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post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
what difference does it make to wear 1 pair, 2 pair or 3 pairs?

my boot is a little bit wobbly after some use. i dont know if i should buy a new pair or just add socks until it is fit. any experience to share?
post #2 of 17
Your socks are not the problem. And it depends on whether you like to ski in control or not.
post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 
in control is certainly the ultimate goal. so you mean adding socks is not an option?
post #4 of 17
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Originally Posted by carver_hk View Post
in control is certainly the ultimate goal. so you mean adding socks is not an option?
Between your feet and the boots, the thinner/less the layer(s) means the more the control. Your boots must be snug at all times. I suspect they are either too big to begin with or they have already packed out. Typically, the cheaper the liners, the faster and the more they pack. Your only solution will be to get a different pair of boots, preferably fitted by a boot fitter.
post #5 of 17
And the more socks you put on the hotter and sweaty you feet get... and after you get sweaty feet they get COLD real COLD... But if you don't want to buy new boots... i would wear one pare of thicker socks
post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by Blaster7Romeo View Post
And the more socks you put on the hotter and sweaty you feet get... and after you get sweaty feet they get COLD real COLD... But if you don't want to buy new boots... i would wear one pare of thicker socks
it feels ok with 1 thin and 1 thick socks. i m not sure what would be the commonly accepted tolerance. buying a new pair is a good move too. its just not that many choice in hong kong.
post #7 of 17
How many pairs of mittens do you prefer to have between your hands and the steering wheel of your car? Ideal is one pair of thin socks.
post #8 of 17
based on this thread it seems necessary to mention that cotton is evil. PLease don't wear cotton socks..........
post #9 of 17
Your boots are too big buy new ones and try on boots that are at least a full size smaller. The tighter the fit the better.
post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by carver_hk View Post
it feels ok with 1 thin and 1 thick socks. i m not sure what would be the commonly accepted tolerance. buying a new pair is a good move too. its just not that many choice in hong kong.
And do not buy boots in Hong Kong - buy them at the resort or local town to the resort you ski in. You are more likely to get a better range of boots to choose from and a boot fitter that understands snow and skiing in practice rather than as a theory.

If you tell the forum where you normally ski someone will probably know or recommend a good boot fitter for you.
post #11 of 17
Thick socks or multiple pairs can improve the fit of loose boots. I used to pack a sock into the front of each of my ski boots because they were too long.
post #12 of 17
Thread Starter 
thank you all for the considerations. i guess i better buy a new boot on coming season.
post #13 of 17
The more socks the worse. Less insulation and comfort. Try tightening your straps, or a smaller boot.
post #14 of 17

vary sock thickness

Unfortunately you probably do need new boots as loose ones are just not fun to ski in. Another thing to think abut with socks is that it helps to have a few thicknesses. On real cold days I sue my thinnest as the boots tighten up more than on warm spring days.
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by Maineac View Post
Unfortunately you probably do need new boots as loose ones are just not fun to ski in. Another thing to think abut with socks is that it helps to have a few thicknesses. On real cold days I sue my thinnest as the boots tighten up more than on warm spring days.
very good points. so when its very cold i might use the old boot.
post #16 of 17
You also might try adding an additional insole, either on top of the existing insole or below the liner foot. As someone who normally keeps their boots for years, packed liner or not, I've found adding insoles moves your foot up in the boot a bit and due to the curving walls, even helps a lot with length issues. Don't get a squishy insole, get a firm one.
post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post
You also might try adding an additional insole, either on top of the existing insole or below the liner foot. As someone who normally keeps their boots for years, packed liner or not, I've found adding insoles moves your foot up in the boot a bit and due to the curving walls, even helps a lot with length issues. Don't get a squishy insole, get a firm one.
sibhusky - thanks for the advise. this is probably the best way out.
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