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New boots, too much room in lower calf

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

I just purchased some ski boots from Mt Snow Bootworks in Vermont.  Ive only skied in them two days, but I noticed that my right lower calf seems to have a lot of room.  I can make the boot tighter and that alleviates the problem a bit, but seems to cut off my circulation throughout the day.  I did try on two separate boots before I decided on these and I noticed this problem on both sets of boots.  The bootfitter just said to make it tighter, but I was wondering if this is optimal or if there was another solution. 

post #2 of 6
Is the right lower calf smaller? Measure each calf circumference at the same elevation.

Are both boots buckled the same including the micro adjuster on each buckle.

Do the liners seam to match in thickness where the lower calf seems loose?

What size, model, brand of boots?

What size feet in centimeters?

Mike
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

I just measured and my right lower calf (really upper ankle) appears to be about the same as my left, if anything maybe a half a centimeter larger.

 

Liners do match in thickness

 

Comparison is made with both boots equally tight even with micro adjustment.  When I tighten my right boot to be comparable it is much tighter and harder to close the buckle.

 

Boots are the Lange RS130 size 25.5

 

Right foot is approximately 26 cm from back of heel to toe

Left foot its approximately 25 cm from back of heel to toe

 

All measurements were taken with a tape measure.

post #4 of 6
Your smaller foot has less volume therefor takes up less space---only tighten the ankle buckle, as it is the only one that can hold your heels back into the heel pocket. This should not put your feet to sleep. To see how much less volume you left foot has--- find a pan large enough and deep enough to put yor feet in, pour in enough water to cover your foot up to the ankles---put your small foot in first then mark the height of the water---now put your right foot in and note the change in water height, this would be the difference in volume of your feet.

Mike
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks, it is my larger foot that is having the problem though which seems strange to me.
post #6 of 6
Do the volume measurement thing---see which foot has less volume, it may not be the shorter one, I just made that assumption.

Mike
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