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Aftermarket liners - has this become the cold feet fix? and a footbed question

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 

Not sure how I should title this thread ..

 

The forum has been kind enough to answer my questions, thank you.

 

Here's 2..

 

1) As previous posts have stated I'm shopping for new boots. I've talked to 2 fitters and both are suggesting similar shells 

( LANGE RS 120, Rossi all track , Salomon max 120, and one added a Delbelo model to look at. So far I've only had the Salomon on my foot so far).

 

Both have put me in a 26.5 (funny as I'm in a 27.5 currently which was fitted by one of the 2 I've seen) (cycling shoe size is a 43/43.5, street shoe 9-1/2 10)

 

In both cases when I'm asked - I mention that I get cold feet and currently run heaters (but are still cold when the temp is anywhere south of -5 C) . Both fitters have suggested Intuitions. One stocks them the other brings them in when needed and has limited experience with them as far as I can see.

 

In the opinion of the forum - has this become the cold feet fix? or a means of making a few extra bucks?

 

Should I get fitted with the OEM liner and then go with the aftermarket liner if I find I'm still cold or straight to the aftermarket liner?

 

(for clarity.. I have custom footbeds, thin socks and I change socks during the day)

 

2) Recently I found that I have issues with metatarsal and maybe this contributes to the cold feet (toes) As I've been reading I find that 

footbeds can be made weight bearing, semi weight bearing and un-weighted. Would a footbed made by a podiatrist be a better bet and then taken to the boot fitter? Or should I ask the podiatrist what type I should be using (un-weighted etc) and then take that method to the fitter - assuming that they can do any of the three.

 

Any insight is greatly appreciated.

 

Cheers

post #2 of 4

So many many many questions, where to start.  You are a 26 Mondo, can't explain why you ended up in a 27.  Intuition liners are warm and possibly warmer than heaters but they can be added anytime so don't see any reason to buy them immediately.  How custom orthotics are made is really irrelevant to the end result if the person making them is well trained.  But you don't say why you use them and "because I pronate" doesn't qualify.

 

Lou

post #3 of 4

a bootfitter that knows his craft, knows that it is the indian not the arrow, when it comes to making a working footbed. if a fitter masters his skill making one type of footbed, that is what they will want to build for you. do not get hung up on how it was built as long as it matches the plantar surface of your foot, supports the heel bone so the heel cord is perpendicular to the earth, and is properly interfaced to the boot shell and liner. that can be accomplished by any brand, and any method of casting. 

 

talk to your podiatrist about surgery on your feet. that is what they are trained to do. talking to a podiatrist about footbeds for your ski boots has equal value to asking an Eskimo about fishing the waters off Cuba. 

 

jim

post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 

Thank you Jim/Lou (or Lou/Jim) 

 

The reason for footbeds .. I'm told - for arch support ( high arch ).

 

So Lou why do you say "But you don't say why you use them and "because I pronate" doesn't qualify"

 

Stephen

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