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bad circulation, thinking of getting new boots

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to start, I have Head Dream Thang 12 that i got in 2008, i needed a stiffer ski boot to go with my older Volkl energy 320   (163cm) skis (04/05)

 

I am planning on getting new skis this year and figured maybe get new boots since i plan to splurge.

 

I have a custom insole, and had the liner to the boots heated and molded.... two years ago for christmas my parents got me those nice thin boot heaters (after a day of skiing even with those one time use heaters my feet would be cold to where i don't feel them and then they hurt when thawing)... most days i am on 3 setting to keep feet warm (to know they will not be cold enough to cause pain when done, and to keep some feeling in my feet), and after getting off the lift i go to 1.  i love those.  but every winter my feet get colder..... even right now under blankets and an electric heater my feet are cold.

I wear smartwool.

 

I plan to take my boots to Ski Fever this weekend to have them fit checked but also look into new boots.

 

last winter i realized i don't really buckle the toes and most of the time i have the upper buckles loose unless i want/ need control and feel like sacrificing comfort.

 

i have a wide toe, narrow heel, and my second toe is longer than the first ( on some shoes this makes a difference)

 

when in skier shape i am an agressive skier,  i'm 5'1" and 115lbs.  the last two seasons while away at college i didnt get to ski everyweekend and noticed i would easily get tired muscles above the knee (don't know human anatomy well)   i have been skiing for 20 years.

 

for skis i am considering the volkl allura

 

Please help me make my feet happier so i can do all day and night skiing.

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Rei:

sorry to say that in this format we can't help much because without actually seeing your feet it is impossible for us to tell what boot will really fit.  I will say and I sell the Dream Thang that we sell very few each year because it is so very high volume so it is very unlikely it is a reasonable volume for you.  It is also very mushy, so we reserve it for very big calves and/or flipper feet for very slow methodical skiers.

 

Lou

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