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Hi, I am currently skiing on Tecnica Diablo flame boots. I was not able to ski for 2 years due to knee surgery, but I am now back and loving it. I know that I lost some muscle mass, but I am having problems in the ankle area with my boots currently. I am also wondering if they are too long for me.

Without the liner in, I place my toes so they are just touching the front of the shell. There is about 1 1/2 inches between my heel and the heel of the interior of the boot. I I think that I need to do something. I do not know if a new liner will solve the problem.

I did have some work done while at Whistler, but they did not want to sell me a pair of new boots as they felt it would not be responsible to sell me a pair without having at least 4 more days to ski them there. They gave me a bit more space in my lateral forefoot on one boot due to a hot spot.

I am new to Northern Colorado and do not know who the good boot fitters in the area are. I can not get through to the Le Ski Lab in Winter Park. I don't mind driving for a good fit. Any suggestions? thanks,
post #2 of 10
Your boots are at least 1 size, and probably two sizes too large. This means that they are not just too long, but too roomy in all other dimensions as well. A fresh liner will not solve your problem. It may feel OK for a few days or a week maybe but will not offer the security for the long term that you need.

When you start over, look for something with a 3/4" shell fit as a maximum.

SJ
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thanks

Hi SJ,
Thanks. . that is what I have concluded, but I am not the expert. Also, I understand that boot technology has changed a lot since I got my boots. Before these, I was in Raichle flexon comps and before that in a pair of plug dachstein boots. So, I will be looking again! Any suggestions for good fitters in Colorado
post #4 of 10
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Thanks.... Any suggestions for a good one in my area?
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post #6 of 10
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Thanks, I have actually looked at the list but it is difficult to see who sell boots also. I think the consensus is to get new boots first. Jeff B's web site is bad, Greg H is on mountain and I do not know if he sells boots also, there is no indication of David MacM sells boots... so, I have checked the resources, but I do not know what they all have available. Help here?
post #7 of 10
Much of high level boot fitiing is accurate boot selling. Knowing what you need as far as fit and size is a big part of the battle and you are now forearmed.

I'm not suggesting a box store or REI but you may not need the services of the best fitter on the planet to get the proper boot. You should be able to find a good fitter/footbed technician at several mountain shops that are also retailers.

Sorry to not be more specific, I don't know the territory very well.

SJ
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Originally Posted by nurseflash View Post
Thanks, I have actually looked at the list but it is difficult to see who sell boots also. I think the consensus is to get new boots first. Jeff B's web site is bad, Greg H is on mountain and I do not know if he sells boots also, there is no indication of David MacM sells boots... so, I have checked the resources, but I do not know what they all have available. Help here?
We offer two locations. 1. on ountain for services and one in lionshead for retail.
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Greg, Thanks for the info. I may be headed up that way this weekend. Where is the retail shop in Lionshead?
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I can say, if you have strange and complex issues, Greg is the guy to see.  

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