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numb left toes and ball of foot

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

I am in a pair of Technica Vento 8 boots and they were fitting me fairly well and then my right heel started feeling like it was coming out when skiing moguls.  So I went to the ski shop at  the mountain and they inserted a 2mm insert under my liner to reduce volume.  They also tightened the buckles by unscrewing them and moving them over so that i was not all the way cranked down without any ablility to tighten, if I am describing it right.  Then, after I was skiing, my left foot/toes became numb after a few hours.  My question is this, Can I keep the insert in my right boot and remove the one from my left?  I also want to know if there is a good boot fitter in the Boston area?  I may need to see a pro and get a new pair of boots that I can love!  Right now I am just lukewarm on my Ventos.

post #2 of 8

try removing the one shim, and see how it feels.  Odds are you will not notice the balance difference.

 

also try keeping the buckles looser?

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

i think I will try loosening the micro adjust on the Mg buckle and keep it to the current setting.  Thanks!

post #4 of 8

I am sure we can help. Call Ski Stop in Westwood. (20-30 minutes from Boston).

post #5 of 8

Ventos are huge volume boot suitable for only the widest foot complete with dizzyingly high instep.  Anything else belongs in a different boot.

 

Lou

post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 

Lou I have a low volume foot and a high arch with tiny calves.  I think I am in the wrong boot.  Maybe a custom insole will help me.  I am going to get in touch with Burgman and see if he can help me out.

post #7 of 8

Absolutely, but be prepared for a new boot.  Custom insoles are used to provide foot support, alter foot position and other things boot won't successfully make a boot the size of a vento fit a low volume foot.

post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 

i have come to that realization, Lou.  It will be worth the money, though.

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