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Chicken Feet. Low instep, average arch (not flat) small ankle, wide forefoot and shins (feet) like a chicken

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

Any suggestions for someone with feet like me?

post #2 of 8

pete,

 

i know it seems that we are all clairvoyant geniuses...................but...............

 

could you post a picture or two, that quantifies the chickeness of your feet. one mans chicken is another mans duck, and i failed my course on aviary anatomy. 

 

if not, you will get the usual response of "go find a good shop with a good boot fitter,etc" or "get the green ones, they are pretty" or "i used to have feet like an armadillo, but since purchasing these XYZT model boots on a great recommendation from a pro on TGR, my feet now look like a chickens"

 

we would like to help, how about giving us to some meat to chew on.

 

jim

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Thread Starter 

Gee how do I know you won't do things with the photo of my feet?  That said I've skied in an old pair of salomon Falcom 120's for 4 years now I think.  The fit was pretty much spot on when I got them with only a little more room up front in the meta- tarsal area needed..  If I did submit photos of my feet would you want color or B&W.  Also I would would probably want to get a ped first.

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ok, forward progress. the falcon(no coincidence that your boots were named after a bird) was a generous forefoot 98 mm last with good heel hold due to a low instep shell shape and some awesome preshaped firm eva foam heel wraps in the liner. it also was fairly low and flat over the instep.

 

again flying blind, ( a photo speaks volumes) you should be able match up with many of the 98mm lasted performance boots in the 110 to 130 flex range. there is a large range of heel/ankle hold down capability of those 98's based on the crown of the instep, the distance from the toe that the boot instep starts to curve up the lower shin, and overall volume of the ankle bones. also it can be deceiving to look at the shell dimensions without taking into account the thickness and firmness of the tongue and liner over the top of the foot and around the ankle/instep area. just remember the thicker and softer the liner material, the quicker the fit degrades.

 

your toe box shape will need to be adapted in all of the 98's, so that is really not an important factor in your boot selection. what i do not recommend coming off the falcon are any of the 100mm lasted boots. most of the 100's work better for for large turkey and ostrich feet.

 

jim

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Thread Starter 

Ok thanks.  Was wondering about the new Rossi and Lange 97mm.  Still considering the photo.  Once my foot is on the internet it will only be a little while before it starts showing up other places doing who knows what.  I don't want to lessen my potential employment future if a photo of my foot is cut and pasta doing different things I can't even think of..

post #6 of 8

Well now that we know you are looking for a job, where are you?   Lou's is hiring and we don't suffer any foot biases.  As a matter of fact we might feature your feet in the newsletter with the promise of covering any identifying marks.

 

You seem to be in good hands with Jim.  Just to add my two cents though, I agree with everything Jim has said.

 

Lou

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Thread Starter 

Lou I'm in Seattle and you I see are in Calgary.   I grew up on Ferncliff crescent SE.  Learned to ski down here but still get up to BC.  Never been to LL except in the summer and I should change that..  

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You should change that, but there are good fitters where you are,  However, if you find yourself this way, stop in.

 

Lou

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