast as possible and upgrade my feet with some SPK Kao's.
Should I go with a 27.5/2.80 boot or a 28.5/29.0? I also just checked a site and it says they make the SPK's in a 28.0/28.5 mondo? (is this true?)
For anyone out there who rocks SPK's, do they run big/small/true to size?
go to a boot fitter where they sell spks and get sized up. even if you
don't buy them there its good to know exactly what size you fit, or if
that boot is even right for you. i personally would not recommend the
spk kaos if you ski at all hard around the mountain, unless your a tiny chap. I know they're cheaper, but you don't want to skimp on the boots. if your average/big you will flex right through the kaos's and hurt your feet more. I had the regular spk's before and i could barely ride my scratch bc's with them because they were too soft. have you talked to a boot fitter about trying to tweak your boots? I was getting terrible toe cramping, went to a boot fitter, and all he had to do was remold my liner and set me up with footbeds (highly recommended, worth both the arm and the leg).
i just got these boots a few weeks ago and im a shoe size 11-11.5
I cant remember exactly what size the boots are but i wana say like a 27 and they fit perfectly.
I thought i was gonna be around size 29 but the boot fitter gave me a 27 i think because I remeber being shocked at the small size.
I cant tell you for sure but im pretty sure mine are 27 and they fit great. If i had to pick I would say they run big.
onenerdykid & steezeandskis -- the shell size on my boot is a 27.0/27.5 -- 315mm -- so yeah, my next guess should be if I should go up to a 28.0/2.85 boot.
Right now I also have some superfeet footbeds that I paid $75.00 for last week and I ski'd on them this weekend and they were not "custom" at all let me tell ya. My feet were hanging over the toebed like crazy and the ski tech dude def did not size me right.... im going to try and return them and go to a professional boot fitte at my mountain (Mt Snow)r and get a real deal $150.00 custom footbeds.
BCKkicker- I am 5'11" 195 pounds, maybe I should get the SPK pro's that are a 110 flex compared to 100 flex of the Kao's, your suggestion? I have friends who ride both the KAO's and the Pro's and both love both, but your right, I am definitely not a small dude. I ride 60% park, 40% all mountain.
Oakes -- thanks for the input, definitely need to talk to a boot fitter who sells the SPKS and make sure i get fitted right to specs.
without arch support, your foot collapses and therefore your toes push forward and your foot gets fatter.
with the arch support, your toes will be pulled back and your foot will push out less. your foot will be stabilized and everything will feel great.
get custom footbeds and move forward from there. my shop can blow out boots as much as one whole size. stick with the smaller size
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When you go to your new/good boot-fitter, always make sure they perform a shell fit (removing the liner from the shell and examining your foot in the bare shell for both length and width). The 27 shell might be perfect once a footbed is in there, or maybe you are a 28. Unfortunately we can't tell, only your boot-fitter can. Definitely make sure they do this and make sure you get your footbed situation squared away as well.