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Sloppy fit, sore feet

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
I bought new boots last feb, head edge st's. tehy fit great in the store, I tried them on for a while, got the liners moulded to my feet. they seemed like they were great. they were, for feb and march, but by the last few days of skiing in april, if I went all day, my feet were in pain by the end of the day. this year, after even a few hours, it hurts to have weight on them. fixed when the boots come off, or when of the chair. also, they are starting to feel really sloppy around my leg, but the buckles are as tight as possible. I'm thinking of going to try get some sort of refund, but after 11 month, I really doubt it will happen. I've skied maybe 20 days on them (basketball got in the way of much of february and march) and its just keeps getting worse. am i way off base wanting my $$ back? is there even a hope in hell that it will happen?
post #2 of 12
IMO no, unless a fitter gave you some kind of reassurance.
post #3 of 12
probably not after 11 months. The Edge boot is very high volume, sounds like they are either the 'right size' but too high volume or just plain ol' too big. There are some things you could try to make them work a little better for you:

Add something under the footbed in the boot, some really dense cardboard (bootfitters use a product called Bontex) trimmed to fit will take up some volume and make the boot feel a little more like it did originally.

Move the buckles, at least the upper buckle clasps should be easy to move so you can tighten them up more. Look at the inside of the upper cuff, you should see alternate holes for the buckle.

Pad the tongue of the boot, this will help hold your heel down.

If you bought the boots at a ski store and someone on the staff fit you and told you that boot was appropriate then you should be able to get some help from the shop. After 11 months they probably won't exchange them, but they should help you make them fit better and they shouldn't charge you for it... if they told you that boot was a good choice.
post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
ok, thanks. I'm going to go in there today and see what they can do.
post #5 of 12
http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=74836

read and post the answers.

this info will help us with answers to help you
post #6 of 12
I doubt anyone that skis well/or can do, choses to in an 'Edge'
post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SMALLZOOKEEPER View Post
I doubt anyone that skis well/or can do, choses to in an 'Edge'
I doubt you will actually go **** yourself, but I'm telling you to anyways.

I got a refund (after asking for head office's phone number, mind you) and bought a pair of lange concept 95's. WOW are they better. thanks. /end thread

edit: what sort of bullshit is this, that the site actually puts little ****'s where f u c k should be. I'm going back to TGR
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by farmer View Post
I doubt you will actually go **** yourself, but I'm telling you to anyways.

I got a refund (after asking for head office's phone number, mind you) and bought a pair of lange concept 95's. WOW are they better. thanks. /end thread

edit: what sort of bullshit is this, that the site actually puts little ****'s where f u c k should be. I'm going back to TGR
Keep in mind you got some good advice here for free. And then you post something like this? You're the kind of child that makes me want to stop giving away my time and experience.

I think Zoo was just gently teasing you. Furthermore, you probably chose an oversized, overvolume boot, but used it for 11 months. Then you wanted a refund.... Any sense of personal responsibility?

Come on back once you're an adult .
post #9 of 12
Not teasing but just an observation, given my experience with different shells and fitting techniques. To get this boot to ski properly you need; someone with a mass of a foot a huge person for their foot size, Edge 11+ as it's a Polyether shell, a well made footbed (diffulct given the mass of the client.) and a good solid liner.
post #10 of 12
If Fecking myself requires just my hand you'll be happy to know it's a pleasure.
post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 
smallzookeeper, I want to apologise.

When i read your post, I took it completly the wrong way, and overreacted. I came across like some idiot JONG, which is not what I wanted. I'm sorry.
post #12 of 12
No worries dude, it was an honest observation given the choice of available boots and ability of bootfitters in a modern era. That said i need no encouragement regarding self abuse and only hope that you will see that sex can be a one man pursuit, bootfitting requires a committed, sympathetic and patient partner.
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