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rockrock513


Nov 17, 2009, 8:49 AM
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Size 48 or us 14 ice boots
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Does anyone who ice climbs have big ass feet like me?


I'd like to hear feedback from any bro's with big ass feet on which boots fit them.
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shoo


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Clearly fit only has to do with size, and has nothing to do with foot shape whatsoever.

Edited to note: You are best off zapposing some boots did a quick search of Scarpa and La Sportiva. All of the boots i checked went at least to 47, most to 48 Euro sizes, which is around 14.


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rockrock513


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shoo wrote:
Clearly fit only has to do with size, and has nothing to do with foot shape whatsoever.

huh???
C'mon man...


shoo


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It means that you should to be judging the boot fit by far more qualities than size alone.

Asking people who have the same street shoe size as you what boots they wear isn't going to do you a bit of good.


rockrock513


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Actually I'd have to say you're wrong there Shoo.

If I can talk to some guys who ice climb and wear a 48 or us 14, I can then go in to detail about foot shape.

Even without going into foot shape i can narrow down which boots will be long enough and wide enough to start trying some Zappo catch and release...


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rockrock513 wrote:
Actually I'd have to say you're wrong there Shoo.

If I can talk to some guys who ice climb and wear a 48 or us 14, I can then go in to detail about foot shape.

Even without going into foot shape i can narrow down which boots will be long enough and wide enough to start trying some Zappo catch and release...

Fair enough. My apologies for hijacking the thread.


herbertpowell


Nov 17, 2009, 10:38 AM
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My feet usually measure about 12E or EE. I have to spend serious time in a shop to get boots. Find a good bootfitter that will work with you.

I think my Scarpa Freney XTs are size 47. I'll have to see if I can find the box to be sure.

La Sportiva have universally been narrow in my experience. Being full grain leather, with a leather lining, they do not give.

Lowa are kind of mid range width. I almost got a pair of Lowas, because my boot fitter said he could stretch them width wise enough for me.

Scarpa are a bit wider than Lowa, which was just enough. It only took a small amount of stretching for them to fit comfortably.


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I have been looking at the Freney XTs because they go to a 48.

Are you wearing the 47 to get extra width? Or do the Scarpa run small?


herbertpowell


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I wear either Patagonia or Smartwool Mountaineering socks, plus liner socks. I needed the extra volume so I could still wiggle my toes.


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cool, so how do you like the Freneys? What types of climbing have you had them on?
thanks


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Alpine and mountaineering really. Now that I'm living in the US, I may have to get used to pure ice climbing.

I like them a lot. They are nice and light compared to other boots. Since they are made from synthetic material, they are flexible in the ankle. Trekking to the mountains in them is comfortable. French technique on low angle glacier is comfortable. Front pointing is comfortable. Climbing rock in them is comfortable.

I put the Superfeet Redhot insoles in them. They are wider than normal, and insulated. I never have problems with cold feet while on glaciers now.

If you wear them when crossing a river (over the top of the boots), they do take a while to dry out though.

One last thing I noticed. I'm not sure if it has to do with my ski/snowshoe sized feet, or the sole of the boot, but I needed to be in crampons on terrain that my smaller friends wearing Asolo plastic boots didn't need crampons for.


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To redrock,

I have big, ugly feet like you: size 14/48 (at least), wide, with bunions, other problems, and so on.

And I climb ice. I would be happy to share my solutions with you.

I don't log on to rockclimbing.com very often, so send me an email at brunoschull@hotmail.com and we can communicate.

Don't worry--there are shoes and boots for you!

Bruno


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