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I'm not sure if this is a silly question, but...

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I have just come back from a 20 year geographically imposed skiing exile. I'm slowly re-equipping myself with new gear and I'm starting with boots. I went to a local ski shop with a good reputation and I tried a number of boots and my hands-down favorite was the Dalbello Krypton Rampage 100.  It fits *almost* everywhere and seems very comfortable--at least for the 30 minutes or so I had it on in the shop. The *only* complaint I had is that it squeezes my little toe from the side. The fellow at the ski shop said they could widen the boot in the toe-box, if, after the lining was molded and I skied on the boot, the narrowness was still an issue. So here's my question--can a boot be safely widened or will widening the boot harm the integrity of the gear?

 

Thanks so much in advance and I hope this isn't a silly question--back in the day I can't recall people doing this--but I had young flexible feet then and it wasn't so much of an issue.


--Al

post #2 of 5

yes boots can be widened in the toe box and really most anywhere although I would say Kryptons are one of the harder boots to work on, the toe issue shouldn't be a probem

 

Lou

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Great--that's the answer I was looking for! Thanks for taking the time to answer Lou!

post #4 of 5

odds are the boot will pack out enough on its own to make the room you need...   but if not, yes,  it can be stretched out.

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Thanks Dave--that's great news.  I really like the boot.

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