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Buckle Tightness across the top of the foot

post #1 of 3
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Hi,

  My local ski shop set me up w/ a pair of Salomon X-Pro 80's.  One of my complaints about rental boots had always been foot pain, so we spent a fair amount of time trying on different boots, liners, and insoles.  The shop owner said that I should keep the bottom buckles (toe and top of foot) on the lightest tension possible.  To his credit, if I do any more than that, I start to get pain in the top of my foot.  I don't feel like my foot is sliding around in the boot at all, and overall I'm happy with the boots.  I keep the ankle and calf buckles really tight, and I hit my heel on the ground a few times when I put them on to make sure that my heel is all the way to the back of the boot.

  Last weekend, a friend of mine (significantly better skier than me) was getting on my case for not buckling my top/toe buckles tight enough.  When I explained that my boot fitter had instructed me to wear them that way, he looked at me like I had two heads.

 

 Am I missing something here?  What should I be looking for when I wear them to know if the toe/top tension is tight enough?

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 3

Better skier than you but not more knowledgable.  If the fit is good it isn't necessary to buckle the lower buckles very tightly.

 

Lou

post #3 of 3

I totally agree with Lou.  Listen to your fitter----your friends boots are probably to big and he has to tighten them down because his foot moves around.

 

mike

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