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Bony protrusion on top of foot right under second buckle

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

I have my girlfriend in a pair of Lange Freeride 110W.  Great fit with one exception.

 

On both feet she has an extra bone (it's genetic) that protrudes about 5mm high, ~15mm in diameter and is directly under the second buckle on the lower shell.

 

She already has a high instep, and it is right at the end of the tongue. My concern is that there is little to no room for a doughnut that could potentially cut off circulation or slip.  I could lower the boot board but I am curious if you have other suggestions. 

 

With the tools I have available trying to punch/grind there would be tough but doable however, I always try to avoid modifying the shell where it overlaps.

 

I'm a long time shop employee who has taken a couple of years off and my knowledge/practice is out of date.  So, I'm here to solicit other suggestions or things I might not have heard about.

 

The boot is skiable and broken in but painful enough that this needs to be fixed.

 

Thanks for any ideas.

post #2 of 7

not sure why that can't be stretched out more?

 

I'm a bit confused with the spot on the boot?

 

"under the second buckle on the lower shell." vs "modifying the shell where it overlaps."

post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

The extra bone is right between 1st and 2nd metatarsal partially under the buckle.

 

It could be stretched.  With the tools I have available, a stretch there would be very difficult so I was looking for an alternative.

 

Also, it's my girlfriend.  Never hurts to get a second opinion for a potential hero moment.

post #4 of 7

Hi Glareice,

 

     There is a tool available to do the job (Shameless endorsement here since we make it @ http://southern-ski-tools.southernski.com/tjs3.html ) look for the instep jack,----- or you could remove some of the padding in the tongue just where the bone sits to remove pressure---while this is cheaper it is limited in effectiveness.

post #5 of 7

i think hero moment may have to wait if the correct tools are not available,

 

if you grind the boot board then you will affect the fit everywhere

 

stretch the shell up locally for the problem, grind the plastic of the tongue to thin it or even go though it to release the surface tension on the area

 

take a trip to someone you know who is still in a shop with all the tools armed with a few $ and a pack of beersbeercheer.gif

post #6 of 7

I go with CEM on this - grind a 20-25mm area through the outer hard shell of the tongue  over the bone.  this give 3-4mm of room for the internal foam of the tongue to push up and relieve the pressure directly on the foot.  almost any kind of grinder will do with carefull work.

post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 

Fixed, for now.  I ground out just like Sandy (and others) suggested.  I also took some of the plastic off of the tongue so soften it a bit. That seems to have taken care of it.  If not, the next step will be the stretch.

 

Thanks for the suggestions.

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