Ski boots for wide feet
So, you think you might have wide feet and you’re looking for a pair of ski boots?
Maybe you’ve been skiing several times and each time the hire boots feel like your foot is being gripped by a vice, giving you horrendous pain only a few hours into your holiday, or maybe you always have to buy your normal shoes a size bigger to feel comfortable. Well, maybe you have a wide foot.
At Coyoti ski & snowboard we have a huge range of ski boots to suit everybody, we stock ski boots for women’s size 225MP to 275MP and for men we stock size 250MP to 320MP, we also offer up to 5 different widths of ski boots for women and 7 different widths of ski boots for men. (MP stands for Mondopoint, this is the actual size of your foot in millimeters, although some companies will offer a size conversion from MP to UK shoe size it’s never correct, it’s just like converting UK shoe size to European it never quite works out.)
Each ski boot company will design a range of boots to suit both different types of skiers and different width feet. It’s not a case that company A produces narrow boots whilst company B produces wide boots, they all make different models to suit different feet. Think of it like a car company producing a range of car models, each model is designed for a different person in mind. You might have a small car designed for city living, an SUV for the family and so on, each model then comes with different extras, some come with air-con, some come with built-in sat-nav, but although all car companies will make an SUV in their range no two SUV are the same. The same can be said about ski boots companies each offers different models and each model comes with different extras, but no two boots are the same.
That’s why Coyoti ski & snowboard stock ski boots from some of the largest companies in the industry, Salomon, Head, and Atomic. By carefully selecting our range of ski boots we are able to offer the largest and best selection of ski boots available, whether your male or female, a first timer or you’ve been going for years, beginner or expert we’ll have a ski boot suitable for you.
For the men, we might recommend the Atomic Hawx Magna which has a 102mm last in size 265MP, or perhaps the Head Edge which has a 102mm last in size 265MP and has lots of volume in the instep.
|Atomic Hawx Magna 100||Head Edge LYT 100|
For the women, we might recommend the Atomic Hawx Magna W which like the men’s version has a last of 102mm in size 265MP. There’s also the Salomon X Access which has a last of 104mm in size 265MP.
|Atomic Hawx Magna 85 W||Salomon X Access 90|
The choice will always be up to you, as what feels right for one person does not always feel right for the next, just remember no two ski boots are the same.
At Coyoti Ski & Snowboard we also have the ability to stretch and modify ski boots to fit your foot exactly. With the new heat moldable plastics that ski boot companies are using it is easier than ever to increase the width of a ski boot in only a few minutes. The lasts of some Salomon boots are designed to be able to increase by up to 4mm.
Of course, there are the traditional ways of stretching boots, using heat and a vice, this process takes longer, usually overnight to get a stretch that holds permanently, but the results are impressive. When you come into the store just ask to see our stretched demo boot so you can see how much we can increase the width.
With wider feet you might not find something straight out of the box that fits perfectly but rest assured we’ll work with you and the boot to get it perfect, it just takes a little time.
Please remember the above information is just a guide to give you some ideas, the most important thing is that you must have your feet measured correctly and analysed by a properly trained ski boot technician, someone who can suggest the right boot for your feet. Until you get a couple of boots on your feet you won’t know what works or doesn’t, after all, you are the only person who knows what they feel like…
For more information on ski boot fitting click here.
To book a boot fit call us on 01446 775 778 or click here to book online.