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Women's boot for high instep?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
I'm looking for an advanced woman's boot that will fit someone with a very high instep. Most boots are too tough to get on an off with such a high instep. Anybody have any recommendations?
post #2 of 12
Depending on the rest of your foot, leg, ankle, etc, you may want try a Nordica Speed Machine. I have had good success with higher insteps in them.
post #3 of 12
lange concept/venus.

salomon mission

really you need to look for a good boot fitter and let THEM look for a good boot for you. Also a lot of boots can be made taller to help you.

Is the issue the on/off part? or too much pressure once they are on?
post #4 of 12
Try a Dalbello Kryzma or storm. The 3 piece shell is much easier to get on and off and if you go with the thermo ID liner they can be molded to the shape of your high instep.
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks doyal, doggies & lion,
post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks doyal, doggies & lion. The boots are for my daughter. The problem is on/off, not pressure. The high arch is well handled with a custom footbed. But she can't get a lot of boots on with herhigh instep, and those she can get into are very painful to take off. We'll definitely get professional fitting, Your replies are very helpful in giving us some ideas where to start looking.
post #7 of 12
the afore-mentioned speedmachines are generally very easy on and off due to the HP slide pivoting throat
post #8 of 12
grab the boots tongue and don't pull UP, but pull across. one hand on the tongue, one hand on the other side pulling the liner to the other side.

warm shells, and thin socks will all help too.

If the on/off is the issue, and this doesn't help look for the kyrptons too
post #9 of 12
Most Tecnicas have a higher instep.
post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by screamindoggies View Post
Try a Dalbello Kryzma or storm. The 3 piece shell is much easier to get on and off and if you go with the thermo ID liner they can be molded to the shape of your high instep.
I have very high insteps and have the Dalbello Kryzma. Easy to get on and off and are the only boots that fit over my instep without being too long for my foot. Love them!
post #11 of 12
I've got a pretty high instep/arch and I have Nordica SM's, they are a superb fit, I can't imagine ever skiing in another brand.

When I last bought boots last year, I found some that I tried on had very 'slippery' liner material, it definitely helped getting them on, but some of them were so extremely slick I felt like my foot was going to slip right out again, even buckled up. If it's an on/off issue, this sort of liner material might help.
post #12 of 12
tecnica vento 80 has been doing preety well for a higher instep, as well as the dalbello electra 8.
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