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Broke Toenail last year

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Last year, I decided to get my own gear. Per everyone's suggestion, I wanted to make sure I got the boot fit right.  I eventually got a pair Atomic Hawx and had them fitted by a reputable fitter that I found on this forum.  He had his own shop where he did boot fittings.

 

My question is - After skiing for a 3 days in a row at Breck, I noticed that my big toenail was hurting.  Over the next few months, my toenail separated and fell off.  Is this a sign that my boot does not fit well? What do you guys think are my options? My fitter lives pretty far from me, so it's really tough for me to find time to visit.

 

I don't know if this is relevant or not, but I consider myself an Adv. Intermediate skier who skis mostly on east coast hardpack.  I probably ski 5-10 days per year (not enough!) and am always working on improving my carving skills. I think I might start focusing on bumps this year.

post #2 of 7

It sounds like your foot and the boot liner are moving front to back in the shell and bumping your toes---tighten the ankle buckle (third from toe) till it hurts then back off till it is just comfortable, this will hold your foot and the liner in the back of the boot---don't over tighten any other buckle.

 

What size boot---what size foot???

 

mike

post #3 of 7
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Thanks for the tip! Does this mean the boot fit might be good, but I'm just strapping myself in incorrectly/suboptimally?

 

I have a 25.5 boot. I wear a 8.5 or 9.0 in shoes.

post #4 of 7

Give the buckling tips a try and then kick the floor with the toe of the boot to see if the toe bumping problem is gone.

 

shoe sizes don't compute---what length are your feet in centimeters?

 

mike

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I took out a tape measure and quickly measured my foot.  It's about 26.5cm - 26.75cm or so.  

post #6 of 7

sounds like you should be in the correct size boots then.

 

mike

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Thanks for the help! I'll hope things go better this year : )

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