DowsesWaxThanks for the quick reply. So the measured length of your foot is not important but rather the distance between your heel and the back of the boot?
A measurement on a foot sizer is important, but it is only a starting point. It should never be the deciding factor of what boot you take. Each brand has to interpret what constitutes a size 26, so they are all going to be a little different. Some will be bigger, some will be smaller. The only way to know if a specific boot is the right size for your specific foot is to do a shell check and compare that space to your ideas of comfort, foot hold, warmth, and how many days you will be in the boot.
A 1cm fit should only be for aggressive skiers who know they will sacrifice a little bit of comfort & warmth for more performance. They have been in a 2cm fit before and were not happy with the amount of foot hold that such a fit provided. If you are skiing less than 15 days per year, this is definitely not the solution for you.
The other thing people should remember is that cuffs are shared between 2 shell sizes (shell 26 uses a cuff that is for 26 and 27, shell 25 uses a cuff that is for 24 and 25). So when you aggressively downsize, there is a good chance that now the cuff will be lower on your leg and this might not be as comfortable. This is especially true when going from size 26 to size 25. Size 25 (while it is a taller shell than size 24) basically uses a 24 cuff. This may be fine for people, but maybe not- it just depends on your leg length.