Originally Posted by Karlyboogy
I made a mistake while describing my feet, I said quite narrow, but I meant a bit narrow. I think they fit snugly, the first few days they really had to set in and weren't comfortable yet." Now I have to use the buckles more". I think there will be better boots for me out there, but I'm really happy with the boots liner, the high cuff, the way my heel's locked. Only that extra room in the front is bugging me a bit. That's why I'm curious what kind of problems I should be having (Is it the feeling of control? Does it have any influence on my stance?).
I suggested you read the part about "shell fitting" the boots you now have. As bootfitters we see your issues over and over because, no one wants there toes to touch the front of our shoes-----BUT, in shoes, because when we toe off and bend the front of the shoe with every step, the shoe becomes shorter when it bends and will bang our toes,( if the shoes were short enough to touch our toes before we bent them), ouch.
You can't bend a ski boot in the same way, but with added G loads the foot will move around inside the shell---we/you will notice this going on, and tighten the buckles to stop the movement. If you were to have the correct size shell on your feet you would not have as much room to move around in, in there, this still wouldn't hurt but would reward you with added control. By the way liners are always sewn up shorter than the inside of the shell, but can stretch with use and fit, after break in.
With the boots you now have, instead of tightening the foot (lower 2 buckles), tighten the ankle (second buckle from the top) , untill it begins to hurt, then back off that buckle untill it is just comfortable, this will hold your heels in the back of the shell and improve control, still a sloppy fit, but better control...