I injured my leg twenty years ago. One of the muscles in my calf ended up being shortened by scar tissue. Now my right foot turns in when I walk. If normal is 12 O'clock, my foot turns in to point at half past 10.
When I straighten my foot up to ski, I engage one of my edges (I think it is my inside edge).
In the past I have tried custom foot beds from a ski shop, and the custom orthotics that I use in my running shoes, Both help, but they both have an incredibly high instep / arch. The arch twists my foot and (I think) makes it hard for me to balance with my foot because I'm standing on the lateral edge of my foot .
I've been skiing for the last couple of years with a Superfeet Green insole, with a heel lift fixed to it. Raising my heel seems to flatten my forefoot and get me more in balance. This works, but I still think I could do better.
I read a post by mntlion on TGR which has got me thinking about trying a heel wedge that is higher (posted) on the medial side. I've mail ordered some to try out (thanks mntlion).
i. Has anybody got any other ideas?
ii. The snow is 8 hours away, so I've been trying out different footbeds by putting them in my ski boot and standing on one foot to check my balance. Is this a good idea? Or is there another way to try out insoles without skiing?
Edited by Steve Robinson - 4/8/13 at 2:03pm