Last time I went skiing in 2006(Winter Park), I used rentals and wound up with a very painful bruise right over my right ankle bone(I think it was the inside) on about the 3rd day of a 7day trip. I had never had this issue on the previous ski trips. There was no abrasion on the skin. There was no plastic protruding through the liner and everything felt pretty smooth. Not sure what could have caused it. The ski shop wasn't very helpful other than to put me in as many boots as possible to try to alleviate the issue. I would say my feet are pretty normal. I might have more boney than average ankles. I was a speedskater for 15 years and never had this issue, and those boots are torture. They are all carbon fiber and leather with minimal padding, but they are no moving parts like there are in ski boots.
I'm a pretty aggressive skier and enjoy moguls, glades, bowls...etc(my athletic ability exceeds my actual skill/technique.) I'm 5'4" 130lbs. I would up having to get a completely different model and put a lot of DIY padding around my ankle so the boot didn't touch it for the remainder that trip.
- I have another trip coming up in February to Breckenridge and was thinking about buying a pair to hopefully avoid the scenario above.
- Do you have to wear in new boots?
- What happens if you don't wear them in?
- Are the possible complications of not wearing them in worse than what occurred above?
- I have seen in a lot of posts that properly fit new boots should giver you no problems. Does that apply to people who ski a lot with feet who are used to ski boots or everyone including someone who hasn't skiid in 6 years?