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shin pain...

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
After a few outings with my new Krypton, as some suggested, I suspect they might be just a tad too big

After a day of hard skiing, the front of my shin starts to hurt when I push forward into the boot. There's no bruise. And this is at about the top of the tongue. And its only my right foot.

The rest of the boot still fits very well. No movement of my feet whatsoever. And they fit snug still. My shell fit measured to 17mm.

Now that I have the boots, is there anything I can do?

thanks!
post #2 of 11
There is alot you can do hobieboy! Don't fret, it sounds like a reasonable shell fit.

Have your fitter check to see if you have a leg length difference that may be causing more rubbing on one shin? Make sure your socks and pants had not wrinkles or seams inside the boot as this can be cause for great discomfort. Do you have hairy shins? Shave'm if you do. Make sure both boots have the same forward lean shim between the lower and upper behind your heel (it's a contrasting color wedge that is easily changeable).

If you are sure it is none of the above, check back here for other thoughts!
post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by bud heishman View Post
There is alot you can do hobieboy! Don't fret, it sounds like a reasonable shell fit.

Have your fitter check to see if you have a leg length difference that may be causing more rubbing on one shin? Make sure your socks and pants had not wrinkles or seams inside the boot as this can be cause for great discomfort. Do you have hairy shins? Shave'm if you do. Make sure both boots have the same forward lean shim between the lower and upper behind your heel (it's a contrasting color wedge that is easily changeable).

If you are sure it is none of the above, check back here for other thoughts!
Thansk for the pointers Bud...

Unfortunately there is no boot fitter anywhere within reasonable distance I don't think I have different leg length as the same spot on my left shin is also just a tad tender but no pain. Rest of the questions - no stuck pants/wrinkles, no hair ( )

But what is "forward lean shim" ? Not sure if I noticed anything removable there? I'll take a 2nd look.

thanks!!!
post #4 of 11
If you look at the back of the boot where the upper meets the lower shell you will see a contrasting colored wedge stuck between the two shell pieces. By removing the liner and flexing the upper shell forward you can pull this littler wedge out and replace it with a larger one which came with the boots or simply eliminate it. This wedge changes the forward lean of the boot.
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
ah - got it! Yes, both boots are using the same shim.

While we are on this subject - how do I determine what shim I should put in there? I believe a larger wedge will give more forward lean - which should make me put more weight forward; meaning good?

thanks!
post #6 of 11
A thicker shim will give you more fwd lean but will not necessarily put you more forward. It will merely place you in a more flexed neutral position which may or may not help you find your optimum neutral balanced position.
post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the explanation Bud - guess I'll have to try the different shims to see which feels more neutral.

Back to the pain - any more suggestions to what else I should try / change?

thanks!
post #8 of 11
Are you using the ID liner?
post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 
No, mine is the Trufit Ceramic ones
post #10 of 11
Perhaps a neoprene tongue shim would snug the foot back in the boot a bit better and distribute the shin pressure more evenly? You could try changing buckle and powerstrap snugness to redistribute pressures? There could also be a fore/aft alignment issue which is causing you to have to hang on the tongues of your boots to find a balanced position? Without seeing you in person, I can only speculate on the most appropriate solution. An ID or Intuition liner may be a good remedy too?
post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 
I followed Bud's simple suggesiton to change the buckle & powerstrap snugnes. Been out once since & so far so good I'll be skiing quite a bit more in the next 2 weeks so we'll see.

Thanks Bud!!!
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