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I'm really having problems finding a ski boot that works for me.  My shell size is 22.5 and I am 5'2" and about 125 lbs and have narrow heels and small calves.  I'm a ski instructor in the northeast.  The problem is that expert boots in that size have too much forward lean in them and the buckles crash (2nd and 3rd) which can be somewhat remedied by cutting the shell.  I paid big bucks for the Fischer Trinity 110 and haven't been able to adjust them to anything close to a good fit.  Just had the toes drilled out for more room and now my foot is pretty roomy in them, so we're going to remold them.  But in cold weather my boots don't flex!  My ski shop didn't believe me so I went in this morning and they scratched their heads, they are supposed to be more stable in cold conditions than others on the market!  They took the pin out of the back but it wasn't enough.  We're thinking of lowering the heel in the plate in the shell because I really don't need any more forward lean.  Any thoughts, suggestions?  

post #2 of 4

so you need 4 things?

1)  less forward lean

 

2)  a softer boot

 

3) more toe room?

 

4) better heel hold?

 

all are doable, but if you need all that, it might be worth starting agian with a boot that is closer to what you you need...

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ha,ha, sounds crazy, right? Toes are now good. Supposedly the molding process will take care of the heel and calf looseness, it's hard enough to find a LV boot in a 22.5 that is not a junior boot. Salomon used to be the boot for me but now they are larger even though they still make a LV boot.
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loads of low volume boots out there in 110 flex and the likes, atomic redster w/c is available in 90, 110 and 130 & above, lange make the RP race boots in a ZJ and  ZA flex, (120/130 ish)  all can be softened head the raptor 115 (although has a quite a lot of forward lean) etc etc 

 

biggest problem is finding someone who either has them or has the balls to order one for you and make it work

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