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Measuring calf volume

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Two questions, if I may: 1) what's a good way to assess whether I have wide, normal, or skinny calves? 2) What's a good way to assess ankle volume?

I will be going to a boot fitter, but I like to be armed with as much knowledge as possible.

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Originally Posted by rdegaris View Post
 

Two questions, if I may: 1) what's a good way to assess whether I have wide, normal, or skinny calves? 2) What's a good way to assess ankle volume?

I will be going to a boot fitter, but I like to be armed with as much knowledge as possible.


What size boot?

 

What Model/Brand of boot?

 

What circumference is your calf muscle AT THE TOP OF THE LINER?? --- I don't want to know how big your calf muscle is at it's largest point.

 

 To assess Ankle volume---see a very good boot fitter!!!  It takes experience to be able to determine which boot will fit correctly on which ankle,

that plus you heave to know your boots.

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Thank you for your response.

 

The answer to the first question is a 27.5 mondo.

For your second question, I am looking at a variety of brands, although I currently ski a Fischer RC4 130 vacuum boot.

I don't have my boots to hand just now, but I estimate the circumference is somewhere in the neighborhood of 12"-13".

 

Your point about seeing a very good boot fitter, is of course well taken and definitely my preference - why wouldn't I want to go see a very good boot fitter? The tricky thing is knowing whether the boot fitter I have access to is 'very' good - given my locale in S. Florida, maybe not, but I don't want to be rude and dismissive either. I'd need to do my diligence on the fly and that means having at least some intelligence of my own.

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Thank you for your response.

 

 given my locale in S. Florida, maybe not, but I don't want to be rude and dismissive either. I'd need to do my diligence on the fly and that means having at least some intelligence of my own.

Given your location---we are located in Columbia, South Carolina, and have fitted many of your neighbors.  If we can be of any service just let me know.

 

mike

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You won't know until you go if you have selected a good fitter although there are several on this site that are located either near you or at major resorts around North America.  Probably you will have a difficult learning to assess yourself and then p;ice a boot that matches.  Even if you do you'll still have to find a fitter to make the adjustments.

 

Lou

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