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Boots - storage - Buckle or unbuckle???

post #1 of 4
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Simple question guys - when my boots are in their boot bag, should I buckle them up or leave them undone??? Does it even matter?!?

Thanks!
post #2 of 4
Buckle boots up when not using.. Yes, in boot bag...Especially when storing away for long peroid of time.This helps keep the natural shape of the boots.. They do not have to be buckled tight just closed with slight tension..
post #3 of 4
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@BurgMan great, thanks for the tip.

On another note, just out of interest.
I've had my boots professionally fitted, custom footbed, heat moulded liner and shell - salomon XPro 120's.

I just tried them out for the first time at my local indoor centre. They feel great and seem a good fit. I only buckle the front two just to close the boot up, so there is very little pressure on the top of the foot. However, my big toe on my left foot seemed to get extremely cold at one point - to the point I felt I should take my boot off when I had lunch to let it warm back up. After this it did seem to be ok when I went back out for a couple of hours - it was -5c in there, should I be worried about it when I hit the mountain? Maybe I had around my ankle a buckled a little too tight the first time that was restricting some flow?

Also,I've read a couple of guides online that say you should buckle the top two up as tight as possible - if I did that, I feel it would be way too restrictive. I presume l should do it tight as I feel necessary, as long as my heel is secure and I have contact with the tongue at all times?

Any tips would be great!
Thanks
post #4 of 4
You should be fine... When buckling boots.. Top 2 buckles are key.. They should be snug (firm handshake) to your lower keg..firm velcro strap once you have boots buckled. Very key in having proper contact with legs-to-boots....
Instep buckle and toe buckle.. Buckle snug... Key is to keep blood flowing in foot but snug enough to hold foot ( firm handshake).. Wear thin socks and maybe bring extra pair to change into mid day... Damp / wet socks make for cold feet....
Good Luck....
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