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Ski Boot problem.?.?

post #1 of 7
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O.K. I'm looking for some advice on my new ski boots.

 

I've got some Tom Wallisch boots 24.5 and i've started to get some loose-ness around my ankle up. The length and width in the front of my foot feel fine but my heel, and to a certain extent my calf, is feeling sloppy in the boot. (My heel lifts a little, and feels loose laterally) I had to have the forefoot punched out a little bit for a bone that pokes out on both feet about half way along. (had to do the same in my last boots which were awesome) I'm starting to worry that it's been punched too far back in to the ankle. I can't seem to get them tight enough sometimes. Can the shop make a boot smaller??

 

I originally got these because they are fairly narrow and low volume. I have a custom footbed in them too. I do have quite a narrow ankle calf. I only got these at the beginning of this season.

 

any advice would be appreciated. :)

post #2 of 7

Did you buy them at a boot shop. They are definitely to big and I am sure your skiing is suffering. I would take them back and get a smaller size as you were misfit if they were bought in a shop. Search this forum on how to buy boots.

post #3 of 7
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I definitely dont want to go a shorter length. i won't be able to get my toes in. (have been down that path before) the boot has a 99 last, my old boots were a 98. it's just that ankle/calf area of the boot. I like my boots real tight around the ankle. They are from a shop, and i know they will do what they can for me, but making them lower volume in this area? is it possible?

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Originally Posted by FlyingMidgets View Post
 

I definitely dont want to go a shorter length. i won't be able to get my toes in. (have been down that path before) the boot has a 99 last, my old boots were a 98. it's just that ankle/calf area of the boot. I like my boots real tight around the ankle. They are from a shop, and i know they will do what they can for me, but making them lower volume in this area? is it possible?

If I were you I would not decide whether you can go a smaller size. A good boot fitter will remove the liner and have you put your foot in the shell to check for proper size. Let them decide what you need.  Maybe you do not have the right boot for your foot. Right now the boot is two big and padding it out does not work if you want to be a good skier. When I would sell a race fit meaning the boot is to tight or toes are hitting I never had any problem getting the boot comfortable for the skier. It is always better buying a boot that is a little tight but you might have to make several trips back to the fitter. The better the fit the better you will ski and what you are describing to me says you do not have the right boor or maybe the right size. Post up in the forum to find a good fitter in your area or to see in the shop your are working with knows what they are doing.

post #5 of 7

I don't understand how anyone could categorically state the boots are too big.  Has the Intuition liner been heat molded to your feet?  If not, you should get that done before doing anything else because it can make a world of difference.  I'm a big fan of Intuition liners and know what a difference heat molding makes in fit with them.  If it has been done, get it done again.  It took me three tries with my first set of Intuition liners and twice with the Intuition liners in my current boots.  If that doesn't help talk to the shop about returning them for a narrower boot, like a 97mm last or even narrower.  If you don't know what a "shell fit" is, go to the "Ask the Boot Guys" forum and read the wikis about fitting and terminology, then you can check the shell fit yourself.  But, from your description alone I wouldn't be placing any bets on the boots being too long.

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Originally Posted by mtcyclist View Post
 

I don't understand how anyone could categorically state the boots are too big.  Has the Intuition liner been heat molded to your feet?  If not, you should get that done before doing anything else because it can make a world of difference.  I'm a big fan of Intuition liners and know what a difference heat molding makes in fit with them.  If it has been done, get it done again.  It took me three tries with my first set of Intuition liners and twice with the Intuition liners in my current boots.  If that doesn't help talk to the shop about returning them for a narrower boot, like a 97mm last or even narrower.  If you don't know what a "shell fit" is, go to the "Ask the Boot Guys" forum and read the wikis about fitting and terminology, then you can check the shell fit yourself.  But, from your description alone I wouldn't be placing any bets on the boots being too long.

Ah, i didn't realize the intuition liner could be re-heated. I had them done initially. Then skied the boot for a couple of days before having them punched a bit. It might pay to have them done again. I'm confident the boot isn't too long, maybe a bit too much volume around the loose area. I think i'll head back to the shop and have the liner done again. Thanks for the tips :)

post #7 of 7

I assume buy your post the boots are fairly new. This means they are going to pack out even more. If your heel lifts up when your are skiing you have a serious problem. Instead go have everything checked out by a good boot fitter.

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