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Fitting a salomon quest 12 boot

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Hey Guys

 

I need some advice.

Just got a pair of Salomon quest 12 size 26.5, when i tried the boots instore there wasn't any problems they were tight but i figured they just needed to be broken in. Then i just tested the for the first time today and it is obvious to me that they are to narrow on the forefoot. I think maybe a millimeter or two would be enough.

Im currently living in Greenland, so a bootfitter is to fare away. and materials are expensive.

 

  I got access to tools and machinery so making a punching tool is possible. But i thinking of the tool as a last option because the materials i need to bulid would be expensive.

 

currently im having thoughts on trimming the liner some how but i have no idea if its possible and a durable methood. Im open to any sugestions i just want to go out and ski without the fear of my feet falling of .

 

SO PLEASE WISE BOOTFITTERS HELP ME OUT

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Ski it more than one day. It took me about 12 days of skiing before the liner in my ghost packed out to perfection. Try skiing with an ultra thin liner sock to give you just enough more wiggle room.

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Originally Posted by ecimmortal View Post

Ski it more than one day. It took me about 12 days of skiing before the liner in my ghost packed out to perfection. Try skiing with an ultra thin liner sock to give you just enough more wiggle room.



I'll +1, since you now 'own' the boot, best to let it 'break in' before doing any mods...

boot liners do pack in a bit after the first 4-5 days of skiing (sometimes sooner).

 

ultra thin socks may not be absolutely needed, but going thinner would certainly help. If you;re wearing thick socks, it's best to get away from them anyway, for lots of good reasons. And they don't really help much in having warmer fit - mostly they work opposite that.

If the foot is forward into where the shell forefoot/toebox starts tapering down, drawing the foot back just a mm or 2 may open the width enough, in combo with the 'pack in' of the liner.

To do this without any permanent mod you can try replacing the stock 'foot bed' (thin sliver of foam in liner) with an aftermarket structured footbed, like the SuperFeet Red or similar. These will actually raise the heel slighty, roughly 3 mm, which will draw the foot backward a little, in most boots. Course watch the fit in other areas.

You can simulate this (dry land, not for skiing) by placing something flat, about 3 mm thick under the stock footbed and only under the heel. See if that helps with getting the forefoot into a wider part of the boot. If it does help then go for some decent footbeds which give you that slight lift. Not sure what you might have in Greenland, but stay away from the general drug store squishy gel footbeds - check here in epic for footbed threads for brands and types...

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