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Salomon Impact 120 CS Boot hurt my medial malleolus

post #1 of 8
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I bought a pair of Salomon Impact 120 CS Boots but they are really rubbing badly on my medial malleolus.

 

I did not feel this inside the store but only after skiing and walking in the boots.

 

Now my ankles are really sore.  Took the boot back to the boot fitter and they added some donuts around the area but the area is still painful and I could barely make it though a 4 hours of skiing.

 

Never had this problem before.

 

Any thoughts on other solutions?

 

The donuts may have helped some but I may need to let it heal for a while.

 

Old Salomon Performa 7.0 boots where never a problem.

 

 

post #2 of 8

find a bootfitter and have the shell stretched for your ankle bones..

 

mike

post #3 of 8
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Originally Posted by miketsc View Post
 

find a bootfitter and have the shell stretched for your ankle bones..

 

mike

Hmm...  The local shop didn't know about stretching the shell but perhaps I wasn't talking to the right person.

 

May need to find a good bootfitter in the Maryland area.

post #4 of 8

sounds like the boot liner is packing out, and/or you might be demanding more out of the boots.

 

If it is rubbing, this is caused by movement or motion, and this is due to a boot being to big for you.   Odds are stretching a boot BIGGER will not be the right solution, but insted you need a footbed or more padding in that boot (or a smaller boot)

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Originally Posted by mntlion View Post

sounds like the boot liner is packing out, and/or you might be demanding more out of the boots.

If it is rubbing, this is caused by movement or motion, and this is due to a boot being to big for you.   Odds are stretching a boot BIGGER will not be the right solution, but insted you need a footbed or more padding in that boot (or a smaller boot)

Boots are smaller than my old performas. New are 27.5 old are 28. Everything is solid. No movement.

Also, my feet are about 9.5 and 100 mm across. I did find a link that mentions with the liner out I should have at least a finger width between my ankle and the shell. Will check later when I get home.
post #6 of 8

Find a boot fitter and have the ankle area stretched--- this will only move the way it pressures your ankles not make the boot bigger, just a different shape.

 

mike

post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 

Took out the liner and when I put my foot in the boot there is no room between the shell and my medial malleolus and in fact it hurt!

 

I didn't expect to have to learn how to fit a boot but now it seems obvious there is no way these boots will fit without some stretching.  On the exterior side there is about a finger width of room between the shell and my ankle so the inside of the shell needs some stretching.

post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 

Decided to return the Salomon Impact 120 CS boot.  I will take the store credit from Sun and Ski and use for other boots or for my daughter when she needs equipment changes for next year.

 

I had my bindings adjusted for my old boots and found my old Salomon Performa 7.0 boots just perform better.  My skis felt livelier, more responsive and more control.  I'm not sure why?   My old boots are a bit longer 326 versus 317.  I know I will eventually have to replace these old boots but would like to find something that fits and performs the same.

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