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Bruised / blistered shins

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

Hey all,

 

I am new to this forum, but I hope you all can help me out.

I have some Dalbello boots(about 10 years old) and I seem to always get bruised and scaffed shins.  I primarily ski moguls and through the trees at the resorts.  Recently I purchased the Eliminator  (basically some pads that you put between your shin and the the boot tongue) which helped some, but last time I went skiing it looked like I got some bad rubbing on my shins which caused some blistering(quite weird). 

 

I was wondering if anybody has used Body Glide(generally used for runners chaffing) on their shins?

 

Recommend anything else?

post #2 of 16

body glide, and eliminators are just addressing the symptoms of a problem

 

the problem is that something in that boot is not fitting you right.

 

the solution is to see a boot fitter and talk to them.  (or give us a bunch more info on how the boots fits you)

 

 

post #3 of 16

 Or possibly shave your hairy shins before it eventually and painfully rubs off.  If you have hairy shins the friction caused while flexing in your boots will cause irritation until the hair is removed.

 

As mntlion stated, it could be caused by many things, but I would rule out the hair first.

post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 

I dont have real hairy shins :)  I shave only have to shave every other day... I have decent sized calves, but they arent huge by any means.

 

I dont recall having problems when I first bought the boots so I was wondering if the padding could have just broken down.

 

I have the first two buckles on the tightest setting and then I will clip the top ones on the 2nd to 4th setting(if that makes sense).  I generally loosen up my top buckles on my boots once I get down to the bottom of the hill to relieve pressure. 

 

post #5 of 16

top 3 signs your boots are too big:
 

1)  shin bang

 

2)  overly tight buckles

 

3)  need to loosen boots at the bottom of the "hill"

please check the shell fit of the boot and report back to us

post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 

What do you mean by the shell fit?

post #7 of 16

See the top of forum: Boot Fitting Terms And Glossary

post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 

So I basically just need to measure the room from the back of the boot to my heal while my foot is touching the front of the boot liners correct?

post #9 of 16

Hi krizwit,

 

No.  Pull the liner out, put your foot in the shell---how much room is between your heel and the back inside of the shell? a flashlight will reveal all.

 

miketsc

cped/ master bootfitter

post #10 of 16
Thread Starter 

After pulling my liner out, I was able to put my middle finger over my index finger between my heel and the shell and it wasnt tight.

post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by krizwit View Post

 

After pulling my liner out, I was able to put my middle finger over my index finger between my heel and the shell and it wasnt tight.

 

can you translate fingers to cm please?   my tape measure is not marked for digets

 

post #12 of 16
Thread Starter 

3+cm...  It wasnt tight and it was around 3cm.

post #13 of 16

5 - 15 mm is a good goal, so again the boots are too big for you (by 2 sizes)

 

solution,  = new boots

 

you can get small boots made bigger, but you can not make big boots smaller.  sorry

post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the help.  After reading up a little on this site, it appears I dont even need a boot fitter to tell me I have too large of a boot :)  

 

I tried some telemark boots Scarpa T2 I believe and they were 29.5's.  I found out that my right foot is a little larger than my left, however the boots fits good and reminded me when I was leaning back too much.  Would you always recommend getting foot beds for everybody?

 

What ski boots are generally the best for moguls/jumps where there is a lot of hard impact?

 

I appreciate all the help you all have given me so far.

post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by krizwit View Post

   Would you always recommend getting foot beds for everybody?

 

What ski boots are generally the best for moguls/jumps where there is a lot of hard impact?

 

 

for most, yes, but see if you find them more or less comfortable

 

the best boots, for ANY kind of skiing, are the ones that fit YOU the best

post #16 of 16
Thread Starter 

So some boot manufacturers dont specialize in certain styles of skiing?  Such as racing, moguls, powder, etc?  I realize the need to get fitted, but I was wondering if there were specific boots for different types of skiing.  I have read about flex and other stuff on these forums and I am interested to know what types of flex and other parameters are good for different types of skiing.

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