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Foot pain with ZipFit liners

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Thread Starter 
Bought a pair of ZipFit liners in Mammoth (Footloose) end of last season. Only skied a day or two on them and they felt OK, not great. Now with the start of the season, I find I'm having quite a bit of pain in the heels. I've been to some of the top fitters in the past and always seem to have pain and issues with boots. I thought for the amount of money I put into the Zipfits I would not be suffering. I would go back to Footlose, but I ski in Vermont (mammoth was vacation time).

Any thoughts on a quick fix or do I need to find a ZipFit or other fitter in Vermont?

Thanks
post #2 of 4

it can take a day or two for them to settle to your feet at the start of the season, especially as you only had a day or 2 in them so far... i normally reckon on 3-4 days hard skiing to bed the liner in properly

 

how are you putting the boot on... liner first or in the conventional way? if the latter then make sure you are lifting the back of the liner out and letting your foot pull it back down to ensure you are in the right place (under the heel huggers)  there are some hints and tips on the zipfit.com website which may help

 

heat is your friend, you don't want to damage footbeds but making sure the boots are warm at the start of the day will always help with zipfits especially in stiffer shell

post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
Very helpful input. In answer to your question, I put my boots on the traditional way. Based on your input, I now recall the fitter in Mammoth also saying pull from the back of the liner, so thanks for that and something I will try this weekend. I also put the boot on a bit cold, def not warm, so will attempt to keep warm.

Thanks for the input.
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Thread Starter 
Much better now...no or minimal pain! Only issue I seem to have with the Zipfits are that they tend to get caught up in the tongue when I first out them on so there's a bit of a back and forth with pulling the tongue up and then pushing it down until it feels right.
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