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Boots so painful, can hardly ski. Help!

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I have boots that are too narrow for my really muscley calves, and too big for my feet. I have had to strap them pretty tight across my calves so my heel doesn't slip up (still does), and I can't lean forward while skiing at all. They are painful even when walking to get my skis. Sitting on the lift is near agony with the weight of the skis. The other day, I couldn't even ski for 30 minutes.

I'm wondering if it's even possible to have these adjusted, or if I just need to be fitted for boots that actually fit? I bought them online two seasons ago. I'm not thrilled to have to buy new boots again, although it was really not wise to buy them online.

I think I have really challenging legs/feet bc my calves are wide, and my feet are wide with narrow heels. So, if I do need new boots, I need to go somewhere that someone with patience can help me. I looked at the boot fitter suggestions. I'm in CT, and would really love not to drive too far, or spend too much money.

Would welcome any suggestions, advice.
Thanks !
post #2 of 4

The suggestion is simple but you've already ruled it out.  Simply you get what you pay for.  You've admitted to being difficult to fit.  So it means you need to see someone with above average skills and experience, but you don't want to pay the price or put in the effort.

 

There are many good fitters in Vermont, New Hampshire and NY.  You go there to ski anyway.  Now all you have to do is spend the money.  It will cost less to get it done right than to keep wasting money trying to save.

 

Lou

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Thanks Lou!

I'm willing to buy new boots, but I'm wondering if it's even worth it to try and see if anyone can help make my existing boots work? When they are so painful as they are, is there no hope for them?
I have only used them two or three times.

For now, I'm going to use my older boots which are comfortable , but a little too loose...
post #4 of 4

http://southernski.com/toe-jam-spreader-ultimate-cuff-stretcher.html

 

The above web site shows a tool which we use to fix your problem---there is an accompanying article which describes it's uses

 

mike

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