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Boots with straight inside all the way into the toebox?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
My main problem are to find a shell with enough room in the toebox for my big toe.
Atomic's have the widest toebox i have found, but are to low on the instep.
Is there any other brand that have wide toebox?
post #2 of 12
Find a bootfitter and they will take care of it.
post #3 of 12
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Originally Posted by karpiel View Post
Find a bootfitter and they will take care of it.
+1......but a few more details.

Finding a boot large enough to accomodate your big toe is probably possible, but it's unlikely that said boot would really fit the rest of the foot. Unless of course your foot is shaped like a brick in which case, a boot with a completely straight last might work.

Fit the foot and modify for the big toe.

SJ
post #4 of 12
you can always make a boot bigger (for the toes in your case) but can't make one smaller (for heel)

good tri-angle shape boots are salomon impact, lange fluid
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
The big toe area are the hardest area to punch out on a shell.
Its hard to avoid the roof of the toebox to sink in. I had to punch my Scarpas several times in different bootfiters. But no one managed to straighten out the toebox from top to botom. The solution was that i shaped a block of wood to the shape of my forefoot, and borrowed the press and heater and did it my self. but now my Scarpas are dead. And I was hoping some manufacturer had discovered that not all feets are shaped to fit in high heel shoes.
Maybe you have noticed what kind of shape young brands as Keen and Crocs are using. I was hoping skiboot manugfactures was folowing that road to.
post #6 of 12
I've had to punch out the big toe of every boot I've used, including Atomics.

The exception has been the Scarpa Tornado Pro, an AT boot with an Alpine sole. Best boot I ever had, and about the only thing I use now.
post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by newfydog View Post
I've had to punch out the big toe of every boot I've used, including Atomics.

The exception has been the Scarpa Tornado Pro, an AT boot with an Alpine sole. Best boot I ever had, and about the only thing I use now.
I remember the Tornados toebox as a bit more pointy then Atomics. But I will try the new Scarpa Typhoon next weekend. A stiff touringmode boot is what i want..
post #8 of 12
I used to always have to get my boots punched out in the toe area, in addition to some grinding of the liner. Then I started using Intuition liners and would put on a thick toe-cap before sliding my feet in to form the liner. Voila... perfect fit and lots of room for the toes.
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by bionicon View Post
The big toe area are the hardest area to punch out on a shell.
Its hard to avoid the roof of the toebox to sink in. I had to punch my Scarpas several times in different bootfiters. But no one managed to straighten out the toebox from top to botom. The solution was that i shaped a block of wood to the shape of my forefoot, and borrowed the press and heater and did it my self. but now my Scarpas are dead. And I was hoping some manufacturer had discovered that not all feets are shaped to fit in high heel shoes.
Maybe you have noticed what kind of shape young brands as KeenCrocs are using. I was hoping skiboot manugfactures was folowing that road to. and
The problem there is that while that shape might work well for you, it might not work very well for the next person. A combination of punching and grinding might be needed in your case.
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by JDoyal View Post
The problem there is that while that shape might work well for you, it might not work very well for the next person. A combination of punching and grinding might be needed in your case.
I don't understand why anyone need a tight/curved inside of the toebox. If there is skiers who need contact between the big toe and the shell, to steer the ski. Then it must be really easy to add padding in that area that also improves the insulation. Much easyer then punching the toebox sqare.
post #11 of 12
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Then it must be really easy to add padding in that area that also improves the insulation.
But for those people it would be like driving a car with gloves and mittens on at the same time. And the foam would pack out fast.
post #12 of 12
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But for those people it would be like driving a car with gloves and mittens on at the same time. And the foam would pack out fast.
It depends on what kind of foam is used. I see-
the need for narrow boots to. A solution could be to use softer material in the shells tobox area. as Salomon uses in the metatarsal area further back.
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