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Boots and Plantar Faciatis

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Hey Guys,

 

Im new to the forum and was told to come to this section to get help on picking boots and some advice. So far i have not owned a pair of boots and have rented for the past 2 seasons. I have really bad foot pain when i ski, like really really bad sometimes unbearable. After talking to podiatrist i had a pair of custom made orthodics made for every day use, i wanted to know if i can use those inside my boots and if not what you guys recommend i do. What are my options, i have heard of heat molded liners, orthodics for ski boots, etc. Also if there are any boot fitters in the los angeles area that i can talk to in order to go and buy some boots that would be great.

 

- Andremedia

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Hi Andremedia and welcome to Epicski!

 

Plantar faciaitis is not uncommon and very manageable with a well made footbed.  You may find your orthotics made for every day shoes will not interface very well in ski boots.  A custom made footbed specific to ski boots will work better as it will be full length and it's profile will match your boot last shape better.   Ski boots hold your feet in a mid gait position and skiing footbeds are made with this in mind.  I am sure if you ask around here you will find some recommendations for the LA area but if you ski in Mammoth you will find some good options there.

 

Good luck!

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