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I have ALWAYS had incredible boot pain until today --- How can I get these exact boots? Please help me.

post #1 of 7
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Hello

 

I have always had incredible boot pain until today. Usually, I just push through it and sometimes it goes away, and sometimes it doesn't.....and sometimes it just progressively gets worse throughout the day. I like cruisers, and consider myself a good intermediate skier. I stay away from moguls but like blacks....steep is okay, but prefer groomed blues etc etc.....Today, I rented below boots (Rossignol Flash size 29.5) and they were so comfortable for me. I had no pain at all the entire day. It was dreamy for me because I always have some sort of pain it just varies. When I returned my rentals I asked the guy if I could just buy the boots on the spot but they said they were not for sale. I actually begged but nothing......Any idea how I can get exact boots below? If not, can someone recommend a boot that is identical? I have huge calves and very wide feet.....I am 5'10 about 212 pounds. Very muscular.

 

http://www.rossignol.com/US/US/flash-rtl-irs_RB08450_product_alpine-men-boots.html

post #2 of 7

So, do your feet measure 29.5cm in length?

 

http://www.epicski.com/a/boot-fitting-which-boot-will-work-for-me

 

read through the above article to find out how to buy the right size boot.

 

mike


Edited by miketsc - 2/5/14 at 9:18am
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

Hi, I wear a 10 shoe......sometimes 11 depending on shoe. I have a very wide foot with very very large calves. My problem is when I rent boots - yes they are loose and flimsy but I have a great day. When I (and I have done this twice in the past) buy boots I get them tight and snug but it never lasts long. Very painful. ...... I will read article.

post #4 of 7

FWIW...........I wear an 11.5 in Brooks or Asics (very occasionally a 12). My feet measure 28.4 on a boot measuring device but I ski in a 27.5 by choice.

 

Just for reference..................

 

SJ

post #5 of 7

so if you are normally wearing a size 10 shoe, that means that you probably measure a long 26 or a short 27 in mondopoint. in a ski shop where your foot is measured and properly assessed, you would end up in a 26 or 27.

 

the boot that worked for you in rental is a size 29, that is probably a very generous 29 in terms of volume and fit tension.

 

to replicate that fit, you can go into any ski shop and request a 70 flex, 29 or 29.5 mondopoint size, 104mm forefoot width model.

every supplier offers something in that genre. in general the price range for these models sell for about $199.00. also do not muddy the water by upgrading the footbed to a drop-in or custom. these boots should not touch your feet anywhere or inadvertently cause your edges to change your direction while skiing.

 

best of luck,

 

jim

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Originally Posted by PearlRiverDad View Post
 

Hi, I wear a 10 shoe......sometimes 11 depending on shoe. I have a very wide foot with very very large calves. My problem is when I rent boots - yes they are loose and flimsy but I have a great day. When I (and I have done this twice in the past) buy boots I get them tight and snug but it never lasts long. Very painful. ...... I will read article.

I highlighted the important area that, IMO causes your problem.

 

large calves---- in a correctly fitted boots will push your toes up into the toe box of the boot, especially if you extend at all (move knees

 

upward) ----they (your large calves) will always push your knees too far forward, which will make you sit back to balance up (burning quads)

 

If you were to buy a pair of boots the correct size and have the rear of the upper cuff (shell) flared to the rear to accommodate your calf muscle,

 

your toes would be happy.  This can be done--- if you still have some of those boots that hurt--- we do it as a

 

service all the time for folks out of town---cost $60.00 plus shipping. I would just need the circumference of your calf at the top of the liner and the

 

boot shells. here is how it is done----click on below address--- 

 

http://southernski.com/toe-jam-spreader-ultimate-cuff-stretcher.html

 

mike

post #7 of 7
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The solution was a new pair of ~~Head NextEdge GMX. Size 28.5. First few hours were achy and tough, but then everything was great. Skied all day today as well with no issues at all. At last!! Psyched.

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