I bought a pair of Langes a year or two ago. When I first got them they were so excruciatingly tight I could only ski for a couple hours at a time. I brought them to the place I bought them and the owner did some adjustment, grinded away some of the plastic on the inside. I have since brought those boots in many many times, and the owner has been really nice and spent a lot of time trying to make those boots fit, and all for free. He grinded them a few times, than used heat to stretch them, and he even made me some new custom footbeds. The last time I talked to him, last season, he said, "Hey, I'm sorry I don't think there is anything else I can do to those boots, there isn't anything left to grind or stretch." They fit much better than before, but still not perfect. I don't have very good circulation in my feet, so with tight boots they aren't getting enough blood to them. I have really narrow heels and a wider forefoot. I bought Langes for the narrow heel, but the forefoot area was way too tight. I am wondering if anybody knows of any boot adjustment techniques I could suggest to him, I don't think I can afford to pay a different bootfitter to fix these, this guy will help me for free. Also after a couple seasons on those boots my heel slides around a little too much, what can I do to fix that? Does anybody know of a boot brand that has a tight heel area and a wider forefoot?
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10/30/02 at 4:52am