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Shin Padding

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

Hi All,

 

What is the best way to add padding in the shin area to take up space?  I have the buckles adjusted to the smallest position and this has worked for several years.  Now the top of the boot where the power strap is located is tighter that the two buckles below it. Should I add padding to the back, sides, front or all three.  The boots are Lange free ride 120's from about 2008. I plan to use the Lange padding material that came with past race boots.

Thanks

Rich

post #2 of 5

not enough info:

 

Boot size?  foot size in cm?  Calf circumference at the top of the liner?  what do you weigh?

 

As to, where to add padding: ----- Ultimately you want to push the heel back into the heel pocket of the boot shell and spread the loading upward along the shin.

 

try tightening the ankle buckle until it hurts (you might have to move the ladders), then back off till it is just comfortable, this will close the boot around the ankle---you could try adding padding (thicker lower down)to the outside of the liner tongue to push it in, which will then make the inside conform to the shin better.

 

mike

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

The boot has a 300 bsl.  Not sure my foot size in mm but I usually wear a 9.5 or 10 shoe.  The boot length is tight but the custom foot bed supports me so I can use the small shell.  My weight is 185 to 190 pounds.

 

The ankle buckle is adjusted as small as it can be and it is as tight as you suggested.  I will try adding the padding to the outside of the liner.  The Lange padding conforms pretty well so I plan on using it as you mentioned.

Thanks

Rich

post #4 of 5
Neoprene tongue shims, problem solved.

jim
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Hi All,

 

What is the best way to add padding in the shin area to take up space?  

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