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Trouble getting my boots on - friction

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

For some reason, after years with the same liners, this season it's incredibly difficult to slide my feet into my boots.

Same socks, same liners as previous years...

 

Should i use baby powder to help? Is there something better?

Maybe a spray for the inside of the liners?

 

BTW; once the boots are on, the liners are way too loose, as they've been since I bought them from Surefoot, years ago.

post #2 of 7

Phlogiston,

 

Maybe your boots/feet are trying to convey a message.  If the liner is packed out and loose, your skiing will be affected---not in a good way---read the WIKI at the top of this section and shell fit your self to see if it is worth replacing the liner.  If the shell is too big, don't make the mistake of thinking a new liner will fix things (expensive and useless effort).

 

mike

post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

Having spent a small fortune on the 'services' of bootfitters, and various types of custom liners, and having nothing to show for it... I've learned how to ski quite well with lousy expensive liners and cheap skis (which I tune myself).

I'm not buying another pair of boots, or liners, or giving another dime to the crooks in the bootfitting racket.

 

I will however take suggestions on how to make the inside of the liner slippery, before I start experimenting with baby powder on my own.

 

When I do need to replace my XWave 9s someday, I'll buy something out of a bin at Sports Authority for $100, and learn to live with it. And I'll make sure they're 325mm long, so I don't have to pay to have all the bindings in my quiver adjusted.

post #4 of 7

Don't go hating too much on the bootfitters, and don't necessarily judge all bootfitters by what you got from Surefoot.  The answer you seek is in this thread.  Getting into my boots.

 

Dry Silicon Spray...

 

Do a search for Food Grade dry silicone spray for other possible brands and sources.  JMHO, but your approach to replacing your boots sounds destined for failure.

 

 

Quote:
When I do need to replace my XWave 9s someday, I'll buy something out of a bin at Sports Authority for $100, and learn to live with it. And I'll make sure they're 325mm long, so I don't have to pay to have all the bindings in my quiver adjusted.

 

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

Actually, what I do is destined for success.

When I have problems with my feet, such as morton's neuroma, I make a pad for the bottom of my foot, and ski without pain.

When a doctor operated on my knee, and THEN told me I should never do anything with more impact than swimming and treadmills, i waited 6 months and started jogging. Then skating, Then skiing.

I've skied 10 seasons since then, ignoring what Dr Filth told me to do.

 

Oddly, when I used to tape padding around my heel and other trouble spots on my foot, I had no trouble getting my boots on, but now there's friction in the liner, from years of wear, which is keeping my sock from sliding in, without any of the padding I used to use.

 

I buy what I buy, make it work, ski very well, and don't give any more money to the arrogant parasites working as bootfitters in the New York City and Hunter Mtn areas.

Obviously, bootfitters should be licensed and regulated by a government agency, like people who make dentures, to protect customers from crooks and incompetents.

post #6 of 7

 

 

Wow!

 

snowfalling.gif

 

I hope we can all agree---snow fall is good.

 

as to your original question---look up "Easyon" at www.easyon.com find your nearest dealer and have a great day skiing

 

 

 

mike

 

 


Edited by miketsc - 2/25/12 at 6:23am
post #7 of 7

Hey "Ask the Bootfitter Guys", any of you call yourself bootfitters?

 

Lou

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