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Well after 4 seasons on my current set, I'm in the market for new boots. I've been using HMKs since about 2004 or 2005 since they were the only company that made boots large enough for me. I currently wear a size 16. HMK made that size up until this year and I haven't been able to find a snowmobile specific boot that large. Tried on a pair of the Arctic Cat boots that look very similar to motorfist ones in a size 15 and it was a no-go. All the local shops have to charge me a 20% restock fee on any boots I order in a 15 to try if I end up having to send them back.

Anyone else out there with snow-shoe sized feet have luck finding boots? I'm tired of having to strap one on with Gorilla tape!
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I usually wear a 15 in shoes(sometimes 16 depending on the shoe) and 16 in cleats, last year I bought a set of HMK voyager boots in size 15 and they're plenty big enough for me. I'd say they run large by half a size more or less.

Edit: you could also check eBay or amazon for last year's models/sizes
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I usually wear a 15 in shoes(sometimes 16 depending on the shoe) and 16 in cleats, last year I bought a set of HMK voyager boots in size 15 and they're plenty big enough for me. I'd say they run large by half a size more or less.

Edit: you could also check eBay or amazon for last year's models/sizes
The Voyager is what I have now in a 16 and they fit well. A 15 shoe is usually out of the question for me. So unfortunately going down a size likely isn't going to work.

I figured those places would be my best shot at finding some old stock. Just haven't been able to find any yet. That how I got my current set. I think HMK only made those 16s in very limited numbers because I had a hard time even finding them in stock 1/2 way through the season when I got my current set.
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Have you called HMK and see if they could help?


Klim goes to 15 in the GTX, might be worth a try?






Columbia Bugaboot should work, they're 600gram waterproof, pretty much look like snomo boot, and huge sizes.




Other than that, dig through the thinsulate hunting boots. Gave some of those to my nephew for Christmas last year. He has super wide feet, and we didn't think any of the snomo boots would work.
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Ordered a set of Motorfist Alpha boots in size 15 on a tip they fit a little large. Found a place that won't charge me a re-stock fee if I have to return them. If they don't work I'll order up a pair of the Columbia Bugaboots. I did find those in my size, and they are about 1/2 the price of the Alphas. Won't have nearly the ankle support though I'm sure. Beggars can't be choosers though I guess.
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I had worn a pair of insulated leather hunting boots from Cabela's for a number of years. They worked good but replaced them with a pair of HMK Voyager BOA's. They were on sale in July that year so got them for what I thought was a steal. Size 16 was too small but fortunately they had a 17 available. The creases at the inside of the ankle are super stiff and wear on my ankle bone and now the boots are starting to leak a bit.

I also came across the Columbia boot as a potential option. I have that same style boot but in a 6" top and really find them warm and comfortable. The sole may end up being a bit soft when kicking snow off the boards so that may be a limiting factor to their overall longevity.
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You might check out Whites Boots in Spokane, a couple of the guys I sled with have very large feet and both wear Whites Boots, they are completely rebuildable and have dealers around, Good luck, hope this helps
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White's used to sell insulated Pac boots. I don't see them on their site any longer.

I have a couple pair of Hoffman Pac's, one air bob sole that I used to ride in and a pair of caulks for icy winter work. These were a size 15 but I am only seeing their list of boots going to a 14 now.

http://www.hoffmanboots.com/category.aspx?categoryID=4

This style of boot will keep your feet warm, but without a steel toe the rubber is too soft to kick snow/ice out of the footwells. They also don't have any substantial ankle support or foot protection as they are pretty soft. The air bob soles are pretty soft as well and get chewed up pretty fast on the running boards.
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Got a reply back that the large size 15 motorfist boots are out of stock for the season. Ordered these now today: http://www.oddball.com/pdetail/1025028

Reviews on the Columbia site and Amazon are a little mixed on the waterproof capability and toe warmth. It appears they are fairly stiff though so might be good in the support area.
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