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Dalbello Krypton - big toe pain

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 

Hello everyone,

 

I own a pair of Dalbello Kryptons and they have - of all the boots I own(ed) - the best heel hold and width for my feet. They are a size 27.5 with stock footbeds.

But I have during lifting and standing, waiting, walking severe pain in the big toe. It gets better while skiing, but I fear that the boot might be a tad too short.

 

Here are pics of my shell fit (left and right):

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My feet:

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I cut open the liners (something I have to do with nearly all of the liners I own).

 

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I marked the areas of the pain:

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And this is how tight I buckle my boots:

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I skied in them about a week, but it was still painfull. Do you guys think that it should be possible to stretch or grind them? Or is all hope lost? And would another footbed effectively "shorten" the length of the feet?

 

Thank you!


Edited by christomx - 2/21/12 at 11:21am
post #2 of 4

first thing is to get a decent footbed in there to support and stabilize your foot in its best functioning position, after that is done then if required it is not a problem to either stretch out or grind the toe box of the boot, the footbed is the foundation that will reduce the elongation of your foot as you apply weight to it (it effectively holds your foot in a slightly shorter size)

 

the liner surgery was probably a touch drastic, a stretcher in there and some heat could have done a similar job without the need for a knife

 

all in all a good fitter should be able to work wonders anon them

post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 

That sounds promising, thank you very much.

 

I only opened the stitching of the liner, so I should be able to stitch it back together.

 

How do you feel about conformable-footbeds? The bootfitters nearby use them.

post #4 of 4

it is not really about the brand, more the person making them for you, i prefer either instaprint of superfeet custom but a well made conformable is a good footbed

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