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Boots seem to be too big after getting broken in. HELP!

post #1 of 6
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I bought a pair of 2010/2011 Atomic Hawx 110s last year, they were the season priors and seemed to fit great at the shop... Now that I have skied a dozen plus times on them, they seem to haven gotten bigger as I have broken them in and are too loose.  I have fairly thin feet and it's like I don't have enough ankle support....  I had some personalized foot beds made at a local ski shop in WA, but that didn't seem to help at all... Is there anything that can be done to fix this?  As I would hate to fork out another $400 for a pair of boots after just having purchased them.

 

Any information would be great!  Thanks.

-Dane

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post #2 of 6

how big is the shell fit?

 

http://www.epicski.com/a/boot-fitting-which-boot-will-work-for-me

 

if it is more then 1" buy new boots that fit correctly, from a store/staff that knows what they are doing.

 

sorry

post #3 of 6

Dane, Dane, Dane 

 

Firstly, welcome to Epicski! and to Ask a Bootfitter forum!

 

While we can not be sure without seeing and measuring your feet, it sounds likely that you have made the choice many before you have made.  Buying a comfortable boot in the shop without proper supervision which turns out being a shell size or two too big and probably too high of a volume boot for a skinny ankle.

 

You could start adding padding here and there to snug up the fit or possibly invest in a custom liner that would take up some volume, OR have a reputable boot fitter size you properly into the correct shell size and internal shell volume for you feet.  So I guess what I am saying is you can chase a so so fit throwing good money after bad or you could sell your boots and start over from a better educated vantage point!?

 

best of luck,

bud

post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 

Thanks guys, 

 

I figured as much... I hadn't been up in years (like 12-15) until the second half of last season, caught the bug, and was overly zealous to get into some gear to improve my technique.  Hence why I made the purchase on such a whim without really researching... I figure I'll pad with extra thick socks or something until next year and then get some new boots at an EXPO, end of year special, or ski swap.  I'll probably need to replace the Aftershock's I bought as well... 

 

-Dane

post #5 of 6

Dane,

 

don't make the same mistake twice...it gets pricey having to replace gear every season, even at a ski swap

 

save some money up then get to the best boot fitter in your area, spend time and money getting the right boot based on their advice, it WILL be cheaper in the long run

post #6 of 6

You have thin feet and spent $400 on boots.  Boots in that price range usually are "E" width or greater.  If your feet are narrower than a "D" width you should be skiing a "98mm" shell.

 

Lou

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