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Do people's feet ever shrink?

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Yeah, I know, the liners pack out. This is probably a dumb question. I have a pair of boots with about 170 days on them, and I'm on my third pair of liners. Tecnica Inferno 130 purchased at the beginning of 10/11 season; stock liners didn't work out, so I put in a DFP high density Intuition liner after about 10 or 12 days. Perfect fit for the rest of that season and the next, 110-120 days total.

 

This season, I noticed some slop; we tried some fixes like shims underneath, etc, but it didn't work that great. So I bought the exact same liner, heated the same way, same shop,  all that. Boots felt perfect again, but this time for only about another 10-15 days; they then started feeling sloppy. I am now having to crank down the buckles even more than I was early in the season on the old liner, and I'm about to max out my instep buckle (which I never even had to buckle at all the first season).  

 

I never skied a boot 170 days before, is this just something that happens to the shell? When we double checked my measurements  early this season, I seemed to measure closer to a 24 than a 25, but I've always been right on 25 before. Anyway, I'm confused. I guess the liner could have been messed up; but it felt perfect for a while, and this sure didn't happen with my last liner.

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(No, I didn't lose weight. I mean, I usually put on 5 lb after ski season and lose it during ski season, but it isn't all in my feet. I don't think.)

post #3 of 4

I guess anything is possible but typically our feet get longer and lower as we get older.  Shells don't stretch, but can feel softer after considerable use, but I don't think they'd feel sloppy.  Maybe you have Benjamin buttons syndrome.

 

Lou

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Yeah, that's kind of what I thought. Still a mystery.

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