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Cutting of the instep buckle?

post #1 of 4
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Has anyone had success removing the instep buckle from a Dobermann or similar?

Looking to solve the tiny feet / bottoming out problem 2016 variant & achieve boot nirvana.

I'm inspired by boots like these :



That would actually wrap around my lower leg & give me a smooth all mtn boot that flexed like this:



Yet allows me to have a lite boot that is simple minus the inspector gadget features & run a leather linner.

Thanks in advance!
post #2 of 4

Not necessary to remove the buckle why not just move it closer to the toe buckle.  that way you can still have good seal against snow and you'll be able to apply some instep pressure if you want.

post #3 of 4

if you are looking at boots such as the Dobermann then it may be worth looking at the Atomic Redster, they have narrowed the tooth plates and clips to avoid this exact bottomoning out problem

post #4 of 4

The easier solution is to grind the bottom edge of the lower strap (2nd buckle from top strap) on the upper cuff of the boot rather than removing or re positioning buckles.  I've done this dozens of times with complete success.

cheers

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