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buckling boots when not in use

post #1 of 7
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Is it best to buckle boots on the same slots I use for skiing or just buckle lightly?
post #2 of 7
Presumably, you mean when you have the boots off your feet and are storing them. Personally, I just clamp them lightly on the cuff, and the regular slots on the bottom (but I have to use the widest setting on the bottom because I have wide feet).
post #3 of 7
I do too, just to keep the top flap from warping. Although once I did buckle them all the way - on the same positions I use when I am skiing and left them in the warm hotel room - I couldn't get my foot in when I unbuckled them! :
post #4 of 7
plastic has memory- i have found the hard way it is best to keep them the way you buckle them on your feet.
post #5 of 7
Interesting. Historically, I have overtightened when they are not in use. Any thoughts on why this might be bad? My thinking was to do so to give the plastic memory a "closer to the foot" tendency. Thoughts?
post #6 of 7
I also buckle them slightly tighter when not in use.

If they were in the same position as when my leg is in them the buckle would be loose.

I have never had a problem either way with Salomon boots.

Maybe it is different for other brands with different plastic.
post #7 of 7
I never buckled at all. Just left em loose. Hmmph. Maybe that's why the never conformed properly...
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