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Raising toe height or dropping heel height?

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What would be the differences I would feel between shimming up the toe peice by, say, 2 mm and grinding the heel area of the zeppa down by the same amount? I realise that the former would effectively reduce the shaft angle of the boot and the latter would effectively increase it but what would I be likely to FEEL?

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each move has an effect on your set-up. the effect is only relative to you and your individual morphology.

 

there are indications as to what will happen when you make either of those moves, however they are different for each human being. your ankle range of motion comes into play in regards to the angle of the zeppa when you make changes inside of the boot. the joints further up the chain are more effected by changes on the outside of the boot.

 

IMO i would get all of the pieces inside the boot squared away first......bootboard angle, foot support, cuff angle. once the joints of the foot and ankle are comfortably balanced, then move outside the shell to balance your knees and hips.

 

approaching inside and outside boot adjustments simultaneously will have your head spinning and your internal gyroscope thoroughly confused.

 

jim

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