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Is my toe box too tight?

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I just went skiing for my first time ever.  What a blast.  I'm hooked.  biggrin.gif

 

Now that I'm home my left foot feels great but my the the nail on my right big toe is sore.

 

I'm skiing in new boots.  The model is Dynafit TF-X.  (I want to get into AT later so I bought boots with interchangeable soles.)

 

I had them thermomoulded but I chose not to wear a toe-cap during the moulding.  This was partly because I was concerned about making them too loose and partly because I really didn't want to stick my bare toes into the dirty reusable toe cap at the shop.  That sounds like a good way to pick up a fungus.

 

More info on my fit:

- I had a ski shop look at my foot inside of the boot (with no liner,) and they confirmed that it was the right size for me.  It's a 28.0.

- I am wearing very thin ski socks.

- I trimmed the big toe nails this morning before I went out.

- When I stand up straight, my big toes jam the front of the liner.

- When I stand in a neutral skiing position, my big toes can move while rubbing the liner.

- When I squat down as far as I can go, my big toes can move more freely.

 

So should I put in a few more days before doing anything or should I thermomould them again with a toe cap?

Is there any downside to a large toebox?

 

I mainly want to avoid getting a black toenail and having it fall off.

 

 

 

 

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just ski them,  you will be fine

 

the thrermo molding just speeds up the stretching out that will happen anyways.  No magic is enjected into the boot in the process. 

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