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Shell mod advice before I go into the shop

post #1 of 9
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I have a pair of Nordica Double Sixes that fit nice and snug and cause no pain. Problem is I have wide, flat feet with narrow heels and my boots make my pinky toes and the edge of the wide part of my foot numb. No pain, they just go completely numb within a couple runs. This is a common problem I have with shoes, boots, etc. but this is just a little too much to ignore. I plan to take my boots into the shop to get adjustments and wanted to get some opinions so I don't unnecessarily spend money and make sure they get done right. I was thinking of asking to have the shell shaved since there is no pressure points, just a little too tight in there. Any other solutions I should be aware of? I bought the boots used and have worn them several times already so the liners should be packed out already. Appreciate any advice. Thanks.
post #2 of 9

is the numbness less with the buckles looser?  or with thinner socks?

 

hard to tell much, as we can't see your feet, or the boots.

post #3 of 9

The problem I see is with your approach.  If you are seeing a qualified fitter instead of telling them what you want why not tell them your symptoms and let them decide the problem and solution.

 

Lou

post #4 of 9
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Yes the numbness is not so bad with the buckles loosened, I unbuckle the bottom two before each time I get on the lift which helps slow the process but not really a solution. I also tried riding with them done up not so tight but they still get numb and my foot moves around a bit too much. I also wear superthin socks and have superfeet footbeds in them. Just trying to get some ideas before I bring them in on possible ways to solve the problem so I better understand what a good bootfitter would say/do and don't get ripped off in case I get someone incompetent. Thanks
post #5 of 9

So your boots hurt when they are buckled tightly enough to prevent your foot from moving around?  In other words "how do I prevent my boots from hurting when I've buckled them tightly enough to hurt"? 

 

The answer may be to buy smaller boots.

 

Lou

post #6 of 9

     Try tightening the second from top (ankle buckle) untill it hurts then back off till it is just bearably comfortable and don't tighten the lower 2 buckles at all, just close them.  I once had a friend say he had his ankle buckle tight because it was hard to close (that doesn't mean the ankle is is held still)

 

     The ankle buckle will hold your heels into the back of the shell and your feet won't got to sleep. On the other hand if the boot is to big your skiing will suck, just sayingcool.gif.

 

mike

post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by Lou Rosenfeld View Post

So your boots hurt when they are buckled tightly enough to prevent your foot from moving around?  In other words "how do I prevent my boots from hurting when I've buckled them tightly enough to hurt"? 

 

The answer may be to buy smaller boots.

 

- Boots fit snug, no pain. Even with buckles real tight there's no pain.  

- Only my pinky toes go completely numb very quickly with any (even light) buckle pressure. Will go numb eventually even w/ buckles undone  

- Since the liners should be packed out by now I figured a shell mod was only option. Was just wondering if there might be other options or other info before I brought into a shop so I had a better understanding of potential solutions.  

- Boots are correct size according to measurements and I don't think I could even get my foot in the next sz down.  

Thanks anyways for your help  

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Originally Posted by miketsc View Post

     Try tightening the second from top (ankle buckle) untill it hurts then back off till it is just bearably comfortable and don't tighten the lower 2 buckles at all, just close them.  I once had a friend say he had his ankle buckle tight because it was hard to close (that doesn't mean the ankle is is held still)

 

     The ankle buckle will hold your heels into the back of the shell and your feet won't got to sleep. On the other hand if the boot is to big your skiing will suck, just sayingcool.gif.

 

mike

 

The Double Sixes only have three buckles but I'll try tightening the middle ankle lock buckle a bit tighter and really loosen the toe buckle. Thanks for the suggestion.
post #9 of 9

If you are going to sleep with the buckles open, get the shell stretched along the lateral border of the foot.

 

mike

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