So after much reading here and elsewhere I've decided to make the hardboot transition, but am struggling to find a suitable AT boot in a size that suits my gargantuan feet (US15). I think I need around a Mondo 32 - 33 depending on the fit, but pretty much all the boots I've seen only run to around the 31.5 (i.e. TLT5's)
Has anyone else out there been able to find a good hardboot solution for large feet?
Its always a problem even for soft boots (currently on a trashed pair of Burton Rulers), but it does mean I ride them till they die!
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Scarpa lists the Rush in size up to 31 mondo. The Scarpa sizing generally runs large, and the boots feature pretty high volume as well. I suspect this may be a good place to start, but, as mentioned, you may need some extra help from a good bootfitter to get enough length. I suspect the Rush could mod up into a pretty sweet riding boot.
thanks for the tip. Looking at the Scarpa site and it seems they have a few options in the larger sizes so they are going to be my best bet it seems. They have the Maestrele in up to a 32 but the word seems to be that they are a little on the stiff side.
Now time to find out where they have stashed all their large models of the Rush!
I've got a pretty standard US15 too my big foot brother- Medium arch, medium width, mild overpronation. It's a tough life.
My philosophy has always been to suffer in the smallest boot possible until they break in and feel natural. My soft boots are a 13, and beautiful. Try a Scarpa 31 or 30.5 (that's two different sized shells). The 31/31.5 should fit perfect.