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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/08/2010 at 3:44pm
i have the same problem. my left foot is about half to a full size bigger than my right.

i size my boots based on my left foot. i think it's a lot more comfortable than having one cramped boot and foot. just my 2c

i'm also interested in what others who have this problem are doing, bookmarking this thread
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/08/2010 at 7:14pm
Originally posted by Aoiree

Getting new boots, been using hand-me-down size 12 boots for three years now.

Got my feet measured.
My left foot is an entire size larger than my right foot.
Mr.Lefty comes to about size 11.5 exactly
Mr.Right is in the 10 to 10.5 range.

With that in consideration any tips on boot fitting?

What are the standard options here if I don't want either foot to suffer at the expense of the other? How much can heat molding and inserts take care of this?

Do I go with 11.5 and take extra measures for my right foot?


dude, so how have u been getting regular shoes all these years? i mean, running/athletic shoes especially need to fit well.. unless if you've been wearing loose-fitting sandals or flip flops all these years
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/09/2010 at 8:41am
prob wears larger size for regular shoes, like most people do.
for my running shoes i size them to my biggest foot and then just tie the other a lot tighter.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/09/2010 at 8:51am
get custom, molded inserts.  i hear this time and time again from the pros
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/09/2010 at 10:58am
Originally posted by wpiass

get custom, molded inserts.  i hear this time and time again from the pros


you'll still have one foot being larger than the other.
custom insoles aren't necessary unless:
a) the issued insole is garbage or
b) you are flatfooted/ low arch/ high arch (in which case you would prob have custom orthotics anyways)
c) you plan on doing a lot of walking in your boots

if you do decide to use them. make sure you try them on with the boot, it will affect the fit
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/09/2010 at 11:52am
pretty much every single "issued" or stock insole in a boot is garbage.  they dont really make good ones that come in boots.  some better than others, but in general theyre cheap and basic.

its always a good idea to get aftermarket insoles.  even just superfeet can make a huge difference.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/09/2010 at 12:43pm
Ah that sucks.  The inserts solution is the cheap way out, but sadly the only real solution is to get two boots that are sized appropriately.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/09/2010 at 12:52pm
hmm...that's the first time i've heard this problem.. that sucks. I gues get 2 pairs of boots? you'll have a spare when one wears out?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/09/2010 at 12:56pm
National Odd Shoe Exchange, yo?  Maybe you can find a likewise-oddly sized buddy
who snowboards somewhere online?
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/09/2010 at 1:06pm
I would use my larger foot to size the boots, from what I here if you have to to be loose or tight loose is better for your foot.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/09/2010 at 1:08pm
Find somebody with a bigger left foot!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/09/2010 at 3:31pm
Originally posted by sleeepili

dude, so how have u been getting regular shoes all these years? i mean, running/athletic shoes especially need to fit well.. unless if you've been wearing loose-fitting sandals or flip flops all these years


I tend to wear size 12-13 for the comfort for just everyday shoes.

Running shoes I've had a billion love-hate relations... actually not much love at all. I tend to put an insole in the one shoe to eat up some room... double-sockin it some times etc... haven't gotten anything perfectly. Someday maybe I'll go sneaky and swap sizes in the shoebox b4 I leave the store haha...

Originally posted by cupholder


prob wears larger size for regular shoes, like most people do.
for my running shoes i size them to my biggest foot and then just tie the other a lot tighter.

yeah so basically this^



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/09/2010 at 3:35pm
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National Odd Shoe Exchange, yo? Maybe you can find a likewise-oddly sized buddy
who snowboards somewhere online?

http://oddshoe.org/index.php

-b




LOOOOOOOOOL Thats awesome... too bad its not very developed.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/09/2010 at 4:41pm
My recommendation to you would be to probably just contact the snowboard boot company directly and explain to them your issue and if they could accommodate you.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/15/2011 at 10:34am
Yup, get custom molded insoles.
I got mine at Footprint Insoles.
They take the perfect shape of your foot. They are legit.

Video Review of them here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8USx4fl2Rg&feature=player_embedded
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/15/2011 at 12:15pm

Insoles may address part of the issue of having 2 different size feet. Another thing that you could try is taking your boots into a Good snowboard shop that can custom fit the boots to your feet. An experienced boot tech can place inserts in strategic locations between the liners and inside of the boot to dial in the fit to your specific foot shape. It may take some time spent at the shop and a bit of trial and error but could be well worth it in the long run. The comfort and correct fit of your boots are one of the most important parts of your setup.

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