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Pinky toe pain.

post #1 of 4
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I bought a new pair of AT boots with tech fittings.  They are Garmont Shogun.  Because they are a discontinued model, returning them is not an option.  The size appears to be right.  My foot does not move front to back, or up.  When I put my foot in the shell without the liner, there is about 1.7 cm of space, when my toes touch the shell.  The fit is actually quite good, except for one issue.  After a few minutes in the boots, bith pinky toes become painful.  Not a sharp pain, but annoying enough to be noticeable.  I had the thermoformable liners heated and molded to my feet, but without a toe cap.  I used the boots this past weekend for a 2000 foot plus ascent and descent.  The pinky toe discomfort was noticeable.  

 

I have a fairly wide forefoot, and narrow heel.  My middle toes are the longest, and the two small toes are fairly short.  The part of my foot behind the toes is much wider.  

 

An ankle pad was added by the fitter on the outside of the liner, to help keep my heel down, which is an issue that I have with all of my boots.  I wonder if that ankle pad, which straddles my achilles tendon, might be pushing my foot forward, causing the toe discomfort.  

 

What should I do?  Have the liners re-heated and fitted while wearing a toe cap? or get the boot punched in the small toe area?

post #2 of 4

wear thinner socks to start with

 

toes buckles looser of 100% off

 

make sure your heel is back,  maybe move the padding around to help

 

heat up the liner and get that stretched out a bit

 

get shell stretched out.

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Originally Posted by mntlion View Post
 

wear thinner socks to start with

 

toes buckles looser of 100% off

 

make sure your heel is back,  maybe move the padding around to help

 

heat up the liner and get that stretched out a bit

 

get shell stretched out.

FYI, I am already wearing ultralight socks.  I cannot go any thinner.  The toe buckle being closed or open hardly makes any difference in terms of pain.  Heel is back and lower cuff buckle is tight.  No foot movement.  No blister either, even after two hours of climbing.

post #4 of 4

Have the shell stretched around the pinky toe to alleviate the issue----but it sounds like this may/might go away with time and skiing.

 

A good boot shop should be able to take care of the stretch for you for not too much.

 

mike

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