or Connect
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ask the Boot Guys › Pain and visible injury on top of nails with new boots (pics included)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Pain and visible injury on top of nails with new boots (pics included)

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

I've got new ski boots that are quite tight, but after some time in the shop with digitally feet measuring and the guy bringing me suitable models, that boot felt best. When I stand straight my big toes touch the front. When I'm in skiing position the toes don't touch.

 

Now both large toes are injured on top (see red areas on image) and I'm not sure what to do. The bruising doesn't reach the tip of the toe, hence it much be a force from above. Should I loosen the toe straps and tighten the shaft staps so that my toes don't move as far forward? Should I tighten the toe straps, wear fatter socks or even tape my toes to better distribute the force? Will this problem disapear on its own?

 

Any ideas?

 

post #2 of 8

odds are it will go away in a day or so of skiing.

 

thinner socks,

swap out stock flat footbed for something with support.

ankle buckle tighter. (to keep foot back in the shell)

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks.

 

Sadly if already maxed out the thinness of socks, as I was just using normal business socks, but maybe they don't provide enough grip.

 

Which one is the ancle buckle? The lowest buckle on the shaft (vertical part of the boot) or the buckle closest to the shaft on the horizontal part of the boot?

post #4 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by johndd View Post
 

Thanks.

The lowest buckle on the shaft (vertical part of the boot)

yes,  correct,   2nd from the top    The buckle that helps to hold your heel down and back.

post #5 of 8

Trim your toe nails!!!

post #6 of 8

Johndd,     

  •  

     Tighten the ankle buckle (second from top on a 4 buckle boot) till it grabs your ankles and begins to hurt---then back of on that buckle till it is just comfortable---many folks think a buckle is tight because it is hard to lever shut---this hard to close thing may not mean the ankle is tight enough.  

 

     You may have to move the buckle ladder (move it to another hole---or drill a new hole) in order to get the shell tight enough to make the boot grab your ankle.

 

mike

post #7 of 8

You can also try to wrap the Velcro strap under the shell cuff to help draw the tongue area of the liner to your lower leg for a snugger fit. Then buckle upper cuff (top 2 buckles) over Velcro piece. This will help you have better contact with the cuff of the boot which can also help with the heel staying in the heel pocket of the boot.

post #8 of 8

also worth (if you have an aftermarket footbed of any type) checking that the footbed is not too long for the liner, a couple of mm extra length on the footbed can stretch the liner out a bit which will cause it to drop down a little in height making it very tight over the toes, also what model boot and what is the shell check be worth just checking these things too

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Ask the Boot Guys
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ask the Boot Guys › Pain and visible injury on top of nails with new boots (pics included)