Originally Posted by gyro
Thanks for doin' what you're doin' here!
Me: male, 10.5 B, arch & pronation pretty standard - I think. Might even be closer to A - only have 2 pairs of shoes with width sizing. Usually just lace 'em up good.
Boot: 05/06 Lange CRL 90, 10.5. First boots owned, thermoed and used once. Buckles on tightest setting, had some micro-adjust in reserve, will probably use it up next trip.
Fit: Best in 2 shops, but a little loose after use. Cuff is snug with good thermofit, but ankle/heel/whole foot can move a bit, in 3 axes. Heel lift is most concerning, side-to-side is moderate, fore & aft is not too bad.
1) Would you recommend an insole or other simple remedy? Any particular brand? On top of stock insole, or replacing it?
2) What might you put me in when I visit in a year or 2? Am I a Dobermann candidate?
Bonus question: Do you have a favorite sole protection device (for walking)?
1. I would try to either lift it with a bontex shim (goes underneath the liner), add good padding, and add a custom footbed afterwards.
2. Depends on the height of your instep and how far forward you need or want to be. Keep in mind that the Dobermann has a higher instep than some other choices.
Either Cat Tracks or just wear shoes to the ski area and put your boots on near the lift. The is a new system out, but they are rather expensive and bulky. Still, they do work well for the right skier.