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Medial Cuneiform Bone Spur... Help! Warning: Gross foot photo attached!

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Say hello to my little friend! 

 

Background: I am 6'4", 220 lbs 50 yo and despite my handle am a good skier who has been skiing and racing my whole life. I have a narrow 13.5B foot with a high arch and have used 29-29.5 WC 150ish type boots forever and I am paying the piper now.  Lange's last year didn't help matters much. I have a really, really large bone spur on top of my left foot directly over the center of my arch atop the medial cuneiform bone (Thank you San Marco AXR!). At this point I just need to get it cut off but it is too late for this season. I bought the 98 lasted Atomic Redster 130 Pros for this year for their high instep volume among other things and can tell that they are going to be a little low and likely too soft which also aggravates the problem as the upper cuff distorts and presses down on the lower shell and into the top of my foot when I flex the boot. Widthwise there is tons of room so I could easily go to the WC150 95 last.  I have heard that the lower shell material in the WC Redsters is much thicker than the 130 Pro. The second buckle is almost directly over the problem area. If I stand barefoot in the shell nothing touches with the boots buckled so I think there may be hope. Whether I ultimately go with the 130 or the 150 the problem should be the same.  What method can you use to create more instep space? The hard plastic on the tongue stops before the spur, so there is only neoprene above it so no opportunity for creativity there. Would heating the shell and buckling it up it over a large pad on top of my foot work, thereby creating a void when the pad is removed and the shell cools?  SInce the buckle sits right there that may be problematic. I have Instaprint footbeds that are about as low as they can go. It seems as if there is minimal opportunity to take the bootboards any lower, there are interchangeable frames that the zeppa sits in. Anyway, if you guys have any ideas thanks for the help and here is a picture of my foot...eek.gif

 

 

 

 

 

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Any suggestions?
post #3 of 5

i would probably push up the top of the boot using a press, buckles can be removed and reattached if required, a pad on your foot may work but will probably be very uncomfortable to say the least especially with the amount you are looking to move the boot.

 

there are two zeppas available for that boot the standard and a low, not had the spare parts delivered as yet so not 100% sure what the difference between then is

 

BTW it is far from the worst i have seen

post #4 of 5

ubergapper,

 

We manufacture a tool shown on our web site which can push the second buckle upward by as much as 38 of an inch. http://southernski.com/toe-jam-spreader-instep-jack.html

if you send your boots here we can do the service for about $25.00---simple.

 

mike

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Thanks guys, really appreciate the suggestions.
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