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Superfeet (now boots too tight)

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
I bought a pair of superfeet wintergreen inserts for my Lange CRL 90 ski boots (which are tight enough). I can only wear ultra thin socks with these boots; anyways I cut and trimmed these superfeet inserts to match the inserts that came with the lange boots, now these boots are very very tight. I tried to wear my boots for 10 mins last night and when I removed them my feet were all red and in serious pain. I can not imagine wearing these boots all day skiing?

I noticed these superfeet inserts are much thicker than the original inserts that came with the boots. I don't think I did anything wrong during installation. Is this a common problem with inserts? Are there any thinner inserts out there that work better in Lange boots?

thanks for any help
post #2 of 16
You may need to just go to a bootfitter. Do you have any pain from the boots with the stock liner? What made you decide to get a superfeet liner in the first place?
post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by hydrogen_wv View Post
You may need to just go to a bootfitter. Do you have any pain from the boots with the stock liner? What made you decide to get a superfeet liner in the first place?
No, not really. The boots are fairly new so any pain I assume is due to the break-in period for new ski boots.

I decided to try superfeet wintergreen inserts at the suggestion of several friends.
post #4 of 16
Ya Super feet green will make any boot tighter cause they are so thick. That's why I can't use them. I use shock doctor sport insoles.
post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 
I am afraid that ANY insoles I use will have the same affect. The orginal insoles are paper thin.

I have searched through the archives here and many people swear by this product, but how? No matter what I do these inserts are way to thick and can never fit in my lange boots. I don't understand it.
post #6 of 16
If the boot is that tight, then a bootfitter will need to grind out area for a custom or aftermarket insole and usually grind down pars of the insole itself. If you can't return the insoles, you can experiment with a dremel and see if you can thin them out where you need space.

Why don't you just break-in the boots for a bit and see if the liner compresses enough for a thin insole. In any case, superfeet makes thinner insoles than the wintergreen, as does shock doctor and others.
post #7 of 16
They also make blue and black models that are thinner.
post #8 of 16
Just ski them a couple of days with the original insert. After they packout, the superfeet will probably fit fine.
post #9 of 16
First of all, if you have a good fit, what are you trying to accomplish with Superfeet? If you don't have problem feet, pronation problems or other issues, use the stock footbed. Some people swear by the superfeet, but its just a low-end non-orthodic insole. Forget about it, go skiing. If you have a problem see a pro to deal with it.
post #10 of 16
If you wear in the boots and they are comfortable, I wouldn't worry about an insole... I have co-workers and friends that always use stock insoles and have been skiing for 20+ years with no issues.
post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 
Good point!

I did not have anything to accomplish with Superfeet.

My boots are breaking in just fine.
post #12 of 16
If you have any pain after giving them some time to break-in, see if the shop has some 'demo' insoles... When I bought my Superfeet (I was having foot pain) the shop had a basket with them precut into all different sizes.

I haven't been to very many different shops (in fact, I stick with Pathfinder of Morgantown... they've always done me right) but it seems to me most shops would have 'demo insoles' because I would imagine a lot of people wouldn't want to commit to them without getting to see the effects first.. I know I wouldn't have.
post #13 of 16
Depending on the type of liner ski boots should start to pack out and loosen up a little after about 6-8 days of skiing. A custom footbed done by a good boot fitter should not be any thicker than your stock liners. The first thing they do is make sure they are using a blank that matches your stock liner. The aftermarket generic ones like superfeet are used for eveything from hiking boots to tennis shoes and it is a crap shoot if they match your stock ski boot liner.
post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 
These boots have only seen 4 days so far.

Thanks all for your help and suggestions!
post #15 of 16
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These boots have only seen 4 days so far.

Thanks all for your help and suggestions!
4 days? Most people would say go 12 days before changing footbeds.
post #16 of 16
I recently replaced my aging Beasts with new Hot Rod Top Fuels. Since the Hot Rod's are considerably more narrow, will I be doing any harm to their liners by using the same Surefoot footbeds from my Beasts? I haven't skied with this new setup yet, but in the house it seems pretty comfortable. There is noticeably more arch support with these footbeds in the Hot Rods (not uncomfortable, just more).
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