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Orthotics in boots problem/question

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Hey guys,
I have a question regarding orthotics in ski boots. I just got a pair of tecnica bodacious 26.5 boots back in July from Starthaus. They fitted my boots for me and recommended orthotics because of my high instep.The guys up there did a great job and I'm really happy with the boots!! I've skied on them 5 times now, so I know I'm still breaking them in, but I've noticed that halfway through my day I can feel my tendons in my knees starting to get sore. I have never felt this sensation while skiing before, and the only other time I remember having this problem was when I was running and some sales person recommended I got orthotics because of my high instep. Next time I'm up in Tahoe I'm going to stop by and have them tweak the boots, but in the meantime, a few questions:
1) should I take them out?
2) are the orthotics even the problem?
3) will taking them change how the boot performs?
4) recommendations?

Thanks for our help!

Steve
post #2 of 2

1) you could try thing them out and seeing if the problem goes away (put the stock insole back in the boot)

2) doing 1 might help establish this

3) yes but it may help establish 2

4) go back and see them when you're back in the area, this is the most important bit, boot fitters don't bite, we want to help people who have problems, the biggest issue is when people don't come back and end up seeing a boot seller who will tell you everything is wrong and that you need different products (normally a bigger boot is the recommendation whatever the problem is)

 

chances are it is either a knee thing which is a dumb joint so it could come from your foot or your hip, a technique thing, or that you need a small adjustment to the orthotic/cuff of the boot

 

BTW take beer, boot fitters love beer (or wine);)

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