European Ski Boot Sizes Vs. American

European Ski Boot Sizes Vs. American
Most ski boots are measured in European boot sizes, which are more commonly known as the Mondo point sizes. The Mondo point size is a centimeter measurement.

Men's Ski Boot Sizes

Generally speaking, to convert a men's American size to European, add 18 to the American shoe size. For example, a man wearing a size 10 in American shoes would likely be a size 28 Mondo point size system.

Women's Ski Boot Sizes

To convert a women's American size to European, add 16.5-17 to the American shoe size. For example, a woman wearing a size 8 in American shoes would likely be a size 24.5 or 25 in the Mondo point size system.

Precautions

Each ski boot company uses a unique last, or mold, of the foot, which may cause the same size in several brands to fit the foot differently.

How to fit

To ensure a proper fit, boots should be tried on in person with a boot fitter present.

Competitive or Recreational Fit

More advanced skiers will wear a tighter-fitting boot and will choose a smaller size than a recreational skier with the same size foot.

Article Written By Michelle Kidd

Based in Jackson Hole, Wyo., Michelle Kidd has been writing advertorial and editorial content since 1999. Her articles have appeared in "Homestead" and "A Grand Wedding" magazines. Kidd holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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