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The Ankle - why does it keep hitting the boot? Lange WC za

post #1 of 6
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Ok, I realize y'all can't solve problems over the internet, but I'm wondering what I'm not considering.

 

My right ankle bone -medial side, the largest protrusion keeps hitting the inside of the boot. At this point it's pretty much right at the very inside - highest point of the bone.

 

We've blown out the ankle, then ground some, and it still touches. Even in the shop, you could tell. So then we added a pad at the top of the cuff on the inside, medial. This has helped, changing it to a dull soft pain, but undoubtedly also changed my edging set up to give me more edge. Some people would probably still be screaming, but it's fairly normal since I had this issue with the last boot, and just lived with it.

 

Boots are Lange WC za plugs with lace up liner. Foot is 10.5 c/d, low instep, fairly skinny calf.

 

I've downsized this year to a 26 from my old 27 RL1? (2003) plug with Dobermann liner. I most wanted to get rid of excessive instep and calf room - the "Shankle" area. -shin/ankle.  (The fact that I could even put on say an RS 130 size 26 in the shop with no work shows how much Lange has changed the interior.)

 

Yeah, the boots are snugly, but even in the old one I had this issue. I'm confident other room issues can be handled, but this ankle thing confounds me. Have only had a couple attempts so far.

I have new footbeds in them, instaprints made by the bootfitter.

 

Is it perhaps the foot collapsing and the ankle is always going in?

What should be the approach? Is padding the inside of the cuff not a good idea?

Will it snow in Tahoe??

 

post #2 of 6

It will snow in Tahoe---------------which year were you thinking of?

 

Does your footbed hold your ankle in a "close to sub talor neutral position" or are you still pronating when you stand on it on the floor out of the boot?  If not, you may need to post it a little more along the medial side.  Take a pic of your foot on the footbed with your phone and post it here.

 

mike

post #3 of 6

are you in the lake tahoe area? if so go to the start haus. they can fix most any ankle problem.

 

jeff

post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the replies, I will post pic when i get near the boots with a camera. No, not in Tahoe area, ski in Vermont,  but will be in a few weeks. It wil be a boot off between Starthaus and Snowind sports.

post #5 of 6

Hey Tog!

 

I pretty much echo Miketsc's comments, it sounds like you are treating the symptom rather than the cause.  When you get out here we can take a look at your footbed and probably do a little mod that will solve your ankle issue.  Of course you could drive to Truckee and wait in line and pay more if you like!

post #6 of 6

where in vt are you? Nick Blayloc is great 802 558 7886 or Green Mountain Orthotic Lab or Innerboot works or Northern Boot Works.

 

Good Luck

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