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post #1 of 13
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I found recently this article:

 

http://theskimonster.com/blog/posts/ski-boot-fitting-how-are-boots-supposed-to-fit/

 

and wonder if it is any good. For a very long time, even now, I have a weird feeling that my ski boots are too big. Here are a few points which I hope you guys can clarify as something to worry about or not.

 

I have Salomon X-pro 100 (2014) ski boots, 26.0

 

1. I can lift the heel of my foot in the boot if I really try/stand on my toes. Is that OK?

2. I read a bit about last - I measured by foot width and it seems to be around 95... Is that too narrow for such a boot?

3. I can fully buckle up the boot - I can feel some pain after a run or two in the lower parts, but the upper buckles - I wish they were tighter. However, the flex feels fine when leaning against the boot. Anything to worry?

 

Sorry for relatively silly questions but I have been going crazy about whether the ski boot is right for me or not. Any comments will be greatly appreciated

post #2 of 13

the article is ok, there is another one at the top of the forum "which boot will work for me"  if you foot is 95mm wide in a size 26 then the X Pro is way too wide for you 

post #3 of 13

Have you done a "shell check" as described in the article "which boot will work for me?"

 

If you do, how much space is open behind your heel in the shell?

 

mike

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Originally Posted by CEM View Post

the article is ok, there is another one at the top of the forum "which boot will work for me"  if you foot is 95mm wide in a size 26 then the X Pro is way too wide for you 

Well, I was mostly worried about the length, as the width is fixed by buckling up the lower buckles quite tight...
post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by miketsc View Post

Have you done a "shell check" as described in the article "which boot will work for me?"

If you do, how much space is open behind your heel in the shell?

mike

Still need to do that... Length is 26, my foot being 26, so it should be fine for length. Need to check width smile.gif
post #6 of 13

if you have to buckle the boot that tightly to stop the excessive width in the shell then what you will do is crush the foot.... starting with a shell which is close on width, the shell and the liner hold the foot, the clips are just to tidy it up and stop you falling out

 

if you just measure 26 in the salomon you would probably need a smaller shell, they are pretty generous to say the least 

post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by CEM View Post

if you have to buckle the boot that tightly to stop the excessive width in the shell then what you will do is crush the foot.... starting with a shell which is close on width, the shell and the liner hold the foot, the clips are just to tidy it up and stop you falling out

if you just measure 26 in the salomon you would probably need a smaller shell, they are pretty generous to say the least 

That's one theory, another one I heard is that buckling up fully is how you should go about it. And unbuckle from time to time.

Measured the foot by putting it over a measuring tape, around 100 mm smile.gif
post #8 of 13
Quote:
 

I have Salomon X-pro 100 (2014) ski boots, 26.0

 

1. I can lift the heel of my foot in the boot if I really try/stand on my toes. Is that OK?

2. I read a bit about last - I measured by foot width and it seems to be around 95... Is that too narrow for such a boot?

3. I can fully buckle up the boot - I can feel some pain after a run or two in the lower parts, but the upper buckles - I wish they were tighter. However, the flex feels fine when leaning against the boot. Anything to worry?

Quote:
 
That's one theory, another one I heard is that buckling up fully is how you should go about it. And unbuckle from time to time.

Measured the foot by putting it over a measuring tape, around 100 mm smile.gif
 

 

 

Please make your mind up, in your opening post you say your foot is 95 and in your last post you say 100

 

i am afraid the say the theory that you heard is utter BS, if you need to clamp down all the buckles to max then the boot is either too big or has too much volume. if you start with a new boot which you have to do this to what happens after you have skied for a couple of weeks and the liner has packed down... when it comes to foot buckles i am looking (dependent on clip geometry) to have the clip on the first or second notch when the boot is new, this gives you latitude to tighten the boot as the liner packs down (which they do on ALL boots)

 

not quite sure what to suggest further than it is probably best you speak with the boot fitter, get properly assessed and work out if the boot you have is correct or not, it is not quite as simple as foot width and foot length, volume, shape and a whole heap of biomechnics come into play as well.

post #9 of 13
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I just realized that the boots come with sth called "3d buckle" option. THis allows you to move the buckle more to the front, center or back depending on the preference. Can this somehow increase the grip of the ski boot on the foot and what setting would that be?

post #10 of 13
Depending on foot shape, the buckle may be more comfortable in one of the other positions. The instep buckle will only put your foot to sleep if over tightened in any of those positions, The 2nd buckle from the top can hold the foot/heel back in the heel cup and still not put your feet to sleep. Good luck

Mike
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by miketsc View Post

Depending on foot shape, the buckle may be more comfortable in one of the other positions. The instep buckle will only put your foot to sleep if over tightened in any of those positions, The 2nd buckle from the top can hold the foot/heel back in the heel cup and still not put your feet to sleep. Good luck

Mike

Thanks! Atm it is set in the middle, what's the difference if moved back or forward?
post #12 of 13
The angle at which it crosses over the instep.
post #13 of 13
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The angle at which it crosses over the instep.

So no "backward generates more pull" rule?
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