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Boots for high ARCH's - 6'3" 230lbs..

post #1 of 6
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I currently am using Atomic Hawk 110's
But when I tighten stuff down they crush the top of my foot right at my instep..
Can somebody point me in the direction of less suffering ?

Thanks

Kyle
post #2 of 6

Tighten things down?????

 

Try just latching the two lower buckles so that they will stay in the loosest ladder rung----no pressure on the top of the foot

 

Tighten the 3rd buckle (the one around your ankles) till it hurts then back off till it is just comfortable but is as tight as it could be worn, long term.Thumbs Up this will hold your heels back in the shell/liner and your feet won't move around in there.

 

If you can---route the power strap inside the shell around the front of the liner and tongue and tighten  it as tight as you can stand---this will pull your leg back in the liner and spread load along your shin---more comfortable:)

 

then,tighten the top buckle just good and snug over the top- of the power strap.

 

If that doesn't help, seek help getting the boot or liner tongue worked on to elevate the instep area of the boot.

 

mike

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Originally Posted by miketsc View Post

Tighten things down?????



 



Try just latching the two lower buckles so that they will stay in the loosest ladder rung----no pressure on the top of the foot



 



Tighten the 3rd buckle (the one around your ankles) till it hurts then back off till it is just comfortable but is as tight as it could be worn, long term." src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/icon14.gif" /> this will hold your heels back in the shell/liner and your feet won't move around in there.



 



If you can---route the power strap inside the shell around the front of the liner and tongue and tighten  it as tight as you can stand---this will pull your leg back in the liner and spread load along your shin---more comfortable" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/smile.gif" />



 



then,tighten the top buckle just good and snug over the top- of the power strap.



 



If that doesn't help, seek help getting the boot or liner tongue worked on to elevate the instep area of the boot.



 



mike


 



You mean cranking till its VERY tight is no good smile.gif
I did have a chunk of tongue removed on 1 side.. It made a massive difference..
BTW - This got worse the day I tried slightly thicker socks to make things tighter - sounds like things don't need to get tighter..

Kyle
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You mean cranking till its VERY tight is no good smile.gif

I did have a chunk of tongue removed on 1 side.. It made a massive difference..
BTW - This got worse the day I tried slightly thicker socks to make things tighter - sounds like things don't need to get tighter..

Kyle

I high lighted the first line----by this you mean, it is tight around your ankle, or it is hard to close the buckle because of poor leverage?

 

You don't need a sock to stay warm in a boot, the liner will do that trick all by itself, so, try skiing without a sock and if this is more comfortable then perhaps you can break in the liner some more and then get to where you can wear a thin sock---all good if that works.

 

mike

post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks for your help..
I was being sarcastic about making the boot even tighter..

I tried a slightly thicker sock because my left foot shifted once or twice over the season skiing bumps..
after trying the thicker sock though .. My toes felt crammed and instep hurt like hell..

I do find that the third (ankle)buckle is the hardest to tighten due to leverage..


BTW - what is your advice about long socks vs short socks ?

Kyle
post #6 of 6

as long as they are not made of cotton and they do stick out of the top of the boots, i think the red ones are the best:beercheer: but then I am color blind.

 

mike

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