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Pete_H
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Boot Recommendations for Narrow Feet
« on: 11/25/18, 11:56 AM »

Time to get new boots. I've been on the Maestrale RS for the last few seasons and they fit ok. Seems like most boots these days are advertising a wider fit. I have low volume feet, especially in my ankles and calves. Anyone else have similar issues and recommendations for boots to try on? Thanks in advance!
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Re: Boot Recommendations for Narrow Feet
« Reply #1 on: 11/25/18, 03:05 PM »

I'm not a boot guru but I heard a review the other day that mentioned the Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD as being a narrow boot.
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« Reply #2 on: 11/25/18, 06:12 PM »

X2 on the Atomic Hawx XTD.

It is narrower in the forefoot (98mm) and especially around the ankle and lower leg (cuff circumference) than anything else on the market. It doesn't have the greatest range of rearward motion in tour mode, but skis exceptionally well in my experience, and is quite light (less than the Maestrale RS).
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Re: Boot Recommendations for Narrow Feet
« Reply #3 on: 11/25/18, 09:28 PM »

Thanks. I hadn't considered those. I'll take a look.
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Re: Boot Recommendations for Narrow Feet
« Reply #4 on: 11/27/18, 09:33 AM »

Atomics are at 7 lbs/pair.

On the other end of the AT weight spectrum is the Alien RS.

99mm last.
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Re: Boot Recommendations for Narrow Feet
« Reply #5 on: 11/28/18, 08:12 AM »

I tried on the Backland Carbon, the Atomic equivalent of the Alien I guess, and they fit awesome and felt surprisingly stiff. They are a little less of a boot than I was looking for though. The hawk 130 on the other hand iis a little bit more of a boot than I need since I'm looking for a boot just to tour in.
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Re: Boot Recommendations for Narrow Feet
« Reply #6 on: 11/28/18, 08:45 PM »

Alien RS as Seth says is probably the narrowest boot I've ever owned and the only boot Ive ever had to have punched as a result.
The BOA lacing  system also helps snug up that fit for those of use with narrow feet.

It skis about the same as my old TLT6P's and is ridiculously light but its a specialty touring boot and you have to accept its limitations.

Engineering marvel as far as i'm concerned.
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Re: Boot Recommendations for Narrow Feet
« Reply #7 on: 12/07/18, 08:56 AM »

One suggestion, if the Hawx Ultra 130 is too stiff, try on a Hawx Ultra 120 XTD. Similar lasts with different manufacturers all fit differently, so have a other choices.
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Re: Boot Recommendations for Narrow Feet
« Reply #8 on: 12/07/18, 09:46 AM »

I tried on the Backland Carbon, the Atomic equivalent of the Alien I guess, and they fit awesome and felt surprisingly stiff. They are a little less of a boot than I was looking for though. The hawk 130 on the other hand iis a little bit more of a boot than I need since I'm looking for a boot just to tour in.

I am using the Backland, which fits me great with pretty narrow feet (a few punches needed). You might also look at the Dynafit models. The Neo/Mercury fit me great and are kind of a burlier boot that still tours really well.
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Re: Boot Recommendations for Narrow Feet
« Reply #9 on: 12/07/18, 11:56 AM »

I am using the Backland, which fits me great with pretty narrow feet (a few punches needed). You might also look at the Dynafit models. The Neo/Mercury fit me great and are kind of a burlier boot that still tours really well.

What is your opinion on how the backhand skis? Thanks.
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Re: Boot Recommendations for Narrow Feet
« Reply #10 on: 12/07/18, 11:59 AM »

One suggestion, if the Hawx Ultra 130 is too stiff, try on a Hawx Ultra 120 XTD. Similar lasts with different manufacturers all fit differently, so have a other choices.


They hawk 120 is actually heavier than the 130 unfortunately
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Re: Boot Recommendations for Narrow Feet
« Reply #11 on: 12/07/18, 09:24 PM »

What is your opinion on how the backhand skis? Thanks.

It skis well for a soft light boot. I haven’t tried skiing wider than a 98 (K2 pinnacle 2018 177cm which is short for me) on spring snow, although I have skied powder with it on my Zenoxide 88s. With those skis it’s plenty of boot. I think for me it would be softer than I want for heavy wet pow on fat skis but would be manageable. I am still using my Neos for the fatter skis.

Also the Backlands tours incredibly well with the tongues removed. On the other hand, I like that the Neo doesn’t have removable tongues and I could ski the Mercury without tongue and it was plenty stiff.
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