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Has anyone actually tried one of the new "soft boots" coming out next month?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
My doctor just told me that my foot is likely to retain it's new shape and even if it does return to "normal" it'll take up to a year and maybe more.

So, I think I'm gonne need a soft boot to accomdate the new "top ridge" or whatever you can call this elongated bump over my 2nd & 3rd metatarsals.
post #2 of 11
What type of injury did you have?
post #3 of 11
It's soft, but there's still a lot of plastic on the boot. If your "ridge" is down in the toe box area, a good boot fitter should be able to grind out the area to give you the needed room. Just a quick attempt at some help before work...
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
I had a car accident. My foot swung upo and hit the brake pedal. (I think - it happened so fast)
I shattered my 2nd metatarsal and broke #2 & #3.

The ridge is on the top of my foot, slightly off-center toward the arch side, roughly halfway between the toes and ankle and about 1.5-2.0 inches long.
post #5 of 11
Try to modify your existing boots. The soft ones aren't going to be all that great for advanced skiing.
post #6 of 11
Soft?.....you just need *volume_on_top*,
don't make it sound like it's a disease!
Atomics have the room on top...but as mentioned...a qualified bootfitter can do
wonders in creating space..

*Hey just as a sidebar....it's nice to see
SKI mag's *Buyer Guide* put Scott Thompson
(works with Greg Hoffman at GreeMtn Orthotics Lab @Stratton) in there....Scott can talk with you about skiing, boot...alignment till you're blue in the face....fun to spend time with if your *GaNg* isn't with you any day..
post #7 of 11
Nakona,

You either have a boot fit problem or are anticipating that there will be one due to your auto accident.

Your propblem will not be solved nor can it be properly addressed on this or any other skiing forum. Why ?

I strongly suggest that you get to a good boot fitter, where the "new" soft boots may be just one of the many options that are available to you.

Good Luck and of course ......


Happy Skiing !
post #8 of 11
I 2nd the Dale boot recomendation. They are a true custom boot maker.They made new liners for my old TnT's and they will be my next ski boot. Try DalebootUSA.com


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The Best skier in the world is the One with the biggest smile. Utah49
post #9 of 11
nakona,
maybe just a different liner than what you've been used to...Zipfit(silicone?)..or
another one targeted towards the comfort end of the spectrum...
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
steve -
can you expand on that?
I don't know what that is.
post #11 of 11
if you want(or have) to mix & match liners to one's shell...to get that great fit...it's all out there...you just have to shop around..and listen to others that have already made the move...
Some stock liners might be too soft..others(foam)..can be pretty hard on the feet if you have some softer fleshy areas...(that's Me!...then some have filler materials are in-between the two...
*check out a couple of the "Liners" threads ..back a ways...
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