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my new boots a freezing - but ski great... warm up tips?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
hi - new Nordica Doberman Pro 130s this year... love the performance, but so cold...

to date have:

heaters - trying new elements
punched and ground for more toebox area
lined metal bootboard with refelctive , then duct tape
duct tape on toe
thin socks i change twice to thrice per day while the boot packs out

in the boot's defense, my rt foot has a frostbite history - most of the issues are on this side...

Any suggestions, tricks i'm missing? like i said - skis GREAT, but Brrrrrrrr.....

thanks guys!!!
post #2 of 5

The EDT boots are notoriously cold.  Check out "Boot Gloves" a neoprene cover for your boots which do  good job of keeping the shell temps a bit higher and feet consequently warmer.  They are easy to put on and off and do not require batteries!

post #3 of 5

buy a set of the non-edt boot boards.  (the Jah loves ones fit, and I;m sure some other newer ones)

 

intuition liners

 

dont over tighten the toe buckles

post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 
thanks guys

all suggestions are being tried!
post #5 of 5

Cold Sports, Warm Feet? It Is Possible

 

A heat retention study conducted by MasterFit University probed several avenues of temperature research and dispelled several long-held notions about who suffers from cold feet and what causes the problem.

 

Using infrared temperature sensors, researchers recorded surface temperatures of skier’s feet following 337 boot tests at a Boot Test Camp. They measured each foot at four zones: Tip of the first toe, ball of the foot, instep bump and instep flex point. They discovered:

 

  • Men’s feet are consistently warmer than women’s are. Of the 100 warmest temperatures recorded, 66 were on male feet, only 34 on women.

 

  • No boot brand or model proved significantly warmer. Proper fit was a much more important determinant. Boots that were overly snug or exceptionally large made the foot colder.

 

  • Thicker socks don’t necessarily provide greater warmth. In fact, with snug fitting boots, the often made the foot colder since they reduced the air pocket around and constricted circulation.

 

  • Thermo-moldable EVA liners yielded readings 2-4 degrees warmer than comparable stock liners.

 

  • Tightly buckled boots can lead to lower foot temperatures. In a room temperature test, skiers buckled one boot tightly, the other to a normal range. After 20 minutes, the feet in the tightly buckled boots recorded average temperatures readings 4-7 degrees lower.

 

  • “Race fits” in key hold-down areas (heel, instep, forefoot) can restrict blood flow and cause cold feet. Because of nerve and blood flow patterns, a tight heel makes the foot colder than a tight instep or forefoot. A snug instep makes the foot colder than a snug forefoot.

 

  • Damp boots lead to cold feet. Feet consistently showed a 5 to 10 degree drop when skiing in damp boots.

 

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