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Small feet - Tecnica Race Pro 21.5 too loose, any options?

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I'm just back from Austria where I thought my boot problems were to be solved but no, unfortunately :-(

 

I have tiny feet, 21.0 and 21.5 cm, but the smaller one is 4mm wider at the front. The rest of me is pretty small too, at just under 5 ft, and 110 lbs. The problem is I'm skiing 10 years or so, and I've gotten pretty good. I'll handle anything on piste, and I'm just venturing off piste in the past year or two.

 

After early disasters - being sold 23.0 Lange boots before I knew any better - in 2006 I found the Austrian foam injected Strolz boots, had a pair fitted, and eventually, after several attempts, had perfectly fitting boots. However, they only make one shell in that size, and it's fairly soft. They were fine until I started to get better, but now I need something stiffer and they can't be modified.

 

I bought a pair of Tecnica Race Pro 110 last year in 21.5, 260 length same as the Strolz ones, and while I ski much better in them, they weren't nearly as comfortable and there was quite a lot of movement particularly at the heel.

 

So, the plan was to put a Strolz liner in the Tecnica shell, but it didn't work and I'm so disappointed. Apparently the shell and liner were just too incompatible, despite the boot fitters assuring me before I booked the trip that it would work. I need a heating element, so I was hoping to get a footbed with a Therm-ic element so I could use my existing battery packs, but I wouldn't mind changing to new ones if necessary.

 

Would there be any other options available?

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Where you using your old strolz foam liners in the technica shell?  or a new strolz liner?     Would other brands of foam liners fit in that shell?

really thick intuition liner might work?

 

thicker socks?

 

add some padding to the back of the liner? 

 

tongue shim to help hold your heel back and down and in place better?

 

The other option for a shell is a 95mm race boot in size 22 (3)   I have some ladies that find that fit better, as its narrower heel and forfoot,  (but a BIT longer)

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