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I am a conservative, but type 2 skier (I don't mind speed and sometimes attempt more difficult terrain, but take it slowly). But my biggest problem is that I am uncomfortable in the rental boots available to me so I am looking at buying my own boots. I have a fairly wide calf so I am not sure where to start looking to get the best advice. Every time I ski, the next day I feel as if I have a bruise on my shin bone. Any thoughts or advice is greatly appreciated!

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I am a conservative, but type 2 skier (I don't mind speed and sometimes attempt more difficult terrain, but take it slowly). But my biggest problem is that I am uncomfortable in the rental boots available to me so I am looking at buying my own boots. I have a fairly wide calf so I am not sure where to start looking to get the best advice. Every time I ski, the next day I feel as if I have a bruise on my shin bone. Any thoughts or advice is greatly appreciated!

http://www.epicski.com/a/boot-fitting-which-boot-will-work-for-me

 

print out the above article and take it with you to try on boots at the local ski shop---

 

You need boots that are more upright so try on some Salomon X-Pro 110 boots in the correct size that fits as described in the "Shell check" portion of the article.

 

mike

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and make sure you go with a SMALLER boot.   yes the cuff diameter will be a bit smaller, but more important is that the cuff height is lower, so less of your calf is in the boot inthe first place.   And it will hold your foot in place MUCH better then a boot that is bigger

 

also thinner socks, move the buckles out all the way, remove any rear spoilers in the boot, maybe try a 5mm heel lift, and get the power strap made longer

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