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I'm in the market for a new boot. I currently have a pair of Technica high volume boots (not sure of the model) and while they fit my forefoot well (if even a tad bit loose), my big toe tends to get crushed in the front of the boot, and my heel lifts. I bought these a number of years ago because the Salomons I had were so tight that they were giving my feet cramps and making it physically impossible to ski.

 

I have a wide forefoot, with a high instep and a low arch. I would call myself a high intermediate skier, I have no problem with any terrain I've encountered here in the East (NY, VT, Tremblant). So I would like a higher performance boot. I am planning on trying a bunch on, but I would love someplace to start. Thanks!

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I'd start with this.  A boot that fits your forefoot loosely does not in fact fit well and the fact your foot is loose tells us either the length is to long, the volume is to great or both.  Typically both.  Which means your foot may not be as wide or high volume as you think.

 

the Tecnica HVLs do indeed fit some people well, some very few people.  We can't see your feet and don't know volume and size so it is impossible to help much here.  But you will always have better success working with a good fitter one on one than wondering around yourself trying on boots.

 

Lou

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Originally Posted by nbruno View Post
 

I'm in the market for a new boot. I currently have a pair of Technica high volume boots (not sure of the model) and while they fit my forefoot well (if even a tad bit loose), my big toe tends to get crushed in the front of the boot, and my heel lifts. I bought these a number of years ago because the Salomons I had were so tight that they were giving my feet cramps and making it physically impossible to ski.

 

I have a wide forefoot, with a "high instep and a low arch". I would call myself a high intermediate skier, I have no problem with any terrain I've encountered here in the East (NY, VT, Tremblant). So I would like a higher performance boot. I am planning on trying a bunch on, but I would love someplace to start. Thanks!

I highlited and put quotes around the interesting area of your description of your feet, I can't remember seeing a pair of feet like you describe.  Usually high arch feet have high insteps---veeerrrrry interesting.

 

http://epicski.onthesnow.com/a/boot-fitting-which-boot-will-work-for-me

click on and read through the above article and pay close attention to how to shell fit a boot and then as Lou recommended, find a reputable boot fitter---there is a list at the top of the ask the boot guy's section called Who's who in ask the boot guy's, perhaps one is near by.

 

mike

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Yes, I do have a unique fit, maybe why ski boots have never been comfortable. They're flat, but with a high instep so the mid-foor area is meaty when viewed from the side, but my forefoot is wide and flat, and I think my heel and ankle are normal. I'll definitely have to check that thread out, thanks!  

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Originally Posted by nbruno View Post
 

Yes, I do have a unique fit, maybe why ski boots have never been comfortable. They're flat, but with a high instep so the mid-foot area is meaty when viewed from the side, but my forefoot is wide and flat, and I think my heel and ankle are normal. I'll definitely have to check that thread out, thanks!  

Now I see----so you have a high arch with a flat fore foot.  I think every ones fore foot is flat, it sits on the floor.  So what you are looking for is a boot with a lot of instep volume and perhaps you need a wider toe box.

 

What you really need is a good boot fitter (not a boot seller) so, shop around for the fitter first and if you really have a High instep, he may have to stretch that part of the boot to fit around you.

 

Good Luck and great skiing

 

mike

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