My question is about how much slip/slide/movement inside the boot is too much for a properly fitted boot? My backward to forward slide, while skiing if I end up leaning way back during something aggresive, is about 3/8 of an inch or so. At the top of the hill, on piste, after getting off the lift, while stationary, if I flex forward, my foot will slide back about 3/8 of an inch.
Also - under some conditions, I end up with 1/4 inch to 3/8 inch of heel lift in the boots as I'm pressing forward while skiing.
Background: I'm skiing Dalbello Krypton Rampage boots, which were recommended to me by a Pedorthist / Ski Boot Fitter here in Park City. He recommended these boots to me so he could adjust various angles to compensate for a substantial change in the geometry of my leg/ankle after surgical repair of a nasty tib/fib fracture (tib broken twice & fib broken twice & I now have a titanium rod inside the length of my tibia).
The GREAT news is after his adjustments to the boots as a result of his measurement of various attributes of my foot / stance / ankle / knee etc and with a custom orthotic, I am skiing MUCH BETTER THAN I EVER HAVE - much better than I did post-surgical repair with my now abandoned Lange Surefoots. Actually, I'm skiing much better than before the accident with the Dalbellos than I ever did with the Lange Surefoots.
So, overall I am very happy. But I wonder if I should request a few more adjustments.
Perhaps it is just my getting used to Dalbello stock liners rather than the Conformable (?) foamed liners. Perhaps it is just that the Dalbello stock liners compress more than do the foamed liners. But I find myself wanting to tighten the buckles substantially to help reduce heel lift & foot slide inside the shell -- but then I start to get numb & start to feel as if I'm getting neuroma between my big toe & the "index toe" (or whatever it is called). I've been experimenting with buckle settings & trying to get used to a bit of slide - but should I?
I'm an advanced skiier but not expert. I've skied about 35 days so far this year, all in Park City, and I'm mid-50s.
Thanks for any thoughts!