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post #1 of 7
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So I get blisters on the front-inside of my ankles.  I decided my heels were lifting up too much and fabricated some heel lifts using some old footbeds.  Is it possible this will work?  I have low instep, wide feet at the front and normal to maybe a bit narrow ankles.  The boots are Lange Fluid FR100's.  Thanks!

post #2 of 7

have you skied with this change?  it might work,   but you are the only one that will know.

 

check the shell fit, and read the wiki on this forum for more info on how boots should fit.   Just worried that the boots are a LOT to big for you

post #3 of 7
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Thanks for the reply.  I think they're pretty good on fit..I actually think they're small but probably that means they're correct.  My toes brush the liner pretty much.  About a finger behind the heel without the liner in.  I don't mind the fit otherwise, after having the ball of the foot area punched out a bit to accomodate my fat feet.  I haven't tried them yet and I usually do ok with some 3M tape on my ankles to prevent blistering in any event.  Just curious if the heel lift sounds like a possible cause. 

post #4 of 7

You have narrow ankles and are skiing a wide boot with a very high instep.  Yes it is possible your fix will help, but it is more likely a smaller volume boot will help more.

 

Lou

post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by Lou Rosenfeld View Post
 

You have narrow ankles and are skiing a wide boot with a very high instep.  Yes it is possible your fix will help, but it is more likely a smaller volume boot will help more.

 

Lou


Thanks for the help Lou.  I do have a big problem with volume in the ball of the foot area, just in terms of width.  I'm not averse to switching boots.  Are there boots out there that I should be looking at?  I suppose I have the dreaded duck feet?  I have the same issue with skates.  I'm currently using Graf 705's in a Wide width.  They are probably the best fitting skate I've had, Graf defines them as a medium heel width, medium instep height skate.

post #6 of 7

get a boot that fits you heel and just get the forefoot made wider if needed.

post #7 of 7

Unfortunately can't advise on boots without seeing your feet.  If you like take some measurements and send along with some pics or visit a good fitter.  However, some advise is basic.  You are using a very high volume boot and every manufacturer makes lower volume boots.  Try on some 98s or narrower and see if the fitter can make them wide enough in the forefoot.

 

Lou

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