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The Strolz Question ?

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I bought a pair of Strolz on that basis that the Shell would fit my foot.I have had to take out footbed due to Pain over arch.But I suffer from knee tracking due to, apparantely overdeveloped outside quads.Im 6'4 and long and thin footed.This guy in Fernie reckons that Strolz are the worst boot one can buy with foot like mine and is pushing for alignment and new boots like Head or Nordica.But I must admit despite overall pain and tightness they are very snug fit with foam injected liner.Was just wondering why he said that Strolz are sooo bad for narrow foot with high arch ?
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AussieDaveSki,

Strolz is renowned for their ability to accomodate wide, large-volume feet. Their shells, at least prior to molding, are enormous. That being said, I know people with narrower feet who have had pretty good results with them. If the fitter did his/her job than they downsized the shell and created a nice-fitting foam liner.

Some things to ponder:

--How is the shell fit without the liner?
--Did you have Strolz check the alignment and canting?
--Did they fit you with a custom foot bed? If so, you might want to look into a different brand. I have no personal experience with Strolz, but I've heard some people complain that the Strolz footbeds were not fully customized.

But as long as the shell fit is reasonable, I'm guessing that u don't need a new boot to fix the problems you're having. I would first take them back to the shop where you purchased them, or have Strolz identify a local dealer. I assume that Strolz guarantees the fit for the life of the boot.
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PS: just wanted to add that I'd be surprised if Strolz can't help you with your problems. (As well they should for what they charge )

I checked with some contacts who have have used Strolz in the past and all raved about the superior service and customization process.

Hope you find a fix!
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Originally Posted by Blue Ox View Post
AussieDaveSki,

Strolz is renowned for their ability to accomodate wide, large-volume feet. Their shells, at least prior to molding, are enormous. That being said, I know people with narrower feet who have had pretty good results with them. If the fitter did his/her job than they downsized the shell and created a nice-fitting foam liner.

Some things to ponder:

--How is the shell fit without the liner?
--Did you have Strolz check the alignment and canting?
--Did they fit you with a custom foot bed? If so, you might want to look into a different brand. I have no personal experience with Strolz, but I've heard some people complain that the Strolz footbeds were not fully customized.

But as long as the shell fit is reasonable, I'm guessing that u don't need a new boot to fix the problems you're having. I would first take them back to the shop where you purchased them, or have Strolz identify a local dealer. I assume that Strolz guarantees the fit for the life of the boot.

Well the shell was a problem.I was old today by bootfitter in Vancouver Snow covers that I have a very straight rear solus and is blocked by the boot therefore heel is not all the way back.Secondly my ankle bone is pushing hard up against boot and there is no mobility to initiate roll.These guys are diferent to rest of industry in as much as they promote more movement not less and says its a thing going back to boot makers.

Ayhow, when he tried to warm up and punch back of boots the upper cuff buckled fell to outside of boot and he ended up saying that the poly used by Strolz deformed instead of becoming punchable.These guys took out back and we talked for about4 hours with few other bootfitters there all 35 + years experience and they showed what me happens to boot when heated.

So they are now recommending Salomon x wave 10.0

What can I say...seems a shame coz the foam injected liner form Strolz was second to none.He said the Swiss house in Vancouver ( the strolz guys here)shave the plastic but is totally ineffective for my changes needed
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