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post #1 of 11
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hello Boot Fitting Gods,

just got myself a new pair of boots, Atomic hawx 100's, ive always had problems with boots pinching the side fleshy part of my foot, which these seem to so far have not given me any trouble,

i have flat feet but have orthotics made, ive yet to ski on the boot and only had them on for several hours round the house,

i've been getting a little pain in my right knee, any ideas why i'd get this pain when wearing the boots?

post #2 of 11

Hi rossymcg,

 

We will need more info---

 

is the pain on the inside or outside of the knee?

 

have you seen a bootfitter to set up the boot?( its called alignment.)

 

It is possible that the boot is rolling your leg inside or outside (when standing on a hard surface) and stressing the knee joint.  If that is going on your skis will not track properly and you will have to compensate, (compensating sucks).  Get this looked at.

 

mike

post #3 of 11
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Hello Mike,

I had the boots fitted and in the shop I had no pain at all, 

id say it's on the inside just under the knee cap, I've had patella tendinitis before but that was 3 years ago, how would one deal with an alignment problem?

post #4 of 11

Hi again,

 

I would suggest you go see a boot fitter, verses a "boot seller"--- there is a list at the beginning of this section.  Alignment can be evaluated in several ways from a static prospective in a shop and then fine tuned out on the hill by an alignment specialist.  Where are you located?  There are several shops that do the on hill evaluation.

 

mike

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Originally Posted by miketsc View Post

Hi again,

 

I would suggest you go see a boot fitter, verses a "boot seller"--- there is a list at the beginning of this section.  Alignment can be evaluated in several ways from a static prospective in a shop and then fine tuned out on the hill by an alignment specialist.  Where are you located?  There are several shops that do the on hill evaluation.

 

mike



 

I'm from the same place as Robin Hood, Nottingham in the uk,

In all fairness the guy who fitted me for the boots seemed ok,

I grilled him prior to fitting me out, asked him about his history of fitting etc,

So what exactly is alignment? And how does one check it?

 

post #6 of 11

Get an appointment to go see Colin Martin in Bicester, UK, I am sure he can sort it out.

 

mike

post #7 of 11
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Found him on the interweb, what exactly does he do,

Ive seen a foot specialist who looked at my gait, some say he's the best in the busines, 

professor Batt, looks after the players on the ATP tour, he had footbeds made for me,

went through a physio programme as well,

post #8 of 11

Hi,

 

Tennis players don't play there sport in a plastic, restrictive cast of  a boot.  You need to see some one who is trained in solving problems in ski boots.

 

Good Luck

 

mmike

post #9 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by miketsc View Post

Hi,

 

Tennis players don't play there sport in a plastic, restrictive cast of  a boot.  You need to see some one who is trained in solving problems in ski boots.

 

Good Luck

 

mmike



 

Good point Mike,

Thanks for your time and advice, will you be skiing this weekend?

post #10 of 11

in my experience the orthotics made by many podiatrists simply do not work in ski boots, some do but it is rare...... alignment takes many forms but to know what will work for you we need to see your feet and boots

 

chances are the orthotic you have is fighting against the position the boot is holding you in when you ski

 

we offer a full range of alignment services, unfortunately the boots you have cannot have the soles planed (i have seen them done, but due to litigation issues we do not plane soles of not solid soled boots) it may be a bit of compromise to get you 100% dialled in, but we should be able to get you close

 

there are a number of things that can be done, a good ski specific orthic is the foundation, then adjusting the cuff of the boot, then either internal or external shimming of the boot/binding to get everything lined up

 

btw if you are trying to get in contact my office is closed until friday as we are all away skiingbiggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by CEM View Post

in my experience the orthotics made by many podiatrists simply do not work in ski boots, some do but it is rare...... alignment takes many forms but to know what will work for you we need to see your feet and boots

 

chances are the orthotic you have is fighting against the position the boot is holding you in when you ski

 

we offer a full range of alignment services, unfortunately the boots you have cannot have the soles planed (i have seen them done, but due to litigation issues we do not plane soles of not solid soled boots) it may be a bit of compromise to get you 100% dialled in, but we should be able to get you close

 

there are a number of things that can be done, a good ski specific orthic is the foundation, then adjusting the cuff of the boot, then either internal or external shimming of the boot/binding to get everything lined up

 

btw if you are trying to get in contact my office is closed until friday as we are all away skiingbiggrin.gif



 

Hello Colin,

Youre the 1st Limey I've spoken to on here, thanks for your advice,

The story so far is, I went to ski today at tamworth, yes I know it's short, flat and busy there, but it's good to get a feel for my boots in a skiing situation, I got my new boots from Ellis brighams at the snow dome,so after finishing skiing went in to see them,

I had a pressure point on the inside of my right ankle and the outsides of my feet were a little tender, they took my socks off examined my feet, got me to roll up my jeans, and said I needed as you say a footbed, me being a know it all prat said "I told you last week I didn't want a foot bed I've had one made by a professional" he then looked at it and said, "yes it's a master piece but you may as well throw it away as put it in your ski boots, he made me a new sidas footbed, this putting my foot in a more nuetral position and preventing the foot from collapsing,

Does this sound about right?

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