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New boots, pain on lower outside legs between shins and calf, just above ankle; toward the back.

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

Hello,

 

The pain feels like shin bang, feeling like I have a deep bruise in the tissue... I am on a new pair of Spyne 110's and they are the smallest boot I've ever owned so I'm still breaking them in, only ridden in them half a dozen times.  But this pain is not something I encountered in my previous boots.  Is it possible I am wearing the boots too tight? or too loose? Am I turning too horizontal? Am I riding too back seat?

 

It only occurs when I am skiing fast and turning on un-even terrain with firm layers or moguls and hit some sudden resistance. and that part of my leg seems to bash against the liner/shell on my downhill ski.

post #2 of 5

the pain sounds as thought it could be a peroneal problem, this could be to do with a pressure point on the boot or the footbed not doing its job properly, definitely worth popping back to your boot fitter for some investigation 

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

Well it was a custom foot bed made be a professional and the boots are a size smaller and a bit stiffer than my last pair.  Fortunately the shop is in town here.

post #4 of 5

     We have seen foot beds that were not properly interfaced with the liner they were in (the bottom left too wide just behind the met heads) this will cause the foot bed to climb up the medial side of the liner and invert the foot (inside of the foot higher than the outside)somewhat which can lead to your problem . 

 

Pull your foot beds and look at the bottom, if you find this to be the case then as CEM said go revisit the boot fitter.

 

mike

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Thread Starter 

I seem to have reduced the problem somewhat... As these were new boots and a smaller size than my last boots, I was wearing them a bit loose because of the pressure on my calf and constriction on my toes so this part of my leg was bashing against that part of my boot when I was aggressively skiing rough terrain... Less of an issue now, so I can wear the boots tighter as they adjust to my foot and my foot adjusts to the boot... However, I think the damage is done as even days of now skiing I feel like I have a deep tissue bruise in this area... only noticeable when I put pressure on it, but it's not really going away.

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