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What is wrong with my boots? Symmetrical blisters on my feet.

post #1 of 5
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A little about me. I'm 5'10" 185lbs 22 years old. I ski pretty aggressively through everything. I wear a size 11 but have a relatively wide foot. I've got a problem with my current ski boots. They are Dalbellos. Nearly every time that I go out skiing for extended periods of time, I end up with blisters in the same spot on each foot. These boots were not specially fitted for me or anything nor did I have any idea that such high importance was placed on your boots before finding this forum. Here are some pics to help better explain what I am talking about: 

 

 

Thank you!

post #2 of 5

what is the shell fit like on the boots?

 

please read, and answer this

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

 

 

but my guess (with not enough information) is that your boots are too big, and your footbeds don't offer enough support.

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Originally Posted by mntlion View Post

what is the shell fit like on the boots?

 

please read, and answer this

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

 

 

but my guess (with not enough information) is that your boots are too big, and your footbeds don't offer enough support.

I think that I'm right on the line, but am still okay with the size. What do you think? Here is a picture if it helps. 

 

post #4 of 5

Just from the picture I would say that looks like about an inch of open space behind your heel in the shell-----too bigcool.gif.

 

Blisters are caused by shearing of the layers of skin in your case on your feet---your foot is moving around inside the liner enough to do this to you

 

What size boots are these?

 

how long are your feet in centimeters?  (not in a shoe size please) shoe sizes are all over the place.

 

your problem can be cured by getting the right size boots and a good set of custom foot beds.

 

primarily you need a "boot fitter" (not a boot seller)

 

Your quote:"A little about me. I'm 5'10" 185lbs 22 years old. I ski pretty aggressively through everything."

You might consider a higher flex boot as this one is intended as an entry level boot----soft flex, mushy liner, not much in the way of performance---

at your weight you should consider a 100/120 flex boot at a minimum

 

mike


Edited by miketsc - 2/12/13 at 10:59am
post #5 of 5

blisters are caused by movement

 

movement is a by-product of the boots inability to contain the foot. your foot sliding back and forth in a hard plastic shell that cannot control the movement.

 

fix = properly sized and shape matched ski boot, and a trim to fit or custom footbed to control foot movement from underneath the foot.

 

jim

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