Posted: 20 April 2012 11:28 AM
I just picked up a pair of flow rift quickfit boots. They are the right length, but sqeeze my feet on the top and sides (in the beginning I got a tingeling feeling in my feet, but after wearing for an hour the tingeling went away).
Should I pick up half a size bigger? or will they stretch to my foot? (the innershoe didn’t get thermo moulded because the guy in the store didn’t have the equipment there anymore, he told me to wear the boots for an hour to try)
another question about these boots: the quickfit is zonal, and if I should get half a size up I found the shoes on the internet with a boa coiler, but that one isn’t zonal. Does that make a difference? or won’t you really notice the zonal/not zonal difference?
I’ve got flow M11 bindings, and when I bought those they told me that I needed exactly the right size of shoes to get most out of the board and shoes. So that’s why I’m little scared to go half a size up (also, the store where I bought the boots doesn’t have half a size up, only one full size up).
thanks for the advice in advance.
Posted: 20 April 2012 12:40 PM
Just sounds to me like the boot isn’t a good fit for your foot. Every boot is built on a last which is a mold based on what that brand believes to be the best universal dimensions of a human foot…. thing is not every last is the same and not every human foot is the same so sometimes the fit is mismatched. If you’re getting pressure at the side of your foot and at the top of your foot (I’m guessing about midway between your toes and ancle) it sounds to me like your foot is too broad and your insetp too high for the boot. I’d take the boot back and try a few more brands… the last thing you want is to buy a half size up, have a good fit around the sides of your foot and have your heel lifting every five seconds.
Posted: 20 April 2012 02:14 PM
thank you for the quick response,
at the moment it’s not really extremely much pressure like when I put on the shoe the first time. The innershoe is thermo moldable. wouldn’t molding to my feet take of the pressure? (it’s just a little pressure)
And the harness at the heel can’t hold my heel down when I take half a size up?
I’m just very happy with these shoes in the order of stiffness, and find it very difficult to know when the shoes are just tight, or when they are to tight.
Posted: 20 April 2012 05:13 PM
If you can try the half size bigger in the shop where you are returning the boots that don’t fit then you have nothing to loose by trying them. Just make sure you don’t get any heel lift. The heel lift will only get worse as the liner packs out.
Snowboard boots aren’t ski boots, you shouldn’t get any pain with a good fitting boot.