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Feet moving in boots

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I am moving this conversation over here....from this thread:

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/126046/feet-moving-in-boots#post_1693157

 

To sum it up...bought some Salomon Quest 80 boots back before the ski season started. I noticed in heavier snow and quick/tight turns my feet will sometimes twist/move in my boots. Never on normal turns...just in the deeper stuff which grabs the skis.

 

http://www.salomon.com/us/product/quest-access-80.html

 

I was professionally fitted back in 2002 and the same thing happened with those boots. I have very wide/large calves and therefore I have to find boots that will fit that part of my body without pinching me. With my new boots, I did not have the professional fitting as I bought them at Colorado Ski and Golf...although I will say the guy was very knowledgeable and spent over an hour with me. I tried on at least 10 pair of boots before we found one that didn't pinch and was comfortable.

 

Any speculation from the professionals in this forum about what could be going on? I know in the thread that I linked, many of the guys think maybe my boots are too wide or just too big...but they are the same boot size as the ones I was professionally fitted with years ago.

 

Maybe there is something that can be put in the boot liner to stabilize my feet? Or am I not buckling the top buckle tight enough to keep everything stable?

 

Because of WAF (wife approval factor) I can't go out and spend a bunch of money...so hopefully there is an easy solution.

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

 

OK, so read through the above article and "shell check" the boots you now have.---a good starting point.

 

what size feet (in centimeters)?

 

what size boots?

 

how much do you weigh?

 

what skill level are you?

 

if you tighten the top buckle on that boot it will pinch off your calf before you can get the ankle tight!

 

mike

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Originally Posted by miketsc View Post
 

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

 

OK, so read through the above article and "shell check" the boots you now have.---a good starting point.

 

what size feet (in centimeters)?

 

what size boots?

 

how much do you weigh?

 

what skill level are you?

 

if you tighten the top buckle on that boot it will pinch off your calf before you can get the ankle tight!

 

mike

 

Great article! My boots are up in the mountains so I will get them this weekend and run these tests...thanks!

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