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getting foot INTO boot

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This is a question from my wife: She recently bought the Lange Exculsive 8 Womens ski boot.  The length nor width are the problem. She struggles to get her foot into the boot. It's like the top foot portion of the box is too stiff for her to get past that point. Only with a mighty hard time does she make it. (plus a few curse words thrown my way for buying her the boot!)  I can spread manually all day long but she still has a hard time. Anything to do? Chalk it up to new boots and still stiff and will loosen up the more she uses it? (thats what I've been telling her anyway!) Someone save or agree with me please!

post #2 of 5

Having the boots (shells) as warm as possible before putting them on is one solution. Hot Gear makes great bags that have both AC and DC plugs. You can plug them in the night before skiing and then have them plugged in your vehicle on the way to the mountain.  This really works great!

http://www.skigearbag.com/

 

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Ummmm well hasnt been zactly cold down here in florida so...thinkin.....its already warm.  I saw in a YouTube video where a boot guy took a pair of "Boot Irons" and pried that portion apart to work inside. They were bent to grab the front edging...one on either side and he used the foot portion of the boot as a fulcrum and opened that area up wide!!  Thats what i need! Anyone know what those are called??  Looked kinda like tire irons but appeared to be made specifically for a boot.

post #4 of 5

aloso thinner socks, and pulling the tongue of the boot to the side to help open the 2 sides of the lower boot.

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echoing what others have said, pull the tongue out to the side rather than straight forward, this gives a bigger space fro the foot to get through

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