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Low-cuff boot for big calves

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

Hi All,

 

Looking for some advice on new boots that'll fit my Allyoop-sized calves. I'm a fairly advanced skier that hasn't skied in a couple of years & want to get back into it so I can ski w/ my 4-yo daughter who's just starting out.

Thanks in advance!

post #2 of 5

quick answer:  find a boot that fits your foot well and get the cuff lowered?

long answer:    find a boot that fits your foot well, AND fits your calf.   I've had VERY good luck with the technica cochise (moving the buckles) and I think the new magnum will be even better.   Also, get a smaller boot then you think.  This will help hold your foot in place better, AND will be lower to start wtih on your calf. (size 28 is taller then size 24) so less of your calf is in the boot to start with .

 

also a heel lift might help

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the input mntlion.

 

I should also mention I'm a 49yo male w/ average width feet & high-ish arches.

post #4 of 5

take a look on the list of boot fitters on this site,   One might be close to you.   Its more about the carpenter, then the hammer.

post #5 of 5

hokeygrownup,

 

folks with large calves often purchase boot that are too large because they feel their toes are pushed up into the toebox too much---this is caused by the forward lean of the boot being exaggerated the size of the calf.  

 

If you have really large calves, you will need to purchase the most upright boot you can find----currently the Salomon X-Pro series is the most upright we have seen so far.

 

We often bend boots to a more upright position to accommodate your problem---check out the address below to view how this is done----

 

http://southernski.com/toe-jam-spreader-ultimate-cuff-stretcher.html

 

mike

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