My calf muscles are very large around, not all that uncommon an issue, as I can see from posts below. I also have a high volume, normal width foot, and limited dorsiflexion. My go to boots are getting long in the tooth (Nordica Beasts). I had them fitted at GMOL several years back, with a few tweaks by some other reputable bootfitters. I would like to know where to start looking for a replacement boot. My current setup has heel lifts inside, and toe lifts out. I would prefer to find a much more upright boot with a large cuff, but that seems unlikely. Any thoughts on where to start looking?
I know I ask this question every year or two, but please indulge me with your views on the more recent offerings in ski boots.
I have a second question, somewhat related. What holds the foot in the boot? Is a large part of the the holding force generated in the cuff? How much of the holding force is generated over the instep, and how much at the ankles? I ask because I was having trouble getting my boot cuffs tight enough without restricting circulation. I think I would like to have the front of my shin in contact with the tongue of the boot as I start to move forward. If part of the reason for having the cuff tight is to hold the leg and foot down, then I think I am applying pressure to do that, as well as to keep in contact with the shell. It would seem better to me if somehow I did not need as much force at the top of the cuff.