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Old August 4th, 2019, 12:22 AM   #1
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Default Boots for Wide Feet

Gonna try the search, but maybe this is an easy one.

The only entry level boots with different width offerings to include wide are from Bont. Are there others?

Was looking at the Bont Jet in a wide.
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Old August 5th, 2019, 07:26 AM   #2
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Gonna try the search, but maybe this is an easy one.

The only entry level boots with different width offerings to include wide are from Bont. Are there others?

Was looking at the Bont Jet in a wide.
Typically, most low end boots tend to be wide. Usually it is the narrow footed that have to pay a higher price.
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Old August 5th, 2019, 11:12 PM   #3
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Aerocat,

Use Measure your foot as described on Bont's website:

http://www.bont.com/inline/items/support/size.html


Use the calculator on the bottom of the page to see if you need a "wide" in their sizing. The Jet is an excellent boot to get started in. Value and Durability
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Old August 6th, 2019, 04:06 PM   #4
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Bont is really the only company offering wide format boots.

All other boots companies use a last build on narrow to medium width lasts.
We've never found entry/beginner boots of Bont, or any other brand to be any wider than their other models, but generally entry/beginner boots are more forgiving with more flexion(not as stiff as upper models), and more padding used in the boots for comfort.

A few ice boot companies like Viking started making med-wide lasts only in the past 5 years, and only with select ice boot models.

Bont really does a nice job of building semi-custom boots based off your widths & lengths of your tracings. And, it is worth the time to wait, as "wide" is not the same wide for everyone. Also, if you have left to right discrepancies in length or width Bont generally will consider that up, too.
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Old August 11th, 2019, 02:30 AM   #5
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Thanks for the responses all. Good info
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