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Can you recommend easy-entry boot models for an inflexible foot?

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A friend has a foot with very limited range of movement, making it difficult to get into "conventional" ski boots (cannot point her foot down to slide into a normal boot easily).  With the demise of old-fashioned "rear entry boots", could people recommend a list of brands + models of alpine boots with easy-entry she could try to find and test for practicality?

Thanks in advance.

 

 

post #2 of 5

might be able to get in them, but the boots wont ski very well.

 

maybe some of the new 3 part boots (full tilt, krypton, etc)  or something with a very good walk mode  (technica crossride, salomon quest, etc)

post #3 of 5

how is the movement in the other direction (dorsiflexion, foot towards shin) as Dave alluded to she may be able to get into the boot but with a very limited flexion how well the boot works for skiing may be limited, each and every foot of this nature is a little different, the very best thing she can do is go see a really good boot fitter and have them assess the problem and work on a solution, if they are good they won't sell her  a boot for the sake of it, they may send her away with nothing to go and find a particular model/ style of boot if they do not have the right thing, beware of just being moved up in size as this might well solve the entry problem but certainly won't do much for the skiing

 

good luck getting sorted

post #4 of 5

Have her look at a freeride boot such as a Garmont Azula and others.  The tongue folds out of the way and when put in walk mode the cuff tilts rearward which gives even more room.  I would say any of those will be as good as it gets.

 

Lou

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