I'm looking for boot that will work with marker king pin/fritschi tecton and may be salomon Shift in future. I plan to mount this bindings on blizzard g 108 or volkl bmt 109 or black crows corvus freebird or salomon qst106 or faction prime 3. My ski touring partners are quite experienced. they are on marker king pin/blizard g108, bd boundary 105/dynafit radical. I'm planing to ski in Europe Alps and Caucasus.
What boots and what size should I look for?
My foot measurements
Right foot 256mm weighted/252mm unweighted
Left foot 254mm weighted/250mm unweighted
Right foot 96mm weighted/91mm unweighted
Left foot 95mm weighted/92mm unweighted
Little pronation. One foot low arch, other mid arch. Low-to-medium instep. Skinny calves. My resort boot is dalbello krypton 2 in size 24.5. I don't use any footbeds.
Also I can't try before buy any boot model, because of the size - no one sells offline 24.5 and even 25.5 shells at least in my country. Buy online is the only option.
I was suggested to buy size 25/25.5, but I afraid that it would be big. I tried my FT in 25.5 and my heel hold was awful. I don't understand how I skied in them. I can't get medium buckle to be tight enough to hold my heel in place. But on other hand I skied 3 years in dalblello kr 2 in 25.5 and they were much better that FT, but on rough snow - I wished for better heel hold (although I started noticing this issue only last season). As I've read every around internet AT boots are roomier than alpine. And I afraid if I buy 25.5 size I will be swimming in them.