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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Having skied for a week when it's 40 degrees, I found my boots are kind of ... well, LOOSE!

 

Ended up putting on thick socks...still, kind of loose...

 

But the boot was NOT loose a few weeks ago, when it's 20 degrees! Basically, the boot fits in normal winter temperature but was a bit BIG in spring. Same behavior last spring, come to think of it.

 

Do others noticed similar behavior? What can be done about it? (besides just "put up with" a loose boot)

 

 

post #2 of 10

My advice to you is not to wear thicker socks on warmer days. Reason being is that the liner of your boot will pack out more by you wearing thicker socks. Boots will flex differently at different temperatures. Its a problem that we all deal with.

post #3 of 10

Try adding a Booster Strap to your boot, keeping the upper cuff tight to your leg will help with the loose feel/

post #4 of 10

Now that I take another gander at this topic. Perhaps you have too big of a boot? Yes, booster straps are great and also a custom insole can help clear up some of that volume. Maybe even a neoprene ankle wrap. I am guessing that you may need to downsize a boot size the next time you purchase a boot.

 

As for flex......like I said before....temperatures will affect how your boot flexes

post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 

They fit fine when it's 30 degrees. Painfully tight at 10!

post #6 of 10

Don't ski when it's cold?    Your problem isn't unusual, but you never mentioned the boot.  The other thing to consider is possibly upgrading liners - something like Intuition maybe.  They give a snugger fit overall, but also keep your feet warmer when it's cold.  It could help.

 

If your boot fit is correct, it could just be junky liners.  It could also be that your boot is a tad too soft for you overall.  How old are these boots?  If they're new this season, the liners may be packing out, and since you're always skiing in warm conditions now, it just seems like it's because of the temp. 

post #7 of 10

Out of curiosity, how old are your boots?

 

post #8 of 10

He says he had them last year, but maybe a better question would be "how many days have you skied in them", since maybe he skied 5 days last year and another 5 this year. 

 

I know my feet get compacted down over the course of the season due to boot tightening.  Boots that I wonder if they actually belong to me at the beginning of the season require more cranking by the end.  My calves start getting this odd shape as well as whatever fat is in my legs gets squished upwards.  One bonus is that my legs start to look more "muscular" in shape.....

post #9 of 10

 

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Originally Posted by at_nyc View Post

Having skied for a week when it's 40 degrees, I found my boots are kind of ... well, LOOSE!

 

Ended up putting on thick socks...still, kind of loose...

 

But the boot was NOT loose a few weeks ago, when it's 20 degrees! Basically, the boot fits in normal winter temperature but was a bit BIG in spring. Same behavior last spring, come to think of it.

 

Do others noticed similar behavior? What can be done about it? (besides just "put up with" a loose boot)

 

 


Happens to me too...less so since I switched to race plug boots, but neverthelss, everything ski related seems to work far better for me when its colder rather than warmer (but not too cold).....another reason I am not very fond of Spring skiing.   You would think that cold weather which makes body parts shrink would make for a looser fit...but I think since the boots and liner becomes less compliant, it feels tighter.
 

post #10 of 10

Boots are made from plastic... same plastic at -20c and at +20c has different properties. With proper fit, you can reduce this "problems", but you can't eliminate it completely, so it's pretty normal.

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