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Old November 25th, 2014, 04:14 AM   #1
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I need a bit of advice about buying bonts.

I've been skating on Riedell 265s for the past year and due to the poor fit, I've developed a temporary injury on the ball of my foot. Because of this, I'm looking at new boots, specifically Bonts.

According to the Bont sizing wizard, my right foot is a half size smaller and wide, when compared to my left foot.

My question is two fold. First: Does my weird foot sizing warrant buying semi custom?

Second: I live in the middle of nowhere, and it is unfeasible for me to try on a set of bonts. What do you recommend I do?
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Old November 25th, 2014, 02:03 PM   #2
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Before I dive deeper into this, what kind of sk8ing are you doing?? Also, what are the numbers you put into the sizing wizard? If you don't want to put up your sizing info here feel free to PM me.
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Old December 3rd, 2014, 12:33 AM   #3
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My left foot is a size 5 standard, while my right foot is a size 4.5 wide. I mainly am a derby skater, both reffing and playing.
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Old December 3rd, 2014, 03:50 PM   #4
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First things first. This applies to any boots not just Bonts. I have found that having properly sized shoes is essential to performing well and NOT having foot issues while sk8ing derby. The heel needs to be tight so it does not lift out and the length (size) needs to correct so your foot does not move forward when getting on your toe stops. Getting the width right is important too but is is not as critical in shoes like the Bont Quad Racer.

At least with Bonts, split sizing and widths are all readily available as semi custom.
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