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You should not need to order a wide. The length of his board is heavily dependent on his weight. If he were on anything less then a 157, you could be comcerned, but a number of their boards are available in a mid-wide.The size of board designed for his body weight and in general, his height, should get him into a wide enough boot to fit his feet.
Although, the tendency is definitely to go shorter then the camber of the board is designed and this can be appropriate/affected by terrain and riding style. Be a little weary of choosing to small of a board.
Another key would be the brand of boots he has or gets. Some brands use two size liners in the same outer shell. Burton is a good choice in boots with their one-to-one size shell and liners. Giving the rider the smallest outer shell possible in relation to their liner.
A huge proportion of footwear of all sorts are made using sizes taken from the standard Italian last. It has become a sort of tradition because Italian shoes have been world reknown for elegance - as a nation the Italians have notoriously narrow feet. People who don't have "Italian" feet usually need to buy shoes based on width fit in order to achieve comfort and in doing so will often end up buying shoes that are up to three sizes too long..
Add into this unsatisfactory situation the fact that not all manufacturers cut on the generous side, as with clothes, and the further problem when shoes are produced in metric and then converted into British or American sizes that rarely coincide, providing low cost manufacturers a further opportunity for meanness and rendering the more expensive footwear generally superior as being much closer to the size printed on the shoes or boots. Buying shoes and boots these days with preconceived notions about what size you need is a pathway to unnecessary expense and discomfort and much disappointment.
Only expensive children's shoes, exclusive brands, a very few specialist and bespoke shoes are available in a variety of width fittings for each size, leather shoes do have the benefit of "bedding in" but shoes and boots made of synthetic materials rarely do and if they do it is a slow process.
People who must buy mailorder often order two, three or more pairs at once in order to make comparisons.
If you are not in a position to do that I suggest you either have your feet measured for width and length or obtain the instructions to measure them yourself and then provide the measurements to the shoe or boot supplier or manufacturer and request they supply boots to fit the width of your obviously non-Italian feet.
Usually many shoes you can order to be wider or custom order them wider. If you buy the next size up then they will just be longer and still the same width. If the shoes don't fit width length then you will next to go to a site to buy them that ask for your shoes width too. You could check out zappos here, which has the select shoe width size.
If you have the standard factory 15 inch (diameter) x 6.0 inch (wide) wheels then the tires fitted were size: 205/70R15 (205 is the tyre width in mm and the 15 denotes the tyre bead diameter in inches for fitting to 15 inch wheels. The R denotes the speed rating of the tire).
The tires currently fitted to the car have the size moulded into the sidewall of the tire.
However I do not know if aftermarket wheels have been put on the car and if so a different size tire from the standard factory fitment may have been fitted to the wheels.
Should do... Though to be safe I'd take a measurement of the board width to the shop with you and have a look at the bindings on a board of similar width.. Better still bring the board and your boots in with you and have them fit the binding and then try it for feel before you buy..
I do not know for certain whether the larger tires will fit; but here is how you can check.
The 235/60-17 Bridgestone Dueler H/T D684 II have a diameter of 28.3 inches, rim width of 7, section width of 9.3 and a tread width of 7.8. When compared to 245/65-17 Bridgestone Dueler H/T D684 II the diameter(29.5) is 1.2 inches larger and the section width(9.8) is 0.5 inch larger. The rim width and tread width are the same. You would need to check existing clearances and then compare to the additional size required to verify fitment. The above data is from TireRack (see web address below) http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Spec.jsp?make=Bridgestone&model=Dueler+H%2FT+D684+II&tirePageLocQty=
Tire Rack carries 5 different tires from 3 brands(Bridgestone, BFG, and Kumho) in the 235/60-17 size at $66 to $119 each. I have bought many tires from them without a problem. They do not carry Cooper tires.