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Hey,

So I bought Full Tilt Originals about a month ago. The intuition liners were heat molded to my feet, and I was wearing thin socks from the ski shop when they were molded. Since I bought the boots, I have skied in them three times. The first two times I was very happy with how the boots fit. I wore Wigwam ski socks made of smart wool that were a lot thicker than the ski socks I wore in the shop.

 

This last time I went skiing, my right foot(which is larger) was bothering me. I was wearing a thicker Thorlo ski sock I had received as a present which had been designed for people wearing rental boots. It was designed a lot differently than the Wigwam sock, with areas of different thickness. I thought the sock might be too thick for my feet, so I bought their thinner sock which is designed for custom fit boots. I still had cramping/pain in my foot. The pain I experienced was around a bony part of the side of my foot and at the back of my ankle. I am intermediate skier and ski around 10 days a year.

 

So here are my questions:

 

1) Do different ski socks make a huge difference in fit? It surprised me how much different the fit was from the first times I used the boots.

 

2) Are thinner or thicker socks preferable? I heard that thinner socks are preferable while packing out a liner, and then later on thicker socks are preferable. I'm thinking whatever is comfortable should be my first priority.

 

3) Assuming the pressure point/pain goes away with my original socks, does it make sense to go back to the ski shop and have them adjust the boots to fit comfortably with thinner socks? I have a lifetime fit warranty on the boots, so I can go back as many times as I need to in order to get a proper fit.

 

4) For the week prior to skiing, I had left the intuition liners out of the boot to dry. Could that have made a difference in how they fit my foot?

 

Thanks!

Matt

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Hey,

So I bought Full Tilt Originals about a month ago. The intuition liners were heat molded to my feet, and I was wearing thin socks from the ski shop when they were molded. Since I bought the boots, I have skied in them three times. The first two times I was very happy with how the boots fit. I wore Wigwam ski socks made of smart wool that were a lot thicker than the ski socks I wore in the shop.

 

This last time I went skiing, my right foot(which is larger) was bothering me. I was wearing a thicker Thorlo ski sock I had received as a present which had been designed for people wearing rental boots. It was designed a lot differently than the Wigwam sock, with areas of different thickness. I thought the sock might be too thick for my feet, so I bought their thinner sock which is designed for custom fit boots. I still had cramping/pain in my foot. The pain I experienced was around a bony part of the side of my foot and at the back of my ankle. I am intermediate skier and ski around 10 days a year.

 

So here are my questions:

 

1) Do different ski socks make a huge difference in fit? It surprised me how much different the fit was from the first times I used the boots.  Yes.

 

2) Are thinner or thicker socks preferable? I heard that thinner socks are preferable while packing out a liner, and then later on thicker socks are preferable. I'm thinking whatever is comfortable should be my first priority. Go thinner until the liner packs.

 

3) Assuming the pressure point/pain goes away with my original socks, does it make sense to go back to the ski shop and have them adjust the boots to fit comfortably with thinner socks? I have a lifetime fit warranty on the boots, so I can go back as many times as I need to in order to get a proper fit.  It is always good to do a follow up if you have any fit issues.

 

4) For the week prior to skiing, I had left the intuition liners out of the boot to dry. Could that have made a difference in how they fit my foot?  No.  If the liners took the set, it took the set.

 

Thanks!

Matt



 

 

post #3 of 5

Why not just wear thin socks?

post #4 of 5

I always try to wear the same socks and i bought two more pair after i tried out my current pair and determined they were comfy and warm enough, so when the first pair wears out, then i replace it with the "same" type of sock. takes one of the variables out of the way MY boots fit my feet

post #5 of 5

I suggest an ultra-thin sock and stick with it.  I have 5 pair of Smartwool ultra-thin socks.  Anything thicker throws off the fit.

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