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Full Tilt Shell/Liner Sizes 28 vs 28.5
Hi folks - I'm looking at upsizing my boots after losing some toenails last year #RIP.
I currently have a 27.5 Full Tilt and was looking for a 28 but can't find anything online (ebay, NSers, evo, backcountry etc) -- I see 28.5 everywhere for Full Tilt. I also see that a lot of the shells for 28/28.5 are the same size but does that mean that the only difference would be the liner?
If I bought a 28.5 shell and got a 28 liner would I be good to go?
Any advice from the snow gods is much appreciated - Thanks!
Full Tilts only come in the half size. Some of the bigger companies like salmon will have 28 and 28.5, the shells will always be the same, most times the liners are the same, typically all they do for the 28 is add an additional boot board under the footbed to make it feel smaller. The .5 liner will always be the best fit for the shells.
Have you gone to a boot fitter? Are you sure the bigger size will help your toe nail issue? Might be something else going on.
Definitely head down to a boot fitter!
Loosing toe nails is usually because the boot is too BIG, because when skiing your foot is sliding back and forth, constantly smashing in to the front.
A smaller boot restricts that motion and you get to keep those toe nails
Source: Boot fitter, and personal toe nail loss
I wear a size 12 shoe in a 27.5 so it's definitely not too big. My Nordica 28's in college were always on point but I decided for smaller instead of larger to go with my newer Full Tilt B&E's.
Thoughts on moving up to a 28.5 -- And yes I will go to the fitter :)
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