Originally Posted by surfsi
Hi all, I've just got some new Lange rx100 LV, and they fit good with a 1 inch gap behind heal in the shell fit, but I have some concerns so would appreciate some help;
My inner left ankle has pressure pain, now I've looked in the mirror I can see it pronates,(when i stand up) so I am thinking a wedge or custom footbeds to straighten it. My concern is that may shorten my foot further and therefore need a shorter boot? My feet measure 27 cm when standing the boots are 28 the width seems perfect. I'm thinking a 27/27.5 may be too narrow, or live with the
pronation and get the shell stretched in the ankle?
My other concern is; thinking I'm going to need the custom footbeds I had a look at the stock footbed and stood on it out of the boot and my foot is wider all round but doesn't feel wrong in the boot?
All replies appreciated.
Control is a nice word---worth looking into---Control exist when the skier has direct input to the skis edge at all times.
Read through the article below and pay particular attention to how the boot should fit. From a boot fitting standpoint we stick to the 15mm shell fit to achieve this control thing. In a 28.0 shell you will have to use a lot of your athletic ability (as in I'm getting really tired here, and this is no fun anymore) to over come the shortcomings of being in too big a boot.
So far as ankle bone issues, a custom footbed will usually resolve this---they also add about 30% to the control you will have (there's that control thing again), If you have really wide ankles you could have the boot shell pushed out to fit around them, a far better solution than going up a size. The custom footbed will also make it easier to wear a 26.0 shell since your foot will be shorter.
I highlighted the area in your post which will cause you the most problems for as long as you own the 28.0 boots you now have.
I measure 28.2cm foot length and ski in a 27.0 shell---you can almost always go down a size and still be comfortable (my toes are fine).
It is possible that you may fit into a 26.5 Lange RX 100---granted it will be very tight the first time you put it on, if you push your knee forward you will notice the pressure lessens on your toes---this is how the boot will feel once it breaks in. A pair of 27.0s will get really loose after about 10 days of skiing and you will then over tighten the buckles to get control over the ski---you feet will go to sleep and hurt like all heck. So for 10 days of skiing you will have some control, then they will pack out too much, and you will use your athletic ability to over come the control loss, wahoo!