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    Posted: 21 October 2013 at 4:49pm
How close do ski boot sizes run to running shoes?  I know they are a different system, but are the conversion charts usually accurate?  I would prefer to order clearance ones online than pay full price in euros for this years models at a local place.  

Mondo       26.5    27     27.5     28     28.5     29      29.5     30    30.5
Men's US   8.5       9      9.5       10     10.5      11     11.5     12     13

Hopefully that table is readable still.  If not, I got it here http://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/alpine-ski-boots.html
The only reason I ask is because I have used EU to US charts before only to find that they are way, way off.  
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Like shoes, boots tend to vary per brand. Some are higher volumes, some lower, some with weird fit characteristics. I own shoes and non-ski boots from 9.5US to 10.5US, and my ski boots translate to something like an 8.5US shoe size. If you're serious about your skiing and don't know how your feet correlate with different brands and models, go to a bootfitter. That's not to talk smack about lack of consumer knowledge, but that's going to be your key to not feeling like you wasted your money.
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My shoe size is usually 11 or 12 and my pair of ski boots are size 29.5 I believe. Ill check that when I get home.  But I would go try on the boots if you can before buying them.

Also, some local places might still have last years models for sale.  I picked mine up in December and they still had a handful of older molders.


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Yeah, you want to try the boots on before you commit to them. And don't just put them on, "okay, they fit" and buy them. The store should have a pair of demo skis you can click into the bindings on and do some lean tests (leaning forward, backward, do ankle rolls to the edges, etc) so you can see if your foot is going to slip in the boot at all. Also, wear whatever socks you are going to wear while skiing, and only use those socks whenever you use the boots. It sounds silly, but makes a HUGE difference.

Boots are the most important piece of equipment to get right. You can ski on mediocre skis and bindings with good boots and do just fine, but if you have bad/ill-fitting boots, not even the best skis and bindings out there will do you any good.
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Yeah the boots are important. While online is good at least try on similar pairs.

Anyway I wear a 9-9.5 shoe and my ski boots are 26.5
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