Boot Pros! I need some help figuring out a problem with my new Lange RS130 boots. As background, I’m male, in my 50’s, 225 lbs, have skied for 50+ years in the west. I started recreational racing a few years ago, mostly Nastar and some Masters. I primarily ski groomers, some soft bumps, and powder when available. I’m skiing on Dynastar Contacts & Speed Course, Fischer SC’s, Volkl Mantras, and will break out a pair of Stockli Laser GS one of these days.
I bought the boots with custom liners this year, but only have 5 days on them. I’m working with the local boot fitter (who I believe is the best in this area and works well with me), and have punched/ground until they feel fine width/length, etc. The custom liners (my first set ever) feel as if they are elevated in the middle of my feet from in front of the heel to the ball of both feet, but give great “snow feel” when skiing. The boots are very responsive.
THE PROBLEM: my right heel feels like its elevated (like the foot bed under the heel has a hard spot and is higher than on the left), and throughout the day my right heel will go numb. At times it feels like there’s a wrinkle in the liner under or around my right heel, but there is not. We’ve compacted the liner around the Achilles tendon (too tight on both boots), and that may have helped a little, but didn’t solve the issue.
I’m heading back to the fitter, but wanted to see if I could get any thoughts from you before I do. Thanks in advance. Jimdh