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spontaneous boot heel slip. What happened?

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I have have a pair of Lange RX120 boots that I love but recently the fit of the left boot has suddenly worsened. The heel is no longer as snug as it was just a couple days ago and this has significantly effected the performance of the boot. I can crank down the buckles more but the fit and feel is not the same. The boots only have about 25 days on them and the right boot's fit has not changed, so what gives? I am using the same socks so I know that is not an issue. I did recently remove the liners to dry but have done that many times in the past without change in boot fit. Is it possible that I deformed the heel pocket when removing the liners? I know this is an odd problem, but any advice is greatly appreciated.

post #2 of 5
I'd say that your left foot has less volume than your right or is just smaller. If it is a volume issue, go see a boot fitter. A strategically placed pad can eliminate some of that volume.

Dennis
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I suppose it could be as simple as noticing pack-out on the smaller foot first.  But the "remove your liners to dry" advise has always struck me as dangerous, considering how much wrestling is needed on most boots.  I'd examine the stitching carefully, and double check if there are any bits and pieces that could be in the wrong place.  Or get professional help.

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I suppose it could be as simple as noticing pack-out on the smaller foot first.  But the "remove your liners to dry" advise has always struck me as dangerous, considering how much wrestling is needed on most boots.  I'd examine the stitching carefully, and double check if there are any bits and pieces that could be in the wrong place.  Or get professional help.

 

There's a bit of technique involved, and for the majority of boots, it isn't that hard. Stop off at a good ski shop and have a boot guy show you the ropes if there's an issue. smile.gif

 

I had a woman come by the other day and wanted to buy new boots because she had so much trouble getting her's on and off (but she really liked them while skiing)... she had her boots, so we did a little 2 minute clinic. Bingo...Big smiles and no new boots. One happy future customer, not to mention all her friends she tells. smile.gif

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markojp - so what do you think is going on with the OP's heel?

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