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I have been blessed with super low volume, boney feet and thin calves. I am a female intermediate skier wearing a 26-26.5 sized boot (shoe size 9) with a flex of 80. I have been through a couple of boots trying to find a pair in which my super narrow heel does not move about. I am currently wearing a pair of Lange RX80 LV boots with a set of custom made cork footbeds. The footbeds helped a little, but my heel still seems to have a lot of wiggle room, which affects my control. My local shop does Fischer Vacuum Fit boots, which many have said is the best option, but I wasn't sure what else is out there before I bite the bullet and have them made. I don't want to waste money on boots that will be no better than what I have. Any recommendations or feedback?

post #2 of 5

how is the shell fit on what you have?   the boot might be wide, but also too big overall?

 

the fischer will shrink a bit on molding, but a narrower boot to start with, might be a better bet.   Most companies make a 95-98mm boot, and you can always make it softer if needed.

 

Fisher is one, of many options.....

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When I put my foot into the shel alone, I have about a a centimeter space in back on my left boot and little more on my right boot. I'm pretty sure the toe box is 97mm. My main problem is the heel and ankle are somewhat wide for my boney feet. Perhaps going to the narrower boot would be better. Do you know anything about the Atomic Redster? I know that they can be molded similarly to the Fischers. Any experience with those?

post #4 of 5

Shrinking boots onto your feet doesn't work nearly as well as starting with a boot that is narrow enough.. All companies make a 98mm boot, but if you are narrower than a "C" width or have a very narrow heel and ankle you may need something narrower.  

 

I've had great success this year with the Scott G3, which has a very narrow heel but still a 98mm forefoot.  You could also try a head B5.

 

Lou

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Thanks so much for guiding me to some other options. I will have to check them out. ☺️
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