or Connect
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ask the Boot Guys › Feet pics. Light, 120mm last, 110-120 flex boot for downhill skiing and hiking and duck feet adjustment?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Feet pics. Light, 120mm last, 110-120 flex boot for downhill skiing and hiking and duck feet adjustment?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

I'm 5'5" with a short 28" inseam and a stocky build. I like to go fast and charge so I need a very supportive boot.

 

Here are photos of my feet:

 

My ski stance, a little hard to balance, inner thighs burn simply from standing in this position with no bending:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7frWuNellxabzI2dTJtTVFsRDQ/view?usp=sharing

 

My normal, comfortable stance.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7frWuNellxaejlQMHR2SWYxbzQ/view?usp=sharing

 

I've got massively wide, boxy, and flat feet and require a 120mm last, and maybe more as my feet start to swell during activity. As you can see in the photos I also have a meaty portion jutting out to the side.

 

I also have thick calves and (I guess) thick ankles.

 

I've currently got a pair of Head Vectors that my bootfitter has been able to fit OK to me after a lot of work. But the Vectors don't have a walking mode and because my calves are thick and the top of the cuff of the boot tend to dig painfully into my calves during walking. My toes still tend to cross on top of each other because the front of the boots are too pointy.  

 

I'm also kind of duck-footed which has led to my inner calves burning during long or bumpy runs. It also makes it almost impossible for me to ski switch because as soon as I start to stagger / scissor my feet I go into an acute turn. 

 

So...

120mm last

Wide, boxy toe box (not much slant in the toes)

Stiff for speed

Lightweight for hiking

Walking mode, obviously

Duck feet compensation

 

I'm actually a bit desperate. I'm wondering if something like a Dale Boot VFF Pro would work, or maybe a Fischer Vacuum with Somatech?


Edited by fuzzybabybunny - 1/26/15 at 11:08pm
post #2 of 8

so its just a walk mode that is missing on your vectors?    boots, for just about everyone, are not good for walking.     they area best for skiing in.

 

Are they OK to ski in?

 

 

also read this for more info on foot width.

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

 

 

inside calf pain.   do you have a footbed?    or had the upper cuffs aligned?  (not sure if vectors have this)

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mntlion View Post
 

so its just a walk mode that is missing on your vectors?    boots, for just about everyone, are not good for walking.     they area best for skiing in.

 

Are they OK to ski in?

 

 

also read this for more info on foot width.

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

 

 

inside calf pain.   do you have a footbed?    or had the upper cuffs aligned?  (not sure if vectors have this)

 

Sorry about the slow reply.

 

I'm still looking for something to do some light walking in. The Vectors are sort of ok to ski in - the right boot gives me a ton of pain in choppy terrain because it still needs to be widened. It squeezes my paddle foot. This should be a relatively simple trip back to the boot fitter to get them widened even further.

 

I recently got a fitter to install some calf and tongue padding on the liners and a heel lift to minimize shin bang and tendonitus and that has helped a lot with overall fit and keeping slop to a minimum.

 

But yes, I'm still looking for something that's lighter, has a walk mode, is around the same stiffness, and can still fit my super wide boxy paddle feet comfortably. 

 

Now after some more skiing in my Vectors, I almost feel like the forward lean isn't enough. And then I realized that some boots have forward lean adjustment - including the Ranger 12! Walk mode, piste mode, off-piste mode... my Vectors have none of these features.

 

I went to another shop and they said that the Fischer Ranger 12 might work for me and that they guarantee the fit. They said that the DaleBoot route is a bit risky since if DaleBoot doesn't make it perfect, it's difficult for another bootfitter in another town who's not experienced with DaleBoot to further modify a DaleBoot. SureFoot is kind of risky because there's a lot of variability in quality between all of the different SureFoot locations.

post #4 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by fuzzybabybunny View Post
 

 

I'm still looking for something to do some light walking in.

 

I went to another shop and they said that the Fischer Ranger 12 might work for me and that they guarantee the fit.

sounds like you have a solution to your problem

post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mntlion View Post
 

sounds like you have a solution to your problem

Well, maybe. What I *don't* want to do is waste my time going back and forth to a fitter with a guaranteed fit that couldn't have worked in the first place, and then possibly even fighting with them over a money-back if it still doesn't end up doing well.

 

People with experience fitting Fischers, will a Fischer Ranger stretch out to fit a 120mm last?

post #6 of 8

120? really? holstein?

 

jim

post #7 of 8

To Jim's point.  Most companies widest boot is around 104-106 and that is one big boot.  So are you certain?

 

Lou

post #8 of 8

Looked at your photos and OK maybe,  So can't help with the duck footed stance but your fitter should make room on the medial side of the boot around your arch and navicular and that will reduce dramatically the amount of room that is necessary on the lateral forefoot.

 

Lou

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Ask the Boot Guys
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ask the Boot Guys › Feet pics. Light, 120mm last, 110-120 flex boot for downhill skiing and hiking and duck feet adjustment?