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Easiest boots to put on with damaged foot?

post #1 of 11
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Help!
Ok, I have gout but love downhill skiing. This means extreme pain in toes - Similar to a broken bone pain or having a nail hammered into your foot. I am not an expert and I don't need expert boots. I just like to cruise around at a comfortable speed. I can ski during a gout attack, but have a terrible time putting boots on. In fact, I can't wear socks in boots because it puts too much pressure on my toes when the sock gets pulled back when putting on the boot. This can also trigger an attack. Does anyone know who makes a boot that is easy to put on? The rear entry sounds good, but I am having no luck finding new ones, and I really don't want used boots. Does anyone still make them? Mid-entry sounds like a good compromise, but I have tried the Nordica gransport and they were the worst boots I have ever tried to put on and couldn't even get my foot into an over sized pair. I live in Minnesota so the ski shops aren't alot of help. The local ski shops basically say, "Well, a little pain is worth a good fit". Right, ever ski with a broken foot? It isn't a little pain. Any help out there?
post #2 of 11
Nordica Gran Sport.
post #3 of 11
There's a new boot out next year called the Apex, that looks like a modified snowboard boot. I've seen some discussion of it. I think it's a soft boot designed for powder skiing, but it might work for you.
post #4 of 11
youd really have to experiment a little and see what works best for you

most nordica boots have a little pivoting device at the throat that make them fairly easy to get on and off...

id also suggest a dalbello perhaps...they have the old raichle flexon tongue and that whole thing just pivots forward out of your way giving you a huge gap to slide your foot into.

naturally this is to say nothing of the fit of the shell...just the ease of entry and exit..
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post #6 of 11
Try this link.

http://www.fulltiltboots.com/

Ursula
post #7 of 11
Vintage Salomon SX-92E. Just happen to have a pair. Easy in..easy out
post #8 of 11

Try AT boots!

Overlap boots are a PAIN!

Flexion 'esque boots such as Scarpa offer plenty of performance and comfort too.

"Ask the guy who wears them"

FIT IS EVERYTHING!
CalG
post #9 of 11

Perhaps you need to see another Doctor.  It sounds as though your gout may not be adequately treated.  Just wondering...

post #10 of 11

 Whatever boot you have, softening it with a hair-dryer first will make it a lot easier to put on.

post #11 of 11

 

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Originally Posted by bbells View Post
Help!
..., I can't wear socks in boots because it puts too much pressure on my toes when the sock gets pulled back when putting on the boot. "

 

I had similar problem and the following worked for me.

 pull the liner out of your boot,put on your socks, then liner, then put your foot into the shell.

 

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