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Are my Falcon 10's ever cold!

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Purchased a pair of Falcon 10's this past summer. I've skied around 7days in them to date...

The only negative thing I have to say about the boot is that it's freakin cold! My prior boot was a Lange Comp 100 and I didn't think it could get any worse than that.

Most of my skiing is done in the northeast so the temps are usually around -10C (if I'm lucky ) and colder.

I take the liners out after every ski day and dry both the liner and shell. I've been noticing alot of moisture build up (which turns to ice and is where most of the cold is coming from) between the liner and sole of the boot under the toes. Usually my bottom two buckles are on the first or second settings. I didn't want to make them too tight to impede the circulation in the feet but I'm wondering if keeping them at this setting is causing the boot to leak.

-I have a pair of redHot superfeet footbeds
-I also wear thin socks (Lorpen) and always try and ensure my feet are dry before applying my socks in the morning (use baby powder to dry the feet)

Anyone have any suggestions? I was thinking of trying to find an arctic thermal insole to place between the liner and sole of the boot. The question is finding one that is thin enough... I've gone the route in the past of using the toe warmers and boot gloves (which i find don't work very well) but wondering if there are alternatives.

Should I bring them back to my boot fitter to see what they can do?

post #2 of 5
Hotronic or Thermic boot heaters.
post #3 of 5
Do you have any circulation issues? What type of shell fit do you have? Are they super sung?

There is a lot of good information on the Falcon 10 in this thread:

post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the replies.

I was hoping I didn't have to go the boot heater route.

SIJ: I've got the Falcon 10 shell with the My Custom Fit (race) stock liner. i've had them heat molded to my foot when they installed the superfeet foot bed. The boot fits great. Not to tight and I don't have any lateral movement.

I'm starting to wonder if I do have a circulation problem. If I start to tighten the bottom two buckles, I start to feel numbness. Do you think this has to do with the fact that maybe I haven't "broken" the boot in yet? Could this be the reason why I'm seeing buildup of moisture between the liner and shell?

Thanks for the thread. I'll take a look at it now.
post #5 of 5
try keeping the second buckle a little looser for a few days, it sounds as though you are clamping it down and cutting the blood off to your toes,

it may be a break in thing or it may be that you have a prominence on the top of your foot, if the latter then a minor modification to the liner or the shell will resolve it pretty quickly
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