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Please save my heels

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Hi All,

I have bought a new pair of ski boots (Tecnica Vento 8). However, I feel a little bit tight at my heels. Would you suggest how to make adjustment to feel more comfortable?


Thanks!
post #2 of 13
Where on your heels specifically?
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks for your help! It is around the talus.
post #4 of 13
are they new?

ski them a few days?
post #5 of 13
Pull the liners
Place the big end of a baseball bat inside the liner at the heel area adjacent to the area that feels tight on your foot.
Hammer on the liner backed up by the bat with a smooth faced hammer.
You are trying to break down the liner foam.

Do this after you have skied a few days, or do it now. Same thing.

Another thing to do is heat up your boots (liners too for that matter) in near boiling water. Heat softens plastic. Then put the boot on (perhaps with an extra sock) buckle up, flex, and walk around until they cool.
I did this with my Head boots when they were new. It took several weeks to get it right. The heels started out so tight I thought I'ld get bone spurs. Now they are Oh! so comfey!

If you need more room, you need to grind away plastic.

CalG
post #6 of 13
How think of a sock are you wearing?
post #7 of 13
I dont know how thinking about your socks will make your heel pocket larger; but I suggest you trust Phil on this one and give it a try. He is unorthodox at times, but usually right. gordo
post #8 of 13
Which liners did you get in the vento's? I am assuming they are not the hotforms which have teh heating coils built in for moulding? If they are hotforms, take them back into the shop and have them remould them. If not, just ski a few more days and then consider doing somethign more drastic if they still hurt...
post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by gordopost View Post
I dont know how thinking about your socks will make your heel pocket larger; but I suggest you trust Phil on this one and give it a try. He is unorthodox at times, but usually right. gordo
Heel pocket won't be larger, heel and sock will be smaller...........................
post #10 of 13
Are the boots warm when you start skiing?

Have you worn them enough to move the flow around?

And, of course, how thick are your socks...
post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 
Yes, my ski boots have just bought for a few days and it is the hot form design. I have taken them back to the shop for remoulding; however, it is no big different. Moreover, I have tried different socks, but the situation is also the same.

Actually, I feel uncomfortable / painful, when I wear my ski boots after 15 minutes. If I removed the pads from the liners, the pain was reduced a lot. But the side-effect is the front parts (toes are not included) of my foot are very uncomfortable. I feel a great pressure on the both sides of my feet at that area.

I am afraid that it will hurt my foot, so I have never to use the ski boots.
post #12 of 13
My suggestion would be to have the shells ground a bit though without evaluating the problem in person it is difficult to be conclusive. You will be amazed how a little grinding will reap huge rewards!

b
post #13 of 13
Or, exchange those boots for some that better match the shape of your feet. Try different brands to find the one where the boot designer has feet shaped like yours.


Ken
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