I have been battling heel blisters ever since I started AT skiing, which is nine years now. I have tried two boots and many linners in that time and still have not found a solution. Here are some factors that contribute to the problem, I have narrow heel and very sweaty feet. My question are:
Is there a pair of boots AT (Dynafit Compatible) that are good for people with narrow heels?
Is there a liner that is good for narrow heels with sweaty fee?
To save some time here is what I am currently using:
Garmont Mega Rides with Intuition Linners (Regular not fancy), I put ramped shims under my heels and this helped alot (now that I think of it I my try a thicker shim) and an external (to the liner) adhesive foam pad to add volume to the liners on my heels this helped a little.
This is what I have tried for foot care:
High quality ski sock
Thin sock liners
Tape (leukotape is the only tape that stays on due to the wetness of my feet however I still get friction burns under the tape which makes tape removal dicey)
Anti blister powder
Anti persperent on my feel
talcum powder on my feet
Any suggestions? Realistically I can not afford to buy new boots this year, liners maybe. New boots next year possibly.
The think is I love BC skiing and I go even though it trashes my feet however it is starting to be a bummer and effecting my enthusiasm.
I would appreciate any advice.