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Ski Boots with the highest instep

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I'm a 27.5, but I have a really high instep and big calves.  

 

What boots are available today with the highest instep and calf room?

 

 

I bought a Tecnica Ten 2 hvl.  They fit well in the store, but after 20 at home my feet are numb.  I take them off and my insteps are crushed, and I didn't have the instep buckle connected.  

 

Thank you,

 

Jason 

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Originally Posted by jaymay75 View Post
 

I'm a 27.5, but I have a really high instep and big calves.  

 

What boots are available today with the highest instep and calf room?

 

 

I bought a Tecnica Ten 2 hvl.  They fit well in the store, but after 20 at home my feet are numb.  I take them off and my insteps are crushed, and I didn't have the instep buckle connected.  

 

Thank you,

 

Jason 

Big calves, during extension, push feet forward in the boot, this will make your boots seem too short and most folks will up-size trying to get room for their toes, this will cause their heels to be too far forward and loose.

 

 You will need to find a "boot fitter" (not a "boot seller)" to have the boot shell modified to fit around your calves and instep.  The boot shell will need to be flared back at the upper cuff to allow room for your calf muscles

and the instep area modified to fit your instep.

 

Good luck

 

mike


Edited by miketsc - 2/23/16 at 12:58pm
post #3 of 4

what he said.

 

plus thinner socks,   

 

remove the footbed or get a MUCH thinner one, 

 

get the liner AGGRESSIVLY heat molder with thick socks, and the buckles cranked as toght as they can go (to compress the liner)

 

grid the boot board thinner

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I read that Dalbello Proton boots had a lot of volume for high instep.  I just happened to find one used in my size.  The guy barely wore them.  I tried them on and they fit great.  No instep pain.  I replaced the footbed and they felt better.  I'm now looking for a customer foot bed. 

 

I think I got this problem figured out.  I'm going to try using them this weekend.  

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