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Narrow feet, high arch, toes always frozen

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My toes are always freezing when I ski. I added Hotronic heaters to my old Nordica boots after getting sick of lumpy stick-on toe warmers, and they worked well for a while. The boots are about 8 years old now though and have started letting in water, so my entire foot just gets wet and freezes. I'm on the hunt for new boots, but am having trouble finding something that fits well.

 

My calves are skinny and my feet are narrow, but I have a high arch. I spent several hours at REI recently and the best combination they had for me was a pair of Rossignol Women's All Track Pro 100's with the green superfeet insole. I wore them skiing this weekend and my toes were frozen and numb (due to cold and boot fit) after about an hour. I also had a lot of pain on the top of my foot, as the high arch causes my foot to hit the top of the boot right under the 2nd buckle. Even with the superfeet insole, I still had a lot of rotation in my foot and could rock between pronation and supination pretty easily.

 

I'd love to find a boot that has good support and also allows me to use my Hotronics, but I feel like that might not be possible with the need for arch insoles. Does anyone have a suggestion for the perfect balance of arch support and warmth? Or is there a good boot fitter around Boston that would be able to help find the right boot for me?

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as you can see in the above pic, there are several nerves that pass over the top of the instep along with several arteries (not shown).

 

It is possible to stretch the instep of the boot shell upwards or remove some of the padding from the inside of the liner tongue to relieve

 

pressure on this area---what you need is a competent boot fitter, not a big box store.

 

there is a list of boot fitters at the top of "Ask the boot guy's" under "Who's who in ask the boot guys"

 

mike


Edited by miketsc - 2/8/16 at 6:38pm
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Hi Ohnines
Im sure we can help. You can either call one of our stores or go on web site and book an appointment. One of our boot fitters can assess your needs.. www.bostonskiandtennis.com

Ski Stop is affiliated with these locations..
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